22 Airbnb Confessions That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

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“It’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion of the ocean.”


















THE HOT ZONENational Geographic (Premiered May 27)Based on the international best-seller, The Hot Zone is inspired by a true story about the origins of Ebola, a highly infectious virus from the central African rainforest and its arrival on US soil in 1989.


THE ENEMY WITHINNBC (Premiered February 25)Erica Shepherd, a brilliant former CIA operative, is serving a life sentence in prison. But she will get her chance to get out when FBI agent Will Keaton turns to her to help track down a dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well.


THE CODECBS (Premiere April 9)A look at the professional and personal lives of some of the military’s brightest legal minds in the courtroom, where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator – and a Marine.


THE VICTIMBBC (Premiered April 8)A grieving mother is accused of identifying online the man who she believes is her son’s killer. Is he really a notorious child murderer, or a tragic victim of mistaken identity?


HANNAAmazon Prime (Full first season available now)Hanna follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.


GOOD OMENSAmazon Prime (Episodes 1 & 2 available now)An angel and a demon must join forces to find a way to save the world as the end of time grows near with the approaching Armageddon.


THE ACTHulu (Full series available now)This stranger-than-fiction true-crime series follows Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother.


THE TWILIGHT ZONECBS All Access (Full first season available now)Jordan Peele hosts and narrates tales of science fiction, fantasy and the occult, exploring humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways.


THE WIDOWAmazon Prime (Full first season available now)A woman’s search to uncover the mysterious disappearance of her husband leads her to the Congo, where she’s forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved.


BLACK SUMMERNetflix (Full first season available now)Set in the “Z Nation” universe, this series follows a crack team of special forces as it fights for hope in the darkest hours of the zombie apocalypse.


WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWSFX (Premiered March 27)A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires who’ve lived together for over 100 years, in Staten Island.


CHAMBERSNetflix (Full first season available now)Haunted by eerie visions and sinister impulses after a heart transplant, a teenager tries to unmask the truth behind her donor’s mysterious death.


CATCH-22Hulu (Episode 1 & 2 available May 17)The comedy follows a U.S. Air Force bombardier in World War II, trying to avoid his military assignment, but stuck with a Catch-22.


CHERNOBYLHBO (Episodes 1 & 2 available now)Brave men and women act heroically to mitigate catastrophic damage when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffers a nuclear accident on April 26, 1986.

18 People Who Shockingly Lied Under Oath

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Pinkerton Detective With Lead Gloves circa 1875

This huge, almost seven foot fall Pinkerton detective dwarfs the table he is standing next to. However, it is not his physical size that makes him a deadly adversary, but the lead gloves covering his hands. They are a variation of the “blackjack.” A seemingly light tap usually surprises the unfortunate victim with broken bones or the loss of consciousness, without hurting the wearer’s hands.


Hatfield Clan 6 years later after the Hatfield-McCoy feud. 1897


This is a photograph of Maud Wagner in 1907, who was allegedly the first known female tattooist in the United States.

Maud Stevens Wagner was born in 1877, in Lyon County, Kansas. Wagner worked as an American circus performer, where she performed as an aerialist and contortionist. She frequently worked for numerous traveling circuses, which is where she met her future husband, Gus Wagner. Gus was a tattoo artist himself, to which he described himself as “the most artistically marked up man in America.”

Wagner exchanged a date with Gus for a lesson in tattooing, which was where her love and admiration for tattoos skyrocketed. They were married several years later, and had a daughter together, Lovetta, who also became intrigued with the idea of tattooing and started at the age of 9. Wagner became an apprentice under her husband and started learning how to give the traditional ‘stick and poke’ tattoos — regardless of the tattoo machine already being invented during this time.

Maud and Gus Wagner were two of the last tattoo artists in the United States who would tattoo by hand, instead of using the already established tattoo machine. This gave Wagner the title of the first known female tattoo artist in the U.S. Wagner left the circus and traveled around America with her husband, where they both worked as tattoo artists; being credited for bringing this practice to the inland of the U.S.


A Trip Down Market Street In San Francisco 1905


This is allegedly the only known authenticated portrait of notorious outlaw, Billy the Kid

Born as Henry McCarty in 1859 New York City, McCarty was orphaned at age 14, where the boardroom owner gave him a room to stay, in exchange for work.

His first arrest was at age 16 for stealing food in late 1875, which is where his criminal behaviour spiralled. After fleeing to New Mexico Territory because of his stealing crimes, this made McCarty both an outlaw and a federal fugitive. Two years later in 1877, McCarty murdered a blacksmith during an altercation, which made him become a wanted man in Arizona Territory; which is why he fled back to New Mexico where he joined a group of cattle rustlers.

-McCarty was finally captured by Sheriff Pat Garrett, and convicted of the murder of the blacksmith, where he was sentenced to hang in May of 1881. Later that year, McCarty escaped, killed two guards and hid for over two months. Sheriff Pat Garrett shot and killed McCarty in July of 1881, where he was only 21 years of age.


A Russian, newly liberated by US soldiers from the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, points out the Nazi guard who was brutally beating prisoners. April 14, 1945


Adolf Hitler with a group of brown shirts in Berlin, 1933



German election ballot, 1938: “Do you approve of the reunification of Austria with the German reich accomplished on 13 March 1938 and do you vote for the list of our Führer, Adolf Hitler?”


Hitler’s 1920 doodles when coming up for the NAZI party symbol


The identification card of Anny Horowitz, a French Jewish girl murdered in Auschwitz, 1940

The card notes she was born on June 3, 1933, in Strasbourg, and lived in Bordeaux. She has blonde hair, blue eyes, a rosy complexion, and is of average height, and her fingerprints and signature are included. Her family was deported from Drancy to Auschwitz on September 11th, 1942, where it is believed she was killed.


Dustbowl Refugees: “One of three related Oklahoma drought refugee families on the highway near Lordsburg, New Mexico, going to Roswell to chop cotton.” Photo by Dorothea Lange


The last Civil War veteran (Union), Albert Henry Woolson, died in 1956. That means he saw the world go from gas lights and candles, horse and buggy, cavalry, and muskets, to widespread electricity, high speed cars, tanks, and nuclear weapons in one lifetime.


Fake trees were used in WW1 as observation posts


First Class Cabin aboard the TItanic

The first class tickets ranged enormously in price, from $150 (about $1700 today) for a simple berth, up to $4350 ($50,000) for one of the two Parlour suites. Second class tickets were $60 (around $700) and third class passengers paid between $15 and $40 ($170 – £460).


In August of 1867 Union Pacific railroad worker William Thompson was attacked by a band of Cheyenne Indians, scalped, and left for dead.


North Hollywood shootout gunman, Emil Matasareanu, smiling for the camera after being shot at least 29 times by LA police, 1997. The EMS were intentionally delayed and he bled out and died




North Hollywood Bank Shootout







Couples Confess: We Are Giving An Open Relationship A Shot

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10 Weird News Stories You Might Have Missed Last Week

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This week’s list is feeling a bit intoxicated, as it has stories on beer, meth, and psychoactive drugs. There are also a few bizarre crimes to talk about, including a man who tried to deport his wife and a woman caught trespassing in search of “Agent Penis.”

10 Will Japan Run Out Of Beer?

For the first time, Japan will be hosting the Rugby World Cup. Local businesses are only now finding out something that might become a problem later on: Rugby fans drink a lot of beer.

The organizing committee for the 2019 Rugby World Cup had a planning meeting with Japanese business operators in which they raised concerns that Japanese bars and hotels will be unable to cope with the huge demands for beer from the approximately 400,000 international visitors expected to show up between September and November. This would cause bad publicity, upset traveling fans, and cost local venues substantial business.

The committee informed them that, during the previous world cup hosted in England, beer consumption at the games was six times more than at football matches in the same venues.

One prefecture has already taken measures by asking brewers to increase their supply and local bars to extend their opening hours. However, officials still say that, following the briefing from the rugby committee, a beer shortage is “a realistic problem.”[1]

9 G.I. Joe Versus The Volcano

Last Wednesday, a man fell 21 meters (70 ft) into the most dangerous volcano in the United States and survived.

The 32-year-old was a soldier deployed on a training mission on Hawaii’s Big Island. In his spare time, he decided to visit Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. He was part of a group that stopped at the Steaming Bluff overlook when the man decided to take a closer look down into Halema’uma’u Crater.

