17 Awesome Facts About The Mad World We Live In.
So perhaps it's no great surprise that Google utilizes unusually mathematically oriented recruitment techniques.
#16 Pavlov's house.
Sergeant Yakov Pavlov's platoon took possession of the building by violently driving out the German invaders.
Sergeant Yakov Pavlov received a simple order, "Not one step back." It was an order he intended to keep.
#15 Carolina Reaper.
The Carolina Reaper is the hottest chili pepper in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
#14 The scam of 'Teacup' pig.
Lately miniature "teacup" pigs have popped up in ads as an adorable alternative to the family dog, but they are also a complete scam.
Pigs are cute. Piglets are super cute. Pigs are very intelligent, highly social, and make surprisingly good, house-trainable pets.
Unfortunately, 800-lb hogs are not cute.
#13 Christine Maggiore - The one who believed, contrary to the scientific evidence.
Christine Maggiore, was a prominent HIV/AIDS denialist, who, after having been found to be HIV positive back in the early 1990s fell under the sway of Peter Duesberg and came to believe that HIV does not cause AIDS and that therefore she did not need to take antiretroviral drugs.
#12 King Tut's 'Feminine Hips' revealed.
A CLUB foot, buck teeth, and feminine hips - Egypt's most famous ancient ruler was no chariot boy racer.
#11 Hurricane Katrina.
Katrina, one of the deadliest and strongest hurricanes ever recorded, exacted a devastating blow to the Gulf Coast leading to the loss of thousands of lives, both people and animals.
This shows that the United Sates is a nation of animal lovers.
#10 Death of Ernest Hemingway.
His death was found to be self-inflicted, but the newspapers called it "accidental." Five years later, Mary, his wife, publicly disclosed that the cause of death was suicide.
Ernest killed himself with his favorite shotgun, purchased from Abercrombie & Fitch.
#9 Cat saves owner's life after being adopted.
Dogs may have earned the reputation as man's best friend, thanks to their heroic turns as guide animals and police canines, but it turns out that cats are equally skilled at rescuing people when they want to.
#8 In North Korea, meth is offered as casually as a cup of tea
Despite its draconian legal system, North Korea has long been easygoing about narcotics use.
If you go to somebody's house it is a polite way to greet somebody by offering them a sniff.
#7 Pablo Escobar was the richest criminal around the world.
The name that comes to mind as soon as someone says cocaine and Columbia. The cops hated him, while the locals loved him because he showered them with gifts. Anyway, he was really rich and really powerful, the perfect combination.
If Escobar was included on the Forbes Billionaire rankings today, he'd be tied for seventh.
#6 When you call the police in Detroit, it takes them an average of 58 minutes to respond.
The violent crime rate in Detroit is five times higher than the national average. The murder rate in Detroit is 11 times higher than it is in New York City. Today, police solve less than 10 percent of the crimes that are committed in Detroit. Crime has gotten so bad in Detroit that even the police are telling people to "enter Detroit at your own risk."
,br> Now this is a very serious matter for the government to deal with.
#5 In case you were wondering about Liechtenstein's military history.
Commentators on world politics rarely use the words "war" and "Liechtenstein" in the same sentence, because the tiny nation's military history has been both brief and inglorious.
#4 Dolphins save surfer from becoming shark's bait.
No one knows why dolphins protect humans, but stories of the marine mammals rescuing humans go back to ancient Greece, according to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. So, If you see dolphins, it's safe to swim there because their presence scares away sharks.
#3 Guest of honour.
A newly-wed couple who met the Queen when she unexpectedly dropped in at their wedding have said it must be one of the best presents the couple could wish for.
#2 Cows have best friends and become stressed if they are separated.
Anyone who thinks cows are dull has never been BFFs with one.
#1 Tarra and Bella: Elephant loses man's best friend.
Of course, anyone who's lost a dog knows you can't eat your way out of the grief as much we might try, but still nice to know at least Tarra's not alone in this.
It's also nice to see that compassion is much more than just human..
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