The 'M*A*S*H' series finale was watched by 105 million people, or around half of the US population!

The 'M*A*S*H' series finale was watched by 105 million people, or around half of the US population!

You could say the finale was quite a S*M*A*S*H.


When he first wrote his book ‘MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors’, author Richard Hooker never predicted just how big it would get.


However, just two years after its release, ‘MASH’ was already being adapted into a movie of the same name. A major hit, the film was quickly adapted into a TV show.


This show, ‘M*A*S*H’, became more than just another story of success in the entertainment industry. It became a sensation, capturing the hearts of Americans everywhere.


Over its 11 season run, its popularity trumped shows both past and present, from classics like ‘All in the Family’ to contemporary rivals like ‘Magnum, P.I.’.


By the time the show came to an end, practically everyone was watching. The ‘M*A*S*H’ series finale was viewed by about 105 million people, or over half of all Americans at the time. When the story of Hawkeye, Father Mulcahy, Hot Lips Houlihan, and Maxwell Q. Klinger came to an end, over 60 percent of households in the United States were watching.


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Actor Peter Cushing once attempted to commit suicide by running up and down a set of stairs!

Actor Peter Cushing once attempted to commit suicide by running up and down a set of stairs!

Cushing is perhaps most well known for his role as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars. He was married to actress Helen Beck who passed away in 1971 and Cushing claims he was devastated. After she passed he wrote, “To join Helen is my only ambition. It’s all just killing me.” In his autobiography he later wrote that he was so depressed after her passing that he attempted suicide on the same night, yet was clearly unsuccessful.


Cushing ran up and down the stairs in the hope that he would have a heart attack. Either he was extremely out of shape and hoped his heart would just burst, or he attempted the worst thought out suicide attempt ever, and we will let you decide on that one because the jury is still out!


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What Would Happen To Earth If We Stopped Spinning? You Might Want To Learn To Swim If You're In The Northern Hemisphere...

What Would Happen To Earth If We Stopped Spinning? You Might Want To Learn To Swim If You're In The Northern Hemisphere...

This next mind-blowing fact may be the scariest you could hear, besides anything to do with spiders, of course. Ever wondered what would really happen if the Earth stood still?


Sea level is naturally equaled out by the rotation of the Earth. If the Earth and all forces decided to stop spinning, one day would turn into the length of a year, but the year stays the same length.


Crazy, right? But that’s not even the scariest part!


The oceans would doom us to a crazy climate change and create one mega continent while the oceans migrate towards the poles. This is caused by the lack of centrifugal forces.


If you’re in the northern hemisphere of the world, you may want to learn to swim! Your resident areas would then become completely submerged in water due to these lack of forces. Maybe those end-of-the-world movies aren’t so crazy after all!


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Indian Housewives Possess More Gold Than US, Switzerland and German Reserves Combined!

Indian Housewives Possess More Gold Than US, Switzerland and German Reserves Combined!

Indian housewives possess 11% of the worlds gold. This means that they possess over 18,000 tons of gold all together.


This also means that they hold more hold than Switzerland, United States and Germany combined!


Most of their $329 billion of savings is actually held in gold, rather than currency.


For all of you gold fans, this translates to more than $950 billion dollars worth of gold total.


India has quickly become the world’s epicenter for the largest consumer of gold with China in a close second.


Gold has become a true part of India’s culture and traditions.


In their culture, they have what is called “perceived wealth”.


This means that even in harsh times, they are very hesitant to give up their gold.


There is a stigma attached to Indians giving away this type of possession and currency.


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Before hitting it big, stand-up comedian Demetri Martin worked as a Clinton Administration intern!

Before hitting it big, stand-up comedian Demetri Martin worked as a Clinton Administration intern!

And to be clear, Bill Clinton did not have sexual relations with this comedian.


If you haven’t heard of Demetri Martin, it’s high time you fixed that. Similar to comedians like Steven Wright or Mitch Hedberg, Martin’s style blends off-the-wall observations with witty one-liners and all the adorkable qualities of your favorite nerdy friend.


However, he wasn’t always the beloved stand-up we know today.


Before his career took of, Martin worked as a White House intern for the Clinton Administration. Specifically, he worked in the Domestic Policy Council with one of President Clinton’s deputy advisors.


Thankfully for his fans, Martin didn’t exactly love the job. In his own words:


“It taught me that I didn't want to work in politics...You'd see people and they were like walking resumés. It was very unappealing to me.”


What Martin did gain from politics, however, was a love of performance and being in front of crowds. Combined with his humorous sensibilities, he jumped into the world of comedy and never looked back.


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There is a computer marketed for The Amish! Check out what’s different about it.

There is a computer marketed for The Amish! Check out what’s different about it.

