Sunday, February 27, 2011

6 Animals That Altered History Forever

There have been plenty of memorable animals throughout the ages. While most of these animals may simply be known for their television prowess or amazing adorable-ness, a few have actually helped sculpt and shape the course of history. Below are six of these animals.

6 The Black Rat Brings the Black Death
black death rat 135x95 6 animals that altered history foreverThough no one single rat can be singled out for starting the Black Plague, the sheer destruction caused by this collective animal family is enough to ensure their place on this list. Taking place during the 14th century, the Black Death is widely known as the worst pandemic in human history. Estimates suggest that 30 to 60 percent of Europe’s population was wiped out by the disease. Though unknown at the time, the lowly black rat played an integral role in spreading the disease (as it is believed Oriental rat fleas were the source of disease transmission). If not for the hearty rat, today’s human population would be exponentially larger.

The 5 Dumbest Criminals Who Were Foiled By Facebook

5 Poked into Prison
poke 135x95 The 5 dumbest criminals who were foiled by FacebookA Tennessee woman has been jailed for poking someone, unfortunately not the first charge of a new “Stop being such a waste of time” law. Shannon Jackson decided that the always-wrong “the internet isn’t real” attitude applied to restraining orders which say “Absolutely no communication of any kind.” She was prosecutably wrong.
It’s easy to see her mistake; a poke doesn’t communicate any useful information, so she thought it didn’t count. But it does communicate annoyance, as well as “I’m absolutely worthless, can’t think of anything to say other than I want to bother you, and in this case am clinically incapable of understanding legal instructions.” She was arrested and is now awaiting a court appearance which could land her up to a year in jail.

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7 Mafia Badasses You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

7 Stefano “Steve the Truck Driver” Vitabile
stefano 130x120 7 Mafia badasses you probably havent heard ofStefano started out as a soldier and later rose to consigliere of the New Jersey based DeCavalcante crime family. In 1990 he was convicted of racketeering and conspiracy, but his violent streak is what landed him a life sentence in 2006. Following an argument in 1991, he ordered the killing of underboss, Louis LaRasso. He also whacked acting boss Johnny D’Amato after hearing about homosexual rumors. Neither body was ever recovered. It’s probably fair to assume the guy wasn’t an Elton John fan.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

7 Childhood Movie Characters That Scared The Crap Out Of You

As it turns out, even PG-rated movies can be pretty horrific for the average kid. While most kid movies end up with a happy ending and plenty of lighthearted laughs along the way, every once in a while a villain comes along so horrifying, he actually scars you for life. Keep reading to check out seven childhood movie characters who totally scared the crap out of you.

7 The Gremlins
gremlin 135x95 7 childhood movie characters that scared the crap out of youSure, that little Gizmo was super cute, but feed him or his fellow Mogwai after dark and you’ll be having nightmares for sure. Based on their ugly mugs alone, the Gremlins were pretty freaking scary to the average eight year-old. Add in some decidedly homicidal characteristics (like running around brandishing a knife), and it was hard for any young kid to make it through this movie without burrowing under the covers and screaming in terror.

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The 11 Most Amazing Toys of The 1990s

The 1990s were a great decade for toys. While kids these days are increasingly playing with high-tech electronics like iPods and iPhones, us kids of the 90s happily made do with devices that were much less technologically advanced. Below are ten amazing and memorable toys from the 1990s.

11 Nickelodeon Gak
Gak 135x95 The 11 most amazing toys of the 1990sReleased in 1992, Nickelodeon sold Gak to millions of kids based purely on the idea that it “made a fart noise when placed into its tube.” While kids loved this idea (and also the squishy feeling of the simulated slime itself), Gak found its way into too many carpeted floors to garner a coveted parental seal of approval. Gak innovations throughout the years include glow-in-the-dark Gak, color-changing Gak and “Smell My Gak” – slime that was scented to smell like pickles, hot dogs and other foul abominations.

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7 Animals With The Largest Genitals

Guys have been overly concerned with penis size since the dawn of civilization. While we know what “big” means among the human race, even Ron Jeremy’s famous wang is dwarfed in comparison to some animal members. While it’s obvious that big animals have big penises, you’d be surprised about the penis-to-body-size ratio on a few smaller creatures. Below are the seven animals with the biggest penis size in relation to body size.

