The Flying Bandit and One of the Greatest Gold Heists in History

Nov 29, 2022

On December 14, 1979, a light aircraft of Sabourin Lake Airways disappeared while on an air ambulance flight out of Red Lake, in the Canadian province of Ontario. Aboard were pilot Ken Leishman, nurse Janet Meekus, and patient Eva Harper, an indigenous woman who had broken her hip in a snowmobile accident. So wild and remote was the crash site that it was not discovered until the next spring. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces sent to find the wreckage successfully identified the remains of ...read more

What Is That Red Dot on Your Apple Watch—and How Do You Get Rid of It?

Nov 29, 2022

Some find it helpful, others find it annoying. Here's what that mysterious red dot on your Apple Watch means—and how to turn it off. You’re checking the time on your Apple Watch when you see it: a small, red dot at the top of the screen. Where did it come from, and what does it mean? Like the orange and green dots on iPhones, the red dot on an Apple Watch is an indicator that gives you important information about your Apple device. It means you have unread notifications that you may want ...read more

Matthias Schlitte, a Real-life Version of the Famous Cartoon Character, Popeye

Nov 29, 2022

We all have been in a situation where we often wonder about having the strength to perform various activities, like lifting heavy boxes, performing household chores, and winning an arm-wrestling competition. However, these activities are like child’s play for Matthias Schlitte from Haldensleben, Germany, who is an arm-wrestling champion. Matthias has superhuman strength in his right arm due to a genetic disorder. Matthias Schlitte. Image credit: @the_real_hellboy/Instagram A rare gen ...read more

25 Kickass Random Facts List #781

Nov 29, 2022

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 780, click here 1-5 Kickass Random Fact 1. The US State Department officially recommends that if you travel to Somalia, you first “Draft a will and designate appropriate insurance beneficiaries”, “Be sure to appoint one family member to serve as the point of contact with hostage-takers”, “review the Live Piracy Report”, etc. – Source 2. Japan is considered a “super-aged” nation since more than 20% of the population is over 65. ...read more

10 Best Food Storage Containers That Help Keep Your Food Fresh

Nov 29, 2022

RD.COM, VIA MERCHANT (3) Food storage made easy Back in the ’50s and ’60s, the only food storage containers available to us came via Tupperware parties at our neighbor’s house. Nowadays, there are a lot more options for storing food. Many use new technology to keep things fresh for longer and minimize food waste (so you don’t always have to toss food after the expiration date passes) and feature thoughtful designs that help you maximize fridge organization and pantry organiz ...read more

The Heart of a Nuclear Bomb and “Tickling the Dragon’s Tail”

Nov 29, 2022

At the heart of every nuclear weapon lies the core or pit, a sphere of plutonium the size of a baseball and weighing around 6 kilograms. When a nuclear weapon is triggered, a shell of conventional high-explosive “lenses” wrapped around the core detonates, creating a spherical shock wave that squeezes the core to criticality and sets off the nuclear chain reaction. Outside of a bomb, however, a nuclear core is relatively harmless. Though plutonium is one of the most toxic substances known ...read more

60 Interesting Facts of the Day

Nov 29, 2022

jeuren says: Thank you for your posting on the random facts. I too love random facts. Here is one fact that occurred to me and my friend Rigo and our lady friend Smupa. We were on a journey of the mind, body, and soul in a small vessel adrift on the vast ocean. At some point along the way, a series of humongous bubbles surfaced just beneath our tiny vessel, nearly capsizing us in the process. A sharply foul odor was soon realized, causing in us an unusual sequence of events. Rigo began to ...read more

The Most Realistic Psychopath In Movie History

Nov 29, 2022

Carson Wells: “Do you have any idea how crazy you are?” Anton Chigurh: “You mean the nature of this conversation?” Carson Wells: “I mean the nature of you.” —No Country for Old Men (2005) In A Nutshell Everybody loves a psychopath . . . as long as he’s on the movie screen. Some of cinema’s greatest villains are psychos, but just how accurate are those characters? Forensic psychiatrist Samuel Leistedt decided to find out. Leistedt spent years watching hundreds of films a ...read more

The Money Secrets of People Who Retire Early

Nov 29, 2022

Watsamon Tri-yasakda/Getty Images Wish you could retire early? If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your job so you could travel, spend more time with your family or just live life on your own terms, you’re not alone. A recent survey found that only 14% of people want to wait until age 61 or older to retire, and 41% would like to retire before age 45.  Early retirement—anything before the official age of 66 or 67—might seem impossible, but proponents of the FIRE movement say ...read more

Marine Iguanas: The Godzilla-like Lizards of the Galapagos

Nov 29, 2022

The marine iguanas of the Galapagos Islands are the only ocean-swimming lizards in the world. And if you ever happen to swim alongside these creatures, you will notice how menacingly similar to Godzilla they look. They are strong swimmers, and with one single breath, they can dive as deep as 98 feet under the sea and spend up to an hour underwater.  Why are Marine Iguanas considered an inspiration for Godzilla? Marine Iguana Their mini-dragon-like features include a row of spines ex ...read more