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1930, When FIFA World Cup had Chloroform, Kidnappings, Funerals, Broken Legs and More…
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1930, When FIFA World Cup had Chloroform, Kidnappings, Funerals, Broken Legs and More…

The 1930 World Cup was absolutely mental. The refs wore suits, the Bolivians played in berets, and the Romanian team was selected by the King... and that's the tame stuff.From premature funerals to managers knocked out with chloroform, here's a short history of the madness.The tournament was hosted by Uruguay, and the European sides sailed together across the Atlantic aboard a Scottish steamship.They trained on the top deck, and stopped off in Rio to pick up the Brazilians. Jules Rimet himself travelled with them, with the trophy in his suitcase.Egypt, the only African representatives, were supposed to join but set off late and missed the boat. The Pharoahs telegraphed in their apologies, leaving the tournament with an awkward 13 teams.When the football kicke...
Sanitary Pads In India Has High Amount Of Harmful Chemicals and Can Cause Serious Health Issues, Study Shows
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Sanitary Pads In India Has High Amount Of Harmful Chemicals and Can Cause Serious Health Issues, Study Shows

As per a Delhi-based environmental NGO study, popular sanitary napkins sold in India contain high levels of chemicals linked to heart disorders, diabetes, and cancer.The findings were published in a report titled 'Menstrual Waste 2022'.Based on a study by the NGO Toxics Link,10 samples of sanitary pads available on the market contained phthalates and volatile organic compounds.The study said that disposable sanitary pads are the most popular menstrual products worldwide.Risks of getting exposed to VCOsNumerous health concerns are associated with phthalates, including endocrinedisruption, heart, and reproductive system effects, diabetes, some cancers, and congenital disabilities.A person exposed to VOCs is more likely to suffer from brain impairments, as...
I took the time to watch every F1 race from 1978 to 2018. Here’s what I learned
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I took the time to watch every F1 race from 1978 to 2018. Here’s what I learned

You read that right, a crazy F1 fan on twitter claims he has watched every single F1 race all the way back from 1978 to 2018!@f1_headassery, who goes by the name of Prost Stan Account says he has watched every single race of F1, and here's what he says about the sport!Any thought you’ve ever had about F1 has probably already been voiced before. The races being boring, the competition being lopsided, new (at the time) tracks being worse than classic ones, inconsistent or alleged biased stewarding, “it’s just the car” takes. All rinsed to deathThere is no “golden era of F1”There is no “golden era of F1”. There are good individual seasons slapped between mediocre to passable seasons that contain a great race or two and that’s only sometimes. The list of actual great...
Elon Musk is now seeking assistance from anyone who is familiar with coding after 1200 software professionals left Twitter
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Elon Musk is now seeking assistance from anyone who is familiar with coding after 1200 software professionals left Twitter

A little over 1200 software engineers left the company last week after Twitter's new CEO Elon Musk let thousands of employees go. Musk is currently searching the organisation for anyone who can code.Nearly 1200 software engineers left Twitter last week.Till date, Elon Musk has fired thousands of employees.Musk recently fired a Twitter engineer in public for replying to him with factsA little over 1200 software workers departed the firm last week after Twitter's new CEO Elon Musk let thousands of staff go. These engineers made the decision to leave the company after Musk asked them in a "ultimatum" email to be prepared for a "hardcore" workplace atmosphere. The billionaire sent out a mailer asking staff members to select "yes" if they are prepared for a strict work en...
Elon Musk says the blue ticks next to verified users will be removed since there is “no other option.”
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Elon Musk says the blue ticks next to verified users will be removed since there is “no other option.”

