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15 Rejected Shark Tank Pitches that Made Millions

Jun 24, 2022

We are seeing a lot of new startups these days, and all these startups with innovative ideas need an investor to back them up. Many startups in the search for investors come to Shark Tank where celebrity entrepreneurs invest in growing startups. Many lucky startups get the investment they want, but many startups walk off the stage empty-handed. Surprisingly, even after getting rejected, some startups’ TV exposure results in whopping sales afterward. Let’s take a look at 15 rejected Shark Ta ...read more

How the Nazis Teamed Up with IBM for Mass Murder, and the Incredible Story of the First Ethical Hacker

Jun 24, 2022

In the era of Big Data, few figures are more divisive as that of the hacker. On the one hand, malicious or “black hat” hackers cause billions of dollars of damage every year, breaking into private and public networks to steal money or personal data or simply to create chaos. On the other hand, so-called ethical or “white hat” hackers use their skills in service of the public good, either by probing computer systems for security weaknesses or leaking information on government corrupt ...read more

10 Expensive Things People Threw Away as Trash

Jun 24, 2022

Most people don’t think twice while throwing things in the garbage and sometimes end up regretting it. They have a saying that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” and it is a suitable one for the cases below. From a British man who accidentally threw a hard drive containing 7,500 bitcoins to a $1 million painting was accidentally spotted by a girl in the trash. Here are 10 expensive things people threw away as trash. 1 A first edition Harry Potter novel worth thousands of d ...read more

12 Eye-Opening Facts About the Beauty Industry

Jun 24, 2022

We all like to look our best, and that’s why, through tough times and good times, the beauty industry has always been a lucrative business. Furthermore, our desire to look good means we often turn a blind eye to what we’re putting on our bodies, how the products we use are made, or whether they’re all that safe. So long as they (seem to) do the job, we’re generally content. Now more than ever, though, questions are being asked. Questions like: Can moisturizers really prevent the signs o ...read more

What Happened to the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring After The Lord of the Rings?

Jun 24, 2022

“Well, I’m back.” Not including the six appendices, these are the last words of the final chapter of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. They’re spoken by Sam Gamgee to his wife Rosie as he returns from seeing Frodo and the rest of the Ring-bearers depart from the Grey Havens into the True West. Implied, but not overtly stated, is that they “lived happily ever after,” all the days of their lives. But what did that happily ever after look like for the four hole-dwelling hal ...read more

18 Divorce Reasons that Sound too Crazy to Be True

Jun 24, 2022

About 50% of marriages eventually end in divorce. While the percentage of divorce goes up by year, the reasons for divorce also git crazier year by year. The process of divorce can be heartbreaking, but it doesn’t always require a heartbreaking reason to get a divorce. Everyone has their reasons for ending a marriage, some are logical, and some are bizarre. Let’s now look at the crazier ones. Here are 18 divorce reasons that sound too crazy to be true. 1 Candy Crush is the reason for 1700 ...read more

How Dangerous are Rubber Bullets and Stun Guns?

Jun 24, 2022

Ashley K asks: How dangerous are rubber bullets? Utilised the world over, rubber bullets and stun guns are controversial additions to the arsenals of police forces and militaries due to their tendency to do the exact opposite of what they’re designed to do, rather than be non-lethal, occasionally killing the people they are leveled at. But how dangerous are they really? As for rubber bullets, invented by the British Ministry of Defence in the 1970’s, rubber bullets have been a near-consta ...read more

Why Are Amish Beards Worn with No Moustache? Here Are Some Interesting Facts About the Amish Community

Jun 24, 2022

The Amish are an interesting group of traditional Christians with Swiss and German backgrounds. The Amish immigrated from Europe for religious freedom and better farmlands. They follow simple living, avoid modern technology and maintain a self-sufficient way of life.  They value rural life. Non-Amish people are referred to as “English.” They practice nonresistance and do not perform any type of military service. Amish beards are a symbol of commitment and manhood to the men in the communi ...read more

That Time a U.S. President Killed a Man in Cold Blood and Got Away With It Scot-Free

Jun 24, 2022

On May 30, 1806, Andrew Jackson dueled with famed marksman Charles Dickinson, killing him, after Dickinson insulted Jackson in a variety of ways including calling Jackson’s wife of bigamist.  This latter point was a sore spot for Jackson as his wife really had married him while she was still married to her former husband.  She had separated from her first husband, Captain Lewis Robards, in 1790 and subsequently moved in with Jackson and began calling herself his wife.  The two were soo ...read more

25 Intriguing Facts About the Great Wall of China

Jun 24, 2022

The Great Wall of China is a miraculous achievement in and of itself. For many years, dynasties and people have gone into the making of the Great Wall. It has witnessed many people die while constructing it or while invading it. However, today it is an attraction for many tourists who come from all over the world to visit the Wall. There are still many mysteries and unknown facts about the Wall that many people aren’t aware of. Let’s check 25 intriguing facts about the Great Wall of China. ...read more

The Mystery of the Lost Roanoke Colony

Jun 24, 2022

We don’t always hear of early-modern human colonies disappearing off the face of the Earth, but that is what happened in the 16th century CE, when the first English settlers in North America, the inhabitants of Roanoke Colony, seemingly to have vanished without a trace. Since then, their unexplained disappearance has remained an alluring mystery that researchers have yet to solve. However, their memory has survived through centuries and has stayed alive in the popular imaginations of people. ...read more

Has Anyone Ever Actually Stuck a Rodent Up Their Butt?

Jun 24, 2022

Nick G. asks: Please do one on the myth of people sticking small rodents up their anus. Few people are more creative than horny men and if you’ve searched around online for the more… unusual ways people get off, like we’ve had to do EXTENSIVELY in researching this article… only for that reason…, you may have stumbled across allusions to a bizarre sexual practice known as “gerbil-stuffing”. But has anyone not named Richard Gere ever actually done this? Before we answer that, th ...read more

20 Interesting Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Scream Movies

Jun 24, 2022

It is hard to believe that you never came across the spooky mask from Scream at least once. Indeed, the 1996 horror hit Scream and its subsequent editions were some of the best that Wes Craven has produced. With the new and probably the last Scream film out, it is mandatory to peek into some fun trivia. The following is a list of 20 interesting things you probably didn’t know about the Scream movies.  1 The original title of the first Scream movie was Scary Movie. Image credit: Dimensi ...read more

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