Sitting close to the TV will not damage your eyesight. The myth spread after it was discovered that tv’s made prior to 1967 emitted excessive radiation.
Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica, had her give birth there, and used the baby to reinforce its territorial claims.
A real-life Rambo evaded thermal-imaging helicopters, armored vehicles, and nearly 1,000 police officers for 48 days after murdering a state trooper with a sniper rifle in northern Pennsylvania. The man, Eric Frein, learned his skills as an Eagle scout and war reenactor.
The “North Pond Hermit” lived for 27 years without human contact, hiding out in the woods of central Maine. He survived by creeping into homes at night and stealing food, clothing, and reading material before being arrested in 2013.
El Chapo would pick an elegant restaurant, diners would politely be demanded their telephones, promising that they would be returned at the end of the evening. Chapo would come in and feast, return the telephones, pick up the tab for everyone, and head off into the night.
Artists in Kashmir have started walking cabbages (and other vegetables) on a leash, as a way to protest the ongoing military conflict over the region. One artist explains: “What I wanted to do basically is juxtapose the absurdity of this performance with what was happening around—the structures of violence that I was seeing around me.”
Planned obsolescence is a manufacturing decision by a company to make consumer products in such a way that they become out-of-date or useless within a known time period so that consumers are forced to buy a product multiple times rather than just once.