Page 3 - Interesting Facts

The plot of the manga/anime 'Akira' revolves around the 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympic Games

There is a large group of anime fans that consider ‘Akira’ to be the greatest anime of all time.

The animation is very well done and the story line is so complex that the viewer has to constantly keep up with events as they unfold. It can not really be classed as relaxing, mindless viewing.

The story is set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo after a nuclear bomb detonated there in 1988. Subsequent to these events, Word War III broke out and society changes drastically.

Everything in this anime revolves around the 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympic Stadium that was actually constructed as a cover for covert military operation and it was also where Akira’s (a paranormal psychic power) frozen remains were held and where they were discovered by Tetsuo.

The 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympic Games were to be the first of its kind to be held after the start of World War III.

The stadium is the place where the final conflict between Tetsuo Shima, the young biker with psychic powers, and his life long friend, Shotaro Kaneda, takes place. It is also where Akira is re-awakened and it is the epicenter of Neo-Tokyo’s destruction and the creation of the new universe.

The real 2020 Summer Olympic Games will, coincidentally, be held in Tokyo! What an amazing coincidence!


Usher's 'OMG' sounds a lot like a song Homer Simpson wrote in 2003.

DJ's from Y101.7, a radio station in Jackson, Mississippi, discovered the similarities earlier this year. If you listen to the two songs together, it's pretty hilarious.


There an island in a pond on an island in a lake on an island in a lake!

Moose Boulder is the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake in the world.

Nature can be quite the joker and give you a splitting headache!

Isle Royale is situated in the northwest of Lake Superior, the largest lake in the world. The island is 45 miles long and 9 miles wide with a total area of 206.73 square miles.

At this size, it's the largest natural island in the lake and the third largest in the contiguous United States after Long Island and Padre Island.

On the island is Siskiwit Lake, which is the largest lake on Isle Royale at 4,150 acres in area.

No, it doesn't stop there. Inside the lake are multiple islands, including Eagle Nest Island and Ryan Island as the noticeably largest ones.

On Ryan Island there is a pond that shows up during certain seasons. Inside the pond sits our last entry: Moose Boulder, which is itself an island when the pond is present.

Now you can go ahead and go grab some asprin!


Some awesome lists!

It's possible God could have an army of fiery dragons by his side according to some theologians!

The bible is full of fascinating stories with sometimes cryptic descriptions and meanings.

It doesn't help that some translations and word meanings have been lost or evolved throughout the centuries.

Such is the case with the term “seraph” which is a type of celestial or heavenly being in the Judaism and Christian faith—but it also means snakes.

The literal translation is “burning ones” but it's a synonym for serpents in the Hebrew Bible. A passage from the book of Isaiah describes seraphs as burning six-winged beings that fly around God's throne.

They didn't have the same status as angels, and weren't considered to one until later sources grouped them into that division.

A passage from Revelation describes them as forever being in God's presence while another text describes them as “dragon-shaped angels.”

That begs the question to many serious theologians: does Christianity believe that God has a pack of fiery dragon angels that surround him at all times?

I know if I was an all-powerful omnipotent being, that is probably the first thing I would do!


The Aztecs believed they were living in the fifth world and that the previous four was destroyed by the sun gods

The Aztecs saw themselves as the ‘people of the Sun’ and their divine purpose was to supply the Sun with nourishment by offerings of blood and hearts because without that, they believed, the Sun would disappear and the entire universe as they knew it, would come to an end.

They believed they were living in the time of the fifth Sun and that there were four worlds, or ‘Suns’ before theirs.

The first world was destroyed when Jaguars ate all the people because in-fighting among the gods angered the Black Tezcatlipoca, the sun god, and he ordered the Jaguars to devour all.

The gods created new people but they became disrespectful and failed to show the necessary honor to the gods. They were all turned into monkeys and blown off the face of the earth by a mighty hurricane.

Once again new people were created and Tlaloc became the next sun. He became angered by the incessant prayers for rain from the people and sent a fire rain that burnt away the entire earth.

A new earth was created and Chalchiuhtlicue became the new sun goddess. When she was told she was only faking her kindness, she cried blood and everyone on earth drowned in the ensuing flood.

The Aztecs were then created and no wonder they were so devoted in their attentions to the sun!



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