When wounded, Thomas Baker ordered his squad to leave him propped against a tree with a pistol and 8 bullets. They later found his body in the same position with 8 dead Japanese soldiers around him.

When wounded, Thomas Baker ordered his squad to leave him propped against a tree with a pistol and 8 bullets. They later found his body in the same position with 8 dead Japanese soldiers around him.

The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor the United States gives.There have been less than 3,500 of these medals ever given out.


A few thousand may seem like a lot, but considering the number of servicemen there are and have been, this is a miniscule percentage.


It wouldn’t be fair to compare any of these recipients, as they all have performed “personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.”


Still, there are always some that stand out from the rest. One of these men was Thomas Baker, a member of the US Army during WWII.


When his entire company was pinned down, Baker voluntarily took a bazooka and dashed alone to within 100 yards of the enemy and knocked out the strongpoint. His deeds didn’t stop there, though.


Some days later, when in a vulnerable position crossing a field, Baker again voluntarily took up a position in the rear to protect the company against surprise attack, and came upon 2 heavily fortified enemy pockets manned by 2 officers and 10 enlisted men which had been bypassed.


He killed them all by himself.


Five hundred yards further, he discovered 6 men of the enemy who had concealed themselves behind our lines and destroyed all of them.


Impressive, but Baker still wasn’t done stating his case for the medal. From his Medal of Honor summary on the Army’s website:


“On 7 July 1944, the perimeter of which Sgt. Baker was a part was attacked from 3 sides by from 3,000 to 5,000 Japanese. During the early stages of this attack, Sgt. Baker was seriously wounded but he insisted on remaining in the line and fired at the enemy at ranges sometimes as close as 5 yards until his ammunition ran out.”


He refused to let his comrades carry him to safety because he didn’t want to risk their lives. He was left propped up against a tree with a pistol and 8 rounds. His body was later found in the same position, gun empty, with 8 dead Japanese soldiers around him.


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A woman sued Cap'n Crunch claiming she thought their "crunchberries" were real fruit. The judges response is priceless

A woman sued Cap'n Crunch claiming she thought their "crunchberries" were real fruit. The judges response is priceless

People will try to sue over anything they can. After all, it’s easy money, right?


Just ask the lady who successfully sued McDonalds when she was burnt by their coffee.


In some cases this might work, but often these lawsuits don’t go anywhere.


Perhaps the shortest lived case was brought to court by Janine Sugawara of California in 2009.


She claimed that she had purchased the cereal Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries because she believed "crunchberries" indicated she was eating real fruit.


Sugawara alleged that after four years of purchasing the product she had only recently discovered that said "berries" were in fact simply brightly colored cereal balls.


Judge Morrison England, Jr.’s response to this was pretty on point.


He said “In this case...it is simply impossible for Plaintiff to file an amended complaint stating a claim based upon these facts. The survival of the instant claim would require this Court to ignore all concepts of personal responsibility and common sense. The Court has no intention of allowing that to happen.”


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Want to feel old? Check out these movies that are now over 30 years old!

Want to feel old? Check out these movies that are now over 30 years old!

Time flies, and things always seem to feel like they happened just yesterday.


For example, many movies from the 80’s are now considered “classics,” but if you ask someone who saw them in theaters, they would probably say that it doesn’t seem even close to that long ago that they came out.


Ghostbusters and Gremlins both came out on the same day: June 8th, 1984. That’s now over 30 years ago!


Two weeks later another classic hit theaters: The Karate Kid.


Those aren’t the only movies you’d recognize from that time.


1984 saw the release of Beverly Hills Cop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Footloose, Sixteen Candles, The Terminator, and Revenge of the Nerds.


Fans of quirky, cult films won’t be left out here, either. This is Spinal Tap saw its debut this year as well.


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A Polish Doctor Saved a Village From Nazis by Creating a Fake Epidemic

A Polish Doctor Saved a Village From Nazis by Creating a Fake Epidemic
It often takes the worst of times to find the best of us.

This was true during the holocaust when countless people risked their lives for others, whether it was hiding Jewish families in their homes or helping them in any number of other ways.

One doctor managed to save at least 8,000 people from almost certain death.

To do this, he created a fake epidemic in a town which caused the Nazis to quarantine the area.

The Doctors name is Eugene Lazowski, and he created this false epidemic by injecting dead Epidemic Typhus bacteria, basically vaccines, into people. When their blood was tested, it came back positive for the deadly disease.

Lazowski did all of this himself and had to send the blood out to the Germans who would test it. It comes as no surprise, then, that the Nazi’s sent a few men to confirm what was going on.

When this happened, Lazowski didn’t panic. He greeted them with a warm meal and drinks.

The superior officer was enjoying the drinks so much that he just sent the younger two to test the patients. Scared for their lives, they took the blood as quickly as possible and left without doing any real investigating. The blood, of course, came back positive for the disease.

Lazowski had also faced death many other times during the war. When working with the Red Cross, his train was attacked, but he was luckily not on it at the time.

He also escaped a prisoner-of-war camp by himself by jumping the fence and then pretending to tend to an unattended horse. The soldier that was investigating the noise of the fence didn’t give him a second look.

Talk about guts. This man is a true hero.

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Alaskan Killer Whales sometimes eat deer and moose swimming between islands on the northwest coast of Alaska

Alaskan Killer Whales sometimes eat deer and moose swimming between islands on the northwest coast of Alaska

Killer whales are some of the fiercest predators not only in the oceans, but in the entire world.


They are found in all oceans, from the arctic and Antarctic to tropical seas, and have no natural predators.


Their prey is just as diverse as the seas they are found in, although individual populations often specialize in a certain type.


Some feed exclusively on fish, while others hunt marine mammals like seals, and even large whales.


