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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

July 31, 2017 | 32 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Colombian Soldier with a live 40mm grenade in his skull (article)

Guy got shot with a grenade launcher right in the face. He got operated on in the parking lot of the hospital due to the explosion hazard.

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Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

July 27, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Juliane Koepcke, age 17, was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by a bolt of lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground strapped to her seat and survived. She had to endure a 10-day walk through the Amazon Jungle before being rescued. 1 survivor out of 93 passengers & crew.

From her Vice  interview:

So, in the jungle, you didn’t just block things out mentally but also physically. The only thing that made me nervous, or let’s say concerned me, was this little patch on my upper arm. It wasn’t any tragic wound or anything, but it was small and open and flies had laid their eggs in it. The maggots hatched underneath my skin and ate a hole into my arm.

Oh my God. I was afraid they might have to amputate my arm. After our dog had a similar thing—I think it was the same kind of fly too—it got infected. I was concerned and I thought, “I have to do something about this. I have to get these maggots out of my arm.” But that wasn’t exactly easy. I had this ring that was open on one side that you could squeeze together, and I tried with that. It didn’t work because the hole was so deep. So I tried with a stick, but that didn’t work either. Only after ten days, when I found a boat with a motor and a barrel of diesel fuel, was I able to do the same thing we had done to our dog—pour petroleum into the wound. That brought the maggots to the surface. Not all of them, but the majority. The people who found me and the doctor who treated me extracted the rest.

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

July 26, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

What’s it like to date a Gold Digger?

When I was in my 20’s, I had a very, very beautiful woman wind up being the biggest gold-digger I ever went out with. Once I fully realized what was happening, I ended things immediately, drove her back to her car and we never went out again.

So let’s call her… Julie. Julie was a fitness contestant/exotic dancer with a body that stopped traffic. And while she had this super, over-the-top body, she also had over-sized implants that made her look like a real-life Jessica Rabbit, hair and everything. She stopped traffic, and that’s not an expression, cars literally slowed down or stopped to watch her walk down the street. She gave me a picture of her in a bikini. I would show my friends and most of them were in disbelief that I even knew her, let alone was going out with her.

And… how exactly did we meet? At a strip club of course. I was young and more naive than most, but it turned out we had mutual friends in common and we wound up spending a couple of hours together talking. We “seemed” to hit it off and have a lot in common… or so I thought.

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11 Dancers And Employees Explain Just How Dirty Strip Clubs Are

July 25, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

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1. I worked in strip clubs (cocktail server, bartender, waitress) for +/- 15 years, and I would claim to have “seen it all.”

The clubs that I have worked in have been quite diligent with the cleaning process. Mirrors were cleaned all the time, the bar was cleaned after-hours by a cleaning crew (secondary to us servers doing a “sweep” after the “ugly lights” come on) and the bathrooms are always cleaned throughout the evenings and of course, after hours.

That being said, the couches in the private areas are scary. As staff, we never sat on them. Customers are known to be messy and yes, there are likely to be bodily fluids being exchanged or “wiped” on the couches. Many men would go into the bathroom prior to getting a lap dance and put on a condom inside of their pants so that if they B’d an L, it would be less messy for cleanup. That certainly isn’t to say that we didn’t find our share of discarded condoms on the floor near the couches after hours. Full contact is actually illegal here, but it was never a surprise to see a girl, naked, grinding away on a customer’s lap.

The first club that I worked in had roughly 10 girls that were brought to work from a different country. They would get up onto the counters and urinate into the sinks. We never knew why. Obviously, that was more so in the staff/dancer bathrooms, not the ones intended for public. Regardless, it was disgusting to think that we staff were to wash our hands there and then handle drinks.

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The Story Of Hiroo Onoda, The Soldier For Whom WWII Didn’t End Until 1975

July 25, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |


Lt. Hiroo Onoda, sword in hand, walks out of the jungle on Lubang Island after a nearly 29-year guerrilla campaign. March 11, 1974.

 

On December 17, 1944, the Japanese army sent a twenty-three year old soldier named Hiroo Onoda to the Philippines to join the Sugi Brigade. He was stationed on the small island of Lubang, approximately seventy-five miles southwest of Manila in the Philippines, and his orders were to lead the Lubang Garrison in guerrilla warfare.

As Onoda was departing to begin his mission, his division commander told him, “You are absolutely forbidden to die by your own hand. It may take three years, it may take five, but whatever happens, we’ll come back for you. Until then, so long as you have one soldier, you are to continue to lead him. You may have to live on coconuts. If that’s the case, live on coconuts! Under no circumstances are you to give up your life voluntarily.” It turns out that Onoda was exceptionally good at following orders, and it would be 29 years before he finally laid down his arms and surrendered.

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

July 24, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

A patient playing the guitar during his brain surgery to identify his problem areas in his brain

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Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

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

A self-made millionaire Harris Rosen adopted a Florida neighborhood called Tangelo Park, cut the crime rate in half, and increased the high school graudation rate from 25% to 100% by giving everyone free daycare and all high school graduates scholarships

Rosen, 73, began his philanthropic efforts by paying for day care for parents in Tangelo Park, a community of about 3,000 people. When those children reached high school, he created a scholarship program in which he offered to pay free tuition to Florida state colleges for any students in the neighborhood.

In the two decades since starting the programs, Rosen has donated nearly $10 million, and the results have been remarkable. The high school graduation rate is now nearly 100 percent, and some property values have quadrupled. The crime rate has been cut in half, according to a study by the University of Central Florida.

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20 Maps That Accurately Describe The World We Are Living In

July 19, 2017 | 8 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

The Highest Paid Public Employees In Each State

 

Number of Executions Since 1976

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