Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

April 7, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting

A Catholic priest was strangled and stomped to death while serving a prison sentence for sexually molesting over 130 children in the Boston area

Over a 30-year career in six parishes, John Geoghan was accused of sexual abuse involving more than 130 boys. He was prosecuted in Cambridge, Massachusetts for charges of molestation that took place in 1991. Geoghan was defrocked in 1998 by Pope John Paul II. He was found guilty in January 2002 of indecent assault and battery for grabbing the buttocks of a 10-year-old boy in a swimming pool at the Waltham Boys and Girls Club in 1991, and was sentenced to nine to ten years in prison.

Footage  of correction officers trying to get Joseph Druce out of the cell.

 

 

Ants enslaved by other ant species rebel against their masters by neglecting the work they’re assigned to do, and even killing the master species’ young. The slaves may not be able to save themselves, but by rebelling they can protect nearby relatives from the same fate. (article)

 

 

There is a territory in Costa Rica called Territorio De Zaguates (Land of the Strays) which is basically a huge no kill dog shelter where you can hike for free with the dogs (article)

 

 

Joseph Jackson tried to teach his kids a lesson about leaving their bedroom windows open, so one night while his son Michael was asleep, Joseph wore a mask, climbed through the window, and shouted at him. Michael Jackson would later have recurring nightmares of being kidnapped from his bedroom

 

 

In the original He-Man cartoon of the 1980’s, He-Man could not use his sword as an offensive weapon, or punch or kick anyone due to the broadcast standards of the period. In fact, he was mostly non-violent and usually just outsmarted his enemies

 

 

Twisted Sister band members never drank, never did drugs, never partied, but kept that quiet to avoid hurting their reputation. (article)

 

 

Aerosmith earned more money from Guitar Hero than from any of their albums. (article)

Activision says Guitar Hero: Aerosmith has earned the band more royalties than any of their albums. Activision chief executive Bobby Kotick was quoted by MTV Multiplayer at the company’s analyst day as saying that the band is enjoying more than just exposure to new fans and renewed interest of loyal rockers thanks to the videogame tie-in.

“[Their] version of Guitar Hero generated far more in revenues than any Aerosmith album ever has,” Kotick said. “Merchandising, concert sales, their ability to sign a new contract [have] all been unbelievably influenced by their participation in Guitar Hero.”

 

 

A North Carolina man owns the only known recording of Super Bowl I, as CBS and NBC didn’t save it. The NFL countered his $1 million offer for the taping with $30,000, then later refused to buy it at all, yet warned him he’ll face legal action if he sells it to anyone else. (article)

 

 

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying $700 million in taxes

How?

  1. Have citizenship somewhere else

  2. Accept that citizenship and reject your US citizenship

  3. After all the paperwork is done, then you realize your gain.

 

 

Medal of Honor recipient, Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez. He had 37 puncture wounds, exposed intestine, broken jaw, and eyes caked in blood. He was pronounced dead until he spit in the face of a doctor who was zipping him up in a body bag. 

After over a year of hospitalization, Benavidez walked out of the hospital in July 1966, with his wife at his side, determined to return to combat in Vietnam. Despite continuing pain from his wounds, he returned to South Vietnam in January 1968

 

 

Steven Tyler estimates that he spent at least $5-$6 Million on cocaine in his liftime (article)

 

Male penguins have been observed having sex with other male penguins, having sex with dead penguins and having sex with unwilling female penguins. When this was discovered in 1912, it was considered too lewd to publish. (article)

 

 

In Ancient Egypt, the deceased bodies of beautiful and high ranking women were left to decay for 3 to 4 days before being sent off for embalming. They did this to discourage necrophilia

 

 

In 1998, Wu Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard witnessed a car crash from the window of his Brooklyn recording studio. He and a friend coordinated onlookers and lifted one of the cars to rescue a four year old girl, whom ODB visited in hospital under a fake name. 

 

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