A Handy Five-Step Guide For Solving A Rubik’s Cube

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(PCM) If you are anything like us than you have probably been baffled by trying to solve this mysterious Rubik’s Cube. It is damn near impossible and we can’t tell you how many times out of utter frustration we have tossed one of these puzzling cubes across the room and said ‘to hell with it’!

So, you can only imagine our joy in discovering that someone has finally published the ultimate guide to solving a Rubik’s Cube in just five easy steps! The solution diagram can be seen below:

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Now go grab that Rubik’s Cube out of the trash and get to solving!  You can thank us later!

A Handy Five-Step Guide For Solving A Rubik’s Cube was contributed by a Myth

Man Creates A Humane Tool For Disposing Of Spiders In Your Home

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(PCM) Another viral sensation to over take the web is the invention of the Critter Catcher, a device that was created to catch and release spiders in a humane way without killing them. It appears that the Critter Catcher has been in existence since 2012, when a father invented the product to help his arachnophobia son get over his fear of spiders and rid the home of these pests without causing them any harm.

Recently, Insider picked up on the product and posted a video showing it in action and the rest if viral internet history. The video clip has since been viewed over 87 million times and shared by thousands!

The product can work for more than just spiders! It can also be used to capture other household insects pests such as cockroaches, grasshoppers and scorpions as well. The device is also a winner for people who are freaked out about being close to bugs as it features a 25.5-inch-long stick, which offers plenty of distance between the user and the insect.

Once the insect is trapped in the devices bristles it can safely be carried outside and with a squeeze of the handle it can be released outside and away from the home. The internet is freaking out over the invention and we would love to see the sheer number that have been sold since the latest viral trend.

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Sigurd and Fafnir the Dragon

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Sigurd was the son of Sigmund, a warrior who died in combat with Odin. As Sigmund lay there dying he gave the shattered pieces of his blade to his wife and promised them to his then unborn son. He made a prophecy that if his son were to carry the blade then he would be the greatest warrior of them all.

Sigurd’s mother was smart, she married a chief after her husband died and Sigurd lived in style while he trained to become a grand hero. The sword of his father was reforged and when Sigurd became a man grown his assistant, Regin, who was a dwarf living in exile, said that he should ask his step father for a horse of his own to help him become a hero.

On Sigurd’s way to the great Hall where men and their fathers and father’s fathers had ruled since before anyone could remember, a strange old man stopped him. This old man was actually Odin in disguise, he had watched over the boy out of remorse for making his mother a widow.

Odin convinced Sigurd to come with him instead, and Odin told him to drive the horses towards an icy river and the one that swam across would be the one he chose. This was a good plan and so Sigurd did it and he chose the horse that swam across. The horse was a descendent of Sleipnir, Odin’s own horse.

On the following night Regin informed Sigurd that in order to become a hero he must slay a dragon. Sigurd said that he wouldn’t know where to look for a dragon, but Regin knew.

Regin was the youngest of three brother Dwarves, who came from a rich family. But his eldest brother, Fafnir, had become sick with greed, so much so that he was cursed to become a dragon who then killed the rest of his family, except for Regin of course who escaped. Regin told Sigurd he would take him to the dragon and let him take the wealth and become a hero as long as Sigurd would let him have the heart of the beast to eat.

Sigurd agreed and the two set off. After several weeks they finally came to Fafnir’s cave. It was a ferocious battle and Sigurd was badly wounded but he eventually killed Fafnir after a three hour battle.

Sigurd and Regin made camp in the cave but Sigurd was restless. He decided to surprise Regin by cooking the heart up for him while he slept as a sign of gratitude. But as the heart cooked the grease popped and burned Sigurd’s finger. He sucked on the wound to reduce the swelling but even the taste of dragon’s heart has magical properties. Sigurd could now hear the speech of birds

The birds outside the mouth of the cave were talking. “Poor Sigurd,” they said, “He has no idea that his beloved Regin plans to betray him after he eats the heart and becomes strong enough to kill Sigurd.” Sigurd was enraged, he drove his sword through his assistant’s chest and ate the heart out of spite. He left the gold for he realized it was cursed to give him misery and woe and continued in his quest to become the greatest hero.

The moral of the story is that you don’t always know who you can trust when greed is involved.

We want to entertain you and any other potential history lovers out there and don’t forget to like Daily Historical Post for more!

Sigurd and Fafnir the Dragon was contributed by a Myth

Man Tests Theory That A Piece Of Paper Cannot Be Folded More Than Seven Times

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(PCM) A man has decided to experiment with the theory that a piece of paper cannot be folded more than seven times and even managed to incorporate the use of a hydraulic press. Using an A3 piece of regular paper, which is about 11 by 16 inches, the man folded the paper over a few times by hand and then made use of the hydraulic press in an attempt to fold it additional times.

