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David Bowie was so high on coke, he thought his semen was being stolen by witches!

A biographer says that during 1975 and 1976 David Bowie was on such a massive cocaine habit and his diet consisted of peppers and milk that he lived that period in psychic terror.

At the time, Bowie was living in a house full of ancient-Egyptian artifacts, burning black candles. He reported seeing bodies fall past his window, having his semen stolen by witches, receiving secret messages from The Rolling Stones, and living in morbid fear of fellow Aleister Crowley aficionado Jimmy Page.

Interestingly in 1976 he released Station to Station his tenth album. It is commonly regarded as one of his most significant works. Bowie doesn't remember anything from the production of the album, because he was so dependent on cocaine at the time.


The American flags planted on the moon are now white!

The U.S was the first country to land on the moon. As such, they had to exhibit it someway, and what a better way than placing flags all over the moon surface.

They had to leave evidence that they’d been there, some intentional and some necessary. The most iconic of these were six American flags, all of which were thought to have been destroyed by the harsh conditions on the lunar service or at least knocked over by now. All but one, are still standing!

They each cost only $5.50 in the 1960s and have all turned white from bleaching by sunlight, which hits the flags for as long as 14 days at a time without any sort of atmosphere to filter it's rays.

This was in fact a success for the U.S because the flags weren’t expected to stay that long, however, it seems that someone will have to go soon to change the flags for some new sun protected flags. They might have to pay a little more, but it’s just the cost for History.


To fight the KKK, Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill that took away their right to face a judge!

Habeas Corpus, is a legal term, for the process which criminals undergo when they are arrested. This process, means that criminals have the right to face a judge or a court, to ensure that the person wasn't arrested for no apparent reason.

Apparently Ulysses S. Grant didn't want members of the KKK to have a chance of getting released after facing a judge for the first time, so he signed a bill that gave him the right to suspend habeas corpus!

The bill wasn't strictly for KKK members, it was a bill signed with the intent to effect all white supremacists. The bill was created because the government hadn't found an effective way to deal with white supremacy groups and hate crimes, and Ulysses S. Grant believed the only way he could deal with these hate groups was to bend the rules a bit!


15 Seriously Depressing Facts About Our Earth

Heavily hunted animals live in Chernobyl, because it is safer where there are no humans

In April and May 1986, reactor four at the Chernobyl nuclear plant melted down. Over the course of ten days, it pored out radioactive isotopes that blanketed the area. They killed the pine trees surrounding the plant in a matter of days. Now, the area remains one of the most contaminated ecosystems on Earth.

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone encompasses 1,600 square miles or norther Ukraine and southern Belarus and is guarded by armed military. The levels of radiation within the zone are dangerous. After the meltdown, the Soviet government took drastic measures to contain the radiation as best they could.

They scraped away the topsoil, sprayed the area with chemicals meant to trap radiation close to the ground, evacuated nearby villages and slaughtered livestock. They left a barren moonscape.Since then, nature has begun to take over again. Not only has the vegetation returned, but wild animals now roam the area.

Bears, boars, owls and wolves have all been spotted in the area. Ironically, since no humans live in the Exclusion Zone, it has become a sanctuary for biodiversity, particularly the wildlife. With no humans there to hunt them, these animals are able to thrive despite the radioactivity.


Russia's plan B if the safe holding nuclear launch codes doesn't open? Take a sledgehammer to it!

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces are equipped with a special ‘safe-busting’ sledgehammer that can be used in an emergency to break open the safe containing launch codes if it fails to open. How do we know this?

Well, the sledgehammer's existence first became known in 1980, when a group of inspecting officers from the General Staff visiting Strategic Missile Forces headquarters asked General Georgy Novikov what he would do if he received a missile launch order but the safe containing the launch codes failed to open. Novikov said he would knock off the safe’s lock with the sledgehammer he kept nearby.

The inspectors severely criticized the general's response and thought he was being unprofessional, but the General Staff’s top official said Novikov would be following protocol. Since then, the sledgehammer has been on combat duty at the Missile Forces headquarters in the closed town of Vlasikha in Moscow region. The headquarters, which celebrated it's 40th anniversary in 2011, has numerous underground facilities stretching more than 5 miles and manned by about 6,000 troops.



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