46 THINGS THAT WE KNOW ARE THE GOD'S HONEST TRUTH

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Some Things You Just Can’t Argue With

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20 DEEP SHOWER THOUGHTS TO CLEANSE YOUR MIND

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77 PROFOUND TRUTHS THAT NO ONE CAN ARGUE WITH

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27 THINGS SO CLEVER YOU"LL WISH YOU THOUGHT OF IT

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THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH -

 

 

 


48 RELATABLE TRUTHS THAT CAN NOT BE DENIED

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23 TRUTHS SO PROFOUND YOU WILL NEVER ARGUE AGAIN

23 TRUTHS SO PROFOUND YOU WILL NEVER ARGUE AGAIN -

 

 

 


10 Triumphant Times These Lying Liar's Online Reviews Got Sacked By The Truth

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23 RELATABLE IMAGES THAT ARE TOO TRUE TO DENY

23 RELATABLE IMAGES THAT ARE TOO TRUE TO DENY

 

 

 

 


35 IMAGES OF TRUTH... AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

35 IMAGES OF TRUTH... AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

 

 


 


30 Of The Truest Truths That Were Ever Memed

30 Of The Truest Truths That Were Ever Memed

 

 


20 TRUTHS THAT WILL SET YOU FREE

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51 Things You Just Can’t Argue With

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44 TRUTHS THAT NO ONE CAN DENY

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27 PEARLS OF WISDOM YOU JUST CAN'T ARGUE WITH

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24 Things You Just Can’t Argue With

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32 Images That Prove Just How Real The Struggle Is

32 Images That Prove Just How Real The Struggle Is

 

 

 

 

 


 


24 Things You Just Can’t Argue With

24 Things You Just Can’t Argue With

 

 

 


39 Memes That Are the Truth You Seek

39 Memes That Are the Truth You Seek

 

 

 


22 New Years Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

22 New Years Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

 

 

 


29 Weird Things We All Do But Don't Talk About

29 Weird Things We All Do But Don't Talk About

 

 

 


52 Relatable Memes That Just Make Sense

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20 True Facts That Drop A Truth Bomb On Life

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27 RELATABLE TRUTHS THAT NO ONE CAN ARGUE WITH

27 RELATABLE TRUTHS THAT NO ONE CAN ARGUE WITH

 

 


24 Things You Just Can’t Argue With

24 Things You Just Can’t Argue With


37 MEMES THAT SPEAK NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

37 MEMES THAT SPEAK NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

 

 

 

 


10 Movies Based On True Events That Don’t Tell The Truth

10 Movies Based On True Events That Don’t Tell The Truth

 

Turning things that happen in real life into movies has always been a good option for filmmakers, as everyday life is sometimes more astonishing than any invented story could be. However, despite using real people and events as a basis, many of these movies end up heavily revising the facts.

Sometimes, the changes are not very important and are simply to structure the events in a cinematic way. Other times, they are much more significant, and we could even go so far as to say that they distort the truth. These are ten movies that stretched the notion of “artistic license” to the absolute limit.

 

The Imitation Game

This 2014 film tells the story of Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician who was recruited by MI6 during World War II to help crack coded messages sent by the Nazis but whose life was later destroyed by a conviction for homosexuality. The facts of the story provide both the thrills of watching someone use his gifts to solve complex problems at a time of national emergency as well as the tragedy of his later destruction due to unjust laws, making it perfect material for a fascinating film. Thus, it is hard to see why the filmmakers chose to add a completely invented subplot.

The film portrays Soviet spy John Cairncross as a member of Turing’s code-breaking team and has Turing find out about Cairncross’s betrayal of his country, only for the latter to blackmail him into keeping quiet by threatening to reveal the truth about his sexuality.[1] In reality, while Cairncross was at Bletchley Park at the same time, the two were not in the same unit, and Cairncross stated in his autobiography that he did not meet with anyone outside of his own work colleagues for reasons of security. This part of The Imitation Game turns Turing into someone who would let down his country and the Allies to save himself, which is pretty ironic for a film that is supposed to be about restoring his reputation.

Young Man With A Horn

Young Man with a Horn is a movie from 1950 that tells the story of jazz trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke, but it would be fair to say that it takes some serious liberties with the facts of his life. Perhaps we shouldn’t expect too much from a film that renames Beiderbecke “Rick Martin,” but the strange part of the movie is the way it incorporates the darker aspects of Beiderbecke’s life— most notably his alcoholism—but then invents a happy ending for him.

