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El Chapo

When El Chapo was Captured in 2014, More Than a Thousand People Marched in Mexico, Demanding He Be Released.

More than a thousand people marched in support of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman in his home state’s capital on Wednesday, demanding his release. But did you know many people were against El Chapo’s arrest? During the penultimate capture of drug lord El Chapo in 2014, over a thousand people marched in …

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Cigarette Butts

Cigarette Butts are Environmentally Toxic and are Considered the Most Littered Item in the World.

Environmentalists have attacked the targets methodically, attempting to eliminate or reduce significant sources of ocean pollution such as plastic bags, eating utensils, and, most recently, drinking straws. This year, more than a dozen coastal cities banned plastic straws. Many more are considering bans, including California and Hawaii. But did you know that the cigarette butt …

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Blues Brothers

A Portion of the Budget for the Film “Blues Brothers” was Set Aside to Buy Cocaine for Night Shooting.

John Landis directed the 1980 American musical comedy film The Blues Brothers. It stars John Belushi as Joliet Jake Blues and Dan Aykroyd as his brother Elwood, characters based on the NBC variety show Saturday Night Live’s frequent musical segment, The Blues Brothers. But did you know that the production had a special budget set …

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Cocaine

A Male Cocaine Addict Who Fathers a Son Passes on Genetic Adaptations That Reduce or Prevent Susceptibility to Cocaine Addiction. However, It Does Not Work for Daughters.

Cocaine is a white powdery substance that interacts with the body’s central nervous system to produce energy and euphoria. Although there are undeniable physical symptoms of addiction, it is often the psychological addiction that is the most difficult to overcome. Someone who uses cocaine frequently will develop a dependence on it, which means they will …

A Male Cocaine Addict Who Fathers a Son Passes on Genetic Adaptations That Reduce or Prevent Susceptibility to Cocaine Addiction. However, It Does Not Work for Daughters. Read More »

Carrie Nation

Carrie Nation Fought Against the Widespread Alcohol Consumption in the US Before the Prohibition by Attacking Saloons with a Hatchet.

Carry A. Nation took a direct approach to further the prohibition movement’s goals, often far too direct for the tastes of authorities. Her unusual life story was not only engaging in and of itself but also highlighted some of the motivations women had for joining the movement that eventually led to Prohibition. But did you …

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Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a Hallucinogen because it Contains Myristicin. It is a Natural Compound that has Mind-Altering Effects When Consumed in Large Doses.

Nutmeg has a distinct pungent fragrance and a warm, slightly sweet flavor; it is used to season a variety of baked goods, confections, puddings, potatoes, meats, sausages, sauces, vegetables, and beverages such as eggnog. Mace is derived from the fleshy arils that surround the nutmeg seed. But did you know consuming large amounts of nutmeg …

Nutmeg is a Hallucinogen because it Contains Myristicin. It is a Natural Compound that has Mind-Altering Effects When Consumed in Large Doses. Read More »

German Beer

Germany Passed the Reinheitsgebot Law in 1516, Which States Only Water, Barley, and Hops are to be Used to Make Beer.

It’s the foam-topped pride of a beer-crazy country. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the German Reinheitsgebot, or purity law, the world’s oldest food safety law still in force. The law restricts German beer brewers to using only four ingredients: malt, hops, yeast, and water. Do you know what the Bavarian Purity Law is?  …

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Bill Ward Drinking

Members of the Band, Black Sabbath, Almost Killed Their Drummer, Bill Ward. They Painted Him in Gold Paint and Lacquer After He Passed Out from Drinking.

Pranking one another is a common routine among rock and roll musicians that helps them relieve stress while on the road. There’s always an incorrigible prankster among band members, and in Black Sabbath, that was lead guitarist Tony Iommi, who was notorious for pulling pranks with tragic outcomes. But did you know that a supposed …

Members of the Band, Black Sabbath, Almost Killed Their Drummer, Bill Ward. They Painted Him in Gold Paint and Lacquer After He Passed Out from Drinking. Read More »

King James and Tobacco

King James I Strongly Objected to the Cultivation of Tobacco in British Colonies. He Claimed That it was Harmful to the Brain and Dangerous to the Lungs. This was 350 Years Before the US Reported that Smoking Had Negative Effects on Our Health.

More than 8 million people die yearly from the tobacco crisis. It is one of the most significant risks to global public health. This figure includes roughly 1.2 million fatalities from exposure to secondhand smoke. But did you know who initially objected to the use of tobacco? Before the US acknowledged that smoking severely impacts …

King James I Strongly Objected to the Cultivation of Tobacco in British Colonies. He Claimed That it was Harmful to the Brain and Dangerous to the Lungs. This was 350 Years Before the US Reported that Smoking Had Negative Effects on Our Health. Read More »

Emma Coronel Aispuro

Emma Coronel, El Chapo’s Wife, was Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Assisting Her Husband in His Criminal Enterprise. Rumors Say That the Government Reduced Her Sentence from 10 Years in Exchange for Her Cooperation.

Emma Modesta Coronel Aispuro is a former American teenage beauty queen. She is best known as the wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, the most wanted drug lord in Mexico until he was sentenced to life in prison. But did you know how long El Chapo’s wife’s sentence was?  Emma Coronel, El Chapo’s wife, was …

Emma Coronel, El Chapo’s Wife, was Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Assisting Her Husband in His Criminal Enterprise. Rumors Say That the Government Reduced Her Sentence from 10 Years in Exchange for Her Cooperation. Read More »