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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

June 26, 2017 | 9 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

This 2,000-Year-Old Chinese Woman Is One Of The Most Well-Preserved Mummies In The World (article)

She died in 163 BC. When they found her in 1971, her hair was intact, her skin was soft to the touch, and her veins still housed type-A blood.

Xin Zhui was discovered in 1971, when workers digging near an air raid shelter near Changsha practically stumbled across her massive tomb. Her funnel-like crypt contained more than 1,000 precious artifacts, including makeup, toiletries, hundreds of pieces of lacquerware, and 162 carved wooden figures which represented her staff of servants. A meal was even laid out to be enjoyed by Xin Zhui in the afterlife.

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Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

June 22, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Bare knuckle boxing is bloodier and looks more violent but is actually far safer than boxing using gloves. Gloves were introduced to increase the number of knockouts by adding weight and protecting fighters hands, this has resulted in a dramatic increase in fatalities caused by the sport (article)

As the bare-knuckle campaigner Dr Alan J Ryan pointed out: “In 100 years of bare-knuckle fighting in the United States…there wasn’t a single ring fatality.” Today, there are three or four every year in the US.… Worldwide, there have been over 400 boxing deaths in the last 50 years alone.…

A return to bare knuckles would be bloodier and less acceptable to mass television audiences, but one has to ask whether wheelchairs and life-support machines are any easier on one’s conscience.

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

June 21, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

What was it like to play LeBron James in High School?

I played against Lebron a handful of times when he was a Freshman, so I have a little experience in this area.

I’ll relay my thoughts about the game I remember the most.

I was 18. A senior, decent athlete, a few D3 offers, a few “preferred walk on” for some D1 schools. I was 6’3-6’4 and 180-190 pounds. He was 13-14 years old, and and near the same size as I was.. but enormous feet, long arms, but lanky. Probably weighed… 170?

I’ll try to keep it somewhat short… I could hold my own against him, only because he was very, very raw. I feel my game was as polished as it could be, while he was still just getting things figured out. We both ended the game with similar stat lines, but the X factor was just the raw explosiveness and athleticism… something you honestly can’t account for when talking about size, weight and even age.

I’m sure alot of you have played basketball, maybe even lately.. but you know that first few possessions of the game? Sizing things up.. who can move, who can shoot, how are they guarding us…. Lebron was already on a different planet in terms of just sheer velocity. He could just get off of his feet, make a cut, or grab a rebound while I’m still flat footed. He didn’t have springs in his legs.. he had trampolines. I had played against alot of tier 1 talent at that point at 5-Star and Blue Chip camps, but the odd thing is.. I knew IMMEDIATELY that this guy was something different.. and that isn’t just hindsight.

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

June 21, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Black dot upper left is Mercury passing infront of the Sun

 

The “Judas Opening”. A peephole in the door of the gas chamber, through which guards and V.I.P.s could enjoy watching the death agonies of their helpless, defenseless victims at the Mauthausen concentration camp

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Top 10 Lamest Superhero Powers Of All Time

June 20, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

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10 . Eating Through Anything – Matter Eater Lad

Alright, so it might be neat to be able to eat anything without consequence — those late night Taco Bell trips would be a lot easier, for one. But when would you ever really have to eat through a wall though? Maybe if you’re a superhero, but it just seems like it’d be a funny thing to watch. Especially when one stops to consider the truism that what must go in must come out. Not to mention, he wasn’t a cannibal — there goes any chance of using his powers to beat up the bad guys.

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10 Graphic Novels You Need To Read Before You Die

June 20, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

No. Not the movie starring Johnny Depp, which is an insult to the genius that is From Hell. Alan Moore is the most iconic writer that’s ever walked the face of the planet. He is considered the father of the graphic novels genre and is unsurpassed to date. From Hell chronicles the tale of Jack the Ripper. There has been many a book about the infamous serial killer, but this one is different. It explores the world through the eyes of ripper himself, and jumps to everyone who’s affected by him. Moore creates complex characters and sets them in gritty, unapologetic, uncensored London. He also draws in the major writers of that era and the political scenario. Grotesquely beautiful, a must read.

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Fascinating Photos Collected From History

June 14, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

H.H. Holmes The First Serial Killer Of America

Dr. Henry Howard Holmes was America’s first documented serial killer. As his famous controversial story goes, Holmes opened a hotel in Chicago which he design himself to situate his plans of murder. He has been proven guilty for almost 200 murders in the US. On his trial, he spoke out a chilling statement that goes:

“I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing — I was born with the ‘Evil One’ standing as my sponsor beside the bed where I was ushered into the world, and he has been with me since.”

The murder castle of H.H. Holmes

In 1886, H.H. Holmes, a pharmacist who would later be called the first U.S. serial killer, bought a Chicago drugstore that was owned by a cancer-stricken man named E.S. Holton. When Holton died, Holmes bought up surrounding property until he’d acquired an entire city block. He renovated the buildings and turned them into a hotel just in time for the 1893 World’s Fair. But this was no ordinary hotel: most of the rooms were windowless, with stairways to nowhere and hallways that ended in dead ends. Holmes also built gas jets into hotel-room walls, a wooden disposal chute and person-size kiln in the basement. This was the perfect place to murder someone. And that’s exactly what Holmes did: for much of 1893, he tortured and killed an untold number of people at his hotel, mostly young women visiting the city for the World’s Fair. Holmes was caught and eventually hanged. 

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

June 14, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

What Would’ve Happen If the Germans Had Captured Moscow in 1941?

One of the classic “what ifs” of the Second World War centers on how—or if—the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, code-named Operation Barbarossa, could have achieved a quick victory. Hitler certainly believed that it could. All one had to do, he insisted, was to “kick in the door” and the “whole rotten structure” of Stalin’s Communist regime would come tumbling down. In many respects Barbarossa was a stunning success. The Germans took the Soviets completely by surprise, advanced hundreds of miles in just a few weeks, killed or captured several million Soviet troops, and seized an area containing 40 percent of the USSR’s population, as well as most of its coal, iron ore, aluminum, and armaments industry. But Barbarossa failed to take its capstone objective, Moscow. What went wrong?

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