Dutch sex ed classes emphasize love, fun, and excitement, while US sex ed classes emphasize the mechanics and dangers
Scholars have critiqued American sex education for its overemphasis of danger and risk, noting the cost to teenage girls…. [and] the missing discourse of teenage love in American sex education, and its effects on boys, who confront a broader culture that provides scant recognition of, or support for, their emotional needs.
In comparison, sex education in the Netherlands tends to frame boys’ and girls’ sexual development in the context of their feelings for and relationships with others. Curricula include discussions of fun and exciting feelings. They also validate young people’s experience of love.
Because of an old superstition, several ravens are kept at the Tower of London at all times. These ravens are enlisted soldiers of the Kingdom, and have occasionally been dismissed for bad conduct. While wild ravens live for 10-15 years, Tower ravens can live past 40 years.
“Their presence is traditionally believed to protect the Crown and the tower; a superstition holds that “if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it””
In 1981, a Turkish man shot Pope John Paul II four times but didn’t kill him. After the Pope recovered, he visited the assassin in prison forgave him. The assassin was pardoned at the Pope’s request and 33 years after his crime, he visited Vatican City and laid flowers on the Pope’s tomb
Porn actress Asia Carrera is a member of Mensa with an IQ of 156. An atheist, Carerra wore a colander for her driver’s license photograph. State law normally prohibits hats in such photos but she used an exception for religious headwear (the religion of the Flying Spaghetti Monster).
Ernest Hemingway lived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, and a fractured skull
Argentavis magnificens is a fossil bird found in Argentina in 1979. Scientists say that the bird lived on our planet 6 million years ago. It had a wingspan of 6 to 8 meters and a height of 2 meters. Impressive, huh?!
These two men are the reason we use fingerprints, or dactyloscopy, to identify ourselves. These men had the same name, they were sentenced to the same prison and the strangest thing is that they had never seen each other before. They looked exactly the same, although they were not related.
The Shepherd’s Monument in Staffordshire, England, has a mysterious inscription on it: DOUOSVAVVM.
No one knows who put it there, and no one knows what it means, but many believe that it may be a message left by the Knights Templar to find the exact location of the Holy Grail.
Between 1890 and 1910 heroin produced by Bayer was commonly sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine and also as a syrup to cure children’s coughs.
A South African baboon, Jackie, was found by Albert Marr shortly before World War I. When the war began, Albert enlisted in the army and took Jackie with him. Not only did Jackie entertain the soldiers but he also warned them when the enemy came near and was even in combat. At the end of his service, he was awarded a medal for his bravery. Jackie was discharged when the war ended and lived with his master until 1921.