"So then this other guy came over and said, 'I know you! I know you!' He says, 'You were the guy who got shot at dawn'. You remember that, Danny?"

The other soldier in the trench was not feeling well at all, because his stomach hurt. It felt like he had a knife stuck inside it, but it couldn't be, because that wouldn't make sense, and if it could be, he wouldn't feel bad, he would be dead, because he'd have gotten shot by a sniper. But he put the pain aside, and anyway he knew what this man was talking about, so he just smiled at him. And he said, "I remember."

"Yeah? Because I wasn't even sure if you were sober enough ... "

"I remember ... everything," Danny moaned, clutching his stomach.

Then his voice changed to something stranger, something that sounded eldritch and ageless, and he began recounting a long, strange list of facts, which went like this:

Man shoots cactus, cactus crushes man.

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NY Times 

Ronaldo kept his boots and still helped a baby.

Cristiano Ronaldo refused to donate boots to raise funds for a child's surgery. MPOSSIR bwin . CRACKED.COM Ronaldo was asked to donate boots as the funds from their sale could help with 10-month-old Erik Ortiz Cruz's brain surgery. In true diva fashion, Ronaldo balked at the request - and decided to pay for the full cost of treatment himself.

ESPN 

Hunter S. Thompson shaved his head so his opponent would have longer hair.

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Roillingstone 

We’re happier, but at what cost?

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PubMed 

“Happy Birthday To You” is not copyrightable.

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Tech Dirt

A waitress worked her way up to smite Applebees.

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ABC 

Not all ecosystems don’t need the sun to survive.

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Nasa 

Cigarette companies wanted to blame cancer on your personality.

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The Cut 

A wasabi alarm spices the air.

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BBC 

Hotmail had hilariously weak security.

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Wired 

Geraldo gave away US troop movements on air.

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CNN 

A footballer doesn’t celebrate goals because that’s literally his job.

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The Guardian 

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