23/12/12

today I learned: neil armstrong once sued his barber of 20 years after he sold his hair to a collector for $3,000. also, in 2001, two 1,000-year-old mississippian burial grounds were excavated in order to built a wal-mart supercenter. BOO. next, if you pour cold water into a person’s ear, their eyes will move in direction of the opposite ear, and if you pour warm water into their ear, their eyes will move towards that ear. this is used to test for brain damage and is called ‘caloric stimulation’. finally, in 1946, the electric chair failed to kill willie francis, who subsequently filed a lawsuit claiming he had been executed even though he did not die, and should be a free man based on ‘double jeopardy’ laws in the 5th amendment. “yeah-yeah-we’re-still-alive-give-us-more-knowledge” bonus: when saddam hussein was captured, he was forced to watch the south park movie repeatedly. I am not kidding.

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