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Sleeping on your back can cause nightmares.

When laying on your back, it becomes more difficult for you to breathe. Which can contribute to your dreams being more stressful or uneasy. https://www.everydayhealth.com/sleep/can-changing-your-sleep-position-alter-your-dreams.aspx#:~:text=%E2%80%9CStudies%20have%20shown%20that%20people,on%20the%20intensity%20of%20dreaming.%E2%80%9D

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Christopher Columbus was stranded in Jamaica in 1504. They were starving after the natives refused to continue trading with them. He used an almanac to predict a lunar eclipse on February 29th (saying his god would be angry). The eclipse happened locals were terrified and resumed trading with him.

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The Mystery of the Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942

On February 25, 1942, the people of Los Angeles woke up to blaring sirens and anti-aircraft guns pounding the sky. Every light in the city was extinguished. Spotlights searched the sky above as bombs appeared to explode overhead, filling the horizon with smoke and debris.

The worst fears of the Americans had come true. They were under attack by the Japanese Imperial Army.

It was only in the morning that the American military units made a puzzling discovery as a statement from the Army’s Western Defence Command said,

“There appeared to have been no enemy attack. Although reports were conflicting and every effort is being made to ascertain the facts, it is clear that no bombs were dropped and no planes were shot down.”

Over the next few days, various government agencies and media outlets had their hands full trying to explain the terrifying "Battle of Los Angeles “or the "Great LA Air Raid," as panic-stricken media called it. The Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, dismissed it as a case of jittery nerves. At the same time, Secretary of War Henry Stimson supported the Army brass in saying that at least fifteen enemy aircraft were flying over Los Angeles.

But Henry Stimson had to eat his words as the Japanese military later claimed that no attacks were launched or planned over Los Angeles. Then what caused the shootout over Los Angeles?

Nobody has a definite answer to date.

Read more about this strange event of the war...


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One of the most extreme planets, j1407b - Super Saturn

A few interesting facts about one of the most extreme planets ever discovered.

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did you know that Russia ran out of vodka when celebrating the end of World War II.

If you ask somebody to name things that are quintessentially Russian, they’ll probably say winter, communism, and, of course, vodka.

It should come as no surprise that, after being punched almost all the way to Moscow by the Nazis and then fighting their way back to Berlin, the Russians were pretty elated when they heard the news of the Third Reich’s fall.

Jubilation and street parties engulfed the Soviet Union, lasting for days and days – even non-drinkers saw this as cause enough to join in with the revelry.

That is, until all of the nation’s vodka reserves ran out. A mere 22 hours after the partying started.

source: 100 History Facts They Didn't Teach You At School - The Fact Site

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Cats are less prone to injuries when falling from 6 stories or more versus 5 stories. This is because after they reach terminal velocity, they spread out more and break the fall with their chest first. They also have a much lower terminal velocity than humans.

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What does the failure of Silicon Valley bank mean for the global and Indian financial systems?

Gradually, then suddenly, the economy of the United States and the world is in a deep crisis after the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank, whose asset worth is more than $200 billion.

It was the 16th largest bank in the United States; its financial position deteriorated over the year, and it abruptly defaulted on March 9, 2023, due to an indiscriminate and aggressive rate hike by the Fed, resulting in a massive loss in its purchased bond. After selling $21 billion in securities from its portfolio, the bank lost around $2 billion.

To protect against an economic meltdown, the California Banking Regulators acted quickly and closed all operations of the bank, appointing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as the receiver.

In a quick response to protect insured depositors, the FDIC created the Deposit Insurance National Bank of Santa Clara, California. FDIC also announced that all insured depositors will have access to their funds by Monday, March 13.

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