Due to the always uncertain future of Futurama, there has been four designated series finales.

Due to the always uncertain future of Futurama, there has been four designated series finales.

Futurama is an animated TV comedy based in the future. It started out on Fox and eventually moved to Comedy Central.


The show has been aired sporadically in the past, leading to a lot of confusing for both fans and the shows' writers. The show has had 4 episodes that were written with the intention of them being the finale.


In the first few seasons of the show, the time and day that it aired changed a few times, and on top of that, the new episodes were often shown at different times due to sports ending later than expected. All of this combined to make it hard to keep up with every new episode of the show.


Fox eventually decided to (unofficially) cancel the show in the middle of its fourth season. Comedy Central decide to pick it up in 2006, and decided to make new episodes instead of just airing reruns. They also created a film that was going to act as the shows finale.


It took until 2009 for Comedy Central to pick the show up for another season. At first it wasn't certain that all of the original voice actors would be a part of it, but eventually they were. The season premiere ended up being the networks highest-rated night in 2010 and its highest-rated Thursday primetime in the network's history.


The future of the series has always been uncertain which has led to the multiple finales. "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", "Into the Wild Green Yonder" and "Overclockwise" have all been written to serve as a final episode for the show. The episode "Meanwhile" currently stands as the show's official series finale.


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Oreo cookies are actually knock-offs of a brand called Hydrox!

Oreo cookies are actually knock-offs of a brand called Hydrox!

Although to be fair, “Oreo” does sound a lot more welcoming than “Hydrox.”


Hydrox is the brand name for a crème-filled chocolate sandwich cookie produced by Sunshine Biscuits. It debuted in 1908. Oreos however did not come around until about 1912. They were inspired by Hydrox and yet most people began to think that Hydrox cookies were the knockoffs. Compared to Hydrox, Oreo had a “tangy, less-sweet filling” and crunchier cookie, so that it better complemented milk.


Hydrox however, was in the market until about 1999 when it was replaced with a similar product called “Droxies.” The Carvel ice-cream franchise still sells ice-cream goods manufactured with “Hydrox” cookie crumbs, using the cookies’ all-kocher status as a selling pint since the original Oreo recipe uses lard.


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The Herbivorous Galapagos Tortoise sometimes hunts birds by drawing them under its shell. It then withdraws its limbs, crushing the bird beneath its weight.

The Herbivorous Galapagos Tortoise sometimes hunts birds by drawing them under its shell. It then withdraws its limbs, crushing the bird beneath its weight.

The Galpagos tortoise has a mutually beneficial relationship with some species of Galpagos finch and mockingbirds. The tortoises let the birds feed on parasites stuck in spots on their body that they can't reach.


Small groups of finches initiate the process by hopping on the ground in an exaggerated fashion facing the tortoise.


The tortoise signals it is ready by rising up and extending its neck and legs, enabling the birds to reach otherwise inaccessible spots on the tortoise's body such as the neck, rear legs, cloacal opening, and skin between plastron and carapace.


The birds benefit from the food source and the tortoises get rid of irritating parasites.


The Galpagos tortoise is known as a herbivore, generally eating 70-80 pounds of plant life every single day. Their diets consist of cacti, grasses, leaves, lichens, and berries. But they don't always eat a vegetarian diet.


The tortoises will sometimes insidiously exploit its mutualistic relationship with birds. After rising and extending its limbs, the bird may go beneath the tortoise to investigate, whereupon suddenly the tortoise withdraws its limbs to drop flat and kill the bird. It then steps back to eat the bird, presumably to supplement its diet with protein.


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The first European to discover New Zealand thought he was in South America!

The first European to discover New Zealand thought he was in South America!

Everyone makes mistakes, but they tend to be a little more drastic when you're a renowned seafarer and explorer.


Abel Tasman was a Dutchman best known for his merchant voyages of 1642 and 1644 with the United East India Company and is the first known European to reach what is known today as Tasmania and New Zealand.


Of course, he thought he was on the other side of the world.


Tasman intended to sail north but the wind didn't cooperate so he ended up steering east. On December 13 he sighted land and named it Staten Landt, assuming that it was connected to Staten Island, Argentina off the southern tip of South America. From there he sailed north and then east, finally anchoring five days later 7 km from shore.


After trying to land and gather water he was attacked by the Maori, losing men in the process. The area was known as Murderers' Bay. Of course, in modern times, that name would not fly—so you can now find it as Golden Bay on a map.


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New World Colonial Settlers Died From Not Cooking Their Corn Correctly Like The Native Americans!

New World Colonial Settlers Died From Not Cooking Their Corn Correctly Like The Native Americans!

Did you know there's a proper way to cook corn so that your body can process it?


Nixtmalization refers to this process. While Native Americans knew of this process, the new world colonial settlers did not, and would use corn as a staple in their meals, without knowing that this process existed.


