Everybody has at least one rock band they love to listen to. For each person this can be different. It’s always fun to know a weird fact about famous band and tell our friends. Here are facts that very little known about some of the world’s biggest bands ever.
The Rolling Stones’s bassist, Bill Wyman once had a public relationship with a thirteen year old girl. After she became of the legal age of consent, they got married. The marriage only lasted a year, which is not bad for a rockstar at the prime of his career. Things got weird from here. Bill’s thirteen year old son, Stephen married Mandy’s mother. Mandy was the thirteen year old Bill had initial married. That made Stephen, step father of his former step mother. Had Bill and Mandy stayed together, Stephen would have been his own grand father and his father’s father in law.
The British band Duran Duran, got their name from a Jane Fonda movie named Barbarella.
Aerosmith’s hit song “Dude Looks Like A Lady” was about Motley Crue’s Vince Neil, getting a song written about you is honoring but not in this case.
Rock Band names have gotten out of control with names like Dying Fetus but my personal favorite is Pussy Riot.
Sometimes our obsession with celebrities transcends species. We also love having famous animals. Animals who are unique or have special abilities, are often the ones that gain fame. Once that fame is gained they become worldwide celebrities since animal celebs are so rare. Here are a few stories of celebrity animals.
Tiao, the chimp
This chimpanzee led a quiet life at the Rio de Janiero zoo. His life soon became very public because he would enter a politic campaign. But before that he did gain some infamy among the population of Brazil for being the chimp that would throw his feces at visitors and howling at them furiously. A large group of people formed a political party named “The Banana Party”. The party’s leader was Tiao and he was running for mayor of Rio. At the votes he got a massive amount of support, 200 000 votes went to him. People did all this because of the distaste with the local leaders. The humility of a chimp being your rival candidate must have worked.
Tipper, the choker
Tipper was a handsome little homecat in Tampa, Florida. One day like all the days, he was home alone and he started biting on his flea collar. He soon swallowed much of the collar and started choking on it. And as he struggled around the house choking, he hit the phone during his struggle. He somehow hit the speed dial button which the owner had set to 911. The dispatcher heard the cat’s struggling meow’s and sent paramedics immediately. Tipper was saved by the medics and partially by himself.
It’s always surprising and delightful to learn little known facts about certain historical and worldwide recognized people. These are not always true and sometimes come from rumors that are too good to be ignored. Here a few unknown facts about famous people from around the world
One of the greatest movie directors of all time, Alfred Hitchcock had a weird habit. When he was in a public bathroom and another person would enter he would raise his legs in the stall so nobody could know he was there. The reason behind this attitude is unknown.
Michael Jackson had always been a controversial figure even since his Jackson 5 days. This fact has nothing to do with his personal life but his opinion on other musicians and entertainers. He said about Frank Sinatra that he is a legend but not a good singer, this definitely got Mister Jackson some flack from the majority of people…He also had criticism for his contemporaries such as Madonna, saying that she isn’t a good singer or dancer but can market herself well. Michael Jackson’s opinion might not be as appreciated as his music.
The physicist Albert Einstein was known to be the opposite of a stereotypical genius. He was known to sleep a lot. One of his former maid said that’s what he did the most during his day. Albert had also failed his entrance exam for college and when his father asked the headmaster what he should try for, the headmaster said that it won’t matter because Albert won’t amount to anything in life. Well…not exactly how it turned out.
Humans aren’t the fastest or the strongest, but they do have the largest mental capabilities than any other species. The human body does a lot of interesting things that most people take for granted. Here are some cool facts about the human body.
The human nose isn’t the most impressive range wise, we are beaten by most animals that require smell for hunting. A dog’s sense of smell is a million times more sensitive than a human’s but humans are capable of remembering more smells. An average nose can differentiate around 50 000 smells.
Bones of Steel
Yes the bones in our body are stronger than steel but as they are much less dense, they are easier to break. So please don’t go around trying to test your bone against any hard object, the result will be most definitively painful.
This isn’t something most people would be proud of but humans are the only animal capable of emotional tear. No other animal cries because they got hurt or they had a bad day. This is very much a double edged sword, as emotion can drive a person to do irrational things but also greatly motivate them.
This is the biggest advantage humans have(other than their brains), a human can live on pretty much any climate as long as there is some form of oxygen. The only other living thing that can do that is bacteria.
Those were some interesting facts about humans and the human body.
Corporate mistakes are always fun. When a big marketing push goes wrong because of a pun or something similarly as banal it often leads to hilarity. These mistakes can cost millions of dollars but at least they provide some good laughter. Here are some hilarious corporate blunders.
