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The Luckiest Unlucky Man Ever Cheated Death Seven Times

Reading Time: 3 minutes The luckiest unlucky man to ever live cheated death an amazing seven times. It really depends on your perspective of things. Was he lucky to survive, or unlucky to have encountered near death experiences? We will explain his unfortunate encounters and let you decide. Frane Selak is a Croatian music teacher who was born in 1929. …

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7Up Once Contained Lithium

Reading Time: 2 minutes The popular carbonated beverage 7Up  contained lithium, the toxic element used in many popular battery cells. But it’s also perhaps the most widely used medication for bipolar disorder. The therapeutic benefits of lithium are the reason it was first used in 7Up. When it was released for sale in 1929, only a few weeks before the stock …

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No Animals Were Harmed Doesn’t Really Mean What It Implies

Reading Time: 2 minutes We have all seen the ending credits of movies and television shows that feature animals. They will state, usually that is, that no animals were harmed during the making of this film. It leaves the viewer in a satisfied state believing that all the animals were treated kindly and as their own pets. But the …

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Nancy Wake, the White Mouse, Was the Most Wanted Person in Nazi Germany

Reading Time: 2 minutes Throughout the course of the most violent conflict in history, one of the most wanted people in the world was a pretty 32 year old woman, Nancy Wake, known to the Gestapo as the White Mouse. She was regarded by the Gestapo as one of the most dangerous people in occupied Europe. She was brave, …

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Monopoly Games For POW’s Had Hidden Escape Maps In WWII

Reading Time: 2 minutes Clever. The Allies hid escape maps in Monopoly games for POW’s to use, along with other useful tools. During the course of WWII many allied prisoners of war spent time in German prisoner camps. Though life was far from easy, the captors of the POW’s allowed the families and relief organisations to deliver special care packages …

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Tom And Jerry Had A Suicidal Episode

Reading Time: 2 minutes How many childhoods were enlightened with Tom and Jerry cartoons? The classic cat and mouse escapades of the pair bought delight and a smile to children all around the world. Nearly all the episodes were harmless fun, except one. There’s one episode that is regarded almost universally as the  most controversial children’s cartoon episode, of all …

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Salon Kitty Was a Brothel Ran by the Ss in Germany to Gather Intelligence

Reading Time: 2 minutes Intelligence gathering by countries is an age old practice. The mere thought of spies conjures up thoughts of dark and mysterious men in trench coats rummaging through secret documents. But this is not always the case, and other methods are often used. In modern times we have been alerted to intelligence gathering methods used by governments. …

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James Bond’s Name Originated From An American Ornithologist

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered where Ian Fleming chose the name of his characters? Specifically, the origin of James Bond’s name. James Bond is perhaps one of the world’s most profitable and successful movie franchises in history. Just the mere mention of his name is instantly recognizable. Nearly everyone knows who he is and what he …

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Dolly Parton Lost A Look-Alike Contest To A Man

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dolly Parton entered a look-alike contest, and lost. But if losing wasn’t bad enough, she lost it to a man in drag. How could this happen? Celebrity look-alike contests are nothing new. They have been an entertaining part of many attractions for quite some time. Quite often the winner bears a striking resemblance to the celebrity. But …

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