There was a safety railing in place, but the tourist decided to climb over it.[2] The ground gave way under him, and he fell down a 90-meter (300 ft) cliff to his certain doom. However, it seems that Madame Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire who lives inside the crater, was feeling benevolent that day. Instead of plummeting all the way to the bottom, the man landed on a ledge.

He was rescued a few hours later. He was seriously injured and was airlifted to a medical center. Since then, his condition has been upgraded from critical to stable.

8 Take My Wife, Please

A man from Portland, Oregon, received four months in federal prison for trying to bribe an immigration agent to deport his wife.

Last May, 48-year-old Antonio Burgos met up with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer in a parking lot in Vancouver, Washington. He then offered the agent $3,000 to deport the wife he was divorcing back to El Salvador, where the couple met.[3]

The officer reported the incident and set up a sting operation. He recorded two phone calls in which Burgos repeated his proposition. During a face-to-face meeting, the man upped his offer to $4,000 if the agent would also deport his stepdaughter.

Burgos was arrested and pleaded guilty to one count of bribery of a public official in November. He was sentenced this Monday.

7 How To Party Shaman-Style

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencespresented the analysis of a 1,000-year-old pouch thought to have belonged to a shaman. Unsurprisingly, it revealed that people back then liked to get really wasted.

Anthropologists found the pouch back in 2009 in a rock shelter known as Cueva de Chileno in Bolivia’s Lipez Highlands. It was made out of three fox snouts stitched together and contained traces of multiple psychoactive substances. Scholars believe it could represent the earliest known evidence of ayahuasca, an entheogenic brew used by shamans in spiritual ceremonies.

A chemical analysis revealed the presence of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), benzoylecgonine (BZE), bufotenin, cocaine, and possibly psilocin.[4] Also at the site were other items, such as a headband, a snuffing tube, two snuffing tablets, two bone spatulas, and an anthropomorphic figurine. Researchers believe all of them were used in a burial ceremony, as Cueva de Chileno was once a burial site.

6 Agent Penis Reporting For Duty

A woman was arrested for trespassing at the CIA headquarters in Virginia and demanding to speak with “Agent Penis.”

On May 3, Jennifer Hernandez approached a security officer at the CIA’s visitor center. She wanted two things: to get back her North Carolina ID card and to speak with Agent Penis.

A quick check of their records revealed to CIA officials that Hernandez had made multiple appearances over the last few weeks. Each time, she said she was there to talk with her recruiter regarding a job at the CIA. This wasn’t true, so she was told to leave because she was trespassing. The last time this happened, security officers accidentally kept her ID card after officially citing her.

Hernandez received her ID back. Agent Penis, however, was unavailable. Other officers escorted her to the bus stop to make sure that she left the premises.[5]When the bus arrived, however, she refused to depart, even when told that she would be arrested otherwise. In the end, she was charged with remaining on an Agency installation after being ordered to leave.

5 Across The Atlantic In A Barrel

Photo credit: AFP

People on the tiny Dutch island of St. Eustatius were surprised this week to see an oil tanker with a unique payload. It was carrying a giant, orange barrel with a 72-year-old French ex-paratrooper inside.

Back in December, we talked about Jean-Jacques Savin and his plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel. He set off a day after Christmas and reached the Caribbean this week. He spent around four and a half months in a capsule which he built himself. It did not have an engine and instead relied on the ocean current to guide its 4,715-kilometer (2,930 mi) journey.[6]

Savin was a bit off the mark in his calculations. He believed he might reach the Caribbean by late March. Fortunately, he planned ahead and had enough provisions and was also able to fish from his barrel. Savin also hoped he might reach a French island to cut down on paperwork. Although he ended up in the Caribbean Netherlands, a tugboat later delivered him to the French island of Martinique.

4 A Typo In Australa

Photo credit: AP

Late last year, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) released a new A$50 note. It had an abundance of innovative, next-generation anti-counterfeiting measures, but it also contained a typo that went overlooked for half a year. Now, the RBA estimates that there are around 46 million of these misprinted banknotes in circulation.

The typo itself isn’t particularly egregious. One side of the note features Edith Cowan, first female Australian member of parliament. In the background, there is a building with a lawn. Upon closer inspection, the lawn is actually made up of tiny rows of words which quote one of Cowan’s speeches. In it, the word “responsibility” is missing the last “i.”[7]

The mistake is hardly visible with the naked eye, which is probably why it took six months for someone to spot the error. The RBA says it became aware of the typo back in December and will correct it for the next print run of the note.

3 Wasp Logic

A new study from the University of Michigan published in the Royal Society Biology Letters has high praise for wasps. It claims that they are the first invertebrates found to use a form of logical reasoning.

The type of logic is called transitive inference. If we know that A is greater than B, and B is greater than C, then we can conclude that A is greater than C. It is a basic form of reasoning common in humans. Whether other animals actually employ it or are simply well-trained is still a matter of debate.

A team led by Elizabeth Tibbets used 40 paper wasps in their experiment. They put the insects individually in the middle of a rectangular container. The goal was for them to pick the correct end to fly to, as the wrong end resulted in an electric shock.

Each end was assigned a different color and a letter from A to E, with the letter that comes later in the alphabet always being the incorrect one. Therefore, A > B > C > D > E. The wasps were first presented with adjacent pairs to choose from: A/B, B/C, C/D, and D/E. After ten trials, the insects were then made to pick between B/D and A/E.

Around 65 percent of wasps made the correct choice, which is considered better than chance.[8] The same test had previously been run with honeybees, but they didn’t seem to use this deduction process. Tibbets opines that the wasps’ success could be due to the strict hierarchies present in wasp societies, where transitive inference could play a role in establishing one insect’s dominant rank.

2 A Different Kind Of LEGO Brick

People keep sending their meth to the wrong address. Last week, we talked about an elderly Australian couple who had 20 kilograms (44 lb) of methamphetamine delivered to their house by mistake. This week, we have a woman from Georgia who bought a LEGO box, only to discover that it had $40,000 worth of meth inside.

The unnamed woman made a stop at a consignment shop in South Carolina and bought a LEGO toy. The young child she gifted it to opened the box to find 1.3 kilograms (3 lb) of methamphetamine in a vacuum-sealed bag.[9]

The woman called the sheriff’s office, which turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. DEA agents believe the LEGO box was probably sent by a dealer to an empty or abandoned address, and the postal worker didn’t leave the parcel. Afterward, it was sold in an auction for unclaimed packages before making its way to the consignment store. Officers don’t foresee any charges being filed in the matter.

1 Satisfaction Not Guaranteed

As it turns out, all those spam e-mails lied to us all. A new study from King’s College London concludes that penis extensions do not work. They come with a small rate of satisfaction, carry a lot of risks, and, in most cases, are unnecessary.

A team of doctors and researchers led by urologist Gordon Muir reviewed 17 previously published studies that covered 21 different penis enlargement procedures carried on almost 1,200 men. They found that the satisfaction rate for patients was never any higher than 20 percent.[10] Besides this, there was the risk of major complications, such as shortening, penile deformity, and erectile dysfunction.

The procedures were also very expensive, costing up to £40,000 ($52,000). Muir labeled many practitioners who offer these kinds of services as “charlatans” because they prey on vulnerable men and convince them to get unnecessary and dangerous medical procedures. Researchers believe that many patients are actually averagely endowed but feel inadequate due to obsessive conditions such as body dysmorphic disorder or penile dysfunction disorder. Therefore, an ethical medical professional would dismiss them as suitable candidates following physical and psychological examinations.







