- In 2011 Armenia lost internet for five hours after a 75 year old Georgian woman sliced through cables while scavenging for copper.
- Russia contains several “Closed Cities”. These cities’ existence are denied by the government and their location is unknown. All foreigners are prohibited from visiting them and these cities do not appear on any maps or road signs.
- The first time Ted Bundy was reported as a possible suspect, the police ignored it because they thought it unlikely that a clean-cut law student with no adult criminal record could be the perpetrator
- When he was challenged to a duel by Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck in 1885, scientist Rudolf Virchow selected two pork sausages as the weapons to be used.
- There will be a Simpsons/Futurama crossover episode entitled “Simpsorama” that will air in May 2014
- The sandtiger shark gives birth to live young, but doesn’t have enough placenta or yolk to feed all of them in the womb: Instead, the embryos eat each other until the strongest sharks are born.
Wicked Wikipedia article
- “sailing the Seven Seas” originally referred to the seven bodies of water Arabian traders crossed to reach China.
- List of chess-related deaths
- A movie was made in 1967 as a spoof of James Bond. The movie was called OK Connery and stars Sean Connery’s brother Neil.
- End-of-history illusion
Articulate (Reddit) article
- If the Big Bang happened 13.7 Billion years ago, how is the edge of the observable universe 16 Billion light years away? Did the universe expand faster than the speed of light?
- ELI5: Why does looking at this picture hurt my eyes?
- ELI5:Why can’t the wire between a bomb and the timer just be cut?
- Why does it seem that when it is snowing outside, it seems quieter?
- Is it actually bad for the Battery of a Laptop to leave it plugged in?
- Why do marshmallows expand in volume when in a microwave but not when heated over a campfire?
- How does the brain store different languages?