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15 Facts About Police You Need to Know

Some police departments give 'positive tickets' to youth who are caught doing something right.

The trend was allegedly started by Ward Clapham, now a 28 year retired veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Richmond, British Columbia. During his time as a police officer, Clapham had the philosophy that every important breakthrough requires a change in the practices, mindsets, and principles that tie people to the current way of life. 

As he wrote in his book series Breaking With the Law, Clapham discovered the best way to make an important breakthrough in keeping the peace was by not doing things he felt were ineffective and unproductive. He had the idea of cops catching kids for doing things right. This idea developed into Positive Tickets. 

Clapham thought it made sense for police officers to be seeking out the positive things they see and rewarding the people who do them, instead of focusing on catching people doing things wrong and punishing them. In theory, it makes sense. 

Rewarding people for doing good things has been proven to be a better incentive to stay on good behavior than punishing people for doing bad. The idea spread like wildfire, and hundreds of thousands of these Positive Tickets have been handed out. 

Clapham is now assisting organizations in ways to reward and recognize employees and customers who behave well. 


Gonorrhea might soon be untreatable!

Gonorrhea is a common human sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae.The usual symptoms for men include burning with urination and penile discharge. As for women, they usually are asymptomatic half the time or have vaginal discharge and pelvic pain.

If gonorrhea is left untreated, it may spread throughout the body and cause epidymitis, pelvic inflammatory disease or it may even affect your joints and heart!Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report outlining the very real likelihood of an impending untreatable gonorrhea epidemic!

Neisseria gonorrhoeae is developing antibiotic resistance and this is growing as a public health concern. This bacterium has developed resistance to drugs such as sulfonilamides, penicillin, tetracycline, and ciprofloxacin.

New treatment schemes are being created in order to fight back gonorrhea.And last but not least, we would like to give you an advice from everyone in the OMG-facts team: If you are a sexual active person, please use a condom and protect us all.


Fairies might sound like little kid things... but around this bridge, they're VERY real

Fairies (faeries) play a very prominent role in Scottish folklore.

There was a time when every well and loch and waterway had a name and it was believed that each had a specific fairy protecting it. These mythical creatures are thought to be the balance between good and evil.

Even to this day some people view them as important in rituals and due to prevailing superstition, they are believed to cause the failure of crops when they have been offended.

For instance, according to Scottish folklore, they do not like to be called fairies but prefer to be addressed as ‘fair folk.’

There is a bridge called the ‘Fairy Bridge’ in Ballalonna Glen in Scotland, and it is said that it will bring bad luck if you cross the bridge without greeting the ‘fair folk.’

An urban myth has it that taxi drivers on the route will stop and refuse to continue if the passenger does not observe the ritual and greet the fairies!

At least the ritual is taken very seriously by racers and spectators of the annual TT and Manx Grand Prix races, who make a point of visiting the bridge and greeting the fairies before practicing and setting up for races.

If any accidents or mishaps occur during these races, they are often blamed on the fact that the fairies are offended or displeased. And on the other end of things, escapes and near-misses are in turn attributed to the fairies offering their goodwill and protection.


13 Things You Need to Know About Steve Jobs And Apple

Steve Jobs was given the night shift at Atari because of his personal hygiene!

Steve Jobs is undoubtedly one of the most successful men of the century. He was the mind behind all the Apple products that we know and love. In 2010, it was estimated that Steve Jobs net worth was $8.3 billion. However, when he was younger, he may have had questionable hygiene!

Steve Jobs used to work at Atari in order to provide himself with a wage so he could survive. Allegedly, Jobs was actually put on the night shift because of his hygiene! It is said that he never bathed, and would walk around the office in his bare feet.


These fisherman have birds working for them, and they're the best employees EVER

Fishing is for the birds—literally. Fishermen of the Li river, one of the cleanest in China, use actual birds (the Cormorants) to swoop down and catch their dinner for them.

It's a thankless job for the birds, and the fishermen get some pretty decent meals, but how do a fishermen and a bird end up working together?

One would probably think that it's a great deal for the birds. They are brought to a plentiful lake and set loose to prey on all the fish they can eat.

But it's not quite like that. The fishermen put a stop to that by tying a little noose around the bird's necks to keep them from swallowing their prize.

The fishermen then bounce on their rafts to give the signal and encourage the birds to move through the water like fish-seeking missiles. A single morning can yield a decent bounty, a couple of dozen decent sized fish!

The birds are trained to return to the raft after a catch and are rewarded for their work. In fact, the Cormorants can actually keep a tally of up to seven fish they catch. If they aren't rewarded properly, they will refuse to work!



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