1. Chocolate rabbit you can build.

2. They paved over a boot in the street.

3. So many dogs run around this bush that they are excavating it.

4. Pumpkin grown in a mold.

5. Indoor waterfall.

6. Container for a single egg.

7. Tiny toad.

8. How the pills were when the bottle was opened.

9. Toilets before the stalls are put in.

10. A very long cactus.

11. A hot tub turned into a garden.

12. Massive book shelf.

13. Coffee grounds look like a crowd.

14. Fossilized sand dollar.

15. Cat with two different colored eyes.

16. Calories burnt with each step.

17. Pennywise on a penny.

18. A one number license plate.

19. Old vs new work boots.

20. Hitler cat.

21. Double wrapped chocolate bar.

22. Sky billboard.

23. That "S" doughnut.

24. Plane drew a smiley face in the sky.


12 Celebrities You Didn't Know Had a Twin

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1. Rami and Sami Malek

2. Scarlett and Hunter Johansson

3. Vin Diesel and Paul Vincent

4. Gisele and Patricia Bündchen

5. Michael and Ashton Kutcher

6. Willow and Autumn Shields

7. Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi

8. Tasha and Sidra Smith

9. Jose and Ozzie Canseco

10. Linda Hamilton and Leslie Hamilton Gearren

11. Parker and Christopher Posey

12. Shawn and Aaron Ashmore

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15 People Reveal The Most NSFW Thing They've Seen Happen In A Workplace

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Many people think that taking recreational drugs will help them have better sex. One study in Health Education Research found that 28 percent of British weed smokers ages 16–22 had used the drug to enhance sexual pleasure, along with 63 percent of ecstasy users, 54 percent of cocaine users, 32 percent of amphetamine users, and 26 percent of LSD users. But how exactly do these drugs affect people’s sexual experiences, and what are their downsides?

Those questions can be difficult to answer. It’s hard enough to get sexuality research funded in the first place, let alone when it involves drugs — and illegal drug use isn’t exactly something we all talk to our doctors about. So many people remain in the dark about various drugs’ effects in the bedroom until they try for themselves.

To find out how some of the most popular drugs really affect our sex lives, MEL consulted the research that’s been done so far, experts who have studied this phenomenon, and people who have experienced it firsthand. Here’s what we found.


Multiple studies have found that many people have higher libidos and better sex while they are stoned, according to a recent meta-analysis inPharmacological Research. Mitch Earleywine, a professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Albany and author of Understanding Marijuana, says people report having longer orgasms and longer sex overall while they’re high — not because of any sex-specific effect but because everything tends to slow down.

Super Star, a 43-year-old substance use disorder speaker and sober coach from Chicago, has had more intense and even multiple orgasms while stoned. “Everything was just five times more sensitive,” he says.

This probably occurs because weed activates the brain’s cannabinoid receptors, which are associated with sexual pleasure, and decreases anxiety, which can make sex less enjoyable, says Earleywine.

But pot’s sex-enhancing effects have their limits. Peg, a 53-year-old educator and writer from upstate New York, used to get horny when she smoked weed in her 20s. But since strains have gotten stronger, she’s instead just felt anxious and used sex to calm down. Another potential downside is that women may get less wet after smoking, says Earleywine, though Peg didn’t experience this.


MDMA, the substance found in ecstasy and molly, makes people highly affectionate and sentimental. This can give sex an “empathetic and connected feeling,” says Earleywine. But when it comes to physical pleasure, MDMA falls short.

Robert, a software engineer in San Francisco, has had sex on molly twice. “The parts of these experiences that I remember is not the sex, but the closeness to the person leading up to it,” he says. During one experience, Robert felt like he and his partner were “in our own universe together that we created through our attention.”

“I remember being really into it, but it didn’t feel amazing physically,” he adds. He was also unable to orgasm, which Earleywine says is a common effect.

Julia*, a 47-year-old San Francisco freelance writer, had a similar experience while on ecstasy at Burning Man. It was spectacular not because of the sex but because of “the lights, the music, the waves in the playa dust on the desert floor, the feel of our clothing and each other’s skin,” she recalls. “I just kept looking up at the sky and all the stars and saying ‘beautiful, beautiful.’ Neither of us came, and we were both so overwhelmed with the beauty and wonderfulness of it all that we stopped having sex after a while and just lay around, enjoying it.”

As Super Star sums it up, “It’s not really even about the actual sex. For me it was about being naked and intimate with your partner.”


One study in The American Journal of Psychiatry and another in Psychopharmacology found that cocaine use increases sexual desire. It also tends to make sex last longer and feel more pleasurable, but like MDMA, it makes orgasm difficult, says Earleywine. It can also cause erectile dysfunction, both immediately afterward and in the long term after chronic use, says Matthew Johnson, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

Sarah*, a 34-year-old Los Angeles writer, can confirm this. “You can have sex until your vag is raw and he just can’t come, or he loses his erection mid-act,” she says of her experiences. Still, she describes sex on coke as “really fun and intense,” especially since it “makes everyone hotter, sexier, and way more interesting than they would be without drugs.”

Coke and amphetamine both activate the dopaminergic system, which creates feelings of euphoria, Earleywine explains. But according to Julia, it’s a narcissistic sort of euphoria — the polar opposite of MDMA-induced connection.

“On coke you don’t need to be touched, and being touched isn’t especially satisfying, but you accept it because it’s right that the world worships you, and this person in particular,” she explains. “The guy was a gym bunny and really very good-looking, but the coke kept me focused more on myself, as it tends to do.” She also couldn’t come and got physically worn out. “It left me feeling pretty blank.”

The negative side effects are more extreme with crack, which left Super Star unable to have sex. “The racing of my heart made it literally impossible to have an erection.”


“Amphetamines increase blood flow to the genitals, so I always felt really horny and I’d get really wet,” says Britni, 32, a writer from Boston. There’s evidence confirming that amphetamines increase desire and sexual risk-taking, says Johnson, likely because they work on the dopamine system.

Earleywine says amphetamines can make orgasm difficult, but Britni found the opposite: “I felt so voraciously turned on, I could have sex for hours, was really sensitive to sensations and found it easier to orgasm, and was usually down to be more adventurous and rough.”

Another common experience with amphetamines is a feeling of “heat” in males, says Earleywine. “Ejaculation has a fiery, sometimes hot facet that is unlike their usual experience.”

Super Star describes sex on speed as more pleasurable but less satisfying. “There is something really compulsive about it,” he says. “You don’t get that restful relaxed feeling after orgasm. You just want to go again five minutes later.”


A sexual experience on LSD, magic mushrooms, or other hallucinogens will become more of a philosophical one. Earleywine describes sex on acid or shrooms as “cosmic, as if you’re Adam and Eve having the first sex.” And people’s firsthand experiences don’t sound too far off.

“I was feeling like the thread of intimacy through the history of humanity,” says Brianna*, a 39-year-old Atlanta stay-at-home mom, of sex during an acid trip. “I kept seeing roots and growing things and the sharing of resources between earth and life.”

LSD works on the serotonergic system, which is connected to pleasure, Earleywine explains, which could be why some report enhanced physical sensations.

“The senses of every area of your body were so sensitive that any touch was a form of stimulation,” says Super Star. “Also, inhibitions were significantly lowered, and the drive for sex was off the charts for me. … It seemed to last forever, and that was good for both me and my partner.”

But some hallucinogen-enhanced sex is neither arousing nor enlightening. Peg and her boyfriend couldn’t figure out how to accomplish sex on shrooms and ended up collapsing in a giggle fit.


The good news is that you need not withstand the risks of drugs to see some of these benefits. “These same effects can appear with “sensate focus” — paying careful attention to sex with someone you genuinely appreciate,” says Earleywine.

After committing yourselves to regular sessions of slow, sensual touch and detailed communication, you can feel as emotionally connected as you might on MDMA and as in-the-moment as you might on weed or LSD (though feeling like Adam and Eve is probably out of the question). “This is a lot more work than just licking a tab,” Earleywine acknowledges. “But it’s genuinely time well spent.”






Money can’t buy happiness. This age-old proverb is true to a great extent. But in this age of show-and-tell, money can buy you some really awesome and expensive experiences and objects. Some of these objects are ordinary, everyday things, but their value and price have made them unbelievably expensive. If you are rich enough to spend money without giving a second thought to your wallet, then this article might prove to be your next shopping list. So, keep reading to find out what some of the 10 most expensive things around the world are that you probably never heard of.

1. School: Institut Le Rosey ($130,500 per year)

The most expensive school in the world is the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. It costs $130,500 in tuition fees. The school has 400 students enrolled with 90 teachers.

The Rosey main campus. Image credits: Rosey

Founded by Paul-Émile Carnal in 1880, the Institut Le Rosey is a boarding school located in Switzerland. It is Switzerland’s oldest international boarding school. The school has two campuses in two beautiful locations. The spring/summer campus is the main campus and is located in the 14th-century Château du Rosey estate in Rolle. In the winter, the school shifts to chalets in the ski resort of Gstaad. Some of its famous alumni include Prince Rainier of Monaco, King Albert II of Belgium, King Farouk of Egypt, and the Shah of Iran.

