Check out the prices at the very first McDonald’s

Last week marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of the first McDonald’s in Des Plaines, Illinois. To promote the opening, Ray Kroc took out an ad in the Des Plaines journal advertising the low prices. It worked, and Kroc’s restaurant took in $366.12 in the first day.

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19 of the most heavily guarded places on Earth

Vatican Secret Archives Despite the church’s attempt at openness, critics say the contents aren’t accessible enough since only qualified clergy and academics are allowed inside the facility, and even those granted entry cannot view items without advanced approval.Thus, the skeptics remain, with theories ranging from the cavern hiding gospels that contradict the Bible, to it housing the earliest known collection ...

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Ricky Gervais declared war on animal trophy hunters via social media

An animal hunter recently posted this photo of herself with a dead giraffe that really grinded animal activist Ricky Gervais’ gears. Ricky’s response to the photo. The Tweet went viral in an instant. Shortly after that he posted a photo by trophy hunter Rebecca Francis who recently posted this photo. Rebecca is a winner of the competition show Extreme Huntress ...

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos

Photo Of A Doctor Who Just Lost His Young Patient “The man pictured was unable to save one of his patients. Though this is a common occurrence in our field of work, the patients we lose are typically old, sick, or some combination of the two. The patient that died was 19 years old, and for him, it was one ...

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Many Afghan Girls Are Not Allowed To Ride Bicycles

Skateistan, an innovative NGO in Kabul founded to empower Afghan children (and especially young girls), teaches children to skateboard as a gateway to get them more involved in education. In many Afghan communities, it is customary to forbid women from riding bicycles. Skateboarding, then, becomes an empowering activity that gives these girls a source of physical exercise, empowerment, and some ...

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Have you heard of these unusual fetishes?

Dendrophilia Having sexual interest in trees. Climacophilia Sexual arousal by falling down stairs.  ‘Yiff’ or ‘Yiffy’ This fetish features ‘furries’ or anthropomorphic animals in an erotic setting. Paraphilic infantilism Involves performers wearing diapers. This often has somebody acting in the role of ‘caretaker’. Melissaphilia Being sexually aroused by bees and wasps. Wetlook Being attracted or aroused by fully clothed people ...

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The reason why grape-flavored ice cream will never exist

There is no such thing as grape ice cream. The reason? It has a lot to do with dogs, girls, the 1876 World’s Fair, pharmaceutical companies, and it’s more complicated than you might ever imagine. After his successful invention of the ice cream soda in 1874, Philadelphia’s Robert Green began to tackle a request from his customers. Green boldly stated, ...

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20 Things You Need To Know About Armenia

The Kardashian sisters visited their ancestral homeland last week to draw attention to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. But the country has plenty going on, even when it’s not being graced by some of the most famous members of its diaspora. 1. First things first: Armenia is a small, mountainous country in the South Caucasus. It borders Turkey, ...

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If You Love Privacy, This House Is Perfect For You

Sometimes, you just have to get away from it all—like, really get away—but perhaps the thought of roughing it in the wilderness without modern conveniences isn’t your thing. That’s why the House in the Sea could be your ultimate vacation destination, at least in dreams. The house is perched atop a tiny island (which is more like a big boulder) ...

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Real-life Spider-Man just climbed Dubai’s famed Twisted Tower

On April 12 Alain Robert, a French rock and urban climber, did the unthinkable when he scaled the side of the Cayan Tower in Dubai, otherwise known as the “Twisted Tower.” The 52-year-old man began climbing at 8pm and made it to the top of the 75-story building just after 9:30pm. Local residents flocked to the balconies of the building ...

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Son gets to race the ghost of his deceased father in old Xbox racing game

YouTube commenter that goes by ’00WARTHERAPY00′ shared a supernaturally touching story about racing their father’s ghost in Xbox racer RalliSport Challenge, 10 years after he had passed. “Well, when I was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. You know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. “ “We had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds ...

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The top-selling comic book issues of the millennium…so far

This list of the best selling comics of the past 15 years consolidates each series into the best-selling title they have. Death of Wolverine #1, 274,000 copies The passing of the most popular X-Men character was a huge event, spawning its own spin-off book just for Logan’s death and the consequences of it. All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder ...

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Famous Last Words From Celebrities and Famous People

George Harrison Member of the Beatles – Lung cancer “Love one another.” Pancho Villa Prominent Mexican revolutionary general – Assassinated “Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.” Buddy Rich Drummer – Heart failure during surgery While being prepped for surgery, the nurse asked him, “Is there anything you can’t take?” Rich replied, “Yeah, country music.” Steve ...

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Classic movies that were actually based on books

Goodfellas (1990) Based on: Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family by Nicholas Pileggi Year published: 1986 101 Dalmatians (1961) Based on: The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith Year published: 1956     Father of the Bride (1991) Based on: Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter Year published: 1949     Terms of Endearment (1983) Based on: Terms of Endearment ...

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Comic book characters with real life inspirations

John Constantine Sting The magician/detective/conman was made to look like Sting because his creators were huge fans of his music. Although similar in looks and age, the comic book character does tend to smoke a few more cigarettes than the English star. J. Jonah Jameson Stan Lee The similarities are uncanny between Jameson and the face of Marvel Comics. Jameson ...

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Grill master tips for your next BBQ

With any meat, once it’s on the grill don’t move it more than you have to. Additionally prevent yourself from pressing down on burger patties when they plump. If you’re seasoning the meat with additional ingredients or flavors, don’t over mix or overwork the meat. Too much and it’ll become tough. A properly heated grill sears foods on contact, keeps ...

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