Page 6 - Interesting Facts

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!


What 99%? The typical person in the bottom 5 percent of the American income distribution is still richer than 68 percent of the world's inhabitants

The World Bank is a United Nations international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs.

In other words, they know what they’re talking about when it comes to money and world economies.

So when World Bank economist Branko Milanovic wrote a book on inequality around the world, it’s fair to say it had legitimate information.

In his book, Milanovic has a chart that shows inequality in the world by country and income class. The chart adjusts for the cost of living in different countries, so we are looking at consistent living standards worldwide.

There’s no denying that the incomes in the United States are largely unequal, but that doesn’t mean that America is poor.

The chart shows that the United States is a pretty rich country, even when you look at the bottom 5% of incomes. When it comes down to it, the poorest 5% in America, on average, are richer than 68% of world’s inhabitants!

Interestingly, this percentile is right where the richest people in India fall. So yes, the poorest 5% in the United States are, as a group, about as rich as India’s richest.


AAA will ensure your night is fun and safe with a program available to members--and non-members!

You can call them “Good guy towing company” or your lifesaver, just make sure to call them when you've had a few too many on New Year's Eve.

The friendly neighborhood car service and towing company, AAA will gladly tow your car and give you a lift home completely for free—even if you aren't a paying member. There is never an excuse to drink and drive.

The statistics of drunk driving related deaths is staggering and terrifying. About a person is killed every half-hour and there are about 16,000 people killed in alcohol related crashes each year. In fact, about half of all traffic fatalities can thank alcohol as a cause.

Thanks to AAA's “Holiday Safe Ride Program” the amount of cheer-ending accidents can decline into oblivion. It isn't just New Year's as well, most major holidays are covered for both members and non-members in many (but not all) states.

Of course, the wait times can be long, so it's always smart to plan ahead and have a designated driver to ensure your night starts fun and ends safely.


Some awesome lists!

Weird Al's parody of Blurred Lines is hilarious... but you might learn some English too

Weird Al Yankovic has long been called the king of spoof songs. Usually they're silly and funny. This time, however, he is taking aim at people who commit "Word Crimes."

Check it out below, and you might learn a new thing or two.

Irony strikes! A woman died performing the stunt she wanted to make legal!

When you get someone with a rebellious attitude and a thirst for adrenaline-pumping stunts, it generally spells disaster.

That is exactly the case when Jan Davis BASE jumped from the El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park protesting the ban—and died.

BASE (sometimes written as B.A.S.E.—Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth) jumping has always been a hot-button topic for the alluring El Capitan formation with adrenaline junkies flocking to the top to jump off and the National Park Service doing their best to stop them.

The first BASE jump was on July 24, 1966 where both men, Michael Pelkey and Brian Shubert, sustained broken bones.

An experiment with allowing BASE-jumping permits was conducted in 1980, but disregard for the park's rules and environment shut it down after just 10 weeks.

On October 23, 1999, stuntwoman Jan Davis jumped from El Capitan illegal as a protest on the ban but ended up dying as a result. Due to her actions and fatality, the ban has continued and been more concrete than ever.



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