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Every last F14 Tomcat that America has in flyable storage is being shredded to prevent spares reaching Iran!

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental program.

The F-14 was the first of the American teen series fighters which were designed incorporating the experience of air combat against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War. As of 2012, the F-14 was only in service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, having been exported to Iran in 1976, when the U.S. Had amicable diplomatic relations with Iran's government.

In January 2007, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that sales of spare F-14 parts would be suspended over concerns of the parts ending up in Iran. In July 2007, the remaining American F-14s were shredded to ensure that any parts could not be acquired.

In summer of 2010, Iran requested that the United States deliver the 80th F-14 it had purchased in 1974, but delivery was denied after the Islamic Revolution. In October 2010, an Iranian Air Force commander claimed that the country overhauls and optimizes different types of military aircraft, mentioning that Air Force has even installed Iran-made radar systems on the F-14.


Hugh Jackman founded a charity coffee company. 100% of its profits are donated!

Laughing Man Worldwide helps entrepreneurs help humanity by creating and developing new business, and in return for that help, Laughing Man worldwide receives some ownership. One hundred percent of Laughing Man Worldwide revenue goes back to education, community development and new business development.

They don't ask for charity. They request ideas, believers, and support from people to welcome their products into individuals’ homes. Laughing Man Coffee & Tea is the first venture under this model and 50 percent of Laughing Man Coffee & Tea goes back to Laughing Man Worldwide to further it's mission.

Every day, the Laughing Man team works hard to build a great company for it's customers and keep doors open for others. Hugh Jackman co-founded the organization with Barry Steingard and David Steingard. They’re seeking to better the world, or so it seems.


Printed dates on food are not required by the FDA and are not intended to mean food safety, only quality

Expiration dates on our food keep us safe, right? They make sure we don't eat spoiled food. Interestingly enough, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require manufacturers to put any dates on their food products.

These dates are instead entirely at the discretion of the manufacturer. The FDA also does not preclude the sale of a food item that is past it's printed expiration date.

What many people don't realize is that these dates are advisory in nature and often don't represent the true shelf life of a product. Almost all food (with the exception of infant formula) has a longer shelf life than their printed date indicates.

A study by Reuters found that, on average, Americans waste 33 pounds of food a week by throwing out perfectly good products. This means that a family of four wastes 132 pounds of good food a month. So you may want to think twice the next time you want to follow that "advisory" expiration date.


Picher, Oklahoma is considered the most toxic place in the United States.

The town of Picher, Oklahoma has been ravaged by industrial mining; so much so that a majority of it's inhabitants have fled and it's current population is 20. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the little town is the most toxic region in all of the United States.

There have been numerous reports of sinkholes appearing overnight as mine shafts collapse. Often, underground water, highly acidic and concentrated with heavy metals, come bubbling into these sinks and turns them into toxic ponds.


The sequel to The Phantom of the Opera was delayed because of a kitten!

Love Never Dies is the sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit The Phantom of the Opera. The musical is set in 1907, roughly 10 years after the original Phantom ended.

Andrew Lloyd Webber started working on the project in 1990, but he didn’t start working on the music until March 2007. A couple of months after, it was announced that the sequel would be delayed. What happened?

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s six-month-old kitten Otto had climbed onto Webber’s digital piano and managed to delete the entire score. Although Webber tried, he couldn’t recover any of it and had to reconstruct the score from scratch.



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