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“Family is the most important thing in the world.”~ Princess Diana

As I took a gander to the Internet, this amazing article came to me as an unbelievable fact known in history.

But it really did happen.

In Russia, during the 18th Century, a a peasant man by the name of Feodor Vassilyev had fathered 87 total children in his lifetime.

87 children.

Between 1725 and 1765, Vassilyev’s wife gave birth to 69 children. 67 of them survived infancy. That’s 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets.  Vassilyev also had 18 children with his second wife, who had 6 pairs of twins and 2 sets of triplets. And that is your total of 87 children. At least 82 are said to have survived infancy.

Sadly there is nothing in history known about the two women who gave birth. No names, no personal data, nothing at all. So we’ll never know who they really were.

I cannot imagine what that would be like in today’s time and place. All I know for sure is that this really blows away Nadya Suleman and her giving birth to octuplets. Although having eight at once is a major deal. Vassilyev accomplished eight rather quickly with just two sets out of four total of quadruplets. Vassilyev wins.

And you think YOU have a large family??

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For those who like to shit with applause at the end.

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I can’t do WHAT?!???

Conditions inside Russia for the XXII Winter Olympics are not exactly… shall we say …. a pan of awesome sauce.

Probably one of the biggest issues that Olympians are having are the bathrooms, restrooms, and toilets. It is incredible!

So here we go in the spirit of Yakov Smirnoff:

In Sochi Russia, tinkling is a family sibling sport.

In Sochi Russia, shit balls are not actually an exclamation of surprise, but are a thing, and are graded.

In Sochi Russia, urinary tract infection.

In Sochi Russia, fishing is a private issue.

In Sochi Russia, toilet flushes you… with your own feces.

In Sochi Russia, toilet lids is located on the bottom.

In Sochi Russia, toilets are so close that your next child will be conceived. Whether you touch the person beside you or not.

In Sochi Russia, dump takes you.

meteor“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. “~ Jack London  

Here we go, science nerds!!!

So as you already heard the news about the meteor exploding over the skies of Russia, you’re probably running around helplessly trying to find your local true science version of any character from the television series The Big Bang Theory in hopes of them being able to tell you just what in the world happened and what does that now mean for the Earth.

In Chelyabinsk, Russia was a meteor falling to Earth at a speed of almost 44 times faster than the speed of sound. It exploded while still in the air and caused such a sonic boom when it blew up that countless windows were blown out and even though there are zero fatalities from any debris of this hitting, there are over 1,000 reported injuries. Most of them from pieces of flying glass from shattered windows. And a few being reported of people struck by falling debris.

Some thought it was a missile attack. Others thought it was the end of the world. But I can just imagine that EVERYONE thought that it was time to change their underwear when moments after it exploded, the sonic boom reached their sense of hearing.

It was the subject of many around me today, and some who had never paid attention in science class before wondered if this sort of thing could happen again.

Guess what? This is not the first and it won’t be the last. 255841main_tunguska-browse_med

Enter:  Tunguska in Siberia, 1908.

The same thing had happened over the skies of Siberia. The majority of the meteor is said to have actually made contact with the Earth. Even though back then, there was an explosion and sonic boom that devastated the lands.

There are some that have their own theories in Siberia of areas of land where there are giant craters which could have been created by impact.

Some of which have yet to be proven or dis-proven.

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But in 1908, I think that the impact was much scarier than the event that happened in Chelyabinsk in 2013.

Technology has most certainly changed in the past 105 years.

How terrifying that blast must have been when it was heard and felt.

These kinds of air blasts do actually happen more times than reported. Especially if they happen over land that is not densely populated or if the blast happens over ocean water.

The blast that happened in 2013, was over a city that has a population of over 1 million people. And again, there were no reports of death. Only minor injuries to people and of course there were material and structural damages reported.

Then we have the news of the asteroid that hurled by the surface of the Earth. And that news got swept under the rug compared to this news of the meteor. But the asteroid was measured at less than 15,000 miles away from the Earth, and ironically was 5,000 miles closer to the Earth than our man-made communications and television satellites. So it got closer than the reception that we have coming to us from space to watch television.

Already the 46th day of the year in 2013, and so much stuff has happened.

What’s been going on in your neck of the woods as of lately????

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So it wasn’t enough to have the Idiot Award. Nor was it enough to have the Dumbass Award either. Not even the Douchebag Award can suffice. Now we have the WTF Award. Given to those who’s behavior and actions are so out of this world that we’re left asking that very question.

Lesya, 18 years old from Saransk, Russia now has this facial tattoo that was put on by none other than her boyfriend less than 24 hours after meeting face to face for the first time.

They met in an online chat room previously and finally made the big move to meet one another in person. Suddenly the insanity starts to put its own puzzle pieces together.

And this is a result of what happened. She ALLOWED Ruslan Toumaniantz to do this.

Apparently, Ruslan is a rogue tattoo artist. But they are so into each other that they have both said that this was a way to show their devotion and love towards one another.

And as one could expect, they intend on being married soon.

One would only HOPE so after that kind of bodily desecration.

True, getting a tattoo is a form of expression, and is art, blah blah blah blah… don’t even try to argue that with me. I have three tattoos myself but they aren’t visible unless I actually show them to you. face-tattoo-500x373

This is a very extreme action in which I think very little was considered.

For the optimist though, one would believe that they are going to make a great couple. Then upon seeing a photo of them together, it started to make a little more sense to me.

But it is still mind boggling that it happened in the first place.

He couldn’t surprise her with a diamond ring or even tattoo a ring on her finger?? He had to go in and permanently write his own name on her face. Really?

That’s just not going to come off of her face with water and soap. It won’t even come off with a jack hammer. Not that anyone would attempt to remove a tattoo in that manner.

I’ve heard of people being convinced in Las Vegas to get tattoos on their faces to promote and advertise casinos, and they ended up paying them a TON of money to do it. But I never did hear about what happened to those people and whether or not they kept those tattoos. I would think that to go through the painful process of removing such a tattoo would scar the face pretty bad.  boyfriend-face-tattoo

This tattoo however, if it were ever to go through the process of being removed, I think would scar her face up so badly that she wouldn’t be recognized as the woman she once was. And probably she isn’t being recognized as that now with all that ink in her skin.

But she appears to be pretty happy about it.

Nonetheless, the story still brings up the question:

WTF?