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A fan theory states that there are over 280 TV shows that exist in the same Universe! Learn about it

Due to crossovers and spinoffs, some believe that 280+ TV shows all take place in the same universe, which exists inside the head of an autistic child - it's called the Tommy Whestphall Universe Hypothesis! Artist Nicholas W Skyles has designed a "poster" and a new way to read Tommy's mind. The Tommy Westphall Multiverse, also known as The Hypothesis, a name given to it by someone who wanted to tear down this silly internet meme, was born in the depths of usenet-at, specifically. In particular, Tom Fontana, an Executive Producer on Homicide Life on the Street, who actually liked putting these links in.

To his huge nerd credit, apart from crossing over characters from Elsewhere, Law & Order, before it had a franchise of its own, and Chicago Hope, he also threw in references to companies that tied his little worlds together. For example, the hospital management company that ran St Eligius in Elsewhere was called Ecumena. That was taken over by the Weigert Corporation, which later turned up in Oz to take over the prison hospital. That’s why we didn’t strictly abide by character crossovers alone; plus if we knew the producers meant the reference to be there, we kept stringing shows into the grid.

None of it was ever meant to be taken too seriously, but it was amazing the number of crossovers that have invaded television. Even discounting the tenuous links there are masses of character crossovers in the Multiverse – easily the bulk of the links in the original spreadsheet and now Nick Skyles’ new design.


Are you allergic to avocados? Well you and your pet may have more in common than you think!

While the avocado may seem scary to you or your pet, their second common name may make you giggle.

The Alligator Pear is in the Lauraceae family and is toxic to horses, dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and more. This includes avocado leaves, bark, seeds and more.

The avocado substance has something called persin inside. Different types of avocado products have different ranges of toxicity to animals. Ones found in Guatemala have been more problematic than any kind.

Typically, these toxins will make your pet have an upset stomach and doesn’t show anything too serious, but it can lead to an obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract if not properly taken care of in time.

If you see avocado oil in your pet food ingredients, do not fear, some levels have a nutritional factor to them and should not cause any allergic reaction of sorts.


There's a man whose brain sees numbers with shapes, colors and feels. He can recite over 22k digits of Pi!

Savants are fascinating to observe because their brains are so incredible. While completely incapable of performing some tasks, they are so incredibly amazing at doing others that it has captured worldwide attention.

Daniel Tammet is one of these savants, who claims that numbers result in an emotional result in each person. For example, he claims each positive integer up to 10,000 has it's own shape, color, and feel. The number 289 is extremely ugly, while 333 is strangely attractive. Pi he describes as beautiful. 9 is large and towering, while 25 is fun and would be invited to a party.

This may sound bizarre to most of us, but to a savant it makes perfect sense. Tammet currently holds the world record for reciting the most digits of pi at 22,514, and taking only a week per language, learned Romanian, Gaelic, Welsh, Icelandic, and six others!


Some awesome lists!

The 'M*A*S*H' series finale was watched by 105 million people, or around half of the US population!

You could say the finale was quite a S*M*A*S*H.

When he first wrote his book ‘MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors’, author Richard Hooker never predicted just how big it would get.

However, just two years after its release, ‘MASH’ was already being adapted into a movie of the same name. A major hit, the film was quickly adapted into a TV show.

This show, ‘M*A*S*H’, became more than just another story of success in the entertainment industry. It became a sensation, capturing the hearts of Americans everywhere.

Over its 11 season run, its popularity trumped shows both past and present, from classics like ‘All in the Family’ to contemporary rivals like ‘Magnum, P.I.’.

By the time the show came to an end, practically everyone was watching. The ‘M*A*S*H’ series finale was viewed by about 105 million people, or over half of all Americans at the time. When the story of Hawkeye, Father Mulcahy, Hot Lips Houlihan, and Maxwell Q. Klinger came to an end, over 60 percent of households in the United States were watching.


Got $260,000 lying around? If so, you could be the owner of a former missile silo!

It’s the perfect building to own if you need to compensate for something.

Throughout history, a number of missile silos have been built throughout the world. These buildings ranged in purpose from testing new technology to improving self defense.

When a silo is decommissioned, many sit vacant or are demolished. However, a new company is selling old, unused missile sites to whomever can afford one.

20th Century Castles, LLC, based in a decommissioned silo in Kansas, specialises in purchasing and selling former missile sites and communication bunkers. To date, they have made over 50 sales.

For less than $300,000, missile silo enthusiasts can own their very own decommissioned site in Kansas, Indiana, Maine, or Ohio.

20th Century Castles has been featured on National Geographic, The History Channel, and the Discovery Channel, among other media outlets.

The first missile launch facility was erected by the Nazi forces in 1943. Located in La Coupole, the site was designed to store fuel and warheads.



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