5. Sergeant Major Jiggs was the first bulldog to “serve” in the Marine Corps as the mascot.
During World War I, German officials reported being attacked by Marines teufel-hunden, which in German means “devil-dogs”. Afterwards, a U.S. Marine recruiting poster depicted a snarling English bulldog wearing a Marine Corps helmet. The image took root with both the Marines and the public. The Marines soon officially obtained a registered English bulldog, King Bulwark, on 14 October 1922, and renamed him “Jiggs”.(source)
4. “Fart Battles” were a popular art scroll created in Japan during the Edo period that represented Japan’s distaste for European influence.
The artwork, known as He-gassen (or ‘Fart Battle’), was a pointed comment on political and social changes in Japan. These drawings were created in response to the increasing intrusion of Europeans in Japan during the Edo period which was between 1603 and 1868. The He-gassen scroll depicted Japan’s mistrust and displeasure at European influence in the country.(source)
3. In the early 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the “green” alternative.
In the early 20th century, the population of horses in comparison to humans in the majority of American cities rose to such an extent that it became impossible for people to keep clean streets. The piles of manure from horses that littered the streets attracted swarms of flies and created a horrible stench. This led to an increase in diseases and to the overall pollution of the cities. By the 1920’s, efforts made way for the introduction of automobiles that were considered more eco-friendly which led to a decline in street-garbage and, subsequently, the diseases.(source)
2. There’s a lizard known as “Jesus Christ Lizard” due to its ability to run on water.
The green basilisk lizard has the ability to run on water. This lizard can run at a speed of 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) per second for approximately 4.5 meters (14.8 feet) before sinking on all fours and swimming. This unique ability is attributed to flaps between their toes that help support the basilisk, creating a larger surface and a pocket of air. Because of this quality, these lizards have been nicknamed the “Jesus Christ Lizard”.(source)
1. Masturbating more than twenty-one times a month can actually decrease your chance for prostate cancer. This was discovered after testing to see if increased masturbation was linked to an increase in prostate cancer.
In a study that involved 200,000 people, scientists tried to correlate the effects of excessive masturbation in males with the probability of incurring prostate cancer. After the study was concluded, scientists observed that people who masturbated an average of 4-7 times a month showed no increase or decrease in the risk of getting prostate cancer. However, they found that men who masturbated more than twenty-one times per month showed a lower chance in getting prostate cancer. The average age of the men in the study was about fifty-nine years, and they had undergone an average of five PSA tests by 2008.(source)