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October 23, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts, Interesting |

Schopenhauer called the post-orgasm moment of clarity as “devil’s laughter” because it’s when we realize we’re slaves to a biological imperative uncaring of our happiness

The School of Life – Schopenhauer

 

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October 17, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts, Interesting |

Ernest Thompson Seton, one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America, was presented with an invoice for all the expenses connected with his childhood, by his father, including the fee charged by the doctor who delivered him. He paid the bill, but never spoke to his father again.

Seton called his father “the most selfish man I ever knew, or heard of, in history or in fiction.” He cut off ties completely after being made to pay off an itemized list of all expenses he had cost his father, up to and including the doctor’s fee for his delivery, a total of $537.50.

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October 8, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts, Interesting |

According to one legend, the funeral escort of Genghis Khan killed anyone and anything that crossed their path in order to conceal where he was finally buried. After the tomb was completed, the slaves who built it were massacred, and then the soldiers who killed them were also killed (article)

Genghis Khan killed an estimated 40 million people, resulting in a man-made climate change. The Mongol invasion effectively cooled the planet, scrubbing around 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere

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September 6, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts, Interesting |

After closely investigating Michael Jackson for more than a decade, the FBI found nothing to suggest that Jackson was guilty of child abuse. (article)

The FBI conducted several investigations on or involving Michael Jackson from the early 1990’s until his passing in 2009, with the last 10 years of his life receiving an ongoing investigation which turned up nothing that would suggest he was guilty of the crimes he was accused of.

More than 70 police officers searched his Neverland Ranch property, his other places of residence were searched, dozens of computers were seized and examined, and there was nothing to suggest he had a sexual interest in children. The only porn ever found which belonged to Michael Jackson was adult, heterosexual, porn Nothing illegal was ever found in his home.

fake police report was released by gossip website Radar Online in 2016 which the Sheriff’s Department stated was ‘falsified, with images that were never part of the original documents,’ claiming those images ‘appeared to have been taken from internet sources.’ There were contents on the fake report which didn’t even exist in 2005 .

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July 24, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts |

A British bomb detection dog named Theo died from stress a few hours after seeing his handler get shot. The pair had set a record for bomb detection, and the dog was posthumously awarded an honour equivalent to the Victoria Cross. (article)

Tasker and Theo came under fire from Taliban insurgents whilst on patrol with the 1st Irish Guards in the Nahri Saraj District in Helmand Province on 1 March 2011. Tasker was killed by a sniper, and Theo was taken back to the base by fellow soldiers. The dog suffered a seizure after reaching the base and also died, which was thought to be caused by the stress of Tasker’s death.

Tasker’s mother Jane Duffy later said that “I think Theo died of a broken heart, nobody will convince me any different.”

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July 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts |

Anthony Bourdain at times wouldn’t name the places he’d visit while filming. He did this sometimes to prevent tourists from turning a bar or restaurant into a tourist trap after filming there (article)

Davies: Do you care about the reactions you get from the locals after the episodes appear?

Bourdain: I care about the – yes. I – what I want to happen ideally – and it’s so weird. It’s a double-edged sword. Ideally, I’ll go to a place like – I’ll find a little bar in Rio, let’s say, some little local place that perfectly expresses the neighborhood. You know, it’s not on the – it’s not a tourist-friendly place. The response I’m looking for is to hear from someone from the neighborhood saying, how did you ever find that place? I thought only we knew about it. It’s, you know, a – truly a place that we love and is reflective of our culture and our neighborhood.

But on the other hand, that’s kind of a destructive process because if I name the place – and I don’t always when it’s a place like that – I’ve changed it. The next time I go back, there’s tourists. There’s people who’ve seen it on the show. And then I might hear from the same person from that neighborhood say, you ruined my favorite bar, (laughter) you know? All the regular customers have run away and it’s filled with, you know, tourists in ugly T-shirts and flip-flops.

Davies: Do you sometimes protect somebody’s identity?

Bourdain: There are times that I have looked at the camera and said, look, I’m just not going to tell you where this place is. I don’t want to change it. It should stay like this forever. I do do that now and again.

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June 26, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts, Interesting |

OJ Simpson hosted a pay-per-view prank show called ‘Juice’. In one of the skits, he works as a used car salesman selling a White Bronco with bullet holes in which he promotes the car’s “escapability”(article)

 

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June 19, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts |

A guy from Sweden rode his bicycle to Nepal, climbed Everest alone without Sherpas or bottled oxygen, then cycled back to Sweden again. (article)

For his 1996 ascent, Kropp left Stockholm on October 16, 1995, on a specially-designed bicycle with 108 kg (240 lb) of gear and food. He traveled 8,000 miles on the bicycle and arrived at Everest Base Camp in April 1996. Following a meeting of all of the Everest expeditions on the mountain at the time, it was agreed that Kropp would attempt to summit first. On May 3, Kropp climbed through thigh-deep snow and reached a point 300 feet from the summit. However, he decided to turn around because it was too late in the day and if he continued, he would be descending in the dark. While Kropp recovered from the ordeal at base camp, the 1996 Everest Disaster unfolded. He helped bring medicine up the mountain. Three weeks later, on May 23, he again tackled the mountain, this time successfully summitting without extra oxygen support. He then cycled part of the way back home.[2] He returned to Everest in 1999 with his girlfriend Renata Chlumska to undertake a cleanup, during which they removed 25 discarded canisters from the mountain. They also successfully summited together.

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June 12, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts, Interesting |

During the Cold War the CIA considered dropping dropping enormous condoms labeled “medium” over the Soviet Union to demoralize the Soviet male population (article)

Following World War II, Frank Wisner helped found the Office of Policy Coordination. Officially, its mission was refugee assistance and working with the International Red Cross. Its actual mission involved covert actions against the Soviet Union. Wisner was a wily, charming, Southern aristocrat who was forever changed when he witnessed the brutal Soviet occupation of Romania. His office invested heavily in psychological warfare, which was still a relatively new concept. Ideas that came from the office included delivering American toiletries across the Iron Curtain (to demonstrate superior Western standards of comfort) and airdropping enormous condoms labeled “Medium” onto the Soviets, to demoralize them against an anatomically superior American army. (Sadly, this plan was never carried out.)

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May 31, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts |

Donnie Yen (Ip Man) was once leaving a Hong Kong nightclub with his girlfriend when they were attacked by a gang who had been bothering them earlier in the night. Donnie hospitalised 8 of them. 

Yen joined a Chinatown gang in Boston, MA, in his early years. He was a very curious teenager who sought to exchange martial arts knowledge with people from different martial arts backgrounds, which led to him gaining profound knowledge in practical martial arts and having a reputation as a street brawler.

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