Page 49

Recent studies show that the US is one of the most racially tolerant places on Earth!


Racism may not be dead, but things are looking pretty good in America.

According to data collected by the World Values Survey, the United States is one of the most racially tolerant countries on the planet.

In the survey, when asked to pick from groups that you “would not want as neighbors”, less than 5 percent of United States citizens answered “people of another race”.

This statistic is similar throughout the entirety of North and South America, of which Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Guatemala, Colombia, and Uruguay all received the same result.

In fact, of American countries surveyed, only 2 had a rate higher than 15 percent.

Though Europe had similarly low rates, Asia and Africa fared much worse. Russia and China both had rates higher than 15 percent, and countries like Egypt, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Iran had rates over 30 percent.

At the bottom of the pile are India and Jordan, both of which had over 40 percent of citizens choose “people of another race” as a group they would not want as neighbors.

Though Western countries still have many racial problems to solve, it’s clear that they are leaps and bounds ahead of their Eastern cousins.

(Source)

In 1971, this man hijacked an airplane. Over 40 years later, the FBI still hasn't caught him!


And you thought ‘Air Force One’ was farfetched!

On November 24, 1971, an unknown man entered Portland International Airport.

Well-dressed in a dark suit and pressed white shirt, he purchased a ticket for Flight 305, a half-hour trip to Washington. He went by the fake name Dan Cooper.

Cooper boarded the flight, which proceeded to take off on schedule. Soon after, he passed a note to the flight attendant closest to him. She opened the note, which revealed that Cooper had a bomb and would use it if necessary.

At Cooper’s request, the attendant sat next to him. He showed her the bomb inside his briefcase, made of eight red cylinders attached to a large battery, and demanded $200K in “negotiable American currency” and 4 parachutes.

The attendant relayed Cooper’s demands to the plane’s pilot, who received authorization from the airline’s President to cooperate fully with the hijacker.

Once his demands were met, the plane landed and Cooper received his money. After releasing the flight’s passengers, he ordered the plane back into the air, during which time he parachuted out of the craft.

Despite a substantial amount of evidence and numerous eye-witness testimonies, Cooper was never found or identified. In their search for the hijacker, the FBI processed more than 1000 suspects.

Though the case is still open, many believe Cooper to be dead.

(Source)

You're more likely to die on your way to buy a lottery ticket than you are to actually win the lottery


We've all heard the adage "you're more likely to get struck by lightning than to win the lottery."

Sounds grim. Apparently, it's also more likely that you will die on the way to buying your lottery ticket than actually win the lottery.

Of course this all depends on your mode of transportation to buy the ticket and the characteristics of the area where you buy it and even your demographics.

It's true that you are more likely to die in a car accident than win though. The gist is that it's very unlikely that you will win the lottery.

Some other things that are more likely than winning the lottery? Dying from flesh-eating bacteria, dying from a bee sting, becoming a movie star, dying in a bathtub and having identical quadruplets.

(Source)

In Germany, Father's Day is celebrated by groups of males going hiking with one or more small wagons filled with alcohol and traditional regional food. Many use this day to get drunk


Father's day is a tradition in many countries.It generally celebrates fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

Germany celebrates it a little differently than most, though.

In Germany, Father's Day is also referred to by a couple of different names. Those would be men's day and gentlemen's day.

This means that it's a day that's more about men in general than it is about fathers specifically.

It's become a tradition for groups of males both young and old to do a hiking tour with at least one small wagon full of wine, beer and traditional food that they pull themselves.

It's almost just as much as a tradition to get very drunk on Father's Day in all of Germany, but especially in Eastern Germany. According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, alcohol-related traffic accidents multiply by three on this day.

In Germany, Father's day is celebrated exactly 40 days after Easter every year on a day known as Ascension Day.

(Source)

Scientists made stew from a 36,000 year old baby bison and said it was “acceptable”.


We’ve all stretched the 5 second rule when food hits the ground, but not to 36,000 years! So, 10,000 years ago mammoths were roaming around Siberia doing what woolly mammoths do. When they died, their bodies were covered by permafrost and preserved without decay. 

They slowly became extinct and their massive bodies remained frozen in what is now the Arctic. In the 1920s, people started running across the frozen mammoths that were so well preserved that they were edible! Some brave souls got a hankering for mammoth steak and found it to be edible but awful tasting with massive freezer burn. Not all anciently frozen meat is nasty, though. In 1979, scientists ran across a 36,000 year old baby bison frozen in Alaska. 

They did some experiments on it and then one scientist carved out some meat from the bison and cooked himself some stew. The stew wasn’t only edible, but deemed “acceptable.” 

(Source)

Video

users online