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15 Baby Bump Facts You Won't Believe

A 17 year old girl faked a pregnancy for six months for a social experiment with only a handful of people knowing it!

As her senior project, Gaby Rodriguez decided to do a social experiment. As an aspiring social worker, she decided to lie to everyone and fake a pregnancy and gather the reactions of everyone as her data. Only a few people including her mother, principle, and boyfriend knew that it was an experiment. Her siblings, teachers, friends, classmates, and her boyfriend’s parents were all convinced she was actually pregnant.

At the end of six months, she unveiled the truth during her presentation on stereotypes, rumours, and statistics in front of her entire high school. She removed her homemade mesh quilt pillow that had been her baby bump from under her shirt to show everyone she wasn’t really pregnant. She was scared to reveal the truth to everyone and how they would react.

Surprisingly she got cheers and a standing ovation. Her principle left a conference at 5:30 am to be at the school in time for the presentation and was very impressed with it.


Our cells are programmed to die!

An experiment conducted back in 1965 by Dr. Leonard Hayflick, show that our cells have a molecular clock, which starts ticking from the moment we’re born. That clock determines our cells’ life span, and hence our death!

According to his investigation (Hayflick limit), humans can only possibly live up to 120 years old since our cells are programmed to die. All of our cells undergo a process called apoptosis, which is their programmed cellular death. At some point in our lives our cells are all programmed to go through apoptosis and not regenerate!

If our cells weren’t programmed to die, we would all have cancer since they would all just grow without having anything to stop them!Therefore, be grateful for apoptosis, and stay in school.


Confucius has a known great descendant who advises the Chinese government!

Kung Tsui-Chang is the Senior Advisor to the President of the Republic of China and also the great, great (plus, 74 more greats) grandson of philosophical mastermind Confucius. He’s the 79th-generation descendant of Confucius in the main line of descent, making me the titular Sacrificial Official to Confucius in 2009.

The Tsui in his name is the generation name (a character in a name shared by siblings and cousins of a particular generation) for the 79th descendant. His children (one of them being his successor) all have Yu in their names, it being the generation name given to the 80th generation descendants of Confucius.

As fascinating as this is, it seems a little strange that a man could be so esteemed that 79 generations later, people are entitled to a certain status and amount of respect just for being related to him.


Kent cigarettes, popular in the 50s-70s had filters made with asbestos!

Today, everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. It hurts your lungs and causes cancer. Back in the day, this wasn’t common knowledge. Once people started to catch on to the dangers of tobacco, cigarette companies attempted to make cigarettes safer. Or rather they attempted to convince consumers that they were safer.

One way they did this was by introducing menthol cigarettes. Menthol was supposed to be good for your lungs so perhaps it would combat the negative effects of the tobacco. Filtered cigarettes were another attempt at increasing their safety. This attempt failed miserably.

The P. Lorillard Company decided to use asbestos as a filter. Asbestos could be spun into tiny threads to act as an effective filter and was relatively cheap. These new filtered cigarettes were advertised as “the greatest health protection in cigarette history.”

Unfortunately, the filter was 30% Brazilian asbestos, which is hugely harmful to the lungs and can cause lung cancer. The filter also made the cigarette tougher to draw, which meant people were using more suction to breathe it in and drawing the chemicals deeper into their lungs.


The Air Force was developing a bomb that would turn people gay!

In 1994, the US Air Force decided to become a troll. It started a mission to develop and deploy non-lethal weapons for use in combat. One of the proposals was titled “Harassing, Annoying, and “Bad Guy” Identifying Chemicals. The entire objective of this plan was not to kill or harm the enemy, but to piss them off.

For example, there was a plan to create and drop a bomb containing pheromones to attract bees or wasps to sting enemy soldiers. Another chemical was meant to give the enemy severe and lasting bad breath. At one point, the Air Force considered spraying the enemy with strong aphrodisiacs that would cause “homosexual behavior.”



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