“Chewbacca defense” is a legal strategy in which a criminal defense lawyer tries to confuse the jury rather than refute the case of the prosecutor.
In 1999, Kraft met with America’s other biggest food companies to discuss the growing public health concerns over packaged and processed foods. They decided to not down-regulate the usage of salt, sugar and fat, as it would make the food taste not as good and their shareholders would lose money.
A ‘gömböc’ is a 3-d shape that will always end up settling in the same position regardless of how it was originally placed. The mathematics of these shapes has helped explain why tortoises can roll back over onto their legs when they’re placed with their shell to the ground.
Babies’ cuteness is key to their survival. Cute babies are just extremely hard to ignore, and this is likely hardwired into human brains. Less cute children are treated differently.
The primary cause of procrastination is not laziness or poor time management, it’s negative emotions. When doing a task, if you felt negative emotions such as anxiety, boredom, or stress, then next time your brain will try to distract you or rationalize yourself out of doing the task.
In 1981 a group of scientists met to discuss ways of making future humans aware of nuclear waste disposal sites. One idea was genetically engineering cats to change color in the presence of radiation and introducing a cultural idea to run away when you see a cat change color.
Most Korean people don’t have armpit odor. Only 0.006% of the Korean population have the ABCC11 gene, which is the cause of armpit odor. As a result deodorants are rarely sold in Korea.
Helga de la Brache, a Swedish con artist, grew up in lower class circumstances but successfully posed as a Swedish princess for years. Convincing even the Swedish royal family who gave her a pension and “furniture befitting a princess.”
In 2000, a man named Danny Stewart found an abandoned newborn baby in a NYC subway station. The baby went unclaimed for 3 months. Stewart later attended a court hearing, and the judge asked him if he wanted to adopt the infant. Stewart said yes. He and his partner named the baby Kevin.
In Turkmenistan, colors themselves are considered state enemies. Only white cars are allowed in the capital. Cars that are not white are forbidden from the streets of Ashgabat, the non-white vehicles taken from the owners as hostages and forcibly painted white no matter what.
We are currently in the Stelliferous Era, which in the grand scale of the universe is the age where stars are created throughout the universe. Eventually all stars will burn out, & we will enter the Black Hole Era followed by the Dark Era, where there is no longer any light in the universe.
Russian roulette is a lethal game of chance, gambling where the risk isn’t about money, it’s a matter of life and death.
This gruesome game isn’t played around a classic roulette wheel instead this game is played with a six-shot revolver loaded with a single bullet. Chancers spin the loaded cylinder put the weapon to their head and pull the trigger. Is there anything to be won or only a life to be lost?
The game of Russian roulette is now a well-known concept that frequently appears in movies, song lyrics, and books. However, most people aren’t aware of its chilling origin story and the urban legends that surround it. In this article, we are gonna break down the facts and give you the full story of Russian roulette.