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May 11, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting

Andy Warhol ejaculated on canvas and it sold for $40,000

Andy Warhol eating a hamburger

 

Meth is so common in North Korea that suited elites in Pyongyang restaurants offer each other a “nose” after dinner, the middle classes take it as a cold cure or remedy for back pain, and the poor take it to ease the emptiness in their stomach (article)

North Korean meth is the bomb—at least, according to US officials who tested two batches last year. The packages of sharp, ice-like crystals measured 98 percent and 96 percent for purity, respectively. According to an indictment against the suppliers, who were arrested in 2013, the drug was so pure that “people in New York, they went crazy… the places that we put it in the States, New York… Boston, all these places, I mean, they went crazy.”

 

Afghan Women had the right to vote in 1920’s and full equality in 1960’s. (article)

Prior to the rise of the Taliban, women in Afghanistan were protected under law and increasingly afforded rights in Afghan society. Women received the right to vote in the 1920s; and as early as the 1960s, the Afghan constitution provided for equality for women. There was a mood of tolerance and openness as the country began moving toward democracy. Women were making important contributions to national development. In 1977, women comprised over 15% of Afghanistan’s highest legislative body. It is estimated that by the early 1990s, 70% of schoolteachers, 50% of government workers and university students, and 40% of doctors in Kabul were women. Afghan women had been active in humanitarian relief organizations until the Taliban imposed severe restrictions on their ability to work. These professional women provide a pool of talent and expertise that will be needed in the reconstruction of post-Taliban Afghanistan.

 

A cat named Toldo visited his deceased owner’s grave every day for over a year leaving small presents at the grave. The gifts usually consisted of leaves, sticks, twigs, plastic cups or paper towels. (article)

Ada told Corriere Fiorentino that no one noticed the cat’s behavior when he followed Iozzelli’s funeral procession until later when he began to make his regular trips to the cemetery, bringing little sprigs and gifts to the gravestone. “Sometimes he comes with me and sometimes he goes on his own,” Ada added.

The day after the funeral, they found a sprig of acacia on the grave, then later that evening, they saw Toldo standing guard at the grave. The story quickly spread out in the village. Many people also witnessed it. “The whole town knows about him now,” Ada said.

 

Scientology leader David Miscavige’s mother-in-law was found dead with three gunshot wounds to the chest and one to the head. Her death was ruled a suicide (article)

A Ruger 10/22 rifle: Even if you were depressed and wanted to end your life, could you shoot yourself three times in the chest, and then once in the head with this weapon? We’re just asking.

Another interesting tidbit of information:

Michelle “Shelly” Barnett, in 1981 married David Miscavige, who today is the supreme leader of the worldwide religion. Shelly herself has not been seen in public with her husband since 2006.

Joe Rogan Podcast With David Miscavige’s Father, Ron

 

Some people in the USA modify their cars to produce thick black diesel smoke to protest/annoy cyclists and environmentalist. It’s called ‘Rolling Coal’ ….It’s also called being a shit head.

 

In 1992, a man in Texas was sent to death row for murdering his kids by arson. He was executed by lethal injection in 2004. In 2009, through advances in technology, it was found that the fire was likely accidental. According to an expert, “There was no item of evidence that indicated arson.” (article)

When Stacy was on the stand, Jackson grilled her about the “significance” of Willingham’s “very large tattoo of a skull, encircled by some kind of a serpent.”

“It’s just a tattoo,” Stacy responded.

“He just likes skulls and snakes. Is that what you’re saying?”

“No. He just had—he got a tattoo on him.”

The prosecution cited such evidence in asserting that Willingham fit the profile of a sociopath, and brought forth two medical experts to confirm the theory. Neither had met Willingham. One of them was Tim Gregory, a psychologist with a master’s degree in marriage and family issues, who had previously gone goose hunting with Jackson, and had not published any research in the field of sociopathic behavior. His practice was devoted to family counselling.

At one point, Jackson showed Gregory Exhibit No. 60—a photograph of an Iron Maiden poster that had hung in Willingham’s house—and asked the psychologist to interpret it. “This one is a picture of a skull, with a fist being punched through the skull,” Gregory said; the image displayed “violence” and “death.” Gregory looked at photographs of other music posters owned by Willingham. “There’s a hooded skull, with wings and a hatchet,” Gregory continued. “And all of these are in fire, depicting—it reminds me of something like Hell. And there’s a picture—a Led Zeppelin picture of a falling angel. . . . I see there’s an association many times with cultive-type of activities. A focus on death, dying. Many times individuals that have a lot of this type of art have interest in satanic-type activities.”

The other medical expert was James P. Grigson, a forensic psychiatrist. He testified so often for the prosecution in capital-punishment cases that he had become known as Dr. Death. (A Texas appellate judge once wrote that when Grigson appeared on the stand the defendant might as well “commence writing out his last will and testament.”) Grigson suggested that Willingham was an “extremely severe sociopath,” and that “no pill” or treatment could help him. Grigson had previously used nearly the same words in helping to secure a death sentence against Randall Dale Adams, who had been convicted of murdering a police officer, in 1977. After Adams, who had no prior criminal record, spent a dozen years on death row—and once came within seventy-two hours of being executed—new evidence emerged that absolved him, and he was released. In 1995, three years after Willingham’s trial, Grigson was expelled from the American Psychiatric Association for violating ethics. The association stated that Grigson had repeatedly arrived at a “psychiatric diagnosis without first having examined the individuals in question, and for indicating, while testifying in court as an expert witness, that he could predict with 100-per-cent certainty that the individuals would engage in future violent acts.”

 

More than two-thirds of the DNA-cleared homicide cases documented by the Innocence Project were caused by false confessions (article)

Don’t Talk to the Police

 

One of Tokyo’s busiest train stations, a rail line was converted from an above-ground line into a subway. There were zero service interruptions. The lowering of the rail line’s tracks into its subway position was done in one night, during its normal service off hours lasting ~4 hours

 

In 1980, Detroit gave Saddam Hussein a key to the city out of recognition of donations he made to local churches (article)

Hussein’s ties to the Motor City started in 1979 after Rev. Jacob Yasso of Chaldean Sacred Heart, a local school, congratulated the soon-to-be-dictator on his presidential win. Hussein thanked Yasso for his support by donating $250,000 to the school.

A year later, in 1980, the city awarded Hussein the key to the city. Yasso made a special trip to Baghdad to present the ruler with his award. Hussein ended up giving Yasso another $200,000 for more improvements to the school.

This was all possible because back in the 1980s the U.S. and the Hussein regime were allies against Iran. Tensions in the region threatened to throttle U.S. oil providers along the Persian Gulf. The U.S. responded to these threats by arming Hussein’s regime.

 

Drowning IRL looks nothing like in the movies, and in fact many parents actually watch their children drown, having no idea that it’s happening

Can you spot the person drowning in this pool?

 

Chad has the world’s healthiest diet even though it is an extremely poor nation. It has access to vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and fish, but almost no availability of processed meat and sugary beverages, or foods containing trans fats or sodium (article)

 

Every one of the 2,000 people who attended Gengis Khan’s funeral was reportedly massacred by 800 soldiers, who in turn were killed to ensure his grave was never found (article)

 

The head of the Nazi SA “brownshirt” paramilitary group was gay, appointed other gays to prominent Nazi SA positions & was so close to Hitler, he was the only person who called him by nicknames like “Adi” instead of “mein fuhrer” 

Hitler had long been privately aware that Röhm and his SA associates were homosexuals; in their defense Hitler had stated that “the SA are a band of warriors and not a moral institution”.

 

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