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Popeye the Sailor's pet, Eugene the Jeep, was a dog-like creature from a fourth dimension that could teleport and solve complex problems. WWII soldiers seemed to have liked him!

Popeye's girlfriend, Olive Oyl, once sent him a very special gift and when Popeye opened the box, he exclaimed: "Well, blow me down! A baby puppy!"

Eugene the Jeep was inside the box, and he was not a dog at all.

In the 1936 strip headlined "Wha's a Jeep?" Professor Brainstine explained that the Jeep is an animal belonging to a fourth dimensional world.

A few Jeep life cells somehow forced its way into our three dimensional world and at a favorable time they combined with free life cells of the African Hooey Hound.

The result was a yellow creature, the size of a dog with a bear-like head and ears but with a large nose. It has a long tail and a protruding belly and walked on its hind legs.

The most amazing thing about Popeye's strange pet is that he can disappear from one place and reappear in another using a limited form of teleportation. Eugene can also walk through walls. The Jeep is unable to tell a lie and can help humans to solve complex problems.

It is said that World War II soldiers were so impressed by the Willys MB that they named it Jeep! They said it was small, able to solve seemingly impossible problems and appeared to be able to move between dimensions – just like Eugene the Jeep!


One Breaking Bad episode was so nasty that it influenced George R.R. Martin!

Prepare yourselves, winter is coming! George R.R. Martin writes some of the most horrendous characters in fiction that take part in some nasty actions.

That means how he feels about Breaking Bad's Walter White just that much heavier.

The "A Song of Fire and Ice" author wrote on his blog after watching the Breaking Bad episode "Ozymandias" "Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros." He sought to remedy that.

In the same blog, Martin wrote the episode influenced him to write an even worse character in future books in order to "fix" Breaking Bad's claim to the nastiest character. That's coming from a very dark place when the guy who wrote The Red Wedding says it.

It'll be tough to prepare for that one. Don't grow too fondly of any character.


Samuel L. Jackson's character in Pulp Fiction only ended up with a Jheri curl because a production assistant didn't know the difference between that hairstyle and an Afro!

Quentin Tarantino's 1994 movie 'Pulp Fiction' is regarded as one of the most significant films of its era, and fans agree that there are a couple of specific things about the movie that make it so iconic.

One of those is Samuel L. Jackson's Bible-quoting character, Jules Winnfield, portrayed as only Jackson can.

Fans would not even want to imagine Jules with any other hairstyle than his Jheri curl—a style that accurately reflected the time the movie played off in.

That famous curly wig was almost sent back to the store because it was wrongly bought by a production assistant who did not know the difference between an Afro and a Jheri curl!

Needless to say, when she returned with the wig, Tarantino was less than pleased, because he was going for a blaxploitation, big Afro look. At first Tarantino ordered that the wig be returned immediately and that she must bring back an Afro wig as per his original instruction.

Here Samuel stepped in. He recalls: "I was, like, 'No, wait!' You know, N.W.A., Ice Cube, all those guys had Jheri curls. That was the look of the gangs and all those guys who were over there bangin...So I put it on and we shined it up a bit and we were like, OK, this is how he (Jules) is."

I wonder if anybody ever thanked the production assistant for her brilliant 'mistake'.


Some awesome lists!

For nearly 30 years people used unwashed salad bowls. Find out why!

It's rarely a good idea to follow the popular trend, especially if it seems like a bad idea right off the bat.

Still, people will go with the flow, which once resulted in some very smelly salads!

A foodie convinced everyone that washing their wooden salad bowls was a bad idea—so nobody ever did. Gross!

Back in the 1930s, George Rector invented the myth that wooden salad bowls cured over time and made for some amazing salads. The truth is the salad's dressing continued to seep into the wood and caused it to rot, spoil, and turn rancid, making for a very smelly kitchen.

Rector also said to rub a clove of garlic on the bowl for the perfect flavor—unless you added too much.

The habit lasted for nearly 30 years, an entire generation of gross, smelly, rancid salads that people thought were fancy and gourmet.

Bonus fun fact: It was Rector's article is also the sole reason fresh ground pepper mills are offered on salads in fancy restaurants, and nothing else.


Pew Research Studies Show That Atheists Know More About Religion Than Religious People Do!

According to a 2010 study from Pew Research, Atheists had a religious test score that crushed the religious competitor’s by double!

The study conducted 32 questions about various aspects of each religion including The Bible, Judaism, Christianity, religion in public and more.

Atheists and Agnostic surveyors got an average of 20.9 questions out of 32 correct while Christians averaged at around 15 questions correct.

Coming in at a close second, Jewish surveyors answered an average of 20.5 correctly and Mormons scored a high average of 20.3 questions correctly.

The test was compiled of five questions regarding the Bible’s Old Testament and 2 questions on the New Testament.

There were also three to five elements questions on Judaism and Mormonism, a piece. World religion questions included information on Ramadan, the Koran, Dalai Llama, Hinduism, Greek mythology and more.



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