This resulted in many deaths due to malnourishment. If the maize isn't cooked properly, the human body cannot absorb the nutrients. Often, the maize would have to be cooked in limewater, which is full of alkaline.


The alkaline in limewater would help dissolve the hemicellulose in the maize (corn). This process is crucial when making maize into edible products for meals at home. There are many benefits to eating this type of corn over unprocessed corn. The nutrients and flavor in the processed corn is increased significantly versus unprocessed.


The nixtmalization process is used in other types of food like tamales, tortilla chips and more.


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Fidel Castro has slept with over 35,000 women.

Fidel Castro has slept with over 35,000 women.





Journalist Ian Helperin learned this from a former employee of the Castro regime, when working on a documentary about the famous dictator. Over the course of 4 decades that averages to at least 2 women every day. This would be even higher than the legendary number of women that Wilt Chamberlain claimed to have bedded (20,000).

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Missouri Legislature Turned A Road Adopted by the KKK Into A Rosa Parks Memorial To Spite Them!

Missouri Legislature Turned A Road Adopted by the KKK Into A Rosa Parks Memorial To Spite Them!

In 2012, a KKK leader by the name of Harley Hanson adopted a highway in order to clean up the area.


When the legislature wanted to deny this request, they were forced to let the KKK go ahead as they were not using it for negative reasons.


But in return, the Missouri legislature renamed the road after Rosa Parks to light a bit of fire underneath them.


Hanson, who was noted as the KKK's "Imperial Wizard" told TIME magazine that they weren't going to be parading around in robes.


While noted as a local/domestic terror group, state representative Tyrone Brooks stated that this was just a ploy to rebrand themselves and gain more members into their cult.


Brooks wanted the supreme court to deny their application even if it meant ending the adopt-a-highway program.


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A Woman Got Pregnant After Two Men Had Sex With Her. DNA Tests Say They're Both 99% Probable of Being The Father!

A Woman Got Pregnant After Two Men Had Sex With Her. DNA Tests Say They're Both 99% Probable of Being The Father!

A Missouri Woman in 2004 gave birth to a little girl and claimed that Raymon Miller was the father.


However, she admitted to having sex with both Raymon and his brother Richard within hours of each other!


Raymon Miller brought his twin brother Richard Miller to court in order to process a paternity test. However, since they're identical twins, the test came back stating they both have 99% probability of being the father due to the identical DNA!


Neither men want to pay child support and this led to a battle between brothers and a little girl not knowing which is her real father. Richard Miller, the one who was brought to court by his brother, claims that Raymon just doesn't want to pay child support and caused a large mess.


Dr. Bob Giles, a paternity expert states that both of them "played" now both of them should pay, by splitting the child support down the middle.


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A British Gay Rights Activist Attempted Citizen's Arrest on Zimbabwean President in 1999!

A British Gay Rights Activist Attempted Citizen's Arrest on Zimbabwean President in 1999!

Peter Tatchell and three members of his activist rights group called OutRage! Went to Zimbabwe on October 30th 1999 in order to arrest Robert Mugabe of murder, detainment without trial and abuse of gay human rights.


Peter and his activist group that included Alistair Williams, Chris Morris and John Hunt ran up to the Zimbabwean President's motorcade during his private shopping trip.


They grabbed his arm stating, "President Mugabe, you are under arrest for torture. Torture is a crime under international law."


Peter Thatchell was referencing section 134 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.


Peter then turned to Robert Mugabe's bodyguards and demanded that they called the police. While the four ended up being arrested, detained, Robert Mugabe was allowed to leave.


The OutRage! activists were then taken to court in November in London and pleaded not guilty. The charges against the activists were then dropped.


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After they died, the musicians from the Titanic were billed for their uniforms!

After they died, the musicians from the Titanic were billed for their uniforms!


Most of us know the story of the RMS Titanic's on-board orchestra.


Specifically that, once the ship began to sink, the musicians continued to perform in hopes of keeping passengers calm as they were loaded into lifeboats.


These men, the brave Theodore Ronald Brailey, Roger Marie Bricoux, John Frederick Preston Clarke, Wallace Hartley, John Law Hume, Georges Alexandre Krins, Percy Cornelius Taylor, and John Wesley Woodward, played until the end, giving up their own lives to comfort hundreds more.


However, not everyone knows what happened after their tragic death.


These musicians were contracted by Liverpool firm C.W. & F.N. Black, who provided musicians for most British ships. And, for whatever reason, the firm did not have insurance to cover their Titanic performers.


Because of this, after the tragedy, C.W. and F.N. sent the following letter to the father of John Hume:


"We shall be obliged if you will remit us the sum of 5s. 4d., which is owing to us as per enclosed statement.


We shall also be obliged if you will settle the enclosed uniform account."


Hume's father did not settle the bill, instead choosing to reprint the letter in the Amalgamated Musicians Union's monthly newsletter, where it caused quite a stir.


It's incredible how heartless some people can be when money enters the picture.


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