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…

Posted on: February 25, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 1

20 crazy smart travel hacks that will level up your vacation Cheaper, faster, better, stronger.

Turn on “Private Browsing” for cheaper flights Airlines and travel sites are no different from other modern companies, and record as much data about you as possible. One of the things they do with this data is to jack up your price based on criteria like whether you’ve already searched for and seen any prices. This is to create a sense of urgency and encourage impulse buying. So give Private…

Posted on: February 24, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 3

Things school doesn’t teach you about money—but should Students are more ignorant than ever when it comes to real-world stuff like financial literacy.

Students today are being churned out of college more ignorant than ever before, at least when it comes to real-world stuff like financial literacy. A study in the Journal of Consumer Marketing reveals that the majority of college students now don’t even know the interest rates on their credit cards. That’s because behind the veneer of high tech gadgets, the whole education system is a relic from simpler times. Your…

Posted on: February 21, 2020 Posted by: Malachi B. Comments: 3

10 mysterious caves and tunnels nobody can explain Ancient goblin caves, underground pyramid secrets, Victorian crime dens, and even Satanic tunnels under a preschool. Let's go cavin'.

Humans have always been fascinated with spaces in the ground beneath our feet, whether for the possibility of discovering a long-lost civilization, the gates to the underworld, or forgotten treasures. When we can’t account for what we do find, these caves and tunnels become a gold mine for the inevitable folklore. Early humans often left tunnels behind without an obvious explanation – especially before written language was invented. Other times,…

Posted on: February 21, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 1

The symbiotic relationship of technology and education The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Technology and education are two words that define the modern era. The most significant difference between the past and the present is that we live in a technologically advanced society. That was never possible without education and incrementally building on the successes and mistakes of our forebears. To say that education has led to technological advancement is correct. But if we analyze the matter the other way around – that…