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The Windows XP Pinball game was just one board of a full featured game!

If you played the "3D Pinball" game included with certain versions of Windows including 2000 and XP, you'd be surprised when we tell you that you were playing one of three games from a game collection!

"Full Tilt! Pinball" was a set of three pinball games published by Maxis. Space Cadet was just one of the three boards included in the game. The othet two were Skullduggery and Dragon's Keep.

As you can probably tell from the names, they were themed very differently. Skullduggery was about unearthing hidden treasure, while Dragon's Keep was about accomplishing various quests, like slaying a dragon.


At one point, 90% of all LSD in the world was produced by a shockingly low number of people!

William Leonard Pickard is one of two people convicted in the largest lysergic acid diethylamide manufacturing case in history. It is not known where Pickard produced LSD for the very first time.

His first arrest for manufacturing LSD came on December 28, 1998 in Mountain View, California. The laboratory was contained inside a trailer that had been moved into a warehouse.

It contained state-of-the-art equipment. He was producing kilogram quantities of LSD and putting them onto windowpane, microdot, and blotter forms. He spent time in prison for this and became a Buddhist while inside.

From 1991 to 2000, almost all of the world’s LSD was made by him. He was the former deputy director of the L.A. Drug Policy Research Program and a former research director at UC Berkeley.

Pickard viewed acid as a religious sacrament, and offered prayers before cooking up every batch.

Since that cooking process often involved dosing himself with hundreds of hits of high-test LSD, Pickard had a definite interest in ensuring it's quality.


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An orangutan learned how to spear fish by watching humans do it!

The first time an orangutan was documented using a tool was in 1994, when Carel van Schaik observed orangutans developing tools to help themselves eat. They were using sticks to pry open fruit that had some needles that were in the way of the actual food part of the fruit.

In the jungles of Borneo, scientists observed an orangutan spear fishing (look at the picture on the right). Apparently this orangutan had seen (human) locals spear fishing on the river and attempted to do the same.

Apparently, the method required too much skill for him to master, but he was later able to improvise by using the pole to catch fish that were already trapped in the locals' fishing lines.


50 Cent has set a goal of feeding 1 billion people in Africa by 2016.

We all know that 50 Cent is a world renowned rapper, but did you know that he’s also a business man and avid philanthropist-often at the same time. He has teamed up with Pure Growth Partners to launch a charitable energy drink called Street King, in order to aid in combating world hunger.

For every purchase of Street King, a portion of the sales will go towards providing a daily meal to an underprivileged child around the world. The mission statement for this initiative is to feed a billion people in Africa by 2016. “50 Cent and I share a common vision,” says Chris Clark, founder and CEO of Pure Growth Partners, “To address the world’s growing problems through smart and sustainable business models.”



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