A school products company in New York(in 1998) decided to have an anti drug message in their pencils. Well the idea was neat and the product made it to stores just fine. When kids actually started using them in schools, an issue they hadn’t prepared for occurred. When these fine pencils were sharpened the message would be cut. The original anti drug message on the pencil said the following “Too Cool To Do Drugs”, after sharpening it, it would be shortened to “Cool To Do Drugs” and after some more sharpening “Do Drugs”. Yes this anti drug effort failed miserably but at least it was funny how much they didn’t think it through. The company had to take the product of the shelves soon after.
Pepsi has been synonymous with soda but there have been some experiments by the company that led to huge disasters, some that could have even wiped them out completely. There was the Pepsi crystal in 1993, which was such a failure that most stores didn’t want to stock it for free. In the early 2000s they tried another massive experiment with the Pepsi Blue. Unlike the Pepsi Crystal this one was marketed globally with such intensity, that even though it wasn’t out everyone had heard of it. That’s the only thing the Pepsi Blue was a success in, nobody bought it or drank it. Pepsi had many other experiments in their other brands but these were the most notable big failures of their main brand Pepsi. Since then they have been very reluctant with completely new flavors while their competitor Coke exceed at it.
Superstitions are something we all have been subject to since our childhood. Some of us even believe in these silly things because of certain experiences we’ve had. Superstitions are hard to believe on the surface since one event leads to another without anyway natural cause but it happens often enough that we believe they are is correlation. Although there is no statistic proving to prove superstitions are real, culture and folklore state otherwise. Superstitions despite not being all real have interesting origins and meanings, here a few common superstitions.
Knock on Wood!
Knocking on wood is a very popular one we hear almost daily. People knock on wood to avoid something bad from happening, there are many other examples but that is the one people use generally.
It is thought that this superstition started in the church, by religion like many other superstitious beliefs. Fathers of the church would knock on wood when praying since Christ had died on wood. Others believe this tradition of knocking on wood was even before Jesus Christ. Ancient Greeks had a diety that was to be communicated to through wood and they would too knock on wood.
Friday The 13th!
This one goes far back and has links to nearly every religion and system of belief like it. The number 12 is considered the number of completeness. Here a few examples illustrating that fact, an year has 12 months, a clock has 12 hours, Olympus had 12 gods, 12 signs of zodiac in the sky, 12 apostles of Jesus, 12 successors of Mohamed in Islam and even a few other. The religious ties don’t end here, a Friday is thought to be the day Jesus was crucified. That is why Friday and 13 are considered unlucky.
Opening an umbrella inside the house is considered bad luck. This one actually has a logical reason and one that doesn’t go back to thousands of years ago. Umbrellas when invented were highly unpredictable instruments when opened and closed. They had springs inside them that could launch them a few feet away. This launch could and did hurt people when they opened it inside. Despite umbrellas evolving the superstition stayed.
Since summer is coming(in some parts of the world), I decided to write a short article on some fruits you might want to try out. Specifically fruits that are exotic and are typically not seen in the common food market. They might be hard to find but are definitely worth the effort.
Rambutan’s are perhaps not the most exotic fruit, most people have had them at least once but don’t know the name. It’s the size of a small peach, bright red and with strains of the plant sticking out like a messy hair. Rambutan’s are normally sold in packets of a dozen or less. The inside of the fruit is a jelly sort of white edible which is the main fruit. Inside of that a seed is located. The taste most often is sweet and sometimes bitter depending on the cultivation location(Philippines, Indonesia and Nicaragua). Being somewhat a close relative to berries, they contain the same anti-oxidants.
At first glance looks like an ordinary raspberry but their location is what makes the distinction. These little fruits grow in the Northwest of America, where very little other plants grow. Like raspberries you have to peel of the fruit’s outer layer to eat it. It can be eaten raw or processed as jam like other berry. These can be found in bushes in Alaska during the short summer, collecting them from the wild is permitted but is quite dangerous. Bears have these berries in their diet so if they see a human collecting them he might also join the diet.
Both of these fruits are tasty and diverse, you can make juice or jam with them. They are also great anti-oxidants(great for your skin). Also with all the carbohydrates they make great summer fruits that refill your energy.
Although physical books are a great addition for any living room, there is an greater alternative available these days. Ebooks are a new method for literature distribution. They are especially useful for young new writers who can’t get a book on the shelves. Here are a few cons and pros of ebooks and physical books.