In the movie, the trumpeter is played by Kirk Douglas. He falls in love with singer Jo Jordan, portrayed by Doris Day, and it is eventually her love that saves him from his self-destructive behavior. There is no evidence that such a relationship was part of the life of the real Bix Beiderbecke, who died at the age of 28, as a direct result of years of heavy drinking.[2] The film is an adaptation of a 1938 book of the same name, written by Dorothy Baker, which has an ending closer to what actually happened. So it would seem that this is simply an example of Hollywood’s fondness for redemption narratives and love stories.

 

Birdman Of Alcatraz

This 1962 movie starring Burt Lancaster is considered something of a classic and received four Oscar nominations at the time. It tells the story of Robert Stroud, who is given a life sentence for murder and kept in solitary confinement. Beginning by caring for a sparrow that he finds at his window, he develops a fascination with birds that leads him to study and research them, which helps him conquer his violent impulses and rehabilitate himself.

That Stroud was a killer, his solitary prison existence, and the fact that he became an expert on ornithology are not disputed (he wrote the highly regarded Digest on the Diseases of Birds), but there are serious question marks over whether this changed his character to quite the extent that the film suggests. The real Robert Stroud never displayed any repentance for his violent crimes, and he remained far more capable of violence than we are led to believe by the film, despite educating himself. The title of the movie could also be considered a bit misleading, as Stroud’s work with birds took place during the time that he was jailed at Leavenworth Prison. After he was moved to Alcatraz, he was denied the right to keep birds.[3]

Churchill

When this 2017 dramatization of Winston Churchill during the final hours before the D-Day landings was released, the film was given a very harsh review by King’s College professor and Churchill biographer Andrew Roberts. His full review details all of the historical inaccuracies, with probably the biggest being the depiction of Churchill as opposing Operation Overlord right up until the day it took place. In reality, there is evidence from the diary of General John Kennedy, who was a senior officer involved in the operation, that Churchill had overcome any doubts he had about it by the time of the last briefing on May 15.[4]

Roberts also points out that Churchill would have had the constitutional power to overrule the plan if he had really been as doubtful about it as he is in the film, because he was both the minister of defense and prime minister of the UK at the time. So we can assume things didn’t happen in quite the way that they do on the screen.

Bonnie And Clyde

This film has become iconic and stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the legendary criminal couple. It mixes moments of comedy and romance with heavily stylized violence that was completely different from anything shown in a Hollywood movie up until that time, marking the beginning of the New Hollywood period. Bonnie and Clyde still gets written about a lot, but there is not much mention of how it bends the truth, especially in the way that it portrays Frank Hamer. He was the Texas Ranger who pursued and eventually killed the duo, and the film turns him into a buffoon motivated by revenge after being captured and embarrassed by them.

In reality, Hamer was a highly respected figure who opposed the Ku Klux Klan in Texas and fought to prevent the lynching of African American men.[5] He had never encountered Bonnie and Clyde before successfully ambushing and killing them, making his humiliation by them in the movie—and desire for vengeance—a fabrication by the filmmakers. His son and his widow were so angry at the depiction of Hamer that they sued the creators of the film, who settled with them out of court four years later.

 

The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness

This 1958 film starring Ingrid Bergman and Robert Donat has been a family favorite for decades. However, it could not really be described as truthful in telling the story of a British maid named Gladys Aylward and her missionary work in China before World War II. We probably shouldn’t blame the filmmakers for the fact that the real Aylward was a small, dark-haired woman who looked nothing like Ingrid Bergman—after all, not many of us look like movie stars. They also bent the truth in more serious ways, though, as the staunchly religious Aylward was very upset by the decision to include a romantic relationship in the movie that was not a part of her real story.

The ending of the movie, which shows Gladys abandoning her missionary role and leaving the children behind to be with her lover, Captain Lin Nan, was also not true. In reality, Aylward stayed in China and continued her religious work there until she died in 1970.[6] Of course, it could be argued that the single worst distortion committed by the makers of the film was casting a white English actor—Donat—in the role of a half-Chinese man.

Buster

The Great Train Robbery that took place in the UK in 1963 is a great subject for a serious and in-depth movie, but Buster is definitely not that movie. It tells the story from the perspective of one of the robbers, Buster Edwards, but the fact that it features the pop singer Phil Collins in the role is an indication of how lighthearted the tone is. When it was released in 1988, some film reviewers criticized it for playing down the darker parts of the story to make it into a family-friendly comedy drama.

