Today I learned of Herbert Lee, a civil rights activists in the 60s who was murder in broad daylight by a representative. The representative claimed self defense. A black witness who was forced to tell a corroborated story ater was murdered as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
The ancient myths of Australian Aborigines portray the formation of geographical features in Australia, dating to 10,000 BC, with striking accuracy. The myths corroborate modern geological evidence, indicating they originated as firsthand accounts, preserved for millennia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
Today I learned of Berthe Mayne, a Belgian singer who claimed to her family to have survived the sinking of the Titanic, traveling 1st class under an alias as the mistress of a young Canadian millionaire. No one believed her until after her death, when her belongings and correspondence corroborated the story. encyclopedia-titanica.org…
Today I learned of Flying Officer Lloyd Allan Trigg. A posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross, his award is unique, as it was awarded on evidence solely provided by the enemy, for an action in which there were no surviving Allied witnesses to corroborate his gallantry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llo…
Pakistan has a blasphemy law that doesn't require corroborating evidence, just the word of one accuser, and has a mandatory death sentence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
The photographer (Eddie Adams) of the South Vietnamese officer (Nguyen Ngoc Loan) executing the North Vietnamese man in front of him regretted ever publishing the picture and refused to testify against him when Nguyen was brought to trial on charges of committing a war crime. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
A newspaper investigated the veracity of the many crimes supposedly committed by "Catch Me if You Can" author/subject Frank Abagnale Jr. None of the institutions Abagnale claims to have conned have corroborated his story en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
In 2014, rollercoaster thrill-seekers were showered in blood after the ride decapitated a deer which ran onto the tracks. The Ultimate, the 2nd longest in the world at 7,442 ft / 1.4 miles, mostly hugs the hilly land at ground level, this was the second deer death (Yorkshire, England) thenorthernecho.co.uk/new…
Rush Limbaugh avoided serving in the Vietnam war due to a pimple in his butt crack. His brother David corroborates this fact. rushtruth.net/rush_limbau…
Canadian WWI Ace Billy Bishop was awarded a Victoria Cross as a result of a solo mission, the only other time a VC was awarded without corroborating witnesses was to the Unknown Soldier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
There was a cult that formed around the same time as Christianity which worshipped the emperor Hadrian's young gay lover Antinous, believing the boy was resurrected as Osiris after he'd drowned in the Nile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Today I learned about Albert GΓΆring, younger brother of prominent Nazi leader Hermann GΓΆring. Albert "despised" the Nazi party and used his brother's name and influence to help Jews and dissidents escape the Nazi regime. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
The King of Jordan appeared in the episode of Star Trek. King Abdullah II, who was then crown prince, appeared as a columnist in Star Trek: Voyager in 1996. Abdullah is an old fan of the series and was very excited by the experience. youtube.com/watch?v=Kmut6…
A case of mass hallucinations and insanity in a small French village in 1951 may have been caused by a secret CIA LSD experiment called Project Span warandpeace.ru/en/exclusi…
There is a sect in Shi'a Islam that have living Imams, considered infallible, through bloodline from Ali to today. The current Imam has a net worth of $800 million, leads charity organizations, and helps improving tolerance and woman rights. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aga…
Today I learned that "Penis panics have occurred around the world, most notably in Africa and Asia." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Two British agents were caught planting car bombs in a busy street in Basra dressed as Arabs and were later broken out of jail by the US after they were caught... catastrophist.wordpress.c…
The sole political prisoner in the sovereign Arab state of Qatar was jailed for life last year for writing a poem that criticized "sheiks playing on their PlayStations." nytimes.com/2012/11/30/wo…
We are all born with a logarithmic notion of numbers and must learn to think in terms of integers.

For instance, A study was done on an amazonian tribe where a line was drawn and 1 rock was put on one side of the line and 9 rocks were put on the other. When asked what number of rocks would lie between these two most of us would say 5 but they all said 3. This is because they never learned to think of numbers in anyway other than ratios and 1 * 3 and 3*3 = 9 therefore 3 is the middle number. And other studies corroborate that we have this sort of thinking as early as 3 months old.

Edit: I initially heard about it on this radio lab podcast but here is the beginning of a scientific american discussing the research mentioned in the podcast. Hope that helps.

Edit2: I have been told integers should be replaced with linear. I'm not a mathematician I just play one on PC.

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