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During the beach of Normandy invasion, there was a guy just playing a bagpipe up and down the beach!

Bill Millin walked up and down the beach in the middle of the Normandy invasion playing the bagpipes. The guy wasn’t shot down by snipers, because they thought he was mad. A statue of Millin playing the bagpipes was erected in France.

The statue wasn’t to commemorate Millin, per se, but to commemorate those who fought and died on the beach of Normandy to liberate Europe. Millin was of the British Army and born in Canada. Pipers had traditionally been used in battle by Scottish and Irish soldiers.

However, the use of bagpipes was restricted to rear areas by the time of the Second World War by the British Army. His commander, nevertheless, ignored these orders and ordered Millin, then aged 21, to play. When Private Millin demurred, citing the regulations, he recalled later, the commander replied: “Ah, but that’s the English War Office.

You and I are both Scottish, and that doesn’t apply.” He played "Hielan' Laddie" and "The Road to the Isles" as his comrades fell around him on Sword Beach. Millin states that he later talked to captured German snipers who claimed they did not shoot at him because they thought he was crazy.


In the small Asian nation of Tajikistan, the unibrow is considered a highly attractive feature in women!

There is actually a medical term for having a unibrow called synophrys. In the West, the unibrow is considered very unattractive and becomes the brunt of the joke. In Tajikistan, a small Asian country, the unibrow is celebrated in full.

Women and girls let their unibrow grow thick. It is considered highly attractive on them. Those who can’t grow a unibrow naturally will use an herbal remedy to fake it. Usma, a leafy green herb, is sold in all Tajik markets. You can get a small bunch for about six cents.

The process is simple but effective. Take a bunch of usma and let it dry in the sun for a couple hours, and then grind up the leaves until a dark green goo seeps out. Dip a branch of usma, or a matchstick into the goo and smear it on your eyebrows, making sure, of course, to color the space in between.

Leave on for 15 minutes, and repeat the smearing process one or two more times. The result is a deep black unibrow, rich and expressive. What women do for beauty.


15 Reasons Why Jackie Chan And Bruce Lee Are Epic

Bruce Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm and leave a penny behind, all this before they could close it.

Other interesting facts about Bruce Lee’s amazing physical accomplishments include: 

  • Bruce Lee could land a punch in around five hundredths of a second (0.05 second) from 3 feet away, and from 5 feet away it was around eight hundredths of a second (0.08 second). 
  • Lee could take in one arm a 75 lb barbell from a standing position with the barbell held flush against his chest and slowly stick his arms out locking them, holding the barbell there for several seconds. 
  • Lee could perform one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger. Lee performed 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups. 
  • Lee could cause a 300-lb (136.08 kg) bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a sidekick. 
  • Lee could hold an elevated v-sit position for 30 minutes or longer. 
  • Lee performed a sidekick while training with James Coburn and broke a 150 lb (68 kg) punching bag. 
  • In a move that has been dubbed "Dragon Flag", Lee could perform leg lifts with only his shoulder blades resting on the edge of a bench and suspend his legs and torso horizontal midair.
  • Bruce Lee was able to jump 8 feet from a stand still (this was shown in pictures and his films such as the one where he kicked the lightbulb out). 
  • Lee could break wooden boards 6 inches (15 cm) thick. 
  • Lee could throw grains of rice up into the air and then catch them in mid-flight using chopsticks. - Witnessed by many such as Joe Hyams 
  • Lee could thrust his fingers through unopened cans of Coca-Cola. (This was when soft drinks cans were made of steel much thicker than today's aluminum cans). 

His accomplishments almost sound as impressive as Chuck Norris jokes. Who do you think would win between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris? Watch the video if you want to see how Bruce Lee used to light matches.


A Jell-O billboard once monitored people’s emotions on Twitter!

Jell-O just wants you to be happy. Or, at least they want to know WHEN you’re happy. Or sad. Or at least when you’re tweeting the two immediately recognizable emoticons :) And :( . Let us explain.

Back in 2011, Jell-O unveiled a billboard in New York City that constantly monitored Twitter users’ feelings and responded according to the findings. If the majority of Twitter users were tweeting happy faces in the context of their tweets, the face on the billboard would smile. And, if there were lots frown-y faces, the billboard would frown.

What’s the point of this, you ask? Well, there really wasn’t a point for the billboard, although it was an extension of the Jell-O Pudding Face website which issued coupons to people when the Twitterverse was primarily tweeting sad faces. The billboard was just a way to integrate social media into advertising in a very prominent way.

Many people loved the novelty of tweeting something with the world and having their feelings on display in New York City. Others felt the concept was a bit too “big brother” for them. Either way, better get used to the idea. This Jell-O billboard wasn’t the first to use Twitter to interact with consumers, and it likely won’t be the last. Do YOU like the idea? Tell us in the comments.


A man was killed during a bank robbery when a bomb that was locked around his neck exploded!

In August 2003, pizza delivery man Brian Douglas Wells was killed in a mysterious series of events. Wells was 46 years old and had worked as a pizza delivery man for nearly 30 years. On the night of August 28th, he received a call to meet three of his accomplices.

They had previously decided on a plan to rob a bank. For his part, Wells would pretend that three men had forced him to rob a bank on penalty of detonating the bomb that hung around his neck. Wells was under the impression the bomb would be fake.

That night, he discovered it would be anything but pretend. When he tried to resist, his accomplices threatened him at gunpoint, which is when they fastened the bomb on him.

Wells then attempted to rob the bank, but was caught by police. They failed to promptly call the bomb squad though. The explosive detonated and killed wells just three minutes before the squad finally made it on the scene.



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