Currently, there are approximately 400 students at Le Rosey ranging in age from eight to 18. This international boarding school accepts students from 67 countries and maintains a perfect gender split. Students of Le Rosey are usually bilingual, and they are allowed to study up to four languages at a time. At present, there are 90 faculty members and 200 other staff at the school. The school is widely known for its extravagant fees of $136,000 per year. Le Rosey has also been mentioned in many novels relating to the rich and famous. (12)

2. Liquid: scorpion venom ($39,000,000 per gallon)

The most expensive liquid in the world is scorpion venom which sells at $39,000,000 per gallon. Known for its medical value, scorpion venom contains proteins used in the treatment of various ailments including cancer.

Since ancient times, scorpions have intrigued human beings. While some worshiped them in the form of gods and goddesses, others feared them due to their dangerous venom. Decades have passed by since then, but the scorpion, especially its venom, still remains a topic of interest among people. With the advancement of science, researchers have found that scorpion venom contains cancer-detecting and tumor killing proteins. Chlorotoxin found in scorpion venom binds certain types of cancer cells in the brain and spine. It helps in finding out the specific size and location of tumors. The chemicals present in scorpion venom had been used to eliminate malaria in mosquitoes. There are many other compounds in scorpion venom that researchers are trying to use for various purpose.

Currently, scorpion venom is not available on a large scale as it is very difficult to obtain. One scorpion produces only one drop of venom, and each scorpion needs to be milked by hand. That’s why the cost of scorpion venom is very high. A gallon costs $39 million making it the most expensive liquid on Earth. $130 will get you only a minuscule amount that is smaller than a grain of sugar. (12)

3. Cell Phone Number: 666-6666, ($2,750,000)

The most expensive number ever sold is cell phone number 666-6666. It was auctioned off for charity in Qatar in 2006 where it fetched $2.75 million. The previous record holder was the Chinese number 8888-8888 sold for $280,000.

Image credits: Pixabay

In May 2006, the world’s most expensive phone number was sold in an auction. The number auctioned was 666-6666. While in some cultures, this number might seem devilish, in others, it represents the opposite. In Judaism, 666 is a holy number as it represents the six directions – up, down, north, south, east, and west. In Arab culture, it equates to the word “Allah” which means God.

The charity auction where cell number 666-6666 was sold was held in Qatar by national telco Qtel. The auction started at a million riyals. The bidding quickly escalated, and finally, it was sold for 10 million Qatari riyals ($2.75 million) to an anonymous Qatari bidder. (source)

4. Tea Bag: PG Tips Diamond tea bag, ($14,000)

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Brooke Bond’s PG Tips, the company created a $14,000 tea bag encrusted with 280 diamonds.

Image credits: Luxuo

There are regular teas, and then there are expensive teas which can cost up to $1 million per kilo. But what about the tea bags? You know, the little bags that we dip into hot water and then throw away. Can they be significant? They can, especially if the tea bag is diamond-encrusted. Yes, you heard that right. In 2005, to celebrate their 75th anniversary, Brooke Bond’s PG Tips gave the humble tea bag a makeover and adorned it with 280 diamonds, escalating its price to $14,000.

The $14,000 PG Tips tea bag was created to raise money for a Manchester Children’s Hospital in England. This charity was chosen by workers at PG Tips in Trafford Park. The tea bag is pyramid-shaped and contains tea leaves. Both its sides are embellished with one hundred, 2.56-carat diamonds. Another hundred are on the inside and the white gold string is decorated with 80 diamonds. This tea bag is not just for show. You can actually dip it in hot water and prepare tea, just make sure you don’t throw it away after dipping. (12)

5. Keyboard: Happy Hacking Keyboard HP Japan, ($4,240)

The world’s most expensive keyboard cost over $4,240 USD. It is hand lacquered using a brush made from the virgin hair and then coated in gold dust.

Image credit: fujitsu.com

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Fujitsu launched the Happy Hacking Keyboard (HHKB) in 2003. Fujitsu designed the keyboard in collaboration with Daitetsu-Yatsui Urushi Workshop. The HHKB keyboard has 60 keys instead of the usual 101 keys. Retailing at $4,240, it is the most expensive keyboard in the world. What’s so special about this keyboard? Well, the keys are hand polished with Urushi, a Japanese lacquer. To apply this polish, a special brush is used that is made from virgin hair. As a final touch, the keys are dusted with gold dust. (12)

6. Contact Lens: diamond contact lens, ($15,000 per pair)


Created by an Indian optometrist, the most expensive contact lens is encrusted with 18 diamonds on a gold plate, each pair costing $15,000.

Human love for accessories can be understood by the fact that we have an accessory for almost every body part except for some very sensitive parts such as our eyeballs. Well, an Indian optometrist, Chandrashekhar Chawan, had revealed that he had found a way to accessorize even our eyeballs. After being inspired by his wife’s jewel-encrusted teeth, he created the world’s first diamond contact lens.

The contact lens is encrusted with 18 diamonds and set on a gold plate base. The base comes in two options: white gold and yellow gold. Each pair of lenses weighs about 5 grams. According to Chandrashekhar, these lenses are safe to use as the diamonds sit about 6 mm to 9 mm away from the cornea allowing it to receive oxygen from the air. Also, these lenses hold water in the front to soothe the eyes. At $15,000 per pair, he hopes that it would be bought as a family heirloom. (12)

7. Cheese: Pule, ($600 per pound)

The most expensive cheese in the world does not come from a cow or a goat but from a Donkey. Known as “Pule Cheese,” the cheese is made entirely by the milk of Balkan donkeys. It fetches $600 per pound and is not even available in the commercial market.

Cheeses made from cow and buffalo milk are quite common in the market. You might have even tasted cheese made from sheep’s milk. But, have you ever tasted one made from donkey milk? Probably not. That’s because Pule, the cheese from donkey milk, is the costliest cheese available on the market. It is made from the milk of the Balkan donkey which are native only to Serbia and Montenegro. At $600 per pound, Pule is not even available on the commercial market. Why? Well, it is because to make one kilogram of this white, crumbly cheese, you would require 25 liters of milk which can cost up to $52 per liter.

One donkey can produce only 2 liters of milk a day, while a cow can produce up to 15 times as much. And donkeys only produce milk while nursing their offspring. So, even if a farm has 200 donkeys, chances are that only 20-30 donkeys produce milk at one time. Price tags and rarity aside, the Pule cheese has multiple health benefits. It is exceptionally high in protein, calcium, and Omega-3 fatty acids which are essential to maintain a healthy heart. Also, donkey’s milk is low in fat, packed with anti-allergen properties. and has 60 times more vitamin C than cow’s milk. (123)

8. Ice Cubes: Luxury Ice Cubes, ($325 for 50 ice cubes)

Sold by a California based company, world’s most expensive ice cubes are each handcrafted into a perfect square shape. 50 piece of these ice cubes cost $325.

Image credits: Glaceice

If you are a fan of “on the rocks,” then American brand Glace Luxury Ice Co. has just the perfect ice cubes for you. Their luxury ice cubes could be yours if you are ready to pay $325 per bag (1 bag contains 50 ice cubes). Seems a bit expensive? Well, according to this California-based company, their ice is of higher quality than regular ice as it is purified and packed in a re-sealable, air-tight package. The package ensures the purity. The firm also claims that its ice cubes undergo a special process so that it has “zero taste.” Each ice cube is handcrafted, and the cubes take between 15 and 40 minutes to melt completely.

But, what if you are bored with ice cubes? Fret not, because they also sell spherical-shaped ice named “Glace Luxury Ice Mariko Spheres.” (12)

9. Toilet Paper: 22-karat gold toilet paper, ($1,376,900)

An Australian company is selling gold toilet paper that is made of 22-carat gold flakes. It is safe to use and is being sold at $1.38 million.

Image credits: Toiletpaper

If you have every possible expensive thing in this world, then what else would you want? Probably, a golden posterior. Maybe this was what Australian company Toilet Paper Man was thinking while launching their product: 22-carat gold toilet paper. At $1.38 million per roll, it is a quality, 3-ply toilet paper with 22-carat gold flakes running through it. It comes gift wrapped with a complimentary bottle of champagne.

