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November 6, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

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How does a doctor go about revealing to his patient that he has a terminal illness?

They teach us to get down to the patient’s level, so it doesn’t feel like you’re talking down to them (literally and figuratively). But, ideally you wouldn’t tell them bad news in the waiting room. You would want to do it in an exam room or your office, where both of you can sit comfortably facing each other.

I was surprised to learn there is actually a really structured way on how to tell a patient bad news. Literally a 6 step process that all physicians are taught to follow.

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October 30, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

Matteo  Messina Denaro

Who is the head of the Sicilian Mafia?

Matteo Messina Denaro is believed to hold the position of “boss of bosses” of the Sicilian Mafia. “Diabolik”, his nickname (after a comic book character), is 55 and has been hiding from law enforcement for 24 years. He’s wanted for dozens of murders. He’s from Castelvetrano, Sicily. Italian law enforcement believes he periodically visits his hometown. (He’s a figurehead. The Sicilian Mafia consists of a multitude of crime families, with a commission or cupola acting as the top governing body. There’s probably no real boss of bosses, a term the public loves. There may be bosses who are more powerful than others due to wealth, alliances, etc. But I believe that smarter, powerful ones know enough to keep their profile low even when they’re attending family events in the safety of their home.)

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October 2, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

Why is there a growing number of people voluntarily disappearing in Japan?

No human in this world does anything without a reason. There is always a reason no matter what and in Japan (specifically Tokyo) there is a lot of reasons to just disappear. There is a ton of videos/articles about hikkomori, NEETs, and Jouhatsu which I believe is all related to other in the sense that people become/do these things because of a reason. Im gonna list a few reasons why people become Hikkikomori, NEET, or Jouhatsu:

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August 14, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

How Much of a Pilot’s Training Is Emergency Landing Practices?

You can teach anyone to fly straight and level in about 10 seconds. Push the wheel or stick forward, and the ground gets bigger. Pull the wheel or stick back, and the sky gets bigger. Turn or push right, you turn right; turn or push left, you turn left. Congrats, you can fly straight and level. It takes about 10 brain cells to do this, so you can do everything else while you fly straight and level.

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July 31, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

With all the lawsuits going around where companies can’t be sexist when hiring employees how is Hooters able to only hire hot women?

Legally, it’s what’s called a “bona fide occupational qualification” that hooters waitresses must be female. The federal law that protects from employment discrimination says that you can refuse to hire someone based on their gender if their gender is that specific to the job. HOWEVER, Hooters has to be willing to hire male cooks, busboys, etc, because those jobs are “behind the scenes” and so are not protected by the Hooters = women thing. Basically, it works because Hooters’ entire brand is based on hiring women as waitresses. Doesn’t mean they can get away with never hiring men for OTHER jobs, and doesn’t mean any restaurant could get away with it.

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July 24, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

Why were so many Japanese pilots willing to conduct kamikaze missions?

The Japanese people were very, very patriotic. In addition, they firmly believed that the emperor was god on earth. He was a living god and whatever his decisions, they were from god himself. Between those beliefs and feelings, the opportunity to die for the preservation of the country was not even a question. They all knew that their country was in dire straits with a terrible enemy approaching their shores. As soldiers in the service of their living god, they were much more than willing to sacrifice their lives to save their country.

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July 17, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

Why does Korea have such a high suicide rate?

I’m teaching in Korea at the moment, which recently surpassed Japan in suicide rates. Korea has the highest suicide rate in the world, among the top 31 wealthiest nations now, and suicide is the number one cause of death for people under the age of 40 in the country. last time I checked, anyway (about 2 months ago). Japan and Korea certainly share some similarities.

The week or so after I arrived, a 10 year old girl at a school near my town got a decent grade on a report card. It wasn’t the best grade, it wasn’t the worst. Her mom was pissed and, as a punishment, took her to the barber shop to get her hair cut way shorter than usual. A few days later the girl jumped from the 17th story of her apartment building. She left a bunch of notes written to her friends in crayon that said “Life is too difficult.”

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July 10, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

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What is so great about Mister Rogers?

I grew up poor raised by strict immigrant parents who never hesitated popping me in the mouth for what they considered a “look.” I also never received much affection from my parents (I was 22 when my dad first told me he loved me). My earliest memories of receiving affection was this nice old white man on television telling me I was special. There was this man I had never met, telling me he loved me and that I was special just the way I was.
Every morning for half an hour, I was the king of the world who could do anything. A half hour, then it was back to getting yelled at and feeling like a worthless piece of shit.

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July 3, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

How do I disarm a landmine after stepping on it?

You mean after you hear that soft “click” that mine manufacturers built in out of courtesy so that a soldier knows he’ll die soon and can say his last prayer, or, even better, be saved by his mates?

Sounds too good to be true? That’s because it is.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians commonly refer to such landmines as HSE mines – Hollywood Special Effect mines.

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June 26, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

What were Aztec sacrifices ritual actually like?

They were religious events first. The Aztecs believed that their gods got their sustenance from human sacrifice; and one of the basic duties of Religion is caring for your gods. The most important of these sacrifices were carried out during the 18 monthly festivals of the Solar Year. One of these, to give you an example, was the Tlacaxipehualiztli, the Festival of the Flaying of Men, celebrated at spring equinox before the rainy season, one of the most brutal and complex. We know about it thanks to the notes of the Spanish monk Bernardino de Sahagun, who in the 16th century interviewed old Aztec men who were still alive in pre-spanish Mexico and recounted how this festival was held in the Aztec capital:

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