7 The Blue Whale
bluewhale 135x95 Ranking the 7 animals with the largest genitalsWith an average penis size between eight and ten feet, the blue whale wins the title for largest penis on earth. However, in relation to its body, the blue whale’s massive boner is actually pretty average. Although, the 1:10 penis-to-body-length ratio still bests the average human male (we sport an average ratio of 1:12).

9 Badass TV & Movie Characters That Don’t Talk

When it comes to creating memorable TV and movie characters, the choice to make an individual speechless is a fairly bold choice. Despite this fact, there are numerous examples of “the silent type” winning us over in our favorite shows and movies. While they may not be the most quotable characters, here are nine badass TV and movie characters that don’t talk.

9 Maggie Simpson – The Simpsons
MaggieSimpson3 135x95 9 badass TV and movie characters that dont talkForever stuck in her pre-toddler years, young Maggie Simpson has only ever uttered a couple words through the show’s entire two decades of episodes (most memorably, “Daddy” – supposedly her first word). This fact was played up in a futuristic episode that saw Maggie all grown up. Though we never see adult Maggie talk, Homer is quoted to say, “Doesn’t that girl ever shut up?”

The Average Face Of Women Across The World

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CoverEFX Mini Cooper Looks Like A Handbag On Wheels

Mini Cooper CoverEFX
This MINI Cooper JCW with a CoverEFX make over may look like a handbag on wheels but don’t be fooled by what you see on the outside that it’s all a bit girly. There’s a serious performance car under the Louis Vuitton-style bling.
The CoverEFX MINI features a matte gold trim, lowered KW suspension and 17″ Toyo tyres. Then there’s the turbocharged 1.6 litre engine that comes with two power packages. Stage 1 produces 232 horsepower and 258 lb-of torque, while Stage 2 package outputs 249 ponies and 282 lb-ft of torque.
This car has WAG wagon written all over it.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Top 10 Gruesome Fairy Tale Origins

The Pied Piper
In the tale of the Pied Piper, we have a village overrun with rats. A man arrives dressed in clothes of pied (a patchwork of colors) and offers to rid the town of the vermin. The villagers agree to pay a vast sum of money if the piper can do it – and he does. He plays music on his pipe which draws all the rats out of the town. When he returns for payment – the villagers won’t cough up so the Pied Piper decides to rid the town of children too! In most modern variants, the piper draws the children to a cave out of the town and when the townsfolk finally agree to pay up, he sends them back. In the darker original, the piper leads the children to a river where they all drown (except a lame boy who couldn’t keep up). Some modern scholars say that there are connotations of pedophilia in this fairy tale.

Top 10 Politically Incorrect Kids Books

10. Little House on the Prairie 1935, Laura Ingalls Wilder
This book is considered off limits now because of its treatment of American Indians (the Osage figure prominently in the story). Despite the fact that Laura Ingalls Wilder gives us a important historical look at social perspectives through this book, it is still considered bad. The book is based on decades-old memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s childhood in the Midwest region of the United States during the late 19th century.

15 More Kids Books Your School Doesn’t Stock

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List of 10 Real Murderers By Number of Victims

1. Amelia Dyer
Amelia Dyer
Only convicted of one murder. Killed 274 babies, confirmed after her death when their bodies were recovered from the River Thames. Estimated to have killed between 274 and 400 babies, however, lack of evidence cannot confirm the exact number. Baby-farm murderess.

2. Elizabeth Báthory
Elizabeth Báthory
Hungarian noblewoman and countess, known as the "Blood Countess" or "Blood Queen". Total killings unknown, accusations pointed to between 100 and 700 victims but she is believed to have actually killed 100 to 200 people.[6] Possibly the victim of conspiracy and may have been innocent.

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30 Fascinating Facts About Cigarette Smoking

Facts 1 – 5
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1. Cigarettes are the single-most traded item on the planet, with approximately 1 trillion being sold from country to country each year. At a global take of more than $400 billion, it’s one of the world’s largest industries.