The company claims that the gold toilet paper is absolutely safe to use. When used, the 22-carat gold flakes will fall on the floor and stick to your behind “taking you to another level of sophistication.”(12)

10. Feather: feather of huia bird, ($10,000)

The huia bird went extinct in 1907, and its feathers are very rare making them a collector’s item. In 2010, a single tail feather was bought by an anonymous bidder at an auction for an astonishing amount of $10,000 making it the most expensive feather ever.

Image credits: Telegraph, Lamiot/Wikimedia

Huia birds are New Zealand wattlebirds whose last confirmed sighting was in 1907. Before its extinction, this bird had a special place in Maori culture. The huia birds were treasured for their plumes. Maori people of high rank often wore the tail feathers of huia bird as a headdress. The tail feathers were so highly valued that tribes exchanged it for other valuable goods such as shark teeth and pounamu. It was also given as a token of friendship and respect.

Since its extinction, the tail feathers of huia birds have become a collector’s item. These feathers are very rare. That’s why when a single tail feather went up for auction at Webb’s Auction House in Auckland, it fetched $10,000. The brown and white feather was bought by a family from the city of Wellington. (12)

16 Movie Stunts That Went Horribly Wrong

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A huge explosion goes off after an epic fight sequence and in the foreground, through a cloud of clearing smoke, you see the hero, walking away relatively unscathed while dusting his/her shoulders off. It’s the cliche action star shot. But as great as they look on film, these shots don’t always play out that smoothly behind the scenes.Here are some movie stunts gone horribly wrong that you probably never even knew about.


Via Lionsgate Films/Now You See Me

Isla Fisher – Now You See MeThe actress was “trapped” in an underwater tank, and the script called for her to panic and bang desperately on the glass. What the people on set didn’t notice was that Fisher had become entangled in her chains, and was actually panicking. She spent two and a half minutes struggling underwater before she was finally able to free herself and get to safety.


Via Sony Pictures/Premium Rush

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Premium RushBeing a New York City bike messenger is one job you couldn’t pay me enough to do. Hell, I live in Toronto and I wouldn’t ride a bike downtown. Those guys are fucking crazy. And apparently, faking it for a movie is just as dangerous. Just ask Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who ended up with 30 stitches in his arm after slamming into a cab while filming a scene for 2012’s Premium Rush.Turns out Levitt has some bad luck with bikes. In 2018, on the set of Power, he flipped over the handlebars of a bike and landed in urgent care. Maybe just stick to movies with no bikes pal, or at least let the stunt guys handle it for you.


Via Paramount Pictures/Æon Flux

Charlize Theron – Æon FluxRemember Charlize Theron in Æon Flux? Ya probably not, unless you’re one of the four people who actually watched it. Unfortunately for her, she’ll probably never forget it after she fell during a stunt and seriously injured her neck. Theron was nearly paralyzed and spent eight weeks in the hospital. The damage caused by the fall even forced her to have neck fusion surgery years later.



Aaron Paul – Breaking BadAaron Paul was almost crushed on the set of the hit TV series Breaking Bad. The actor was asked to stand underneath a large boulder for a specific shot. No problem, and it went off without a hitch. It wasn’t until he stepped away that the boulder came crashing down, landing in the exact same spot where he had just been standing.


Via Universal Pictures/Back to the Future Part III

Michael J. Fox – Back to the Future Part IIIIn his autobiography Lucky Man, Michael J. Fox described the time he almost died while making Back to the Future Part III. For the scene when Mad Dog tries to lynch Marty Mcfly, he was supposed to act like he was struggling, but what the crew didn’t realize was that Fox wasn’t just giving a truly breathtaking performance, he was actually being hung. By the time they cut him down, he was unconscious, but thankfully he ended up being okay.To top it off, the shot turned out so good, they used it. So what we see in the movie is basically real.


Via Warner Bros. Pictures/Syriana

George Clooney – SyrianaWhile shooting a torture scene for his 2005 movie Syriana, Clooney cracked open his skull and suffered some severe spinal injuries. The pain was so bad, the actor revealed that he contemplated taking his own life. He eventually recovered and went on to say, “I went to a pain-management guy whose idea was, ‘You can’t mourn for how you used to feel, because you’re never going to feel that way again.'”



Sylvester Stallone – Rocky IVI think it’s safe to say that we all know Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago weren’t actually pounding each other’s faces in. The fight scenes were all heavily choreographed, and no matter how amazing they looked the first time you saw Rocky IV, they’re fake. Except for that one time…After watching the historic 1985 match between middleweight boxers Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns, Stallone was inspired and decided to ask co-star Dolph Lundgren, who he admittedly had a hate-hate relationship with at the time, to really try and knock him out during one of their fight scenes. That bright idea landed Sly in the ICU for nearly a week after his heart swelled up from banging into his ribs so hard, an injury that normally occurs in car accidents.


Via Gilligan's Island Wiki

Bob Denver – Gilligan’s IslandAs highly trained as they are, having wild animals on set always increases the risk factor. Especially when said animal is a damn lion. Unfortunately, Bob Denver learned that the hard way during a scene for Gilligan’s Island when he was nearly mauled by one. Luckily though, the lion slipped attempting to jump at the actor, which gave the trainer enough time to intervene.


Via Universal Pictures/Inglourious Basterds

Diane Kruger – Inglourious BasterdsDiane Kruger’s character Bridget von Hammersmark suffers a pretty gruesome death in Inglourious Basterds. The actress was supposed to be choked by an offscreen actor, but when director Quentin Tarantino decided to do the honours he got a little carried away and squeezed too tightly, accidentally causing Kruger to pass out.



Halle Berry – Die Another DayIf you sign up to be a Bond girl, one thing’s a guarantee, 007’s getting you under the sheets. But Halle Berry got more than she bargained for while filming Die Another Day. During her steamy sex scene with Pierce Brosnan, Berry was supposed to seductively slice and eat a fig, which she did, and it was hot… right up until she started choking.Brosnan recalled the freak accident, saying, “Suddenly there was no sound coming out. She was waving her arms and I was banging her on the back. I was about to put my arms around her and start doing the Heimlich manoeuvre, but the both of us were kind of naked. Somehow she expelled the fruit, which was a good thing.” He playfully added, “I was certainly in no position to give the Heimlich to Halle at that moment.”I don’t know Pierce. If you ask me, you were in the perfect position.


Via 20th Century Fox/Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Uma Thurman – Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning ThiefUma Thurman had a close call on set when a parked van positioned behind her started rolling downhill. The actress would have been crushed by the vehicle if it wasn’t for the quick actions of her co-star and apparent real-life superhero Pierce Brosnan, who jumped into the van and stopped it.Good guy Pierce, at it again.


Via 20th Century Fox/Chasing Mavericks

Gerard Butler – Chasing MavericksGerard Butler nearly drowned while shooting a surfing scene for 2011’s Chasing Mavericks. After a massive wave crashed into him, he was caught in what’s known as a two-wave hold down, when one wave takes a person too deep to surface before another wave hits. He suffered some major injuries, which unfortunately led to a painkiller addiction and a brief stint in rehab, but Butler has since turned his life around.


Via ABC/Lost

Matthew Fox – Lost This one is so crazy, it’s actually hard to believe. For the finale of Lost, Matthew Fox was shooting a fight scene with fellow cast member Terry O’Quinn. In the scene, Fox’s character gets stabbed in the abdomen with what was supposed to be a collapsable stunt knife, but somehow it got mixed up with a real one, which they were using to film other shots with. It’s a good thing the actor had on protective kevlar padding and only suffered some bruising, because he could’ve easily been seriously injured or killed.



Jackie Chan – Pretty much all of his moviesJackie Chan’s calling card has always been that he does his own stunts, and with that comes a slew of expected injuries. I still remember when I found out that he broke his foot halfway through the filming of his first breakout movie in North America, Rumble in the Bronx. Instead of delaying the shooting schedule, they just painted up his cast to look like his other shoe, and he carried on. Crazy.But perhaps his most severe injury happened on the set of Armour of God II: Operation Condor, when Chan fell and suffered a serious brain injury that required surgery and a metal plate, which he still has in his head today.


Via Lionsgate Films/The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: MockingjayJennifer is no stranger to stunt accidents. While making The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, she seriously injured her ear during an underwater sequence and was partially deaf for months. But it was a mishap on the set of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay that really caused a scare.During the filming of a tunnel scene, one of the smoke machines broke and began spewing dense smoke at the actress, nearly suffocating her. It took several minutes before crew members could rescue her, and filming had to be put on halt while she recovered from nausea and vertigo.