The Differences between Ebook and Physical Books
A real physical book is always a nice addition to anyone’s living room or library. A good library can inform people of your personality and intelligence just by looking at it. Also reading a physical book has a feeling that can’t be achieved with ebooks or even kindle. It’s hard to say what that feeling might be for different people and different books. Sometimes it’s the paper or the bulk of the book. Safe to say a great looking book is great to have as display. As good as a book might look on your shelves, not everyone has the space for the amount of books they have. That’s one of the benefits of the ebook as they don’t require any physical space other than the device they are on(kindle/ipad/pc). Ebooks are also a lot more cheaper than physical books as there is no cost of production and the cost of distribution is less. One of the hardest thing with literature is finding an obscure book or a lesser known one. Sometimes these old books don’t sell a lot so the cost of production is not worth it for a physical copy but fortunately they still get published on the ebook services. The problem with ebook services is that not all of them offer every book so you might need to make an account for more than one service. Though that isn’t the worst problem you could have. Ebooks can’t be stolen unlike a physical book but your account can. So that is definitely a problem but very few people would try to hack an ebook service account. Losing a kindle might be a bigger loss. Some people believe that reading off a screen is worse for eye sight though this has been already disproved as both have the same effects.
So as you can see both have their pro’s and con’s it’s up to you which one you prefer.
Most computers nowadays have huge harddrives and with that comes room for huge library of files. Though harddrives are powerful and cheap they aren’t as practical for someone who uses multiple computers. Unless you’re using an external hard drive, you can’t bring all your important files along with you. This is important when you’re traveling or as previously mentioned have more than one pc. Thanks to the advent of cloud storage you can just upload your files on the net. This is not only fast but extremely safe. Safe because when your files are being sent to the cloud service, the data is being encrypted. Unfortunately due to most of these sites being accessed through a password, they can still be hacked. A strong password will certainly help against hackers who might try to decrpyt it. Thankfully most hackings that happen are due to a person finding out the password in real life and not on the net like most people believe.
Can I Trust The Cloud Service?
Fortunately there are already 3 big companies that offer cloud storage. That diminishes your chances of being scammed by some shady site/service. Google Drive, Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive are the three most popular ones. As you would expect from them, the service is thoroughly guarded and automated. The government can still ask these site to see a member’s storage though such measures are taken only when the situation is highly extreme. One thing is sure Cloud Storage is definitely safer than carrying all your important data in an external hard drive or laptop.
Benefits of Cloud Storage.
Cloud storage has one huge advantage over hard drives and even external hard drives. It’s accessibility. With the requirement of internet, you can access your cloud storage anytime and anywhere. This is not possible with hard drives as you need to have your computer or laptop. Cloud services can be used on smart phones, even tablet devices though this is certainly possible with an external hard drive it is a lot more complicated and unintuitive. With physical data there is always risk of losing it because of a system failure. This can be prevented with constantly backing up your data but in the cloud you don’t need to do any of that. As long as you have your account your files stay on the server till you wish otherwise.
To conclude, cloud storage does have some negatives but the positives far outweigh them. With the cloud you always have your data with you. The same could be said about the external hard drive or laptop but those are physical things that you can lose unlike the cloud.
Lawsuits have become a common thing in modern western society, it has gone to the point of absurdity as some cases have shown. The famous example of the robber in the night falling off your stairs suing you because of his critical condition. That is a legit case and there are many like it as stupid.
God Among Us
Chris Roller is not only a man but a mighty wizard as witnessed by the CIA according to him(How does that work?). Christopher Roller claims to have sex with the stars and be immortal(or at least the ability to beat that). In 2007 he tried to apply a patent for “Godly Powers”, which would make it illegal to do godly things on earth(whatever that means) without compensating Christopher financially. Why would he try to do that? Because he thinks he’s some kind of god on earth. He went as far as suing David Blaine for $50 million. He made his case by declaring that Blaine was stealing his powers to perform magic tricks. Unfortunately despite being a self proclaimed god he lost this case.
Some people are so eager to make a quick buck that they sue over the most bewildering thing and even that they do wrong. A victim of a bar fight tried suing Anheuser-Busch(beer maker) because a bottle of their brand was used on him. This victim instead of suing someone like the bar owner who’s responsible for illegal acts of violence in his establishment decided to sue a multi millionaire company. This man could have probably made some money but chose the wrong option, like he did when getting in to a bar fight.
I Killed You, Now You Owe Me Money
David Belniak, a resident of Tampa, Florida, a man who was convicted of a DUI manslaugter was sentenced for 12 years in prison. The accident was in 2007 where he killed 3 people by rear ending their car. In 2012, he decided to sue the dead victims, claiming it was them who had caused the accident and that they have ruined his life. He also wants more than 15 000 for all the emotional distress he’s received. Despite the 6 eye witness during the accident all claiming it was M. Belniak who came out of nowhere hit the victim’s car, his lawyer claims otherwise. Interesting to note that his lawyer is his sister. Stupidity runs deep in this family.
Being Ugly is a Crime
A Chinese man Jian Feng had an ugly baby but a parent is suppose to love their child no matter what right? Wrong, Jian Feng was so offended by this, that he asked his model looking wife why was their baby so atrocious looking. She told him the truth, that she had several surgeries before looking as good as she did. Jian Feng was so offended by this lie that he filed a lawsuit against her under false pretense of marriage and won $120 000 in damages.