Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

December 10, 2015 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting

Humans are the best on the planet when it comes to long distance running. We can outrun every other animal and run in conditions no other animals can run in. (article)

Running on the Sun (Documentary) – The film documents the trials and tribulations of these athletes as they run 135 miles through Death Valley in July and explores the motivations behind this seemingly masochistic contest.  –

 

 

Some chimpanzees and monkeys have entered the stone age (article)

 

 

 Breast Cancer Cure foundation, Susan G. Komen, have been suing other many small charities for using the word “for the cure” in their names or the color pink. (article)

Here is a video about how they are wasting your donations:

Donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation instead of the Susan G Komen Foundation.

 

 

Ashton Kutcher had a girlfriend who was murdered by a serial killer while they were dating. (article)

 

 

Bill Burr decided to abandon his prepared comedy set in Philadelphia in order to heckle and berate the audience for his entire 12 minute set after they drunkenly booed several preceding comedians. No one …….and I mean NO ONE rants on the level of Bill Burr!

 

 

More than 1,000 experts, including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak, have signed an open letter urging a global ban on AI weapons systems (article)

"For our part, we think that banning autonomous offensive weapons systems is an entirely sensible idea, which is why there’s no way short-sighted governments around the world will ever agree to it."

 



 

The producers for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory had a hard time finding enough little people for the role of Oompa Loompas because the Nazis killed so many of them in WW2 (article)

 

 

In a German village called Fuggerei the rent hasn’t been raised since 1520, it costs only 88 cents to live there for an entire year (article)

 

 

Pronhub asked people to stop uploading the Germany vs Brazil match, as their ‘public humiliation category is full’. (article)

 

 

The cost of college textbooks in the US have risen more than 1,000 percent since 1977, even faster than tuition, health care costs and housing prices, all of which have risen faster than inflation. (article)

The textbook market does not operate in exactly the same manner as most consumer markets. First, the end consumers (students) do not select the product, and the product is not purchased by faculty or professors. Therefore, price is removed from the purchasing decision, giving the producer (publishers) disproportionate market power to set prices high.

This fundamental difference in the market is often cited as the primary reason that prices are out of control. The term “broken market” first appeared in the economist James Koch’s analysis of the market commissioned by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.[6]

This situation is exacerbated by the lack of competition in the textbook market. Consolidation in the past few decades has reduced the number of major textbook companies from around 30 to just a handful.[7] Consequently, there is less competition than there used to be, and the high cost of starting up keeps new companies from entering. (source)

 

 

When the USS West Virgina was finally raised after being sunk during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, deceased men were found in an airtight storeroom. On the calendar, 16 days were crossed off in red pencil. (article)

 

 

In 1942 a Finnish sound engineer secretly recorded 11 minutes of a candid conversation between Adolf Hitler and Finnish Defence Chief Gustaf Mannerheim before being caught by the SS. It is the only known recording of Hitler’s normal speaking voice.

 

 

To lose 63 pounds for his role in The Machinist, Christian Bale’s daily diet consisted of one can of tuna fish, and/or one apple per day, black coffee, and water. (article)

 

 

Patrick Stewart lost all of his hair at age 18 and thought that no woman would ever be interested in him again

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