Land animals can’t be left out of their prey either. They have been known to feed on deer and moose that try to swim between islands off the northwest coast of North America.


Even birds can fall prey to these intelligent hunters. They can actually regurgitate fish to attract birds to the surface and then eat the birds when they go for the fish.


Resident killer whales, as opposed to transient killer whales, have never been observed eating other marine mammals, but they are known to occasionally harass and kill porpoises and seals for no apparent reason.


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Between October 2002 and March 2003 Dave Grohl was at the top of the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks - as a member of three different bands!

Between October 2002 and March 2003 Dave Grohl was at the top of the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks - as a member of three different bands!

After the death of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl felt unsure of where to go and what to do with his life.


He wondered if his future might not, in fact, lie in drumming for another band.


Six months after Cobain’s passing, Grohl recorded a fifteen-track demo on which he played all the instruments himself, except for the guitar part on ‘X-statics’ which was performed by Greg Dulli.


Quite a few major labels were interested in the demo but Capitol Records got Grohl to sign a deal.


Grohl was not interested in a solo career and recruited other band members and formed the band Foo Fighters.


In between his touring with the Foo Fighters and work on subsequent albums, Grohl got involved with numerous other projects.


In 2001 he stood in for Freddie Mercury on vocals for a performance of ‘Tie Your Mother Down’ with Brian May and Roger Taylor. He also accepted an invitation to join Queens of the Stone Age, and assisted them with their 2002 recording of the album ‘Songs for the Deaf’.


Grohl made history when, between October 26, 2002 and March 1, 2003, he was in the number one spot on the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks as a member of three different bands – Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age!


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Guy Fieri didn't register his Times Square Restaurant's domain, so a random person bought it and made a fake website.

Guy Fieri didn't register his Times Square Restaurant's domain, so a random person bought it and made a fake website.

Restaurant owners would probably give and arm and a leg to get a spot in Times Square, one of the most highly trafficked places in one of the busiest cities in the world.


Of course, when you disappoint in a place like that, people notice.


Guy Fieri’s not-so-cleverly-named restaurant ‘Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar’ was certainly noticed for this.


A New York Times review sarcastically asks “Did panic grip your soul as you stared into the whirling hypno wheel of the menu, where adjectives and nouns spin in a crazy vortex?” And that was only the start of the review.


Flash forward some months and one man, Bryan Mytko, noticed something else lacking from the restaurant: a website. He jumped on the opportunity, registering the domain guysamericankitchenandbar.com and posting a satirical menu.


On it are cleverly, overly detailed items including some not-so-appetizing choices such as deep fried snake.


One item is certain to become a patron favorite: Guy’s Big Balls.


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The Asylum, creators of 'mockbusters' such as Sharknado, Titanic II, and Transmorphers, has never lost money on a film

The Asylum, creators of 'mockbusters' such as Sharknado, Titanic II, and Transmorphers, has never lost money on a film

Film studios are bound to lose money on films once in a while. That’s just the nature of the business.


It’s quite impressive, then, that the film studio and distributer The Asylum has never lost money on a film with around 100 releases.


The company produces mainly “mockbusters,” films that capitalize on productions by major studios, usually resorting to film titles and scripts very similar to those of current blockbusters in order to lure customers.


David Latt, a director and one of the studio’s founders, prefers the term "tie-ins" to "mockbusters", stating that The Asylum's productions, even those that capitalize on major releases, contain original stories.


They typically spend “well under a million dollars” on a film and they usually break even after about three months.


Latt states that the studio plans its productions around the word of mouth of the financial prospects of upcoming films. The studio's films are usually released on video shortly before the theatrical release of a major studio film with similar themes or storylines.


Some of the more notable films this studio has produced are H.G Wells’ War of the Worlds and Sharknado.


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The Church of Scientology has their own secret compound!

The Church of Scientology has their own secret compound!

Secrecy, conspiracy and Tom Cruise all have one thing in common: the Church of Scientology.


While many of the things that make their way to water cooler talk at work is unbased rumors, there is a compound in Riverside County, California that certainly raises a few eyebrows and makes you wonder how high your “thetan level” has to be to gain access.


The area is known as Gold Base (certainly more cryptic than your average church) and sits in the outskirts of southern California.


It's considered to be the international headquarters of the Church of Scientology, and it seems they have a bit of a security problem. The entire compound is heavily guarded with high, bladed fences, cameras, motion detectors, and armed guards.


The religion acquired the land, then a resort called Gilman Hot Springs, in 1978. It was bought in secret with cash until an alias.


The compound now houses the church's own movie studio, Golden Era Productions, high-ranking leader's homes, and church founder, L. Rom Hubbard's mans ion that is still being tended to, awaiting his reincarnation. And yes, Tom Cruise has visited the compound to study.


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There are people out there that practice what was common before the 1970s: No shampooing!

There are people out there that practice what was common before the 1970s: No shampooing!

Imagine a world with smelly, sweaty and greasy hair being the norm. That world actually wasn't that long ago.


Today, most of the population regularly cleans and shampoos their hair on a near daily basis.


Turns out, that only started being common in the 1970s and 1980s.


The ritual of constantly cleaning one's hair has spawned a new movement called “no poo” (they really should have though of a more appealing name).


The belief is that with washing your hair every day, the scalp is lacking necessary oils that are there naturally. Because of this, the body will ramp up the production of said oil to compensate, making it even more difficult to keep your hair looking fresh. Thus a vicious cycle begins.


So how does the “no poo” crowd stay clean? The most natural and effective way is with straight up water—no shampoo or chemicals needed.


If that doesn't cut it, some use dissolved baking soda followed by an acidic rinse with something like diluted vinegar. Other things like honey and coconut oils can also be used.


I think I'll stick with my Head and Shoulders, thanks!


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