The film excludes some pretty important facts about the actual robbery, including the violent assault on the driver of the train, which at least one biographer of the crime has stated was carried out by Edwards.[7] What makes this movie different from many of the others on this list is that the gloss it put on the truth was controversial, even at the time that it came out. Prince Charles and Princess Diana opted not to attend the premiere at the last minute due to outrage among much of the press in the UK, who argued that the film was glorifying violent crime.

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

French movie The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is about Jean-Dominique Bauby, the editor of Elle who was left as a quadriplegic after suffering a stroke. It is based on his memoir of the same name but makes some radical changes in bringing the story to the screen, some of which seem difficult to understand. Bauby was separated from his wife, Sylvie de la Rouchefoucauld, when he got sick, but the film depicts her as the person who visited him in the hospital and helped him write his memoir. His lover stays away from the hospital because she is too weak to cope with what has happened.

In reality, the woman he lived with at the time of his stroke, Florence Ben Sadoun, visited the hospital several times every week and was the one who helped him go through the painstaking process of transcribing his book using a system based on the only part of his body that he could move—his left eye. While the changes that the director, Julian Schnabel, made to the real story angered a lot of Bauby’s friends, they did not prevent the film from winning a Bafta and a Golden Globe, as well as being nominated for Oscars.[8] Ben Sadoun did eventually publish a book called The False Widow so that she could challenge the version of the story that the movie tells.

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech is a period drama from the UK telling the story of the battle of the future King George VI to overcome a stammer and be able to speak in public in the period just before World War II. It was a massive hit at the box office around the world and won several awards—including Oscars for Best Film, Actor, and Director—but it also messes with the real history a lot in the name of drama. The central relationship between the king-to-be and his speech therapist, Lionel Logue, is one that definitely existed in real life, but it began over a decade earlier than it does in the movie.[9]

We could argue that setting the personal crisis being experienced by George against the national crisis of impending war makes for better cinema, but there are other times when the changes to the real story are a bit harder to justify. An example of this is the picture it paints of George’s brother, King Edward VIII, which plays down his enthusiasm for the Nazi Party and fascism in general as well as his belief that the UK should try to appease Hitler—even after the war had actually started. Furthermore, the plot of the movie has Winston Churchill accepting the decision of Edward to abdicate the throne as being the most sensible course of action, whereas we now know from letters the two sent to each other that he actually tried hard to prevent this from happening and never forgave Edward for his decision to abdicate.

Frost/Nixon

It might seem oddly appropriate for a film about Richard Nixon to be a bit slippery with the facts, and Frost/Nixon from 2008 certainly doesn’t present its true story in a totally honest way. The movie is about the famous series of interviews that British presenter David Frost conducted with the disgraced ex-president in 1977, and it managed to annoy quite a few people with its inaccuracies. One of the scenes in the movie which was criticized for that reason was the one where Nixon telephones Frost late at night while drunk. Jonathan Aitken, who wrote a biography of Nixon, dismissed this sequence as an invention by the filmmakers.

More seriously, though, the way the climax of the interviews was depicted onscreen also received criticism from another biographer of Nixon, Elizabeth Drew, who pointed out that it altered Nixon’s words to make it appear that he had confessed to being involved in a cover-up over Watergate, when, in fact, he denied it.[10] For a movie that is based on real events and real people to create its major moment of drama out of something that did not happen might be pushing the idea of artistic license a bit too far.


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21 Pics of Things That Are Too True

 


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20 Pics That Shed Some Truth About Life

 

 

 


The Untold Truth Of Chick-fil-A

 

The Untold Truth Of Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A, the Southern-based quick-serve restaurant known for charity, controversy, and really good chicken, is rapidly expanding throughout the US. There's a lot of information out there about one of America's favorite fast chicken stops, but you don't know the whole story — until now…


7 Recently Confirmed Truths You Didn't Know About Famous Movies

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It's fair to say that most movies are comprehensively dismantled, dissected and analysed to death in the first few weeks or months following their release, to the extent that precious few new ideas, theories or revelations are made thereafter.

However, every so often fans will be blessed with a surprising morsel of official information randomly dropped, often unassumingly, many years after the fact. In the case of these seven movies, they lend unexpected, amusing and highly intriguing new context to a hit movie, and perhaps even upend what viewers assumed to be true.

At their best, these nifty reveals allow fans to view the movies through a whole new lens, if not have a greater understanding of the behind-the-scenes madness necessary for their creation...

