Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

August 11, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting

An Italian pronstar, who was a member of Parliament, while continuing to make hardcore pron videos while in office. She often made speeches with one breast exposed, and offered to have sex with Saddam Hussein in exchange for peace in the region

In 1979, Staller was presented as a candidate to the Italian parliament by the Lista del Sole, Italy’s first Green party. In 1985, she switched to the Partito Radicale, campaigning on a libertarian platform against nuclear energy and NATO membership, as well as for human rights. She was elected to the Italian parliament in 1987, with approximately 20,000 votes. While in office, and before the outset of the Gulf War, she offered to have sex with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in return for peace in the region. She was not re-elected at the end of her term in 1991.

 

The Chernobyl disaster would have been a lot worse if three engineers hadn’t volunteered to swim through radioactive water to open valves and drain the liquid to prevent a steam explosion (article)

All three lived a good number of years after that. Baranov died of a heart attack 19 years later, and both Bezpalov and Ananenko are still alive (and the latter still works as a nuclear engineer).

 

Hunter S. Thompson pranked Jack Nicholson on his birthday by shining a spotlight on his house, blasting a recording of a pig being eaten alive by bears, firing his pistol, and leaving an elk’s heart at the front door, while Nicholson and his two daughters hid in the basement. (article)

 

The creator of Lego made a policy of no military sets because he didn’t want war to seem like child’s play.

“We have a strict policy regarding military models, and therefore, we do not produce tanks, helicopters, etc. While we always support the men and women who serve their country, we prefer to keep the play experiences we provide for children in the realm of fantasy.”

 

Professional Wrestlers would arbitrate backstage disputes in a wrestler’s court with the Undertaker usually presiding as judge. Sentences often involved the offending wrestler buying alcohol for other wrestlers.

 

The FBI recruited a mafia enforcer to help solve the slaying of three civil rights workers by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi in the 1960s. Gregory Scarpa kidnapped a klansman, put a gun in his mouth and forced him to reveal the spot where the three had been buried. (article)

 

During the Third Reich, there was a programme called Lebensborn, where ‘racially pure’ women slept with SS officers in the hopes of producing Aryan children. An estimated 20,000 children were born during 12 years. 

 

In 2013, a US IT worker outsourced his own job to a man in China. He paid the man 1/5 of his salary and then he sat at his desk browsing the internet. He was found out after a security audit discovered some suspicious VPN activity. (article)

“Evidence even suggested he had the same scam going across multiple companies in the area. All told, it looked like he earned several hundred thousand dollars a year, and only had to pay the Chinese consulting firm about $50,000 (£31,270) annually.”

 

During WWI, King Albert I of Belgium personally lead the desperate defense against the Germans, while the Queen served as a nurse, and their son, the 14 year-old Crown Prince enlisted in the infantry as a private.

 

Saddam Hussein had a Qur’an printed in his own blood for his 60th birthday. It took two years and 27 liters of blood for the calligrapher to complete all 114 chapters. The project was the result of Hussein re-embracing his religion after his son Uday survived an assassination attempt. (article)

 

The Peregrine Falcon hunts by diving at 230+ mph straight down, and killing its prey on impact with a balled foot. It kills other birds with a literal falcon punch

 

Olympic gold medals are only 1% gold and 92.5% silver. They would be worth over $22k if they were pure gold but instead the medal value is only approximately $564. (article)

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