Author Archives: Daven Hiskey

A Japanese Soldier Who Continued Fighting WWII 29 Years After the Japanese Surrendered, Because He Didn’t Know

Hiroo Onoda

Today I found out about a Japanese soldier who continued fighting World War II a full 29 years after the Japanese surrendered, because he didn’t know the war was over. Hiroo Onoda is a Japanese citizen that originally worked at a Chinese trading company.  When he was 20 years old, he was called to join the Japanese army.  He promptly […]

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How to Drastically Increase the Life of Your Shaver Razor Blade Cartridges or Disposable Razors

shaver

Today I found out how to drastically increase the life of your shaver razor blades, such as Gillette or Schick Brand razors.  This trick is incredibly simple and just as incredibly effective.  It will also save you a nice chunk of change over time and make all your dreams come true… For instance, Gillette Fusion Brand razor cartridge sets typically […]

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The 7-11 Double Big Gulp Holds 200% More Than the Average Adult Human’s Stomach

7-11 Big Gulp Progression

Today I found out that the 7-11 Double Big Gulp holds about twice the amount of fluid than the average adult human’s stomach. The average adult human’s stomach can hold comfortably about 32 ounces at any given time (edit: excepting we Americans who, judging from the comments, apparently can hold about 138 times that amount despite science’s official averages).  The […]

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NASA Uses the Movie Armageddon in Their Management Training Program

Michael Bay Explosion

Today I found out that NASA uses the 1998 film, Armageddon, in their management training program. It turns out, to absolutely no one’s surprise, that this is not because it’s an incredibly well thought out movie in how to stop an asteroid from hitting the earth…  No, they use it because it contains over 168 distinct things that are impossible […]

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Twilight Was Rejected Fourteen Times Before Being Accepted

Today I found out Twilight was rejected by fourteen publishers before finally getting published.  In other news, fourteen out of fifteen publishing houses have quality standards on works they accept.  Though of course, in this case at least, having no literary standards seems to have paid off for lucky number fifteen.  So good on ya to them. Boggles the mind […]

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