Interesting Facts

This NYC building's drafts caused so many upskirts that it became a popular meeting spot for men!


I guess it was designed by Marilyn Monroe.

Before the construction of the Empire State Building, New York City’s Flatiron building served as the Big Apple’s prime architectural icon.

Tall, slender, and shaped like a triangle, the Flatiron building was completed in 1902. Originally named the Fuller Building after developer George A. Fuller, the structure’s distinct shape quickly led to its more unique title.

The Flatiron building houses a number of interesting quirks. For example, instead of having male and female bathrooms on every floor, Women’s Rooms are located on odd floors while Men’s Rooms are located on even ones.

Thanks to the building’s design, it often caused strong drafts that lifted the skirts of unsuspecting passers-by. Because of this, the building became a popular meeting spot for young men hoping to see something provocative.

The building was quickly adopted by popular culture. For example, in his book ‘The Future in America: A Search After Realities’, ‘War of the Worlds’ author H.G. Wells described the building with glowing admiration. In more recent works, the building is home to the Daily Bugle, a fictional newspaper in the ‘Spider-Man’ series.

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China is building 10 massive "ghost cities" every year in order to stimulate growth!


In most places, the creation of new cities are dictated by speculation. Speculation is, to put it simply, taking educated guesses about what will happen in the future and acting on those guesses.

This is why people purchase land on the outskirts of big cities. They believe that, in a few decades, the city will grow and people will need that land for houses and businesses. If that guess turns out to be correct, the speculator can then sell back that land at a much higher price.

However, it seems this practice has led to bad results in China.

By order of the Chinese government, nearly ten new cities are being built every year. However, after their creation, these cities sit almost vacant, with only a few wealthy citizens moving to them. Designed to stimulate economic growth, these ghost cities are instead home to failing businesses and disappointed rich people.

Even the “Great Mall of China”, which has space for over 2000 shops, is over 99 percent vacant. It may be the largest mall in the world, but it is also one of the most pitiful.

But why, exactly, are these cities so vacant?

The answer seems to be in the pricing. Instead of providing low-cost housing, these new locations are filled with high-end apartments, something most Chinese citizens can’t afford. So, as much as families would like to move, they simply can’t afford to.

If China makes these new places more affordable and accessible, they may become true metropolises in the future. Until then, however, they remain ghost cities, filled with nothing but empty hopes and cold chills.

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This crazy cat breed looks like a leopard and acts like a dog! Best of all, you can own one!


Looks like this cat has the best of both worlds.

The Savannah cat is an interesting breed. First crossbred in 1986, the Savannah is a hybrid between a domestic cat and the wild African serval.

Though the cat’s coat depends on the domestic cat used in breeding, it is often known for its black spots, giving it an appearance similar to that of a leopard. In ideal litters, kittens will have cheetah-like tear-streak markings running from their eyes to their whiskers.

However, unlike domestic or wild cats, the Savannah’s personality is surprisingly dog-like. Similar to canines, Savannahs posses a great deal of loyalty and are known to follow their owners around. They can even be taught to play fetch and walk on a leash.

Unlike other cats, many Savannahs do not fear water. In fact, some even enjoy it, and it’s not uncommon to see Savannahs submerge themselves in the bath, play with their water bowls, or shower with their owner.

Savannahs may be owned in Canada and most parts of the United States, along with other countries. However, Australian cat-lovers are out of luck, as the Savannah cat is banned for being a potential threat to the nation’s native wildlife.

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Conspiracy theorists rejoice: after his autopsy, JFK's brain disappeared and was never found!


The assassination of John F. Kennedy is a magnet for conspiracy theories.

From the shooting itself to the social aftermath, thousands of different theories have flooded the world attempting to explain what happened.

Aliens, government cover-ups, the Illuminati: we’ve heard them all before. And, as much as people would like, they generally don’t amount to much.

But it seems a new theory, this time concerning JFK’s autopsy, is gaining some steam.

According to The Daily Beast, JFK’s brain has disappeared from the official assassination archives. Even more disturbing, however, is that the photographs taken of the original brain seem to have been replaced with inaccurate duplicates.

James Swanson, author of ‘End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy’, claims to know why this is.

According to Swanson, JFK’s brain was stolen by his brother, Robert Kennedy. However, the author claims it was not stolen to cover up a government conspiracy.

Rather, he believes Robert stole his brother’s brain to keep the world from knowing about JFK’s health problems and drug use. Though the brain would not have revealed these issues, a frightened man in the 1960s could have easily believed it would.

As with all Kennedy conspiracy theories, Swanson’s thoughts should be taken with a grain of salt. However, it is certainly an interesting idea and, even if untrue, is worth thinking about.

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Brandenn Bremmer had an IQ of 178! He started reading at the age of 18 months and playing piano when he was three. He committed suicide when he was fourteen


In March 2005 fourteen year old Brandenn E. Bremmer committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a .22 caliber rifle.

His parents were shocked because, according to them, he did not show any signs of depression.

According to his mother, Brandenn taught himself to read when he was 18 months old and at 3 years of age he could play the piano and finished the schoolwork of a first grader.

It was said that Brandenn had an IQ of 178. Only one in a million people have an IQ score of 180 and above. This means Brandenn was truly a genius. However, he only once sat for an IQ test when he was about five years old, but refused to finish the test. He did score a partial 178.

He started courses at Colorado State University at age eleven after graduating from high school and just before his death he had completed a second CD of his own compositions that were very similar in style to that of Yanni, the Greek pianist and composer.

Despite the boy’s very busy life, his parents say he enjoyed camping, swimming, fishing, skating, watching cartoons and playing computer games.

Brandenn left no suicide note explaining his decision to take his own life.

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