People often think of blackouts as forgetting what happened the night before, but it's actually much more complicated than that. Drinking too much alcohol can cause a person to have a blackout by preventing memories from being transferred to long-term storage. Alcohol-related blackouts happen when ethanol blocks the transfer of memories from short-term to long-term storage in the hippocampus, which is especially likely to occur when people quickly drink enough alcohol to reach peak blood alcohol content levels. Blackouts are more likely to occur for females because they generally take in higher amounts of ethanol and reach peak BAC levels more quickly than males do.

Although it's been over two decades since he was last seen, Richey Edwards' bandmates still talk about him like he might come back home any minute. The Manic Street Preachers set aside royalties for their missing guitarist in case he ever returns to their hometown Wales so that he'll be able to provide for himself and his family.

Cigarettes were once a part of everyday life, even in hospitals and airplanes.

CRACKED THE BRIGHTEST MINDS OF THE 1960S WERE HEAVY SMOKERS. In the '60s, healthcare professionals smoked in hospitals, pilots smoked in the cockpit, and three of the seven NASA astronauts introduced at a huge press conference were smokers. Cigarettes were part of the atmosphere, in every sense, of Mission Control during Apollo missions.


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The game 'Secret Writer's Society' became infamous for its text-to-speech feature that would read back a list of obscenities instead of what was written.

CRACKED PANASONIC'S DIRTY WORD GENERATOR-FOR KIDS! Secret Writer's Society Panasonic's Secret Writer's Society was supposed to teach kids how to write. The game had a text-to-speech feature that would read back what you wrote, but under the right circumstances, the Macintosh version would spout off obscenities instead.

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Buzz Aldrin didn't end up being the first person on the Moon because NASA thought someone like Charles Lindbergh would be better.

CRACKED ARMSTRONG NASA EVERYONE THOUGHT NEIL ARMSTRONG PULLED RANK TO BE THE FIRST PERSON OUT OF THE SPACESHIP. But it turns out NASA had a meeting and decided the first person on the Moon should be someone like Charles Lindbergh, i.e. Armstrong himself, instead of Aldrin.


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