In Milan, Italy, it is illegal for citizens to frown in public—unless they’re at a funeral or visiting someone in the hospital.
Posted by Staff at Friday, July 06, 2018
In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
Posted by Staff at Thursday, July 05, 2018
In April 1998, two women walked onto The Golden Gate Bridge at the same time intending to commit suicide.
They did not know each other but soon realized they were there for the same reason.
A patrol officer saw them sitting on the railing, chatting.
Finally, one jumped and was quickly followed by the other.
Posted by Staff at Monday, July 02, 2018
The former director of Cuba’s intelligence service claims that there were more than 600 attempts to kill or destabilise Cuban dictator Fidel Castro (1926-2016). These were backed by various opponents of the regime, most notably the United States, often operating at a distance by using gangsters or anti-Castro Cuban exiles.
These have included using thallium to make his famous beard fall out, or LSD to make him sound mad during a radio broadcast. Then there was the poisoned diving suit, the exploding cigar, and the femme fatale who was to seduce him – in the latter case Castro claimed he uncovered her intentions, offered her a pistol and told her to kill him, but she didn’t have the nerve.
There was also a tide-line of exploding seashells, which went off 40 minutes after Fidel’s visit to the beach, but which did succeed in fusing Havana’s traffic lights. There are also bizarre tales of a plan to beam a holographic image of the Virgin Mary, which was supposed to inspire Catholic Cubans to shun communism, though it doesn’t appear to have been tried.
A lot of these plots are impossible to substantiate properly, though there can be no question that many people wanted Castro dead. “If surviving assassination attempts were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal,” he said.
Posted by Staff at Sunday, July 01, 2018
You could say they got a glimpse of the future, or it might have just been coincidence.
The fact remains that this is some seriously interesting and bizarre phenomena.
Some of the most famous premonition dreams include:
Abraham Lincoln dreamt of His Assassination
Many of the victims of 9/11 had dreams warning them about the catastrophe
Mark Twain’s dream of his brother’s demise
19 verified precognitive dreams about the Titanic catastrophe
Posted by Staff at Thursday, June 28, 2018
Thanks to the soft ground, it had begun to lean by the time its builders got to the third story, in 1178. Shifting soil had destabilized the tower’s foundations.
Over the next 800 years, it became clear the 55-metre tower wasn’t just learning but was actually falling at a rate of one to two millimeters per year.
Today, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is more than five meters off perpendicular.
Its architect and engineer tried to correct this by making the remaining stories shorter on the uphill side – but to no avail. It kept leaning more and more.
The lean, first noted when three of the tower’s eight stories had been built, resulted from the foundation stones being laid on soft ground consisting of clay, fine sand and shells.
The next stories were built slightly taller on the short side of the tower in an attempt to compensate for the lean. However, the weight of the extra floors caused the edifice to sink further and lean more.
Posted by Staff at Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Still, it's cool to know she wasn't the stereotypical "ditzy blonde" that a lot of people made her out to be.
Posted by Staff at Monday, June 25, 2018