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What Happened to Mal Evans?

Malcolm Frederick Evans was The Beatles’ road manager and personal assistant they hired in 1963 until the band broke up in 1970. But did you know what happened to him? The Beatles had an “all-around man” who did everything from roadie work to bodyguarding. He even did a couple of shows with them. A few …

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When Was the First Time The Beatles Took LSD?

It isn’t uncommon to hear rock stars use and abuse drugs. One of the most famous rock bands from the 60s, the Beatles, have been known to take uppers and downers. But did you know the first time they used LSD was not in the way anyone would have expected? The Beatles did it all. …

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Did You Know You Can’t Do Drugs When Playing Chess Competitively?

Most professional sports have a clear set of rules to ensure all players get a fair chance to compete against their peers. This includes the prohibition of performance-enhancing drugs that may provide players with an unfair disadvantage. But did you know this rule also applies to Chess? Professional chess players cannot take any performance-enhancing drugs …

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What Happened During the Last Four Years of Elvis Presley’s Life?

Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, passed away on August 16, 1977, of a heart attack that was likely brought on by his addiction to barbiturates. But what lead to his untimely demise, and who is to blame? In the last four years of Presley’s life, he had been prescribed about 19,000 doses …

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What Happened to River Phoenix?

Only a few celebrities in the early 1990s were as famous and well-loved as River Phoenix. He was recognized for his great acting skills and good looks. Unfortunately, all was lost in an incident at The Viper Room. What happened on Halloween night in 1993? River Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix’s older brother, was a child star …

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How Did Smugglers Transport Drugs from the Columbian Jungle?

With no purpose other than to engage in illicit drug trafficking, many semi-submersibles emerged from Central America. Dubbed as Big Foot before 2006, these narcotic-transporting vessels remained as widespread rumors with no reported sightings.  A shipyard situated in the vast Columbian Jungles disassembled and reassembled semi-submersibles to smuggle tons worth of cocaine to the United …

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Do Hospitals Treat Delirium Tremens with Alcohol?

Delirium Tremens (DT) or Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium (AWD) is a severe and life-threatening form of Alcohol Withdrawal. Some symptoms include visual and auditory hallucinations, tremors, vomiting, diaphoresis, and more. But can some doctors actually prescribe alcohol to those experiencing this kind of withdrawal? Yes, hospitals can and will prescribe alcohol to patients with severe alcohol …

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How Dirty is Money?

If you live in North America, the chances that you have touched money laced with drugs can be high. According to studies, about 92% of US dollar bills have traces of cocaine on them. This is nearly 9 out of 10 bills currently circulating in the US and Canada. This gives a literal meaning to …

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Walter Breuning stopped smoking cigars at age 103 because they became too expensive. At age 108, he began smoking cigars again after receiving a lot of gifts of cigars. He ultimately ended up living to age 114.5 and was the second-last verified surviving man born in the 1800s.

Walter Breuning Walter Breuning (September 21, 1896 – April 14, 2011) was an American supercentenarian who was the oldest recognized living man in the world between July 18, 2009 and his death. As of 2021, Breuning was the third-oldest verified American man ever, behind Danish-born Christian Mortensen and Mathew Beard, as well as the second-oldest …

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The tobacco industry managed to shift blame of people falling asleep with lit cigarettes away from their products onto beds and sofas being too flammable getting the government to force flame retardants into all sorts of home products that now are linked to cancer etc.

Tobacco industry linked to proliferation of flame retardants in American homes According to the Chicago Tribune, Big Tobacco is behind the proliferation of flame retardants packed into household products. Flame retardants are a family of synthetic chemicals designed to help petroleum-based materials resist catching fire. Today, flame retardants are so ubiquitous they can be found …

The tobacco industry managed to shift blame of people falling asleep with lit cigarettes away from their products onto beds and sofas being too flammable getting the government to force flame retardants into all sorts of home products that now are linked to cancer etc. Read More »