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There's a company that will sell you ONLY marshmallows like the Lucky Charms ones!


Lucky Charms. This sugary cereal is the subject of many a wonderful childhood memory. How is it, though, that you always end up with a bunch of those non-marshmallow pieces and no more marshmallows? This is one of the epic conundrums of our time.

It seems that Crunchmallows has solved that problem though. Crunchmallows are packaged miniature marshmallows to go on your cereal. The company maintains that "most cereal makers skimp on their marshmallows" and want to give their customers the opportunity to add more.

Crunchmallows are "just like the ones you find in cereal." Each bag contains about 350 marshmallows and sells for $2.25.

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In 1870 a Lion's Mane Jellyfish washed up onto Massachusetts bay with tentacles measuring 120 feet each!


The Lion's Mane Jellyfish is one of those creatures that don't seem real. They should exist in a science fiction novel, not in our oceans. The Lion's Mane looks like a regular jelly fish with a forest of tentacles extending from a mushroom-like head. They are the largest known species of jellyfish and live in the cold waters of the Arctic, northern Atlantic and norther Pacific oceans.

The largest recorded Lion's Mane Jellyfish washed up on the shores of Massachusetts in 1870. Its body had a diameter of 7 feet 6 inches, and it's tentacles measured 120 feet, which is longer than most Blue Whales. Imagine taking a walk on the beach and encountering this beast.

The Lion's Mane Jellyfish vary greatly in size, though with some only reaching about 20 inches in diameter. Their predators include sea birds, larger fish and sea turtles. The jellyfish themselves feed mostly on zooplankton and smaller fish.

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Walter Reed earned 2 MDs before his 20th birthday!


Walter Reed was born in 1851. He attended the University of Virginia where, after two year-long classes, he completed his M.D. This was just 5 months before he turned 19. He remains the youngest student at the University of Virginia to complete an M.D.

That wasn't enough for Reed though. He then went to New York University's Bellevue Hospital College and earned a second M.D. This was all before he was 20 years old. Reed practiced medecine in New York for a few years, but felt his influence was inhibited by his youth. He decided to join the U.S. Army Medical Corps for it's professional opportunities and financial security.

He served at a number of different locations in the west. Later in life, Reed would gain recognition for his breakthroughs in Yellow Fever research. Today, numerous hospitals and research facilities are named in his honor.

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Not only are helicopter prison escapes real, they have a 73% success rate!


Helicopter prison escapes make for really exciting film and TV events. Did you know that they also make for a really effective way to break out of jail. The reason for this is that the vertical lift is ideal for landing on the limited space jails usually have.

One of the earliest recorded attempts was of a New York business man in 1971 who was imprisoned in Mexico. He was flown out of the country and went on to write a book about it.

France has the most recorded attempts (11). One of the most notorious is of a wife who learned how to fly a helicopter to rescue her husband. An escape artist has done it 3 times in 2001, 2003 and 2007.

They are surprisingly effective. There are about 38 recorded attempts, and 28 of them have been successful, meaning there’s about a 73% success rate for these escapes!

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There are bodies in Europe whose skin is perfectly preserved but their bones are dissolved!


The bog bodies of Northern Europe are a large set of human cadavers that have been naturally mummified within the peat bogs found on the continent. They have a widespread chronology spanning from 9000BC to World War 2.

What’s really different about the bog bodies is that their skin and internal organs have been preserved extremely well due to the condition that they’re in: The water is highly acidic, temperature is low and there’s no oxygen. This combines to preserve, but tan their skin.

The other interesting thing, though is that the bog bodies’ bones are generally not preserved. The peat dissolved the calcium phosphate of the bone. If you want to learn more about these corpses, check out the source!

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