17 Via Warner Bros. Pictures/Troy

Brad Pitt – TroyThis movie turned out to be pretty good, but making it was anything but that. Brad Pitt, who played the ancient warrior Achilles, was filming a combat sequence and ended up rupturing his, umm, Achilles. Oh, the irony.






15 Unforgettable Last Words From Exes

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15 People Reveal Their Sexual DEAL-BREAKERS

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When we think of methods that governments and big corporations use to spy on us, we often think of computers, smartphones, and maybe surveillance cameras. As you are about to find out, these are hardly the only things that can be used to keep tabs on us.

Seemingly innocuous items like toothbrushes, headphones, and children’s toys can be turned into potent espionage devices. This really shouldn’t be a surprise, considering that every manufacturer wants to connect their products to the Internet these days. Big Brother (or at least big business) is watching . . .


10 Robot Vacuums

Robot vacuums can be quite convenient, but they can also spy on you. The Roomba iRobot i7+, for example, has been caught spying, and so has the Dongguan Diqee 360.

The iRobot i7+ is capable of making a map of your home when it cleans. Romba says the vacuum needs to create a map of your home so that it knows its way around. The map can also be useful if you want to order the vacuum to clean a specific room. However, Roomba revealed that the iRobot i7+ will also share the map of your home with other smart devices. Why does a vacuum need to share a map of your home?

Well, Roomba did not explain, but you can guess why, considering that the vacuum was jointly developed by Google, the king of spying. While Google insists the sharing is just to allow the robot to integrate with its digital Google Assistant, it’s hard not to imagine them making money off this somehow.[1]

One robot vacuum that is clearly spying on us is the Chinese-made Dongguan Diqee 360. The vacuum has Wi-Fi and night vision-capable 360-degree cameras. Worse, hackers can hack the cameras of the Diqee 360 to spy on you, when Dongguan isn’t spying on you itself.

 9 Cars

Our cars spy on us, and we’re not referring only to smart, self-driving models; we mean regular cars. They might not be smart, but they aren’t dumb, either.

Almost every vehicle produced today contains an event data recorder (EDR). The EDR records information about the vehicle, including its location, average speed, condition of the road, and the preferred route of its owner. This information is automatically sent back to the automaker.

Automakers say they use this data to study the behavior of their vehicles during accidents and offer improvement. This information is also shared with law enforcement to detect the cause of accidents. However, this does not mean automakers won’t use this information for other things.

For one, we don’t even know how much information carmakers gather from the cars. We don’t know who owns the information, either. Is it the car owner or the maker? Also, most car owners don’t even know they are being tracked. Automakers and salespeople aren’t very keen on revealing this information, either. So the spying continues.[2]


8 Headphones

You might be wondering how headphones could spy on us. Well, they’re basically microphones. Headphones and microphones work the same way. It’s just that headphones convert electrical signals to sound, while microphones convert sound to electrical signals.

Interestingly, they can be easily converted to work the other way around. Headphones can be turned into microphones by just plugging them into the dedicated microphone jack of your computer or the the single jack shared by the headphone and microphone in phones and laptops. Talk into them, and they become microphones.

This technology can be exploited to turn headphones into spy microphones—if some corporation, law enforcement, or government spy agency isn’t doing so already. Security researchers at Ben Gurion University in Israel have even created malware that turns headphones into microphones to spy on people.

The malware, which they called Speake(a)r, works by converting the output jacks of the computer into input jacks. The headphones can be used to listen to a person’s conversation whenever they are plugged into the computer.[3]

7 Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes are slowly moving from dumb plastic rods with soft bristles to gadgets. And as with every other gadget these days, they are being connected to the Internet to spy on us. In 2014, Oral B released a smart toothbrush that connects to specialized Android and iOS apps via Bluetooth.

The toothbrush records every brush stroke and presents it to the user at the end of every brushing session. The toothbrush offers suggestions about how the user could improve their brushing habits and can even send the information to their dentist. Speaking of dentists, they can also use the information to create brushing programs for their patients.

Kolibree also released a similar toothbrush around the same time. It claimed it helped users “outsmart their dentist.” It also added that users could share their brushing information with “dentists and family.” Why should we share our brushing information with our family? Also, there were concerns that the toothbrush could be used to send information to dental product advertisers.[4]

6 Alexa

Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, spies on you. You may not know this, but Amazon presently employs thousands of people to review voice commands users say to Alexa. The reviewers work nine hours a day, during which they analyze over 1,000 audio commands each.

These reviewers have listened to voice commands the users never thought Alexa or even another human could hear. They have listened to bank details, to private conversations that clearly weren’t directed at Alexa, and, at least once, to a woman singing in the shower.

Two reviewers once listened to what they believed was a sexual assault and reported it to Amazon. Higher-ups mentioned that it was not their responsibility to interfere. Some of these recordings happened when Alexa was switched off, indicating that Alexa either switched on by itself or when it heard something that sounded like an order to switch on. All of this has created privacy and spying concerns about Alexa.

However, Amazon does not call it spying. It says it only reviews voice commands to improve Alexa. Amazon explained, “We use your requests to Alexa to train our speech recognition and natural language understanding systems.” However, the company never mentioned that humans—and not some sort of artificial intelligence—were involved in training Alexa.

While Amazon claims the commands are analyzed anonymously, we know this is not necessarily true. Reviewed recordings often contain the user’s first name, account number, and the product serial number, which could be enough to identify a person.[5]


5 LED Lights

Photo credit: Famartin

Believe it or not, 171 LED lights at Terminal B of Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey provide more than just illumination. They are rigged with sensors and connected to eight video cameras to surveil people in and around the terminal.

The terminal is maintained by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It says the cameras are only used to recognize long airport lines, vehicle license plates, and suspicious activity. However, we all know the system could be used for more. The Port Authority stores any information gathered by the lights and could hand it over to the police on request.[6]

4 Home Security Cameras

Security cameras are supposed to catch people trying to burgle our homes. However, we have discovered that they can—and do—spy on us, too. The fears of being watched by surveillance cameras have caused privacy concerns among owners and prospective owners of such devices. Users have become so paranoid about being watched by their security cameras that a startup even created one that turns around and faces the wall whenever you are home.

Concerns about spying were raised because security cameras can secretly take videos, pictures, and audio, which are all uploaded to the cloud. The audio capability is the most notorious because these cameras could record conversations that are supposed to be private and confidential.

There is also a flaw with the way the uploaded data is handled because a spouse can use it to spy on their significant other whenever they were away from home. Law enforcement could also order the cloud service provider to hand over the recordings without your consent.[7]

For now, we have caught Ring, a security and doorbell camera maker and subsidiary of Amazon, spying on people with their cameras. Ring says it does not spy on users but only uses recorded videos to improve object recognition—the sort of thing Amazon said with Alexa. However, its reviewers have seen private videos of people kissing, stealing, and shooting guns.

3 Toys

Photo credit: Fisher-Price

Children often talk to their toys as if they were human and could reveal private information in the process. This is slowly becoming a problem with the advent of smart toys rigged with cameras and microphones. These cameras and microphones sometimes send information to servers operated by the toymaker.

Genesis, a Hong Kong/Los Angeles toymaker, was caught spying on children with its doll called My Friend Cayla. The doll transcribed conversation to text and sent it to third parties. Curiously, when children asked the toy, “Can you keep a secret?” it always replied, “I promise not to tell anyone; it’s just between you and me.”

Hackers can also hack these toys to spy on children, steal pictures, videos, and audio recordings, or identify GPS coordinates that could reveal the location of the child. The Smart Toy Bear by Fisher-Price (a subsidiary of Mattel) has also been discovered to be vulnerable to hackers after researchers at Indiana University found a security flaw that allowed them to access the camera.[8]

2 Computer Mice

Everybody knows their computer spies on them, but most people seem to have ignored the spy capabilities of peripherals like keyboards and mice. Yes, that innocuous-looking mouse could be used to keep tabs on you. It has happened in Singapore.

In 2012, it was reported that Singapore employers were spying on their workers with different gadgets, including calculators, alarm clocks, and their computer mice. The spy mice looked and worked like regular mice, except that they were rigged with microphones and a built-in SIM card. The employer makes a phone call to the mouse, and it starts recording any conversation within 10 meters (33 ft).[9]

1 Smartwatches And Fitness Trackers

Smartwatches, fitness trackers, and similar smart wearables are another category of spy gadgets that are slowly emerging. These gadgets are so smart that they can use several sources of information to identify the wearer. They can also determine if the wearer is walking, running, or just taking a car, train, or bus.

