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Steve Wozniak Was Arrested for Building a Fake Bomb

Would you believe that Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak was arrested for building a fake bomb while he was in high school? For such an innocent and cheerful looking man, this would at first seem impossible, or at least improbable. But if you take the word of the man himself, and some others, this really happened. Steve Wozniak is best known as one of the co-founders of tech giant Apple. It was his personal development of the Apple I computer, and the genius of Steve Jobs in identifying that Wozniak’s homemade computer was something that had never been seen before, that launched him ... Read more

Ron Jeremy Was a Special Education Teacher Before Going into Adult Entertainment (we All Know What That Is)

Would you believe that porn star Ron Jeremy was a special education teacher before making perhaps one of the most drastic of career changes? I know, it’s weird hey? It took me a little while to wrap my head around it to begin with. To be honest, I thought it was a myth. But it’s true. Now, if I were to ask you anything about Ron Jeremy I bet that most people would think of porn. For the uninitiated among us, Ron Jeremy is perhaps the best known porn star that has ever lived, surpassing that of even the most ... Read more

Napoleon Was Attacked by Rabbits, and Lost

Napoleon Bonaparte was attacked by a pack of rabbits. No, don’t laugh, it actually happened. Not only was Napoleon attacked by rabbits, but it happened when he was the most powerful man in the world. But if you think the French president and general of the army being attacked by rabbits is funny, wait until you see how this encounter ended. The bunny rabbit. Cute, adorable, fluffy balls of cuddly fun, oh, and ever so delicious. Their reputation is more akin to a cuddly and harmless child’s teddy bear than a pack of Wild flesh-eating piranha. In fact, they are ... Read more

Thomas Edison’s Ghost Machine Was an Invention He Was Working on Before He Died

Did Thomas Edison invent a ghost machine? Thomas Edison is perhaps  one of the most prolific inventors that have ever lived. Regardless of how you view the man, either for his countless contributions to science or as nothing more than a shrewd businessman who took others inventions for his own, he left a lasting mark on everyday living. One only needs to look at a simple light globe, even modern LED’s and compact fluorescent globes to see his legacy remains in how some of them are inserted into the socket with the Edison screw. But the light globe was just one ... Read more

Alexander the Great Had Two Different Eye Colors

One of the ancient world’s most powerful men, Alexander the Great, had two different eye colors. For a lot of people reading this right now, this might come as a bit of a surprise. Eyes are supposed to match, and different colors just isn’t possible, or is it? Well, it is, and it is a little more common than you might think. The condition that Alexander the Great had that gave him two different colored eyes is called heterochromia iridum. While it’s actually not all that common in humans, several household names have this condition. Kate Bosworth, Mila Kunis, Henry Cavill, Kiefer Sutherland and Wentworth ... Read more

It Appears Adolf Hitler Was Scared of the Dentist

It would appear that Adolf Hitler was scared of the dentist. Now, this isn’t exactly the most unusual of fears that people have. in fact a lot of people rank being scared of a dentist more terrifying than a certain eight-legged creature. If you think about it, it kind of makes sense. Although a dentist relieves dental pain, the only way that they can achieve this is by creating pain. This additional pain coupled with needles, of which a lot of people have a deep-seated phobia, and unusual devices that make an array of spine chilling sounds make dentists one ... Read more

Elvis Presley Was Blond

  Well they say that you learn something new every day, and today is no exception. Would you believe that the king of rock and roll, the man with the blue suede shoes, Elvis Presley was blond? As bizarre as this sounds it is actually true. The man who can be instantly recognized, and is emulated all around the globe more than anyone else that has ever lived, had locks of gold. Today Elvis is remembered as much for his singing career as for the numerous impersonators around the globe. But singing and dancing weren’t his only talents. Not long after striking ... Read more

John Elwes the Real Ebenezer Scrooge Fought a Rat for Food

All my life I thought that the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens “A Night Before Christmas,” was nothing more than a fictional character. the result of a creative imagination. But to my surprise, he was based on a real person. That’s right, the real Ebenezer Scrooge was based on a real person, a man called John Elwes. But if you thought that Scrooge was a real penny pincher, he barely cast a shadow when compared to John Elwes, the real Ebenezer Scrooge. Most of us are familiar with the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. He was the main character of ... Read more

Robert De Niro Was a Gangster in Real Life

Robert De Niro and gangster films are about as synonymous as Mark Hammil and Star Wars. They really seem to go hand in hand with one another. With films behind him such as The Godfather part II, Goodfellas and Analyse This, it would appear as though the role of a gangster was suited to Robert De Niro. With his tough and rugged look, Italian heritage and domineering presence on screen, it’s hard to argue otherwise. Even his terrifying role in Cape Fear, although not a gangster, was still that of a hardened criminal. But why exactly does he continue to get ... Read more

Pt Barnum Would Trick People with a “this Way to Egress” Sign

  This is one old proverb I love, “a fool and his money are soon parted.” It’s a sentiment that rings true throughout the ages. In today’s world the fool is often the victim of an elaborate scheme or conman, working online or through other illicit means. I mean, we all seem to have that distant Nigerian relative that has passed away unexpectedly and has left us a huge inheritance, but to get it we need to send a small security of a few thousand dollars so the funds can be released. Then there’s the scams that involve a cold calling ... Read more