30/04/13

today I learned:

  • redheads don’t feel pain to the same degree as everybody else. redheads are less sensitive to electrically-induced pain, but are more sensitive to thermal pain.
  • 53% of people in fiji have no access to safe drinking water, despite the fiji water bottling company’s activity there.
  • a french woman, jeanne de clisson, became a pirate in the 1300s for revenge after her husband was beheaded. selling her lands to buy 3 ships, they were painted black with red sails. hunting french ships, when she caught nobles, she personally beheaded them with an axe.
  • in 2002, an 86 year-old man was held 45 minutes at the airport due to a strange metal item and his pocket that TSA couldn’t understand– it was a medal of honor.
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