Elon Musk, the new owner of twitter, reiterated on Thursday that the legacy blue tick verification will be eliminated in the next month because "far too many corrupt blue verification checkmarks exist" there.Twitter is already rolling out the subscription package, although there are currently some technical issues with the new system.A user questioned Musk today about his ability to resolve the strange bug with the verification badge. She said that when she joined Blue to test out the new features, her original verification was removed and it "now claims I am verified since I signed up for Blue." "That's not the case, though. I've had years of verification "Tweeted her.Responding to her, the Twitter CEO said: "Far too many corrupt legacy Blue “verification” checkmarks exis...
Friends Megastar Matthew Perry, “went into a coma” due to a ruptured colon from drug usage
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Friends Megastar Matthew Perry, “went into a coma” due to a ruptured colon from drug usage

The Friends star Matthew Perry claims his drug-induced intestinal rupture put him on the verge of death.In a new book, the 53-year-old actor who portrayed the witty and sardonic Chandler Bing on the well-known US comedy has spoken up about the character as well as the drug and alcohol issues that have blighted his career.Perry explained in an interview with People magazine that he postponed disclosing the extent of his addiction until now because he wanted to be "protected from sliding into the dark side of things again."NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Matthew Perry attends "The Circle" premiere during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)His book, Friends, Lovers, and t...
When Robert Downey Threatened To Quit The MCU After Marvel Paid Him 50 Million & His Co-stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth & Scarlett Johannson Just 200K
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When Robert Downey Threatened To Quit The MCU After Marvel Paid Him 50 Million & His Co-stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth & Scarlett Johannson Just 200K

Throwback to when Robert Downey Jr. was the highest paid Marvel actor. But he didn’t like that his co-stars were underpaid.Robert Downey Jr. and the Marvel Cinematic Universe go hand in hand. Downey Jr.'s career was revitalised by his role as Iron Man, and his interpretation of the character provided the MCU the boost and likeability it sorely needed when it first began. Tony Stark's death in the MCU had a significant effect on fans since over time he developed become the studio's face. The journey wasn't without its bumps, though. Due to compensation discrepancy, Marvel may have lost him and several other performers. But RDJ came to the rescue in classic Iron Man fashion.Fans of the MCU are aware that Robert Downey Jr.'s pay was much more than that of his other cast members. ...
“Guaranteed Escalation To The Third World War” If Ukraine Joins NATO – Putin’s Spokeperson
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“Guaranteed Escalation To The Third World War” If Ukraine Joins NATO – Putin’s Spokeperson

The NATO membership of Ukraine, according to Vladimir Putin's spokesperson, might spark a third world war.Kyiv is well aware that such a step would mean a guaranteed escalation to a World War Threethe deputy secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Alexander VenediktovApparently, that's what they are counting on — to create informational noise and draw attention to themselves once againHe echoed Putin's assertions that the West's support for Kyiv demonstrated that "they are a direct party to the war" as well.In retaliation for Russian President Vladimir Putin holding a ceremony at the Kremlin for the annexation of four areas in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced last month a surprise effort to hasten NATO membe...
Kerala “Human Sacrifice”: Days after the murder of a second woman, the killer posted this cryptic message on Facebook
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Kerala “Human Sacrifice”: Days after the murder of a second woman, the killer posted this cryptic message on Facebook

In Elanthoor, a peaceful town in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, traditional healer and Haiku poet Bhagaval Singh and his wife Laila were detained by police on October 11 for reportedly murdering two women in "human sacrifice" and potentially consuming their flesh.The pair was characterised by neighbours as a well-educated, wealthy family who always showed courtesy to others although they were still in shock over the deaths.Singh was well-known as a social worker in the neighbourhood and came from a reputable family of healers. His neighbour said that they had never overheard him yell at anyone.Singh had more than 1,100 followers on the social networking site Facebook, where he was also rather active. His platform bio stated that he worked "self-employed in alternative ...
A respiratory virus outbreak forces the closure of all schools In Costa Rica
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A respiratory virus outbreak forces the closure of all schools In Costa Rica

Following an outbreak of a "respiratory virus," the Costa Rican Ministry of Health declared on Monday that all schools will be closed throughout the nation in an effort to stop further transmission and relieve the strain on the Children's Hospital."In the framework of the health alert for respiratory virus, the Ministry of Health orders a week of recess in the school calendar with the aim of cutting the transmission that has saturated the services of the Children's Hospital,"The organization explained in a statement that they will be closed from October 11 to October."It is important to note that during October 10, a total of 83 children were hospitalized for severe acute respiratory infections, of these, most were under 4 years of age and in ICU there were 20 children in this...