Gay Turkish men can avoid military service by providing photographs of themselves having sex. But only if they are the passive partner, and their face is clearly visible in the photo. (article)
WW1 could have ended hours earlier, but one man wanted to wait until “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”. ~11,000 men were wounded or killed waiting for the Armistice to take effect
The last person to be killed during WWI died just one minute before the Armistice.
Ronald Wayne was a third cofounder of Apple, along with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. In 1976, he sold his 10% share of the company for $800. Today, his 10% would be worth of $100 billion
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
Joe Rogan Explains Post Nut Syndrome
Between 1940s and 1970s several ivy league schools, including harvard and yale, took mandatory nude photographs of all freshman students (article)
For decades, thousands of students at Harvard and other prestigious schools would arrive on campus, strip down, and pose in front of a camera with four-inch metal pins sticking out of their spines, essentially turning them into human porcupines.
The practice of taking “posture photos’’ was common from the 1940s to the 1970s. That means photos may still somewhere exist of students of that era including Hillary Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Meryl Streep, Bob Woodward and Diane Sawyer — all of whom attended schools that took nudes in the name of “science.’’
In their 2002 World Cup qualifying match against Australia, American Samoa had 19 players out because of passport issues and the under-20 team replacements unavailable due to school exams. As a result they only fielded one regular player and lost 31-0.
A teen that was prosecuted as an adult for having naked images – of himself – on phone. The court claimed he exploited himself and therefore must be punished so that the other party (himself) is satisfied (article)
Ticketmaster and StubHub Scalping is mostly controlled by one person living in Quebec, Canada (Julien Lavallee) Who makes an average of 6-7 million dollars a year in gross sales.
Professional “fired men” were used as department store scapegoats who were fired several times a day to please costumers who were disgruntled about some error (article)
In a German village called Fuggerei the rent hasn’t been raised since 1520, it costs only 88 cents to live there for an entire year (article)
Lyndon B Johnson worked 18-20 hour days without breaks and had no leisure activities. He also smoked heavily, knew every senators’ ambitions, hopes, and tastes were and used it to his advantage in securing votes. And was the “most powerful majority leader in American history” as a congressman
He had a phone line installed in his bathrooms so he could make calls while in the shitter, he would also have staff follow him into the bathroom and continue giving instructions while using the throne. He took multiple showers near the Senators gym when he first came to DC so he could chat up and get to know his colleagues faster
The X-Files episode “Home” was so twisted, dark, and disturbing that it only aired on Fox once, was banned from re-runs on the network, and disappeared until the show re-aired on cable channel FX
A group of young kids find a dead baby, that has been buried in a field. The baby is very disfigured. Later, an autopsy confirms the baby was buried alive and born with the disfigurement due to inbreeding.
Mulder and Scully go to Home, PA – where the baby was found – and do some inquiring and find the 5 Peacock brothers. The brothers are also highly disfigured. And the towns sheriff tell the FBI that the brothers live alone in a house that has no running water or electricity.
The lab tests confirm the dead baby is related to the Peacocks, so the Mulder and Scully sneak into the brothers house because they believe the brothers have kidnapped a woman and are keeping her hostage and raping her.
While searching the house, they find a bedroom and under the bed is a roll out frame, when they pull it out they find a woman, who has no arms or legs, strapped down to the frame. She is Mrs. Peacock, the boys mother.
It’s then revealed the sons and their quadruple amputee mother have been inbreeding and producing highly disfigured offspring for years – voluntarily.
Some other stuff happens – the boys kill some people, and Mulder and Scully kill some of the sons.
But the episode ends with the eldest son taking his mother to the car and escaping, and the mother telling the son how they’ll start a new family elsewhere.