7. The Matrix Code Originates From A Japanese Cookbook

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One of the most iconic aspects of The Matrix franchise is, of course, that flowing green computer code which has been such a pervasive component of both the movies and their marketing.

It's known that the code is a jumble of Japanese hiragana, katakana, and kanji characters, but the precise origin of the code has been a mystery for two decades.

Last year, however, the code's creator Simon Whiteley dished the dirt on the inspiration for the design, and as it turns out, the code originated from his wife's Japanese cookbook. Whiteley scanned all of the book's characters into a computer and digitally manipulated them to achieve the snazzy end result.

Whiteley said of the light-bulb moment, "I like to tell everybody that The Matrix‘s code is made out of Japanese sushi recipes. Without that code, there is no Matrix."

6. Universal Shut Down The 40-Year-Old Virgin Because Steve Carell Looked Like A Serial Killer

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Though Steve Carell has firmly proven himself to be a capable dramatic actor in recent years, back in 2005 he was still labelled a "funnyman", and as such the tone of his performance in the broad studio comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin caused quite a few headaches over at Universal.

The studio rushed the movie into production after hearing writer-director Judd Apatow's pitch, though temporarily halted shooting just five days in after Universal executives saw early footage and felt that Carell's character was too unsettling to be funny. Carell said, "the dailies of my character just looked too creepy. They said I looked like a serial killer."

Carell and the crew had to plead with Universal to let production resume, which they eventually did, and it's just as well, because the movie released to both rave reviews and a mighty $177.4 million box office haul.

5. Keanu Reeves & Winona Ryder Got Married For Real While Filming Bram Stoker's Dracula

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During the recent press tour for Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves' new romantic drama Destination Wedding, Ryder confessed that she believes she accidentally got married to Keanu Reeves on the set of Bram Stoker's Dracula back in 1992.

Ryder claims that while shooting the scene where Mina (Ryder) and Jonathan (Reeves) get married, director Francis Ford Coppola hired a real Romanian priest and shot it in a Greek Orthodox Church.

Because Coppola filmed a master shot of the wedding scene - that's a full, unbroken take where the entire scene is performed - Ryder and Reeves literally had an interrupted, not-so-fake wedding with a real priest in a real church.

To make things even funnier, the scene was apparently filmed on Valentine's Day, and upon learning of this revelation from Ryder, Reeves simply quipped, "Oh my gosh, we're married."

Coppola himself backed up Ryder's claim, adding, "When we were all done, we realised that Keanu and Winona really are married as a result of this scene and this ceremony."

Considering how many of their fans continue to "ship" them in real life, isn't that just lovely?

4. Heather Donahue Feared The Blair Witch Project Was A Snuff Film

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In the lead-up to the release of 2016's Blair Witch reboot, the star of the original movie, Heather Donahue, was interviewed about her experiences working on the iconic 1999 original.

She confessed that she had some concerns about the mysterious, low-fi nature of the production. "I brought a giant knife because everybody who loved me was telling me, 'You should not do this. This sounds like a snuff film. Why are you going into the woods with a bunch of guys you don't know?'"

Considering that Donahue was working with a no-name cast and crew and was the only prominent woman in the film, the concerns were certainly reasonable. Donahue added, "My mom was like, 'Please get their social security numbers. We really don't want you to do this.' Nobody wanted me to do this."

Though the movie's marketing ingeniously leaned into the faux-authenticity of the found footage style, The Blair Witch Project of course ended up becoming an ultra-successful pop-culture phenomenon - and most certainly not a snuff film - which benefited from Donahue's suitably hysterical performance.

3. Scooby Doo Originally Had An R-Rating

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Scooby Doo is about as kid-friendly as entertainment gets, right? Well, for the 15th anniversary of the live-action Scooby Doo movie last year, writer James Gunn - yes, of Guardians of the Galaxy fame - confirmed that the film originally scored an R-rating from the MPAA.

Gunn said of his experience making the movie, "I had written an edgier film geared toward older kids and adults, and the studio ended pushing it into a clean cut children’s film. And, yes, the rumours are true - the first cut was rated R by the MPAA, and the female stars’ cleavage was CGI’d away so as not to offend."

Considering how much cleavage Linda Cardellini's Velma flaunts in the final film regardless, you really have to wonder just how blatant it originally was.

Elaborating further on the objectionable content, Gunn added that the R-rating was due to "some line of dialogue the MPAA thought referred to oral sex", though sadly didn't reveal exactly what the salacious line was.

