we let go of all of it. and nobody dies. everyone who’s alive right now. everyone who’s made it this far. we’ve all done the worst kinds of things just to stay alive. but we can still come back. we’re not too far gone. we get to come back. i know… we all can change.
TIL that in 1962 the CIA tipped off South Africa’s intelligence service about the location of Nelson Mandela, leading to his arrest that put him in jail for 27 years
Vintage Human Oddities
- "Skeets" Hubard, King of the Torturers as he drives spikes into his head; Ripley Odditorium, New York.
- "Baby Betty", 734 pounds, Age 29.
- "Paper Jack" (Mr. Preece), Well-Known Croydon Personality; killed in a road accident in 1935.
via Curious History.
TIL while in prison Al Capone cut in line, so a bank robber named James Lucas held scissors to his neck, responding to Al Capone’s threats of “do you know who I am” with “if you don’t get back to the end of that fucking line, I’m gonna know who you were”
TIL Cannabis is the largest cash crop in the U.S., exceeding corn and wheat combined
TIL Pope Francis was a bouncer at a Buenos Aires nightclub before joining the priesthood.
Ey you. You with god? Yea man im cool. Ey, let this guy in.