2. The nicotine content in several major brands is reportedly on the rise. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Health Department revealed that between 1997 and 2005 the amount of nicotine in Camel, Newport, and Doral cigarettes may have increased by as much as 11 percent.

3. In 1970, President Nixon signed the law that placed warning labels on cigarettes and banned television advertisements for cigarettes. The last date that cigarette ads were permitted on TV was extended by a day, from December 31, 1970 to January 1, 1971 to allow the television networks one last cash windfall from cigarette advertising in the New Year’s Day football games.

4. U.S. cigarette manufacturers now make more money selling cigarettes to countries around the globe than they do selling to Americans.

5. The American brands Marlboro, Kool, Camel and Kent own roughly 70% of the global cigarette market.

Top 20 Amazing Science Facts

Another trivia list! This list explores a variety of fascinating scientific facts that you probably are unaware of. Science is still a very mysterious subject so there are millions of trivial facts about it – this will be the first of many scientific fact lists in the future.

Facts 1 – 5
1. There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body – laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times

2. At over 2000 kilometers long The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth

3. The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9,300 years

4. A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons

5. A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent to 8,000 one megaton bombs

Top 15 Amazing Facts About The Human Body

Facts 1 – 5
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1. The stomach’s digestive acids are strong enough to dissolve zinc. Fortunately for us, the cells in the stomach lining renew so quickly that the acids don’t have time to dissolve it.

2. The lungs contain over 300,000 million capillaries (tiny blood vessels). If they were laid end to end, they would stretch 2400km (1500 miles).

3. A mans testicles manufacture 10 million new sperm cells each day – enough that he could repopulate the entire planet in only 6 months!

4. Human bone is as strong as granite in supporting weight. A block of bone the size of a matchbox can support 9 tonnes – that is four times as much as concrete can support.

5. Each finger and toenail takes six months to grow from base to tip.

Top 10 Amazing Facts About Dreams

10. Blind People Dream
People who become blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any images, but have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion. It is hard for a seeing person to imagine, but the body’s need for sleep is so strong that it is able to handle virtually all physical situations to make it happen.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

16 Amazing Science Facts

Facts 1 – 5
1. Fingernails grow four times faster than toenails

2. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

3. If you rub an onion on your foot – within 30 – 60 minutes you will be able to taste it – this is because it travels through the blood stream

4. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath (if you hold it until you go unconscious, you begin to breath normally as soon as you do)

5. On one square inch of human skin there are 20 million microscopic creatures

15 Fascinating Facts About Toilets

Facts 1 – 5
1. The film “Psycho” was the first movie to show a toilet flushing – the scene caused an inpouring of complaints about indecency

2. Pomegranates studded with cloves were used as the first attempt at making toilet air-freshner

3. Hermann Goering refused to use regulation toilet paper – instead he bought soft white handkerchiefs in bulk and used them

4. Over $100,000 US dollars was spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in front or behind; the answer: three out of four people have the flap in the front

5. King George II of Great Britain died falling off a toilet on the 25th of October 1760

15 Fascinating Facts About Salt

Facts 1 – 5
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1. Right up to the 20th century, pound bars of salt (called amoleh) were the basic currency in Abyssinia (now called Ethiopia).

2. The amazing Salar de Uyuni (the world’s largest salt flat at 4,000 square miles) in Bolivia becomes mirrorlike when a thin layer of water lies on top. This reflectivity makes it a very useful tool in calibration scientific equipment from outer space. This amazing salt flat also contains half of the world’s supply of lithium. The salt flat is pictured above.

3. Salt is so essential to the body that if you drink too much water it can flush it out of your system and cause fatal Hyponatremia. This is what killed Jennifer Strange who entered a “Hold your wee for a wii” competition.

4. Consumption of too much salt can be deadly – you need to take about 1 gram of salt per kilogram of weight to die and this was used as a method of ritual suicide in China – especially amongst the nobility as salt was so expensive.

5. Good quality sea salt contains many essential minerals for the body. The best type of sea salt should be slightly wet from the sea it was taken from.

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