Posted on: May 19, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 3

6 ways social media is turning us into monsters All I'm offering is the truth. Nothing more.

According to Statista, social media platforms now have 3.81 billion active users. There is no denying that social media has long since moved beyond novelty and become an essential part of normal everyday lives. With this in mind, here are some of the many ways that social media is turning us all into monsters. Disclaimer: we know it isn’t all bad Line goes up and that’s good for stonks Social…

Posted on: May 14, 2020 Posted by: Andy Green, Kristi, & Editor Comments: 2

20 things you need to know about pirates while in global Covid-19 communist gangster slavery Arrrr, did you know?

Whether it’s the classic one-eyed, peg-legged, crow-sporting classic pirates or the modern day Somalian pirates in their boats of unfortunate quality… as long as there are oceans, there will be pirates lookin’ for booty. This is all stuff you already knew about pirates, but here are 20 badass things you might not have known about our favorite treasure-seeking friends, starting with a slight embarrassment. Julius Caesar crucified a whole pirate…

Posted on: May 13, 2020 Posted by: Jacopo della Quercia & Wikipedia Comments: 1

6 World Wars you’ve probably never heard of Why they happened and why they were forgotten.

The War of the Sixth Coalition (1812–1814) In the War of the Sixth Coalition (March 1813 – May 1814), a coalition of Austria, Prussia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and a number of German States defeated France and drove Napoleon into exile on Elba. After the disastrous French invasion of Russia of 1812 in which they had been forced to support France, Prussia and Austria joined Russia, the United…

Posted on: May 7, 2020 Posted by: Vijay Agarwal Comments: 0

How to gain the heart of a Libra woman Secrets of seduction.

According to statistics, representatives of the softer sex believe in horoscopes more than men, but there are still enough men out there ready to trust the astrologers. If you are one of them, get ready for a dizzying adventure. The Libra is intelligence with dreamy thinking, and dreams need to be turned into reality. Many gentlemen are wondering how to win over a Libra lady because hot Russian women on…

Posted on: May 1, 2020 Posted by: John Haswell Comments: 1

15 terrible students who became wildly successful The report card doesn't matter much in the real world.

Spending time in the education system is not a guarantee of success, and for some it even turns out to be an impediment. You are already familiar with classic ‘dropout’ stories like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, but there are many more inspirational stories worth a look. Barry Charles Diller (1942) Barry Diller first found a way into business by working at the mail room of the William Morris Agency,…

Posted on: April 27, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 0

10 mind-blowing facts about bodybuilding Would you eat monkey brains?

While the concept of bodybuilding is well-known, there are a lot of obscure facts about bodybuilding that the average weak, lanky nerd wouldn’t know about. Let’s take a deep dive into the fascinating world of bodybuilding with these mindblowing facts. Acne in weird places When you’re pumping your body with steroids (here’s a useful reference) to gain unnaturally large muscles, you’re also sacrificing your physiology to the whims of chemical…

Posted on: April 12, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 1

A short guide to Liverpool’s history and landmarks With its vast and long history, it's an exciting place to explore if you set aside the time.

From the city’s involvement in historical slavery and being one of the biggest ports in the world, to its world-class musicians and unique bars and restaurants, if you’re visiting Liverpool, you will not be bored. There is a range of young professionals flooding to the Northern city as new prospects arise and people fall further in love with the home of The Beatles. The city is known for having a…

Posted on: March 26, 2020 Posted by: Malachi B & John Haswell Comments: 1

The greatest bank heists in history The greatest bank robberies in history often involve complex plans and organization, and sometimes a good dose of sheer dumb luck.

Even with fractional-reserve banking, banks still house millions upon millions in their vaults so they can credibly create credit and grant SBA loans to your small business or whatever type of loan you might need. Thieves dream of getting just a fraction of that money so they can retire early and live comfortably. Bank robbers lacking in creativity simply point a gun at the bank teller and demand money, but…

Posted on: March 17, 2020 Posted by: Will Kriegshauser Comments: 0

Five true tales of beer saving the day Beer has often turned hairy situations right-side-up just by existing and isn't getting enough credit.

Remember the legend about the baker on the Titanic who survived freezing cold waters because he got plastered on brandy, and it made him impervious to hypothermia? Well, that’s mostly bullshit. While it’s true that a chef named Charles Joughin survived the sinking, the “plastered on brandy” part of his legend is more myth than reality. Regardless, his song remains the same — a subversive fairy-tale expounding the potential life-saving…

Posted on: March 5, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 1

10 great educational video games for history buffs Jokes about Battlefield's wokified WWI soldiers aside; for today's games, historical authenticity is a selling point. Learning has become fun.

You may have played those third-rate “edutainment” video games as a kid and developed a dislike for anything with the word educational in front of it. Educational video games for aspiring essay writers are often focused on reading comprehension (like Reader Rabbit) or simple math (like Number Munchers), and those games aren’t really that fun. The fare for adults is much better. Video games focused on history tend to involve…

Posted on: March 1, 2020 Posted by: Wackoid Comments: 4

Haunting last words of doomed airplane pilots Black boxes record everything going on in the cockpits of crashing planes. These are the last words of their doomed pilots.

It’s statistically safer to travel in an airplane than by car, but that doesn’t mean accidents don’t happen. While airplanes go through rigorous maintenance and crashes are relatively rare, airplane crashes happen for a wide variety of reasons – attacks, miscommunication, and electrical malfunctions are all possible risks. There are rarely survivors. Here are the most haunting last words from pilots moments before their fatal crash. Pacific Southwest Airlines, Flight…

Posted on: March 1, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 1

These ancient technologies were way ahead of their time Incredible artifact discoveries reveal many ancient cultures were capable of far more than previously thought.

People tend to think of ancient civilizations and their technologies as primitive, but while certainly not as impressive as our 2020 technology trends, it’s still incredible what they were able to do with the limited tools and resources available to them. Incredible artifact discoveries have shown that some of these cultures were way ahead of their time and capable of far more than previously thought. From ancient alarm clocks to…

Posted on: February 28, 2020 Posted by: Jeremy Taylor & Malachi B. Comments: 1

The most notorious insane asylums in history Gothic palaces of abuse and neglect that will send a chill down your spine.

Before 1844, the mentally ill were stashed away in prisons and the basements of public buildings. But in the middle of the 19th century, reformers like Dorothea Dix pushed to improve the standing of those with serious mental illness, an effort that led to the construction of sprawling psychiatric hospitals with names like the State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers and the Athens Lunatic Asylum. Many of these new facilities were…

Posted on: February 25, 2020 Posted by: Veronica Rodriguez & Editor Comments: 3

The 15 red flags that reveal you’re about to get fired It's better to have quit than having been fired. Look out for these signs that definitely mean your company wants you gone.

People can get fired for any number of reasons – for the way they look, the things they say, not “voluntarily” doing those lame social events, and approximately 1,692 other excuses. If you’ve ever been kicked to the curb you know the feeling of embarrassment and anger that can come with it. If you’ve never experienced it, we salute you and hope your lucky streak continues. Sometimes the best (and…