Huffington Post- "Alexander Historical Auctions in Stamford, Conn., is holding a public auction Tuesday and Wednesday where people can bid online for two medical reports on the health of Adolf Hitler that reveal, among other things, that the dictator had ?uncontrollable flatulence,? used cocaine and bull semen to bolster sexual activity."
Mozart wrote a choral piece for his drinking buddies called Leck mich im Arsch, which translates literally to Lick Me In The A**. It's actually quite pretty.
Stravinsky loved taking naked pics of himself and he'd keep them in an album on his coffee table. Even when he was elderly.
Bach stabbed one of his students. Called him a "nanny goat bassoonist" and the student was so incensed that he waited outside Bach's house to jump him. When Bach returned from his date that night, the student jumped out of the bushes, scaring him, and Bach stabbed him. Don't think he was killed though.
Mozart hated violas and rarely wrote them into his pieces. He called violists "people who were too old to play violin."
Wagner allegedly only wore purple silky underwear, and would only play purple pianos.
If not for Nikola Tesla, our understanding of electricity would likely be years behind what we now enjoy. Tesla also filed for more than 300 patents for inventions like electromagnets, the radio, and the AC motor. But unlike Einstein, Tesla didn?t start out quirky. He just kind of became a little off-the-wall as he aged. Tesla was known to begin work each day at 3:00 AM and continue until 11:00 PM. These habits caused him to suffer a mental breakdown at age 25. He then pulled himself together and continued the same regimen well into old age, working as many as 38 years without a break in his rigorous work schedule. The man was celibate, but got along well with pigeons. He had a few deep-seated revulsions: He couldn?t stand overweight women or jewelry of any kind (especially pearls). LOL!
It was widely believed that blowing smoke up someone's butt could revive someone from drowning. They used to have equipment by beaches for it and everything. I think that's where the expression "don't blow smoke up my a** comes from. Look it up!
Tears of joy, tears of happiness, and other types of tears all look different when placed under a microscope.
All tears contain organic substances including oils, antibodies, and enzymes and are suspended in salt water. Different types of tears have distinct molecules. Plus, when tears dry the crystallized salt takes on different shapes and forms.
The Pledge of Allegiance was created by advertisers, and the inclusion of ?under God? is a product of the Red Scare.
?The Youth?s Companion? was a magazine that also supplied American flags to schools across the country near the end of the 19th century. On Sept. 8, 1892 they published the pledge, written by an employee of the mag, to promote nationalism and presumably sell more flags and subscriptions. The pledge ended up taking off across the country, but over the years has undergone a few changes.
Originally the pledge involved a salute modeled after the classic Roman one, which Mussolini and Hitler ended up adopting as well. Obviously that salute was dropped. Also ?of the United States of America? was added to make it clear to immigrants that they were pledging to the U.S. ?Under God? was added during the Red Scare.
It was widely believed that blowing smoke up someone's butt could revive someone from drowning. They used to have equipment by beaches for it and everything. I think that's where the expression "don't blow smoke up my a** comes from. Look it up!?
OMG...I DID look it up...OMG!! Like maybe it would push the water out?...wow!!