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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

December 27, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

If you trained in MMA for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 1 whole year, how good would you be at holding your own in a street fight or the ring?

I actually did exactly this for one year (5 hours a day, 5 days a week) for a year with no prior experience. I mainly focused on boxing and wrestling. BJJ and Muay Thai techniques were secondary in priority. I sparred everyday and power-lifted to get strong, not big. I was 5′8 and weighed 140 pounds (like Bruce Lee) and was able to put up a fight pretty well against any guy that did not train in any martial arts. It was actually surprisingly easy to beat guys who weighed even twice as much as me *as long as they did not have any martial arts, boxing, or wrestling experience.*

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

December 26, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

Space X – 2002 vs 2017 

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The Greatest Demonstration Of The Christmas Spirit: The Christmas Truce Of 1914

December 25, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

During World War I, in the winter of 1914, on the battlefields of Flanders, one of the most unusual events in all of human history took place. The Germans had been in a fierce battle with the British and French. Both sides were dug in, safe in muddy, man-made trenches six to eight feet deep that seemed to stretch forever. 

All of a sudden, German troops began to put small Christmas trees, lit with candles, outside of their trenches. Then, they began to sing songs. Across the way, in the “no man’s land” between them, came songs from the British and French troops. Incredibly, many of the Germans, who had worked in England before the war, were able to speak good enough English to propose a “Christmas” truce. 

The British and French troops, all along the miles of trenches, accepted. In a few places, allied troops fired at the Germans as they climbed out of their trenches. But the Germans were persistent and Christmas would be celebrated even under the threat of impending death. 
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Fascinating Photos Collected From History

December 21, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: History |

Sit-in demonstration at a Woolworth’s whites-only lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi, turned violent when a mob poured sugar, ketchup and mustard over the heads of demonstrators, from left, John Salter, Joan Trumpauer and Anne Moody. May 28, 1963

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

December 20, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What is it like to be an MIT student?

The first thing I felt upon arriving at MIT was disbelief – disbelief that I had been admitted to the school that produced Nobel laureates and unicorn founders and made some of history’s most groundbreaking scientific discoveries. MIT had tens of thousands of applicants to choose from to fill their incoming class, and they chose…me? MIT had been my dream college for years, and I used to practically worship MIT students—and now, somehow, I was one of them.

Following that was the joy of being able to connect with interesting people—in high school, few of my friends cared to have deep technical conversations, but people at MIT loved them. I never had to search for long to find a group of friends who wanted to hypothesize with me about the possibility of colonizing Mars or try to estimate the number of blades of grass in Massachusetts.

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

December 11, 2017 | 7 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

This is what a starving polar bear looks like

Weak muscles, atrophied by extended starvation could barely hold him up. Our Sea_Legacy team watched as he painfully staggered towards the abandoned fishing camp from which we were observing and found some trash to eat—a piece of foam from the seat of a snowmobile, as we later found out. People have asked why we couldn’t help it, why we didn’t feed it. In addition to being illegal to feed wildlife, polar bears like this one need several hundred pounds of meat to survive. They primarily eat seals and they struggle when they are stranded for long periods of time on land, without a sea ice platform from which to hunt. We didn’t have a weapon and we didn’t have any food for it. There literally was nothing we could do for him as we were hundreds of miles from the nearest Inuit community. What could we have done? What we did do was push through our tears knowing that this footage was going to help connect a global audience to the biggest issue facing us as a species today. It is true that we don’t know what caused this animal to starve but we are certain that unless we curb carbon emissions, sea ice will continue to disappear and many more bears will starve. With these images, we want to wake the world up to the imminence of climate change and to how it will affect wildlife and people for decades to come.

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

December 6, 2017 | 6 Comments » | Topics: Answers |

Why did the Nazis hate Jewish people to the point of committing genocide?

The Jewish Holocaust didn’t exactly happen because of “hate.” That would imply that the Nazis acted out of some emotional frenzy. It is more accurate to say that the Nazis came to exterminate the Jews because they accepted an outlandish philosophy that the Jews were a “disease” that made Germany “sick” and therefore there was a rational, scientific obligation to wipe them out just as a society would want to wipe out a harmful bacterium.

The genocide of the Jews was the end result of a gradual process that began with a desire to make Germany a place for only those of German bloodline, and ended with extermination because of a mindset that in order for Germany to live, the Jews must die. It’s a long story but it can be summarized in this way:

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

December 4, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

One of Vincent Van Gogh’s last paintings, made 2 months before his suicide

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