This isn’t surprising at all when you realize that these wearables can also monitor the wearer’s hand movements to determine if they are entering sensitive information like pin numbers or passwords. Wearables can correctly determine the pin number or pattern used to unlock a cell phone 64 percent of the time, the ATM pin 87 percent of the time, and computer passwords up to 96 percent of the time.[10]



19 True Facts That Actually Sound Like Conspiracy Theories

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25 Gruesome Crimes Committed By Terrible People

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Pol Pot

During the time that Pol Pot ruled Cambodia, at least 1.4 million Cambodians were killed or died. Some individuals loyal to him were even killed for failing to find enough “counter-revolutionaries” to execute. As a result of starvation under Pol Pot, Cambodians began to hunt and eat Tarantulas in the countryside for sustenance. Tarantulas have since become a specialty snack and popular treat for tourist.

Delphine LaLaurie

In the 1800s, a wealthy socialite named Delphine LaLaurie kept and tortured slaves in her mansion. In her torture chamber, women were chained to beds with their stomachs cut open, and their intestines wrapped about their waists. There were men with their eyeballs poked out and their private parts mutilated among other horrors.

Luis Garavito

Serial Killer with the most confirmed murders, Luis Garavito a.k.a ‘The Beast’ was charged with killing 172 children (it is speculated that the actual number exceeded 300). He received a sentence of 1853 years, but could not serve more than 30 years due to Colombian law. He is now only serving 22 years because he was a cooperating witness and will be released in 2021.


Thompson and Venables

In 1993, a 2-year-old boy named James Bulger was abducted, tortured and murdered by two 10-year-old boys, Robert Thompson, and Jon Venables. There was a worldwide injunction against publication of either killers' location or new identity and in 2011 Venables was sent back to prison for child porn.

Fritz Haarmann

Fritz Haarmann was a German serial killer who killed at least 24 men and boys. He was known as the “Wolfman” because of his preference for biting through his victims' throats, which he referred to as “love bites.” He also dismembered their bodies which he is believed to have sold as mincemeat.

Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova

In the 1700s, there was a rich widowed noblewoman named Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, who out of jealousy, tortured and murdered servants. Because of her status, it took a petition to the royals to have her investigated. She spent several years in a windowless room. She survived in prison for 33 years.

Joshua Phillips

Joshua Phillips at the age of 14 murdered his 8-year-old neighbor and hid her under his water bed for a week. During that time he was also a volunteer in her search party. He was later given a life sentence and now works as a paralegal to help other inmates with their appeals.

Griselda Blanco

Griselda "Godmother" Blanco was suspected of over 200 murders, made $80 million a month in drug money, allegedly kidnapped and killed a child when she was only 11 years old, and only ever served 15 years in prison before being killed by a drive-by at the age of 69.

Woo Bum-Kon

A South Korean man named Woo Bum-kon went a massive killing spree in 1982. He went village to village shooting and bombing people. In total he killed 56 and injured 35 people. He did this after he was filled with rage because he was awoken by his live-in girlfriend swatting a fly on his chest.

Jack Unterweger

A serial killer named Jack Unterweger after being convicted of murder in 1974 was released in 1990 as an example of rehabilitation. He became a journalist and a minor celebrity, but within months started killing again, eventually murdering possibly over 12 people.



Susan Smith

Susan Smith was given a life sentence for drowning her two young children in their car and subsequently reporting them kidnapped by a black man. She was later directly been involved in two incidents at the prison that resulted in two prison guards being punished for having sex with her.

Katherine Knight

A woman named Katherine Knight, murdered her lover, skinned him, decapitated him, cooked chunks of his flesh in a stew and attempted to feed it to his two children.

Ilse Koch

Ilse Koch, a female commandant at Buchenwald concentration camp was, apparently, obsessed with collecting human skin and shrunken heads. She was accused of taking pieces of skin as souvenirs off murdered inmates who had distinctive tattoos. She also killed prisoners if they just looked at her. The Nazis named her “The B*tch of Buchenwald.”

Charles Cullen

A nurse named Charles Cullen is the most prolific serial killer in the state of New Jersey, charged with up to 400 undocumented murders. His weapon of choice was Digoxin, a heart medication.

Mohammed Bijeh

Mohammed Bijeh a.k.a The Desert Vampire was an Iranian serial killer who killed 16 boys. He was executed in 2005. His tricked boys into coming with him to a desert by telling them that they were going hunting. Once he killed them, he buried their bodies in shallow, sandy graves. At his execution, he was first flogged 100 times. The brother of one victim tried to stab him, but the boy was quickly pushed away by the soldiers.

Mary Ann Cotton

In the mid-1800s, a woman named Mary Ann Cotton murdered 21 people by arsenic poisoning. Her victims including 4 of her husbands and her 11 children. She did it to collect their insurance money. She was arrested and later hung for her crimes.

Ahmad Suradji

An Indonesian serial killer named Ahmad Suradji killed 42 women and buried them with the heads facing his house believing that it would give him mystic powers as a sorcerer.

Baruch Goldstein

In 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a physician in the Israeli Defense Forces, entered a mosque and massacred 29 Palestinian Muslim worshipers and wounded another 125 before being beaten to death by survivors. His gravesite became a pilgrimage site for radical Jews around the world and was visited by over 10,000 people.

Christopher Pittman

In 2001, a 12-year-old boy named Christopher Pittman shot his grandparents, burned their house down, and stole their car to flee the scene in Huntsville, Alabama. His attorneys maintain that the side effects of Zoloft (which was not approved for minors) caused him to do it. Pittman was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2005, which was later reduced to 25 years.

Aribert Heim

Aribert Heim is known as Dr. Death because of the horrific experiments he performed on Jews during the Holocaust. He removed organs of Jewish prisoners without anesthetic during his time at Mauthausen concentration camp. After World War 2, he evaded capture by escaping Germany and converting to Islam, living in Egypt under the name Tarek Hussein Farid until his death in 1992.



Albert Fish

Serial killer Albert Fish would embed needles into his groin and abdomen. After his arrest, x-rays revealed that he had at least 29 needles lodged in his pelvic region. He also hit himself with a nail-studded paddle and inserted wool doused with lighter fluid into his anus and lit it. She was a sadistic, pedophile, and admitted to cannibalizing several children. His last words before execution were, “I don't even know why I’m here.”

Kenneth McDuff

In 1966, Kenneth McDuff murdered three people and was sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life, and he was paroled in 1989. He went on to murder at least four more people, was caught in 1992, once again sentenced to death, and executed in 1998.

Frederick Mors

Frederick Mors, who wore a white lab coat, referred to himself as "Herr Doktor", and killed at least 8 elderly patients in 1914-15. He escaped from an insane asylum at the age of 26 and was never heard from again.


Anatoly Slivko

A Soviet serial killer named Anatoly Slivko tricked over 47 boys into being hanged with the promise of being in a movie.

Albert Johnson Walker

A Canadian man named Albert Johnson Walker convinced a co-worker to swap identities before murdering him with an anchor and tossing him from a boat. Police identified the victim by his Rolex, which also recorded the time of death. As of 2019, he is serving a prison term for embezzlement and murder.











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23 Movie Endings So Bad, They Almost Ruined The Entire Movie (According To Fans)

23 Movie Endings So Bad, They Almost Ruined The Entire Movie (According To Fans) -





1. In The Devil Wears Prada, when Andy decided to move to Boston with her loser boyfriend and get back together with him after he treated her like actual crap.

Fox 2000 Pictures







2. In Crazy, Stupid, Love, when the babysitter gave nudes to an eighth grader as his graduation present.

Carousel Productions







3. In Grease, when Sandy literally changed everything about herself to be with Danny, and then they drove away in a flying car.

Paramount Pictures







4. In Gone Girl, when Amy faked her death, framed Nick, and murdered Desi, yet she got away with everything so easily because people were happy she was back.

20th Century Fox







5. In La La Land, when the dreamy montage showed Mia and Sebastian living happily ever after, but then it cut back to reality, and Mia was with a different guy.

