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A torture scene in Game of Thrones portrays an actual method of tortures used in Soviet Russia!

Big Games of Thrones fan? Remember the torture scene with the rat in the heated pot? Well, that was an actual method of torture used during the Red Terror! The Red Terror occurred in Soviet Russian, and back during this era there were several events occurring, such as mass killings, torture, and systematic oppression.

One of the torture methods that were used was one in which rats were placed in iron tubes sealed at one end with wire netting and the other placed against the body of a prisoner, with the tubes being heated until the rats gnawed through the victim’s body in an effort to escape.

This was only one of the torture methods used during the red terror, some people were frozen to death, others skinned people to make gloves, and these are just some of the terrible things that people would use to torture back then.

So don’t forget; you are actually learning some history from watching Games of Thrones! Sadly you’ll have to wait a little bit longer until next season comes up and you can keep up with the great learning process.


Team America was supposed to be a shot for shot puppet parody of a James Bond movie!

Trey Parker and Matt Stone are notorious for creating the offensive tongue and cheek cartoon South Park, as well as creating the internationally renowned musical, The Book of Mormon - a play that won 9 Tony's. They are also famous for creating the Puppet film, Team America: World Police. The film pokes fun at many international issues and conflicts, including North Korea.

However, the film almost wasn't made. Originally, Matt Stone and Trey Parker wanted to do a shot for shot movie puppet parody of the film 'The Day After Tomorrow' but their team of lawyers said that if they made that film, there would be legal problems.

Want to learn more interesting facts about the production of Team America: World Police? Click the source!


A Greek taxi driver has the world record for longest mileage in a single car: 2.9 million miles!

Greek taxi driver Gregorios Sachinidis from Thessalonica donated his 1976 Mercedes to the Mercedes Benz Museum Collection! It may seem like a classic Mercedes from the outside, but on the inside, more importantly when looking at the mileage, you will see that his car has 4.6 million kilometers on it!

The massive distance covered by this single taxi cab has been a milestone in convincing people that Mercedes-Benz cars can travel an extremely far distance before they need to be turned in! Since Gregorios Sachinidis was donating his car to the Museum, Mercedes-Benz decided to donate a brand new C 200 CDI to be picked up by him, whenever he feels ready after he returns to his home in Thessalonica!


15 Reasons Why Jackie Chan And Bruce Lee Are Epic

Bruce Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm and leave a penny behind, all this before they could close it.

Other interesting facts about Bruce Lee’s amazing physical accomplishments include: 

  • Bruce Lee could land a punch in around five hundredths of a second (0.05 second) from 3 feet away, and from 5 feet away it was around eight hundredths of a second (0.08 second). 
  • Lee could take in one arm a 75 lb barbell from a standing position with the barbell held flush against his chest and slowly stick his arms out locking them, holding the barbell there for several seconds. 
  • Lee could perform one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger. Lee performed 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups. 
  • Lee could cause a 300-lb (136.08 kg) bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a sidekick. 
  • Lee could hold an elevated v-sit position for 30 minutes or longer. 
  • Lee performed a sidekick while training with James Coburn and broke a 150 lb (68 kg) punching bag. 
  • In a move that has been dubbed "Dragon Flag", Lee could perform leg lifts with only his shoulder blades resting on the edge of a bench and suspend his legs and torso horizontal midair.
  • Bruce Lee was able to jump 8 feet from a stand still (this was shown in pictures and his films such as the one where he kicked the lightbulb out). 
  • Lee could break wooden boards 6 inches (15 cm) thick. 
  • Lee could throw grains of rice up into the air and then catch them in mid-flight using chopsticks. - Witnessed by many such as Joe Hyams 
  • Lee could thrust his fingers through unopened cans of Coca-Cola. (This was when soft drinks cans were made of steel much thicker than today's aluminum cans). 

His accomplishments almost sound as impressive as Chuck Norris jokes. Who do you think would win between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris? Watch the video if you want to see how Bruce Lee used to light matches.


Bruce Willis appeared on Friends for free!

Bruce Willis, the lovable bald guy who is known for being an incredibly intimidating character in films such as Die Hard, and Armageddon. He also appeared in the film 'The Whole Nine Yards' with Friends star, Matthew Perry. While filming the movie, Perry made a bet with Willis stating that if the film were to make #1 at the box office on it's opening weekend, Bruce would have to make his cameo role in Friends for free!

The film ended up making #1 at the box office, as Perry predicted, and Willis donated all of the money he made from his cameo appearances on Friends to charity. It wasn't all bad for Bruce Willis, because he ended up winning an Emmy for his brief performance on Friends!



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