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Hemingway lived through 2 plane crashes, anthrax, pneumonia and dysentery before committing suicide!


Ernest Hemingway is one of the most iconic writers in American history. He had four wives and three kids during his life. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works.

Three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Once he graduated high school, he soon enlisted with the World War I ambulance drivers over in Italy. He was seriously injured in 1918 and sent home with mortar shrapnel wounds. It was on his 3rd honeymoon that he contracted anthrax.

During World War II he was in a car accident that left him with a concussion. He later suffered in two other car accidents. He also suffered through pneumonia and dysentery. At one point he even suffered burns from a bushfire. In 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in two successive plane crashes that left him in pain or ill health for much of the rest of his life.

He lived through many physically painful and even more emotionally painful situations in his life, and it was the emotional ones that finally ended him. He died of suicide in 1961.

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Men actually take break-ups harder than women!


Contrary to popular belief it is men who suffer more when a partnership ends. It found that men in their early twenties find breaking up and the highs and lows of romantic relationships more traumatic than women.

This is because by that age women may already have a network of close relationships made up of friends and family in addition to a partner. Young men, however, often lack that support. If their romantic partner is the only person that they confide in they are more emotionally vulnerable when that is taken away - even if they don't put their feelings on display.

When a relationship goes wrong it has a greater impact on younger men's identity and self-worth. While men found rocky relationships more stressful than women they were also more likely to reap greater emotional benefits from an ongoing happy romance.

Sociology experts have suggested that the results collected from 1,000 unmarried adults aged 18-23 could be partly influenced by the current economic crisis. If young men find it difficult to find employment then their sense of identity is more likely to be reliant on personal relationships.

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The Philippines has had over 1200 political assassinations in the last decade!


The political killings in the Philippines are a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances of Left-wing politicians and activists, journalists, human rights advocates, the political opposition, and outspoken clergy that have increased dramatically since 2001.

Numerous actors are said to be responsible for these killings which include the New People's Army and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Left-wing political groups, such as the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, meanwhile blame the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police, the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit, and government-backed militias.

They state that it is part of the official government policy of eradicating the threat from the insurgency of the Communist Party of the Philippines and was officially sanctioned by the government of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with the code name of Oplan Bantay Laya. These series of events have placed the Philippines on the human rights watch lists of the United Nations and the United States Congress.

Philip Alston, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings has criticized the Philippine government for not doing enough to stop the killings, many of which had been linked to government anti-insurgency operations. They estimate that there has been 1,200 assassinations in the past decade.

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15 Facts That Will Change How You See Dogs

Guide dogs know the difference of when they are on or off duty!


Service or guide dogs are specifically trained to aid people who are partially or fully blind. Although not as common, they are also used to aid other people including those with autism.

When you see a service dog in action, they’re all business. You might think that they’re always that way, but you’d be wrong. Service dogs are trained to know when they are on duty.

As soon as their harness is put on they know they are working and they block out all distractions. However, when the harness comes off, they as playful and energetic as any other dog.

Guide dogs serve a variety of roles from listening for dangerous things to picking things up for their owner. They safely guide their owner through streets and buildings among other things.

It is really important to not pet or distract the dogs in any other way like trying to feed them or play with them when they are on duty. Always ask the owner if it is ok to pet the dog and don’t be offended if they tell you no.

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The world's tallest man saved the lives of dolphins at a zoo using his 3-foot arms!


Bao Xishun is the tallest man on earth towering at 7 feet 8.95 inches tall. The Mangolian herdsman was asked to come to China to help extract plastic that dolphins had eaten from around the pool they were in.

Their attempts to use instruments had failed, because the dolphins kept contracting their stomachs. The dolphins at the aquarium in Fushun had become depressed and lost their appetite since ingesting the plastic. The heads of the dolphins were held back and towels wrapped around their teeth so Mr Bao could not be bitten.

He then extended his 1.06m-long arm into the mammals' stomachs and pulled out the plastic shards. The 54 year old Bao was of normal height until he was 16 and then he shot up like a weed. He beat out the previous tallest man by only 2 millimeters.

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