It may come as a surprise to you to find out that there is an Amish trade show, a trade show that sells power tools.


Although The Amish aren't supposed to use electricity, some of them have started to use it to stay competitive in the business world.


Typically, they keep all electrical objects outside of their home - in an area of their property so they barely even know that it's over there.


Another rare item at the trade show was an '80's era piece of technology - a computer for the Amish. The booth displayed the item proudly boasted all the things that the computer couldn't do: No Internet, No Video, No Music. The computer let's the user perform basic word-processing, spreadsheets, and accounting functions!


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This scientific study found that, in proper doses, psychedelic drugs make you more creative!

This scientific study found that, in proper doses, psychedelic drugs make you more creative!

It’s long been thought that psychedelic drugs help make you more creative. After all, how else could people think up songs like ‘I Am the Walrus’ and albums like ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’?


However, it seems this idea is more than just a stoner fable, as there is some proper scientific evidence for these claims.


In a study by San Francisco State College, five students found that drugs like LSD and mescaline do, in fact, aid the creative process.


The study, which tracked 27 males in professional fields ranging from physics and mathematics to furniture design and commercial art, found that taking psychedelic agents in proper doses can help improve one’s ability to recognize patterns, minimize outside distractions, and more easily hold visual memories.


Further, LSD and mescaline can help reduce anxiety and inhibitions, increase your ability to empathise, and increase the likelihood of having an “a-ha!” moment.


The study was published in ‘Psychological Reports’, a popular academic journal that covers psychology and psychiatry.


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Got $260,000 lying around? If so, you could be the owner of a former missile silo!

Got $260,000 lying around? If so, you could be the owner of a former missile silo!

It’s the perfect building to own if you need to compensate for something.


Throughout history, a number of missile silos have been built throughout the world. These buildings ranged in purpose from testing new technology to improving self defense.


When a silo is decommissioned, many sit vacant or are demolished. However, a new company is selling old, unused missile sites to whomever can afford one.


20th Century Castles, LLC, based in a decommissioned silo in Kansas, specialises in purchasing and selling former missile sites and communication bunkers. To date, they have made over 50 sales.


For less than $300,000, missile silo enthusiasts can own their very own decommissioned site in Kansas, Indiana, Maine, or Ohio.


20th Century Castles has been featured on National Geographic, The History Channel, and the Discovery Channel, among other media outlets.


The first missile launch facility was erected by the Nazi forces in 1943. Located in La Coupole, the site was designed to store fuel and warheads.


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Actor Woody Harrelson's dad was a hitman! He died in prison after killing a federal judge!

Actor Woody Harrelson's dad was a hitman! He died in prison after killing a federal judge!

You might say Woody’s father was a natural born killer.


Woody Harrelson is known for playing odd, often morally grey characters. From Larry Flynt in ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt’ to Tallahassee in ‘Zombieland’ and even Haymitch in ‘The Hunger Games’, Harrelson’s career is filled with strong portrayals of ethically complex characters.


Perhaps this interest stems from the actions of his unscrupulous father.


Few would call Charles Harrelson a stand-up guy. As a young man, he made his way by gambling, and was eventually arrested for armed robbery. He had four different wives and three children, all of whom he eventually abandoned.


In 1981, Charles was arrested and convicted for the murder of US District Judge John H. Wood. Charles was hired to kill Wood by Jamiel Chagra, an El Paso drug dealer set to stand trial in Wood’s courtroom.


Prior to the Wood case, Charles was tried for the murders of Alan Berg and Sam Degelia.


After serving 16 years for his crimes, Charles and two fellow inmates were caught attempting to break out of prison. In 2007, he was found dead in his cell as a result of coronary artery disease.


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Johnny Depp is blind in one eye!

Johnny Depp is blind in one eye!

The versatile and rebellious actor Johnny Depp has recently revealed to 'Rolling Stone' that he is blind in his left eye. Depp has been struggling with his vision all his life. He is near-sighted in his right eye and has never had proper vision.


He wears glasses when not on set, because without them he can only see a few feet in front of him. Being one of Hollywood's most versatile actors, one would never notice that he is battling to see while he is portraying his deep, dark, or sinister characters.


The fact that he is blind in his one eye may even be one of the reasons the actor adopted Golden Eye, the one-eyed Andalusian horse who played Gunpowder in 'Sleepy Hollow,' thereby saving the horse from a horrible fate.


Battling his challenges with sight seems nothing compared to the 'Edward Scissorhands' star's battle for normalcy. He is quoted as having one desire. "Going somewhere where you don't have to be on the run or sneak in through the kitchen or the underground labyrinth of the hotel," he said. "At a certain point, when you get old enough or get a few brain cells back, you realize that, on some level, you lived a life of a fugitive."


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