May 5, 2022

Random Thursday


Today we're diving back into history and politics with True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t by Shane Carley to see what bizarre but true tidbits we can learn!

(image borrowed from History)

There are unconfirmed reports that the CIA planned to demoralize the Soviet people by air dropping thousands of magnum-sized American condoms labeled "small" during the Cold War.

Wow. I wonder if it happened?

(image borrowed from Wired)

A former CIA agent reported that during the Cold War, the CIA would surgically implant cats with listening devices and released them around sensitive Soviet locations. The CIA denies this, but evidence suggests that the first of these cats were immediately hit by a car and killed.

Aww...poor kitty!

(image borrowed from Parade)

Did you know in 1952 Albert Einstein was offered presidency from Israel? Presidency is mainly a symbolic position in Israel, the country's first president reportedly considered Einstein the "greatest Jew alive!"

That I did not know!

(image borrowed from University of Oxford)

Did you know that Oxford University is older than the Aztecs? The university has been around since 1096 and the Aztec Empire didn't rise until 1428!

Wow! I did not know that! Now I want to see this place! Lol.

(image borrowed from State Department)

Saudi Arabia has to import sand from other countries in order to make things out of glass. Their sand is too poor of quality to be used.

That's wild!

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