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  • Penn & Teller designed a video game called "Desert Bus" in which the player drove an 8-hour bus route in REAL TIME between Tucson and Vegas. It is impossible to cheat, the only scenery are rocks and road signs & once the player reached the destination, they had to turn around and drive back.
    Penn & Teller designed a video game called "Desert Bus" in which the player drove an 8-hour bus route in REAL TIME between Tucson and Vegas. It is impossible to cheat, the only scenery are rocks and road signs & once the player reached the destination, they had to turn around and drive back.
  • A man who suffered from extreme OCD attempted suicide by shooting himself in the head...he survived and the bullet lodged in the part of the brain where OCD originates thus curing him.
    A man who suffered from extreme OCD attempted suicide by shooting himself in the head...he survived and the bullet lodged in the part of the brain where OCD originates thus curing him.
  • 3672 James Nicholas Rowe-James Nicholas Rowe was a Green Beret whose team was ambushed during Vietnam War and captured. Despite being the intelligence officer for his unit, he always maintained that he was just an engineer and never revealed troop positions. They endured torture, disease, malnutrition and constant threat of death for five years when some hippie American activists visiting the POW camps handed over a list of soldiers they wanted to see. The list revealed that he was an intelligence officer. He was punished by being staked out in a mosquitoes infested swamp for days. He escaped at one point but returned when his captors threatened to kill his team. Later he was rescued by American troops.
    3672 James Nicholas Rowe-James Nicholas Rowe was a Green Beret whose team was ambushed during Vietnam War and captured. Despite being the intelligence officer for his unit, he always maintained that he was just an engineer and never revealed troop positions. They endured torture, disease, malnutrition and constant threat of death for five years when some hippie American activists visiting the POW camps handed over a list of soldiers they wanted to see. The list revealed that he was an intelligence officer. He was punished by being staked out in a mosquitoes infested swamp for days. He escaped at one point but returned when his captors threatened to kill his team. Later he was rescued by American troops.
  • 3248 Motion Sickness-When you get motion sickness, it's the result of your brain being tricked into thinking you have been poisoned. The discrepancy between your body feeling motion but not seeing it causes you to vomit the non-existent neurotoxin or poison.
    3248 Motion Sickness-When you get motion sickness, it's the result of your brain being tricked into thinking you have been poisoned. The discrepancy between your body feeling motion but not seeing it causes you to vomit the non-existent neurotoxin or poison.
  • 2526 Fedex Planes-FedEx uses several empty cargo planes that roam the country’s skies overnight in circuitous flight paths, ready to divert on demand in order to accommodate unexpected package volume.
    2526 Fedex Planes-FedEx uses several empty cargo planes that roam the country’s skies overnight in circuitous flight paths, ready to divert on demand in order to accommodate unexpected package volume.
  • 1459 Drew Manning
    1459 Drew Manning
  • 1-3% of people are equipped with a mutated gene called hDEC2 which allows their body to get the rest it requires from just a few hours of sleep.
    1-3% of people are equipped with a mutated gene called hDEC2 which allows their body to get the rest it requires from just a few hours of sleep.
  • Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee would go to theaters to watch Looney Tunes cartoons together and were once kicked out for laughing too hard.
    Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee would go to theaters to watch Looney Tunes cartoons together and were once kicked out for laughing too hard.
  • 3840 Doplin Saves Family-In 2004, a lifeguard was swimming with his daughter when dolphins started circling them. He then noticed a shark beneath them. The shark was driven away by the dolphins.
    3840 Doplin Saves Family-In 2004, a lifeguard was swimming with his daughter when dolphins started circling them. He then noticed a shark beneath them. The shark was driven away by the dolphins.
  • 3636 CVS-CVS took a $2 billion hit to annual sales when it quit carrying tobacco.
    3636 CVS-CVS took a $2 billion hit to annual sales when it quit carrying tobacco.
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