Did you know that during the Roman Empire, if there were no prisoners available to fight in arena battles, audience members themselves might get sacrificed? Emperor Caligula once ordered his guards to throw an entire section of the audience into the arena during intermission so they could be eaten by wild beasts because he was bored. Yikes! On a different note, did you know it's dangerous to give aspirin children and teens during and after a viral infection like the flu? It causes Reye's syndrome, which is a rare but serious condition that causes swelling in the liver and brain. So next time your little one comes down with something, you might want to hold off on giving them any medication unless directed by a doctor. Finally, did you know Charlie Chaplin was one of the planned assassination targets during a coup attempt by Japanese naval officers? While Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi was killed at home, Chaplin survived as he happened to be at a sumo event with Tsuyoshi's son. Whew!
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The Grateful Dead could have been known as The Warlocks.
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An all black chicken goes for $2,500.
Melatonin could be used as a female contraceptive.
Flamingos can thrive in water that would strip human skin away.
MI5 tried to use gerbils to catch terrorists.
The Scoobies were rarely called “meddling kids.”
China has a death sentence with two years to do good deeds.
Genghis Khan’s burial site was kept a secret through murder.
A floating turd terrorized the Apollo 10 mission.
Charlie Chaplin survived an assassination attempt in 1932.
Don’t give aspirin to children after the flu.
Roman Emperor Caligula sent audience members to fight his beasts when he ran out of prisoners.