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A third of married couples in Canada have separate bedrooms.

If you’re anything like me, one of the reasons the concept of marriage seems like a terrifying beast is because it entails sharing your bedroom with someone else. And for those of us who need their space with a capital N, but fear abandonment with a capital F, this is an anxiety-inducing prospect.

But fear not, because an article from Canadian Health suggests that having two different bedrooms can actually bring you two together.In Canada, 1,700 married couples (that is, one third of the country) have separate bedrooms. Surveys have shown that these couples are more satisfied with their sleep than couples who share a bed.

This is understandable- having your own bed means not listening to another person snoring, not being kicked in the face every 5 seconds, twisted and turning and your leisure, etc. If the sentiment behind the dual-bedrooms isn’t resentful, it can actually lead to better rested individuals and thus happier couples.


Only around 3% of people who receive CPR go on to lead a normal life

We've all seen that medical show. Something goes wrong and suddenly the patient isn't breathing any more or their heart isn't beating or both. The doctor springs into action and begins to administer CPR. After a few tense moments, the patient starts breathing again. Their heart returns to a normal rhythm. Unfortunately, real life isn't quite as simple.

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. If done right, CPR can break the patient's ribs, but may save their life. Given what we've seen on TV, we have a fairly skewed view of the success rate of this procedure though. According to a study, 75% of TV patients who have CPR performed on them survive and 67% of them go home.

However, in real life, in a 2010 study of over 95,000 patients, only 8% of those who received CPR lived for more than a month. Of those patients, only about 3% could live a normal life. Turns out that, just like about everything else we see on TV, we can't always trust how CPR is portrayed.


97% of the students at Ole Miss enlisted in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and all were wounded or killed.

There were 139 male students enrolled at Ole Miss in 1861. When 135 of those men enlisted in the Confederate Army, the remaining 4 students showed up to class but were told the university had to close temporarily due to such low enrollment.

The 139 students joined Company A of the 11th Mississippi Infantry regiment in the Confederate Army. Unfortunately, they fought in some of the bloodiest battles in the war. They were dubbed the “University Grays” because of the gray uniform they wore and the fact that they were all students at Ole Miss.

The University Grays were all killed or wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg when the Confederates made a desperate charge against the Union at Cemetery Hill. After the devastating losses, the few remaining Grays merged with another company and fought until the end of the war. The story of the University Grays has inspired novels and even an opera that debuted in 1961 at the University of Mississippi.


13 James Bond Facts You Should Know

George Lazenby got the role of James Bond by lying about being an actor!

George Lazenby, like most males around the world, fell in love with James Bond the moment that he laid his eyes on him. George fell for Bond’s charm, his spy gadgets, and his ability to make any woman that he came into contact with fall in love with him. George Lazenby wanted to become Bond.

However, George had never acted before, and had not taken any form of acting lessons. He just wanted to play Bond more than anyone that he knew. He even went as far as to get a suit, Rolex watch, and a haircut to match Sean Connery, the man who played the original Bond. He went to the building where the auditions for the next Bond film were and ran past the secretary up into the audition room and famously said “I heard you’re looking for James Bond”.

He then told the producers that he had acted in movies all around the world so they would be unable to look him up! He eventually told the director that he wasn’t an actor, but they hired him anyway! The director was impressed with George’s ability to fool everyone at the audition!


That the US tried to buy Greenland for 100 Million Dollars

Greenland is technically the world's largest island. Located at the top of the world, just east of Canada, it is geographically part of North America but has been politically and culturally associated with Europe for more than a millenium. While a large land mass, three fourths of it is covered by ice so it is also the least densely populated country in the world.

In the early 1900s, a dispute arose over who controlled Greenland--Norway or Denmark. The case was submitted to the Permanent Court of International Justice in 1933. The court ruled in Denmark's favor. In 1953, Greenland was made an equal part of the Danish Kingdom. Home rule was was granted in 1979.

After WWII, the United States developed a geopolitical interest in Greenland. In 1946, they offered to buy the country from Denmark for $100 million dollars. Denmark refused to sell though. They did, however, allow the US to reopen Thule Air Base in 1950. And from 1951 and 1953, the base was greatly expanded as a part of a NATO Cold War defense strategy.



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