"As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live."
Pope John Paul II
Joke of the Day
What do you call a bee that can’t make up its mind? A maybe
The Canary Islands are named after dogs, not birds.
It might seem safe to assume that the Canary Islands were named after canary birds, but the location was actually named after dogs. Although it's off the coast of northwestern Africa, the archipelago is actually part of Spain. In Spanish, the area's name is Islas Canarias, which comes from the Latin phrase Canariae Insulae for "island of dogs." World facts related to dogs? Now those we can get behind!
In Ancient Asia, death by elephant was a popular form of execution.
As elephants are very intelligent and easy to train, it proved easy enough to train them as executioners and torturers.
They could be taught to slowly break bones, crush skulls, twist off limbs, or even execute people using large blades fitted to their tusks.
In some parts of Asia this method of execution was still popular up to the late 19th century.
Dirk Diggler’s penis in Boogie Nights measured 13 inches, half an inch more than its inspiration, John Holmes. Michael Fassbender’s wang has yet to be measured. Except, presumably, by Michael Fassbender.
"These go to eleven."
This Is Spinal Tap, 1984
What is a significant event that has changed you?
New Jersey: No murder while wearing a bulletproof vest
It’s against the law to murder someone, but in Jersey it’s double against the law to murder someone while you’re wearing a bulletproof vest. See if you can follow along: wearing a bulletproof vest while committing or attempting to commit a crime of the first degree, is a crime of the second degree.
Humans are born craving sugar.