today I learned: a chicken, mike, lived for a year and a half without his head. also, an american charity pays drug addicts roughly $300 to get sterilized (errr, not so ethical?). next, the famous vietnam execution photograph taken by eddie adams (of a soldier pointing a pistol at what appears to be a civilian victim) is actually the execution of a murderer by a police/security officer. finally, there are 2 chemically different kinds of tears. the first type: the kind you shed while cutting onions, which contains but salt and water, and the second: the kind you shed while in emotional pain, which actually rids your body of toxins and stress hormones. so sob away, friends. it’ll make ya feel better.