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March 25, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts, Interesting |

Romans were known to create tombs for their dogs and gave them epitaphs to remember them by. One such inscription read, “I am in tears, while carrying you to your last resting place as much as I rejoiced when bringing you home with my own hands 15 years ago.” (article)

A few others:

Surely, even as you lie dead in this tomb, I deem the wild beasts yet fear your white bones, huntress Lycas; and your valor great Pelion knows, and splendid Ossa and the lonely peaks of Cithaeron.

Myia never barked without reason, but now, he is silent.

My eyes were wet with tears, our little dog, when I bore you [to the grave]. So, Patricus, never again shall you give me a thousand kisses. Never can you be contentedly in my lap. In sadness, I buried you, as you deserve. In a resting place of marble, I have put you for all time by the side of my shade. In your qualities, you were sagacious, like a human being. Ah, what a loved companion we have lost!

Issa’s more pert than Lesbia’s sparrow love, Purer than kisses of a turtle-dove, More sweet than a hundred maidens rolled in one, Rarer than wealthy India’s precious stone. She is pet of Publius, Issa dear, She whines, a human voice you seem to hear.

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27 Horribly Depressing Facts That Will Ruin Your Day

March 5, 2020 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts, Interesting |

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1. There is one person who is 7x more likely to kill you compared to everyone else. Yourself.

2. There is a whale called 52 Blue that only sings at their frequency meaning it can’t communicate with other whales. It is nicknamed the loneliest whale on the planet.

3. The first people the Nazi’s gassed were the disabled and mentally ill, not the Jews. They were family members of normal Germans who were at mental hospitals. The families would get a letter that their family member was being transferred then about 6 weeks later they would get a letter saying that they had a heart attack or something and died. It got to the point where it became common knowledge that the transfer letter was advance notification that their loved one had been killed.

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30 Amazing Facts That Will Show You How Far Humans Have Come

December 31, 2019 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Facts |

how far humans have come

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Feed Your Brain With These Interesting Facts

November 26, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts |

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)

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Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

October 23, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts, Interesting |

Nike had conditions before giving rookie Michael Jordan a record contract: Either be rookie of the year, or average 20 ppg, or be an all star, or sell $4 mill worth shoes in a year. Jordan was rookie of the year, scored 28.2 ppg, named all star, and Nike sold $100 mill of shoes in 1984-85. (article)

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Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

July 30, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts |

In 1999, Philip Morris attempted to convince the government of the Czech Republic that smoking was highly beneficial to the country, as more people would die earlier as a result, thus letting the government save millions on pensions, hospitals, and housing for elderly citizens (article)

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June 25, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts |

Many of the fee-based pornography sites were bought by a man named Fabian Thylmann and were made free to watch, gaining revenue through ads instead. He is the reason we have access to so much free online porn.

Fabian Thylmann (or rather his company Manwin) owns YouPorn, PornHub, Tube8, XTube, ExtremeTube, SpankWire, Brazzers, Digital Playground, Mofos and Twistys. They also manage the websites of Wicked Pictures and became an operating partner of Playboy.

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Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

June 18, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts |

Asia Carrera chose to be a porn star despite having an I.Q of 156, receiving a full scholarship to Rutgers University in which she double majored in Business and Japanese, and being a talented piano player who played at Carnegie Hall twice by the age of 15. She ran away from home, in her teens, because she hated the academic pressure her parents put on her.

She also has a prodigy daughter who went to college at 11

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June 11, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts |

Stan Lee, had a contract awarding him 10% of the net profits of anything based on his characters. The film Spider-Man (2002) made more than $800 million, but the producers claim that it did not make any profit as defined in Lee’s contract

“There is no net.” Ever. That’s Hollywood Accounting for you. A film cost 200 million to make, it grosses 500 million at the box office (hypothetical figures) but the studios spent 400 million on advertising and promotion (at least, that’s what they claim) – sorry, no net profit, no payout.

The dark world of Hollywood accounting

 

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Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

June 4, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Facts |

Poon Lim survived 133 days adrift in the Pacific ocean on a 8′ square wooden raft. When rescued he was told no one had ever survived longer on a raft at sea, he simply replied “I hope no one will ever have to break that record.”

After approximately two hours in the water, he found an 8′ square wooden raft and climbed into it. The raft had several tins of biscuits, a 40-litre jug of water, some chocolate, a bag of sugar lumps, some flares, two smoke pots, and a flashlight.

Poon Lim initially kept himself alive by drinking the water and eating the food on the raft, but later resorted to fishing and catching rainwater in a canvas life jacket covering. He could not swim very well and often tied a rope from the boat to his wrist, in case he fell into the ocean. He took a wire from the flashlight and made it into a fishhook, and used hemp rope as a fishing line. He also dug a nail out of the boards on the wooden raft and bent it into a hook for larger fish. When he captured a fish, he would cut it open with a knife he fashioned out of a biscuit tin and dry it on a hemp line over the raft. Once, a large storm hit and spoiled his fish and fouled his water. Poon, barely alive, caught a bird and drank its blood to survive.

When he saw sharks, he did not swim. Instead he set out to catch one. He used the remnants of the next bird he caught as bait. The first shark to pick up the taste was only a few feet long. He gulped the bait and hit the line with full force, but in preparation Poon Lim had braided the line so it would have double thickness. He also had wrapped his hands in canvas to enable him to make the catch. The shark attacked him after he brought it aboard the raft, so he used the water jug half-filled with seawater as a weapon. After subduing the shark, Poon Lim cut it open and sucked the blood from its liver. Since it hadn’t rained, he was out of water and this quenched his thirst. He sliced the fins and let them dry in the sun – a Hainan delicacy

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