|13 people a year are killed by vending machines falling on them.
"some assembly required" by Nkrumah Steward, creator of 8bm.com
Fact: 13 people a year are killed by
vending machines falling on them.
What I Took From This: We
either need to reduce the price of carbonated beverages or reduce
the amount of caffeine we pump into the product because honestly,
nothing in that machine is or should be that fucking important.
Fact: Medieval Jewish mystics practiced rolling
in the snow to purge themselves from evil urges.
What I Took From This: It
is nearly impossible to diagnosis someone as being schizophrenic
once they hold some authority in religion. So let's just say that
we did and that they are and start to treat them accordingly.
Fact: Despite a population of over a billion,
China has only about 200 family names.
What I Took From This: Inbreeding
makes you short and exceptional in Mathematics.
Fact: Oliver Cromwell
was a typical Puritan in that he saw the judgment and mercy of God
in events. Cromwell was hanged and decapitated two years after his death.
What I Took From This: Retributive justice is not always rational. Now I understand
the Old Testament.
Fact: Behram, an Indian thug, known throughout India by only his first name, holds the record for most murders by a single individual. He strangled 931 people between 1790-1840 with a piece of yellow and white cloth, called a ruhmal.
What I Took From This: What India needs in its police department is a sketch artist.