Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

May 25, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Interesting

A guy upset with his then girlfriend for not properly mourning his father’s death hatched a plan to marry and conceive a child and then kill it later after the wife had bonded with it. He was convicted for murdering the 7 month old. (article)

He said it was revenge because Amy, before they were married, had refused to cut short a vacation trip to comfort him when his father died in 1996. “Shanabarger said he planned to make Amy feel the way he did when his father died. He married her, got her pregnant, allowed time for her to bond with the child, and then took his [boy’s] life,” according to an affidavit prosecutors filed to support a murder charge


Joe Arridy, a man with an IQ of 46 and the “happiest prisoner on death row.” He spent his time on death row playing with a toy train, and he went into the gas chamber with a smile. (article)

Joe Arridy was a mentally disabled 23-year-old who was falsely accused of rape and murder of a 15-year-old schoolgirl in Pueblo, Colorado. Evidence provided by then Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, a former district attorney, after research had shown that Arridy was likely not in Pueblo when the crime happened and had been coerced into confessing.


A re-creation of the famous War of the Worlds broadcast preformed in Ecuador caused such a panic, that police and fire brigades rushed out of town to fight the supposed alien. After the people found out it was fake, they burned down the radio station, killing 6 people. (article)


Comcast sent bills and eventually collection notices to customers that lost their cable, phone, and internet equipment due to Hurricane Ike. The largest reported charge was $1000, but that bill was reduced to $931 to make up for the interruption of her phone service during the storm. 

Comcast responses differed after the storm, with some Customer Care agents telling customers to file with their insurance providers, and other agents advising customers to return their equipment, even if it was ruined or moldy.


A bidet is considered a key green technology and uses significantly less water, electricity, and wood than a single roll of toilet paper 


A man who went on a year-long gambling binge at Caesar’s Palace. He ultimately lost nearly $127 million, which accounted for 5.6% of the casino group’s yearly gambling revenue. (article)

During a year-long gambling binge at the Caesars Palace and Rio casinos in 2007, Terrance Watanabe managed to lose nearly $127 million.

The run is believed to be one of the biggest losing streaks by an individual in Las Vegas history. It devoured much of Mr. Watanabe’s personal fortune, he says, which he built up over more than two decades running his family’s party-favor import business in Omaha, Neb.

Watanabe’s suing the casinos now, saying the casinos aggressively plied with him liquor, food, prescription drugs, and other “services” to get him to stay. The employees even had a picture of Watanabe on the wall in their back offices, so they all knew exactly what he looked like, and could attend to his needs.



Highway hypnosis is a mental state where a person can drive a vehicle great distances responding to external events in the expected safe & correct manner with no recollection of having consciously done so. Partial or complete amnesia related to the time spent driving can develop for the driver


The 5th oldest tree in the world was destroyed when a 26 year old model set a fire to see better while she was smoking meth inside the hollow trunk. She was turned in by friends after showing them pictures of the fire and telling them “I can’t believe I burned down a tree older than Jesus.” The tree was 3500 years old. (article)


There is a residential area in Stockholm, Sweden just north of the Stockholm University that has a tradition whereby at 10 PM every Tuesday the residents open their windows and scream for several minutes to relieve stress caused by university exams


A 12-year-old boy spent 2 years collecting over 160,000 bottles after school and donated all the money he made ($2,700) to orphans in an AIDS epidemic region in China. He also donated his personal savings ($30) and collected 800 books to give to the children. (article)

For two years Sun spent his hours after school collecting plastic bottles, an incredible 160,000 in total, just so that he could donate the money to other children in need.

When asked whether he wanted to buy anything for himself Sun simply said: “I want to buy game disks and socks, but they are not necessities for me. But for those orphans, the money could help them buy food and go to school.”

To Sun, his reasons for helping the children were simple: “I just want to give the AIDS orphans some warmth and love,” he said.


In 1977, a man in Indiana who had fallen behind on his mortgage and was refused extra time to make payments, put a shotgun to his mortgage brokers head, marched him through the city, and later held a press conference which was broadcast on live TV…..with the shotgun still pointed at the brokers head

Kiritsis held Hall hostage for 63 hours. During this time, most of which was spent in Kiritsis’s apartment, he frequently made calls to 1070 WIBC newsman Fred Heckman, who broadcast what Kiritsis said. Finally, a lawyer said Hall had signed a document stating that he had mistreated Kiritsis, would pay him $5 million, and that Kiritsis would not be prosecuted or even arrested. Kiritsis then held a speech in front of live TV cameras, declaring himself “a goddamned national hero.” His speech became so emotional that some journalists thought he would shoot Hall, so they terminated the live broadcast. Eventually, however, Kiritsis released Hall. To prove the gun had been loaded, he fired it into the air, and was immediately arrested. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.


For the Apollo 11 moon landing conspiracy theory to be true, over 400,000 people would need to be part of the secret (article)


In 2013 The Wall Street Journal discovered a cache of files that revealed the U.S. government lobotomized over 2000 veterans against their will after WW2. The veterans were lobotomized for reasons such as PTSD, depression, schizophrenia, and occasionally homosexuality. (article)


Mad after being woken from having a fly swat on him, Woo Bum-kon began a massive killing spree. Woo went village to village shooting/grenading people (outside and in their houses) & took 3 hostages. At one point he killed a family of 12 after being invited for dinner. 56 killed & 35 injured (article)


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  • David Cooper

    What do you know? The human race love it or leave it!

  • Red

    Joe Arridy is a pretty good reason not to support the death penalty

    • MightyMule

      And Shanabarger in the first story is a better reason to have it.