Though Gunn did lament that the film didn't turn out how he originally planned, he doesn't seem too hurt by it all things considered. "Such is life. I had a lot of fun making this movie, regardless of all that. And I was also able to eat, buy a car, and a house because of it." Nice.

2. Every Scene In Inception Featuring Michael Caine Is Reality

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Christopher Nolan's Inception is without a doubt one of the most fiercely debated films of the last decade, with fans agonising over which parts of the movie are reality and which, in fact, are a dream.

While Nolan has flatly refused to lend any on-the-record insight, star Michael Caine recently told fans that Nolan did privately give him a heads-up. "When I got the script of Inception, I was a bit puzzled by it, and I said to him, 'I don't understand where the dream is'. I said, 'When is it the dream and when is it reality?' He said, 'Well, when you're in the scene it's reality.' So get that - if I'm in it, it's reality. If I'm not in it, it's a dream."

Considering that this isn't merely Caine's own conjecture but effectively the Word of God itself, fans can pretty much take this as gospel. It probably won't stop all the passionate debate, though.

1. Padme Almost Killed Anakin In Revenge Of The Sith's Original Ending

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Though Revenge of the Sith is certainly the best of George Lucas' three Star Wars prequels, there's little denying that it's an incredibly rough-around-the-edges climax to Darth Vader's origin story.

Pretty much ever since its 2005 release, fans have speculated about alternate versions of Episode III which never made it to the big screen in an attempt to deal with their disappointment.

Last year, Lucasfilm concept artist Iain McCraig went into detail about some initial plans for the movie's wildly divisive third act which Lucas and co. have kept suspiciously quiet.

While the final film ends up painting Padme (Natalie Portman) as a rather pathetic, agency-free victim of Anakin's (Hayden Christensen) wrath, originally she was supposed to become a Rebellion leader after witnessing Anakin's turn to the Dark Side. The original finale on Mustafar even featured a beat where Padme holds a knife to Anakin's throat and very nearly kills him, though ultimately relents.

McCraig reiterated that the spine of the story was very much the same as the final release, with Padme still dying at Anakin's hand, but clearly it gave her a far meatier and more assertive role ahead of her demise. What a shame.

 


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56 People Reveal Unwritten Guy And Girl Codes They Always Follow

56 People Reveal Unwritten Guy And Girl Codes They Always Follow

 


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The Untold Truth Of Doritos

The Untold Truth Of Doritos

 

It's virtually impossible to eat just one. And that bright orange cheese powder all over your fingers? It's a dead giveaway that you were the one that polished off the bag. But as much as you love snacking on Cool Ranch, Cheese Supreme, or Blazin' Buffalo, there's probably a lot you don't know about your favorite chips. So dig deep and grab a handful - this is the untold truth of Doritos…


44 IMAGES THAT SPEAK THE TRUTH - LET LOGIC BE YOUR GUIDE

44 IMAGES THAT SPEAK THE TRUTH - LET LOGIC BE YOUR GUIDE

 

 

 


22 Common Survival Myths That Are Way More Hazardous Than Helpful

22 Common Survival Myths That Are Way More Hazardous Than Helpful

For the average Joe, getting stranded in the wilderness is pretty much a death sentence. Still, there are those among us confident we’ve gleaned enough survival tips from television to hack it out in nature with nothing but the clothes on our back. The truth is, though, Mother Nature isn’t always so kind.

See, a lot of our commonly held survival tips are actually survival myths. Employing these 22 survival tactics often shared on TV, or articles meant to make you believe you’re the next Bear Grylls, will land you in literal hot water. They could even get you killed…

1. Eat snow for water: Yeah, eating snow is better than downing a glass of pee or reindeer blood, but snow’s cold. Like, really cold. Eating enough of it to satiate a serious thirst can bring your core temperature down to dangerous levels. Just boil it first. But this isn’t the only survival myth to avoid in cold weather…

 

2. Always play dead when threatened by a bear: The opposite is true—you should back away! At least if it’s a brown or grizzly bear. They’re likely just trying to get you away from their kiddos. If a black bear, right, threatens you, well… fight for your life.

3. Lean-tos make great shelters: They’re simple to build, just a series of branches leaned across a supporting beam-like branch. But they won’t keep you warm, dry, or safe from animals—like black bears—which is a survival shelter strikeout.

4. A big fire beats a shelter: Need to warm up? Bigger is not always better when it comes to survival. Focus on shelter first, even if it means you sleep beside a tiny fire. Put all your energy into a roaring flame and a rainstorm or heavy wind can leave you with nothing in a second.