Summit Entertainment







6. In A League of Their Own, when Dottie purposefully dropped the ball, just so her sister's team could win the World Series.

Columbia Pictures







7. In Rat Race, when everyone ended up at a Smash Mouth concert and agreed to give away the money they so desperately wanted to win, and then they all sang All Starand crowd-surfed.

Paramount Pictures







8. In Seven, when John Doe got what he wanted all along, and Mills played right into his hands.

New Line Cinema







9. In Boyhood, when the camera literally followed Mason's life for 12 whole years, yet it ended with him on a rock with nothing in particular happening.

IFC Films







10. In Atonement, when Briony tricked everyone into thinking Robbie and Cecilia lived happily ever after, only to reveal that her lies actually led to their deaths.

Focus Features







11. In Cast Away, when Tom Hanks's character was literally at a fork in the road, and it wasn't clear if he followed the woman who owned the FedEx package or not.

20th Century Fox







12. In Everything, Everything, when Maddy found out that her mom had lied to her about having a deadly disease for the last, like, 18 years.

Warner Bros. Pictures







13. In 500 Days of Summer, when Tom learned nothing after his painful, shallow fixation with Summer and was ready to repeat the same exact thing with Autumn.

Fox Searchlight Pictures







14. In The Mist, when David agreed to put everyone out of their misery and kill them, but moments later he was saved by the US Army.

Dimension Films







15. In You've Got Mail, when Joe basically destroyed Kathleen's business, hopes, and dreams, yet she still fell for him anyway.

Warner Bros. Pictures







16. In Prisoners, when Keller was trapped under the car, and it was unclear if Detective Loki saved him.

Warner Bros. Pictures







17. In Inception, when the camera cut away too quickly, so it was unclear if Cobb was stuck in a dream or if it was reality.

Warner Bros. Pictures







18. In Murder on the Orient Express, when everyone turned out to be the murderer, and the detective who was right next door to the crime didn't hear a thing and decided to let everyone off the hook.

EMI Films







19. In My Sister's Keeper, when the movie wasn't faithful to the book and they ended up killing the wrong sister.

New Line Cinema







20. In Kingsman: The Secret Service, when the Swedish princess randomly offered Eggsy extreme sexual favors in exchange for her safety.

20th Century Fox







21. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, when Harry snapped the Elder Wand in two and threw it off the bridge before using it to fix his own wand.

Warner Bros.







22. In Wonder Woman, when Ares turned out to be real, which undermined everything Diana had learned about the folly of man and how war can't be solved by killing one person.

DC Comics







23. And in Titanic, when Rose let Jack freeze to death in the water instead of taking turns on the floating door.








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25 Life Changing Scandals That Rocked The World

25 Life Changing Scandals That Rocked The World -


1 Tucker State Prison Farm

During the Tucker State Prison Farm scandal, it was revealed that inmates were routinely beaten, tortured with needles under their fingernails, and had their genitals crushed with pliers and electrocuted. Up to 200 inmates may have been murdered and buried around the prison.

2. Vioxx was a drug produced by Merck & Co which resulted in the death of approximately 60,000 people. The company allegedly was aware of the side effects and did not withdraw the drug from the market until the FDA caught on. The company still exists to this day and the incident was called the Vioxx scandal.

3. In 2013, during the horsemeat scandal, meat pie from Iceland was tested and was found to contain no meat.

4. In June of 1994, Time magazine became the subject of a media scandal when commentators found that its staff had used photo manipulation to darken a photo of O.J Simpson on their cover story, "An American Tragedy.” It was speculated it was to make him appear more menacing.

5. During the 2006 Duke rape scandal, 88 professors at Duke put out a newspaper advertisement condemning the alleged rapists and Duke's culture of white male privilege before the trial had begun. The accused players were found not guilty and the 88 professors never apologized.

6 Dan Evans

In 1972, there was a minor political scandal in Washington State when an assistant to then Governor Dan Evans posed as a college student to follow around his opponent during the campaign and report information back to the Governor. This assistant was Ted Bundy, the serial killer.

7. A Chinese food scandal resulted in some pork glowing blue in the darkness. The meat was still edible and was soon dubbed “avatar-meat.”

8. The 2008 Chinese milk scandal caused mistrust in local suppliers. It is estimated that up to 80% to 90% of infant formula along with other food materials and components were being adulterated with melamine which was purchased in Australia and destined for China.

9. The 1970's children’s book “Masquerade” held a real-life treasure hunt for an 18-carat golden rabbit that ended when somebody cheated to find it. The “winner” sought knowledge of the whereabouts of the golden hare from an ex-girlfriend of the author and illustrator of the book.

10. The Denver Police Department (DPD) caused the largest police scandal in US history in the 1960s. Nearly 50 members of DPD were part of a robbery racket, stealing from dozens of businesses they were assigned to protect. It was not discovered until a safe fell out of a police cruiser.

11 Astrid Lindgren

In 1976, a scandal arose in Sweden when author Astrid Lindgren's marginal tax rate had risen to 102%. This coined the term “Pomperipossa effect”, from a story she published in Expressen on 3 March 1976, entitled “Pomperipossa in Monismania”, attacking the government and its taxation policies. She nevertheless supported the Social Democratic Party responsible for the tax rate her whole life.

12. The “False positives” scandal were a series of murders in Columbia committed by members of the military, who lured mentally impaired civilians to remote parts of the country with offers of work, killed them and presented them to authorities as guerrillas killed in battle, in order to receive promotions and other bonuses.

13. Mark Whitacre was the corporate whistleblower who exposed the lysine price-fixing scandal in the 1990s. Wherever he traveled, the FBI arranged to have the same green lamp with a bugging device set up in every hotel room where he stayed and met with fellow executives. Whitacre noted that if there had been any female executives at these meetings, they probably would have spotted the same lamp, but none of the male executives ever seemed to notice.

14. There was a scandal in China in 2004 when a soy sauce manufacturer was discovered to be using human hair in the production of the sauce.

15. The LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) Scandal, which "dwarfs by orders of magnitude any financial scam in the history of markets", may have cost governments and investors $176 billion.

16 Black Sox

During the Black Sox Scandal, 8 members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from the Jewish mob. The scandal led to the appointment of the first Commissioner of baseball.

17. Franklin D. Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary of the Navy signed off on what would be known as the Newport sex scandal. In an attempt to out gays in the Navy, sailors chosen for the sting operation were instructed by their superiors to engage in sex with targeted gay Naval personnel.

18. During James Monroe's presidency, there was a small scandal when 1,200 bottles of Burgundy and Champagne were charged to an account that Congress had earmarked for furniture.

19. The Duplessis Orphans were children who were victimized in a mid-20th century scandal. The Quebec government and Roman Catholic Church falsely certified over approximately 20,000 orphans as mentally ill and committed them to mental institutions.

20. In the 1960's Salad Oil Scandal, an exporter said he was shipping tankers full of salad oil, but inspectors only sampled the oil on top. In fact, beneath the top layer, it was water. Upon being discovered, it caused a notable market disruption in the mid-'60s, almost claiming American Express.

21 Microsoft

In the Microsoft Tunisia Scandal, MS bribed the Government of Tunisia in return for buying 12,000 licensed Microsoft software and turned around a government that was adopting open source practices for over 5 years.

22. In 1889, the Cleveland Street scandal exposed that a homosexual male brothel in London was frequented by prominent members of the Victorian aristocracy, like Lord Arthur Somerset, equerry to the Prince of Wales. Allegations were also made against Prince Albert Victor, 2nd-in-line to the throne.

23. The Susurluk scandal exposed the close relationship between the Turkish government, the armed forces, and organized crime. The scandal surfaced with a car-truck collision in 1996, near Susurluk. The victims included the deputy chief of the Istanbul Police Department, a Member of Parliament, and Abdullah Çatlı, the leader of the Grey Wolves (who was a contract killer on Interpol's red list). The scandal triggered a chain of events which resulted in a political and social turmoil in all of Turkey.

24. In 1981, 1,000 people died in an epidemic that spread across Spain, which was blamed on poisoned olive oil. However, the likely culprit was toxic pesticides used on tomatoes instead.

25. The 1925 Chicago Cardinals–Milwaukee Badgers scandal was a scandal where the Cardinals hired high school players to play against the Badgers and help the Badgers win the NFL championship for the season.















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Petty Customer Acting Like A Caveman Is A Horror Story From The Dark Ages

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