today I learned: actor tom hardy (bane in the new batman movie) struggled with being an alcoholic and crack addict. he recovered in 2003 and now devotes his life to helping other people do the same :). next, during WWII, canadians staged a nazi invasion as a fundraiser for the war. in one day, 3 million dollars was raised. also, westboro baptist church’s shirley phelps, chris brown, and busta rhymes are on the list of people banned from entering the UK. aaand finally, ants have actually been found to keep domesticated animals- or slaves. they herd aphids as we would cattle. not only that, but some of their slaves sometimes rebel and kill the pupae of their masters. that’s a pretty badass fact right there, if I do say so myself.