5. Build a fire in a cave for warmth: A fire in a secluded cave—the perfect hovel, no? Almost romantic, even! Well, heat—like that from a fire—makes rocks expand. Expanding rocks break. Breaking rocks crush and trap people. Keep the fire outside.

6. Wet matches work when dried: Soaked by the rain? Took a dunk in a raging river? Hopefully, you didn’t have matches in your pocket. Moisture changes the chemical balance in match heads, making them impossible to light. Invest in a waterproof container.

7. Eat anything animals eat: When you do go searching for food, it’s common sense to think what’s good for the birds and squirrels is good for us, too, right? Not always. Birds and squirrels can eat berries, nuts, mushrooms, and more that human bodies find toxic.

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8. Eating raw meat and seafood is safe: Ever have bad sushi? Sure, just bite into a raw fish, you rugged survivor, you. Expose yourself to pathogens and bacterium that wouldn’t leave you fit to survive the toilet. Be safe. Cook your meat.

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9. Find food immediately: Put that dead bug down and leave that rotting animal corpse where you found it—you can survive about six weeks without food. Yeah, it might be uncomfortable, but prioritize water, shelter, and safe-to-consume food before getting desperate.

10. Follow flying birds to find water: This works if the birds are actually flying towards the water, but since you, presumably, can’t read a bird’s mind, it’s impossible to know whether the flock’s flying toward an open field, South America, or a caravan of friendly monkeys.

11. Drink cactus fluid for hydration: There’s one—count ’em, one—type of cactus survivors can safely extract and drink water from without getting sick and vomiting. If you can’t pick out that particular barrel cactus, search for other water sources first.

12. Drink urine to stay hydrated: No one tell pee-drinking legend Bear Grylls, below, but if you’re dehydrated to the point that urine is an appetizing source of fluid, your pee is mostly made up of bodily waste—not recycled water—and therefore, carries no re-hydration value.

13. Drink raw blood to survive: Thirsty folks are better served not slurping down a few mouthfuls of animal blood, either. Consuming blood exposes you to diseases and illnesses you’d probably rather not deal with when stranded in the wilderness.

14. Suck on a stone for hydration: Dry mouth? Some survival myths suggest sucking on stones to work up saliva, but in doing so, you’d only be drawing much-needed moisture from other parts of your body. Is that worth sucking on dirty stones?

15. Moss grows on the north side of trees: Moss likes shade because without sunlight pestering it, it can better retain its moisture. That means north isn’t always the most conducive to growth. The angle of the sun at your given location, climate, and shade caused by environmental features can dictate moss growth.

16. Cut and suck a snakebite: Movies show it all the time. Someone suffers a snakebite, and a heroic buddy sucks the poison out. But it’s a farce. All this does is put spit into the open wound and spread venom into your mouth. Try putting pressure on the snakebite instead, then find a doctor.

17. Drinking liquor warms you up: Nothing perks the sense like a shot of booze in the cold, but because alcohol dilatessurface blood vessels, it makes your blood more susceptible to the cold. And, you know, you need that stuff for your vital organs. Try coffee.

18. Rub frostbitten skin: Don’t do it. Frostbite forms when sharp ice crystals infiltrate your skin and tissue, so rubbing frostbite warm is the equivalent to rubbing sharp icicles into a suffering person’s soft tissues. You’ve got to slowly re-heat a frostbitten limb. 

19. Hot tubs cure hypothermia: Rubbing frostbite won’t cut it, and neither will a hot tub. A dunk in hot water will spikelow body temperatures, which can cause a heart attack. Instead, give the victim small doses of warmth by putting hot water bottles on their body.

20. Space blankets are useless: Mylar-coated emergency blankets look like something from a low-budget sci-fi film, but they do indeed reflect infrared energy, and therefore, heat. Wrap yourself in one of these to keep your body heat packed in tight.

21. Punch an attacking shark in the nose: Just think about how hard it would be getting a solid punch on the schnoz of an oncoming shark. How fast must you be? How accurate? Instead, put a solid object between you and the beast or claw at its eyes and gills.

22. Swim parallel to the shore if caught in a rip current: Most rip currents, top, work at an angle, so you can be swimming parallel to the shore while still getting ripped out to sea. Instead, swim along the shore, but towards it, too.

Survival isn’t easy, especially with dozens of survival myths circulating that we’ve taken for fact. But the best survival tactic of all is arming yourself with the truths about it!


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