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on June 4, 2007 with 0 comments » |

Hit by a train in 1988 and in a coma for 19 years, a Polish railway worker just woke up to a world so different he can barely believe it. No Communist government, no food rationing, people in the streets talking on cell phones; he tells TV stations he has "no complaints."
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Found this and other tidbits here.


McDonald’s restaurants will buy 54,000,000 pounds of fresh apples this year. Two years ago, McDonald’s purchased 0 pounds of apples. This is attributed to the shift to more healthy menu options (the Apple Pie, which has been at McDonald’s for years uses processed Apple Pie Filling).

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Another interesting post via the same site...


Shift Happens - a 67 slides slideshow covering many things you may not and might want to know about the past and future trends of the world.

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crazy!!



The world's highest swing is situated on top of a 1,100ft (335m) TV tower in Harbin city, China. It is set on a 700ft (213m) high viewing platform on the tower. People get to sit on a steel seat and swing out over the city, beyond the edge of the platform. The swing is called “Game for brave people”, reports Harbin Daily.

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NG takes us on a wild and amazing tour of the New York City Underground.

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Ewwww..

Heavy runners lose toenails. I know, ew. But what if those toenails weren't lost -- what if they were repurposed, as a necklace? - via BB

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How many whale testicles equal the weight of one mid-sized car?

(Answer: 3.2449998471)

More weird conversions here.

- via BB
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Hilarious...
A seventies-era softporn film remixed and redubbed to become a SFW video about the Vietnam war, created by a student for an American history class. - via BB


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