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Witches were never burned at the stake during the Salem Witch...
on October 23, 2020 at 11:40 pm
Witches were never burned at the stake during the Salem Witch Trials.Out of all the women and men convicted, 19 were sentenced to death by hanging, one was pressed to death under heavy stones, and others died in jail while awaiting trial- but no witches were executed by burning in the English colonies of North America, because the law did not permit it.(Source, Source 2, Source 3)
When John and Theodore Copsey helped build California’s Lower...
on October 22, 2020 at 11:40 pm
When John and Theodore Copsey helped build California’s Lower Lake Stone Jail in 1876, they didn’t expect they’d become the first people to ever be jailed there- but that’s exactly what happened after they celebrated their finished project a little too much at the local saloon.After remembering they’d forgotten to secure the roof, they also became the first people to ever escape from it.(Source)
Neurotic people live longer.Studies show those who are often...
on October 21, 2020 at 11:40 pm
Neurotic people live longer.Studies show those who are often stressed, get irritated easily, and worry about things tend to have longer life spans than people who are more laid back.(Source, Source 2)
In 1998, Bill Morgan died, came back to life, and won the...
on October 20, 2020 at 11:41 pm
In 1998, Bill Morgan died, came back to life, and won the lottery twice. A car wreck had left him clinically dead for 14 minutes before he was revived into a 12- day coma. Within a year, he recovered, got engaged, and won a $17k car on a scratch card.When he was interviewed by a news station, they gave him a new scratch card, asked him to re-enact how he won the car, and he ended up winning $250k right then, live and on camera.(Source, Source 2, Source 3)
In your lifetime, your heart will beat over 2.5 billion times...
on October 19, 2020 at 11:40 pm
In your lifetime, your heart will beat over 2.5 billion times and pump about 1 million barrels of blood - which circulates through your body 3 times a minute and travels 12,000 miles (the equivalent of 4 trips across the US) in a single day.(Source)