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Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski (The Iceman) tended to kill victims with cyanide, often by accidentally spilling cyanide poisoned drinks on their clothes, while they were at a bar or a club

Richard Kuklinski, aka The Iceman, was a hitman who worked for various crime families, primarily the Gambinos. He has claimed over 200 kills, though that's probably an exaggeration.

Kuklinski was unstable and would often roam around New York City killing people for little to no reason. If somebody rubbed him the wrong way, he would kill them. Early on he killed numerous homeless people to perfect his murderous ways.

Kuklinski killed people for over thirty years. Lack of attention from law enforcement was partly due to Kuklinski's ever-changing methods: he used guns, knives, explosives, tire irons, fire, poison, asphyxiation, and even bare-handed beatings, "just for the exercise."

He favored the use of cyanide, since it killed quickly and was hard to detect in a toxicology test. He would variously administer it by injection, by putting it on a person's food, by aerosol spray, or by simply spilling it on the victim's skin.

Kuklinski was eventually convicted of five murders and served the rest of his life in prison. It took a year-long undercover investigation to finally bring him to justice.


Most of the gold on our planet (99%) is in its core and there is enough there to cover the surface of Earth in 1.5 feet of that precious metal!

Where can most of Planet Earth's gold be found? Somewhere very safe, where absolutely nobody could possibly get to it!

More than 99 percent of Earth's gold sank to the center of our planet billions of years ago when the surface was still a sea of molten lava.

Gold is an iron-loving element and was therefore pulled towards the Earth's iron rich core.

According to Australian geologist, Bernard Wood, there is so much gold in Earth's core that it could coat the planet in 1.5 feet of the precious metal!

The Earth was formed when a series of smaller planetesimals crashed together over the course of 30 million to 40 million years.

Wood calculated how much gold should be present in the planet's crust by comparing the crust's composition to that of meteorites similar to the planetesimals. He concluded that the crust was depleted of gold.

Wood believes that, if meteorites did not deposit gold on Earth's surface after it had cooled down, gold would have been even rarer and more expensive than it is today.

Apparently all the gold ever mined and still being mined today, comes from meteorites that have hit the earth's crust since it cooled. Once inside the crust, geological forces and processes deposited it in places where we can find and extract it.


A lack of physical activity is one of the leading causes of preventable death worldwide!

Believe it or not, sitting on the couch all day can actually kill you.

Research has found that people that live what is known as a sedentary lifestyle, meaning people without an active lifestyle, are more likely to day prematurely.

In fact, for people that sit for more than 4 hours a day have more than a 40% higher risk of developing health problems than people that sit fewer than 4 hours per day.

However, people that exercise up to 4 hours per week, are just as healthy as those that sit on the couch less than 4 hours per week.

Surprisingly, an inactive lifestyle can effect your health in numerous ways. People with inactive lifestyles are more likely to suffer from: anxiety, cardiovascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, depression, diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, kidney stones, and lower back pain!

If you think you're living an inactive lifestyle, try going for an evening walk a few times a week, or taking your bicycle for a ride!


Allied forces dropped dummies to trick German armies!

They’re called paradummies and were first used during World War II. Their purpose was to make an air invasion seem much more daunting than it actually was, and they were extremely successful. While both sides used the dummies, the British were the ones who perfected the technique. 

The most famous time paradummies were used was on June 6, 1944 called Operation Titanic. In the early hours of the morning 500 dummies were dropped in four different locations. Attached to the dummies were rifle fire simulators and two teams of Special Air Service soldiers who carried loud battle noise recordings. 

Their intent was to push German troops away from the Allies actual drop zones, which they accomplished. Unfortunately, only two of the soldiers that were not dummies escaped when the Germans rushed at who they assumed were enemy soldiers. 


In 1979 a British artist published a book containing riddles and puzzles about the location of a 18kt gold hare, setting off a worldwide treasure hunt which lasted over two years, and ended in scandal

Where’s Waldo is a children’s book where you have to find that character Waldo who is hidden in a picture.

Before this, though, a British writer named Kit Williams wrote a children’s book titled Masquerade with a real life treasure hunt with a much better prize than just satisfaction: an 18-carat golden hare.

Challenged by Tom Maschler, of the British publishing firm Jonathan Cape, to "do something no one has ever done before" with a children's book, Williams set out in the 1970s to create a book of paintings that readers would study carefully rather than flip through and discard.

He sealed the hare inside a ceramic hare-shaped casket both to protect the prize from the soil and foil any attempts to locate the treasure with a metal detector.

On 7 August 1979, Williams (accompanied by celebrity witness Bamber Gascoigne) buried the casket at a secret location within England. Williams announced that his forthcoming book contained all clues necessary to decode the treasure's precise location "within a few inches." At the time, the only additional clue he provided was that it was buried on public property that could be easily accessed.

In March 1982, Kit Williams announced that Ken Thomas had won the contest, but that wasn’t the end of it. On December 11, 1988, The Sunday Times printed a story accusing the winner of the Masquerade contest of being a fraud. The winner, "Ken Thomas", was revealed to be a pseudonym of Dugald Thompson. Thompson's business partner, John Guard, was the boyfriend of Veronica Robertson, a former live-in girlfriend of Williams.

Only later did Williams discover that Thompson had not solved the puzzle in the intended manner, but appeared at the time to have blundered into a lucky guess. Shortly after Thompson was formally awarded the prize, the correct solution was unraveled by two physics teachers, Mike Barker of William Hulme's Grammar School and John Rousseau of Rossall School.

Barker and Rousseau had actually unearthed the prize themselves, but had not noticed it inside its clay box; Thompson, who was loitering in the area, discovered it in the dirt piles they left behind.

Williams was shocked to discover the scandal and is quoted as saying:

"This tarnishes Masquerade and I'm shocked by what has emerged. I feel a deep sense of responsibility to all those many people who were genuinely looking for it. Although I didn't know it, it was a skeleton in my cupboard and I'm relieved it has come out."



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