By peeing in the shower, you can save around 2,500 liters per person per household.
In the 50’s one of the major attractions at Las Vegas was watching atomic bomb tests nearby. For a time Vegas was marketed as ‘Atomic City.’
Dr. Kelsey, despite immense pressure from pharmaceutical companies, decided not to approve thalidomide for morning sickness in the U.S., saving a whole generation of children from death and deformities.
Bullying, child abuse, and stress causes children to age faster at a cellular level and leads to physical and mental health problems even decades later, including an earlier death.
The USS Arizona, which was sunk at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese 73 years ago today, still leaks 2-9 quarts of oil each day.
A pizza with bacon and egg on it is a common offering at Australian pizza places.
Philadelphia’s mayors were initially unpaid, and often strongly objected to being selected – sometimes opting to pay a large fine rather than serve.
One of the 3 Lethal Injection drugs paralyzes the prisoner. This makes their death look peaceful to onlookers, but can hide suffering.
After Hurricane Ike in 2008, Comcast customers were billed for unreturned equipment that had been destroyed by the hurricane. Customers were charged as much as $1000 for failing to return modems, DVRs, and other equipment that had been lost or destroyed.
In an experiment where a kitten was raised in the same cage as a rat, the cat not only refrained from attacking the rat, but the two became close companions, and the cat refused to chase or kill any other rats as well.
In 1315, a small change in climate caused a great famine in Northern Europe which was so grim that one day even the king of England was left without bread
A man was brought to the emergency room with a BAC of 0.37% though he claimed to have not consumed any alcohol all day. Yeast in his stomach was brewing alcohol out of the food he was eating.
In 1946, the UK created a secret torture program targeting communists, many of whom survived Nazi concentration camps.
A judge sentenced convicted murderer William Hammons to life in prison without the possibility of parole, with one additional term: he must spend every anniversary of his victim’s death in solitary confinement.
‘The Beatles Never Existed’ is the craziest Beatles conspiracy theory of all time. It appears it is an ongoing project and the theory is premised entirely on the scrutiny of photographic “evidence.” This website attempts to prove that different people played the Beatles over the years. As an example, one participant in the forum explains why multiple Beatles would be used:
To maximize the prominent figure’s appeal to a world-wide audience. Different regions have different specific physical features that they prefer. Also, individuals have their own set of features that they favor.
In the possible case of a person being cloned, and the clones are only 95-99% similar, there will be varying features among that cast of multiples. Then the ‘handlers’ can send certain ones to certain areas where they will appeal to the general tastes there. They then can also rotate the differing Beatles in and out of the public spotlight so that each one will get enough exposure to appeal to each person’s individual preferences.