Watching the paper literally shatter on the seventh fold was hilarious and certainly proves the theory that even by using machinery and piece of standard paper can definitely not be folded more than seven times. A while back the folks behind Mythbusters took on this theory as well and they were able to fold an incredibly large sheet of paper eleven time, however it was a much larger sheet of paper and they incorporated the use of a steam roller.

Man Tests Theory That A Piece Of Paper Cannot Be Folded More Than Seven Times was contributed by a Myth

Who has Control Rights for the Remote Control?

Who has Control Rights for the Remote Control?
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The question often comes up about the use of one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century, the Remote Control. Fifty years after Remote Controls became available to the general public, there are still some people who don’t understand how to determine who ‘rules the remote.’

With the wide selection of Neflix, Hulu, and other digital entertainment we have today, nothing can turn  a pleasant television viewing experience into chaos and calamity faster than the faux paux of touching and/or using a remote control if you do not have the precedent, legal or moral justification to have possession of it.

The “Remote Control Rights” hierarchy is simple, and has proven, over time, to work out the best for everyone involved.

In order, here is the line of secession for use of the Remote Control in the multi-person environment:

# 1. The oldest male in the room is always the first to decide what everyone else in the room is going to watch. This is true even if the oldest male is a “guest”.

In the event of “inappropriate” material on the television screen, any female may complain loudly, and ultimately be allowed to unplug or turn off the television set, if she gets a “female majority vote” to turn it off. A majority of ‘one’ is all that is needed.

If the oldest male person falls asleep, or appears senile in his selections, a vote should be taken among the remaining younger males as to whether or not the remote control should be given to the next oldest male.

At any time, the oldest male in the room may choose to give control of the remote control to any male in the room, or even a female (suggested listed below), although he retains “give it back” rights until he falls asleep or reaches senility.

However, the remote control MAY NOT be given to any female if any of the remaining males, as listed in #4 below, wish to retain the remote control controls.

# 2. The next oldest male may pick up the remote control and use it if the oldest male leaves the room, becomes incapacitated, falls asleep, or if the oldest gets up “even for a minute” to go to the bathroom or refrigerator.

Upon returning to his sitting position, the oldest may demand remote control control at his discretion, however the remote control remains in the possession of the current holder until the oldest male declares otherwise. This is true even if a female has the remote control!

# 3. The above two steps continue until there is no longer a male in the room old enough to count to, and read the number 699*.

*Some households may adopt a different number, depending on the television and cable/digital disc channels available. In the event of a vote being taken on this issue, all of the permanent members of the household vote for such number, and everyone’s (male and female) vote have equal value.

In the event of a tie, the oldest awake, non-senile male’s “second vote” is to be used as a tie breaker. He may “switch” his second vote from his initial vote, if he chooses.

# 4. After all of the males in the room have left, fallen asleep, gotten senile, or become incapacitated in any other way, a female may be placed in charge of the remote control.

Although households may change the rules by democratic vote (as listed above), here is the suggested female succession list:

Starting with the oldest female child under the age of eighteen, the full remote control rights continue to the youngest qualified child (as described above for males).

Once all of the males, and the youngest females have either fallen asleep or left the room, the remote control control next goes to the youngest female eighteen or older, and progresses to oldest female who is not afraid of electronic “gadgets”, like the remote control.

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What Is The Loss Meme? |, ||,||, |_ Explained

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(PCM) The ‘Loss Meme’ is based on an episode of a video-game oriented webcomic called CTRL+ALT+DELLoss01 by Tim Buckley. The first strip ran on October 23, 2002. In 2004 and 2005, Ctrl+Alt+Del (CAD) was nominated for the Web Cartoonist’s Choice Awards Outstanding Gaming Comic award, and in 2005 it was nominated for Outstanding Comic.

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The overall story lines of long time series regulars: Ethan, Lucas, Lilah, Scott and Chef Brian ended in November, 2012. New episodes are still published on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

For some reason, Ted’s strip gets some hate ( “the Rob Liefeld of webcomics”).

*Rob Liefeld is the comic book co-creator of Deadpool and a nice enough guy, but was known for not drawing feet or open hands. Feet were usually out of the frame or in ill-fitting boots, and hands, when they weren’t some type of claw, were clenched fists. His characters seldom showed fingers.

On June 2nd, 2008, Tim Buckley posted a strip titled ‘Loss‘ on his online comic strip, in which the Lilah suffered a miscarriage, and boyfriend Ethan comes to the hospital and learns what happened, without any words or text used in the comic.

Both Rob and Tim have their fans, though.

The reason for the complaints mainly being that it is drawn simply, and the overall plot just plods along, very slowly.

Other complaints included the amateurish art, simple panels and structure, excessive dialogue and a less than compelling storytelling.
So did Seinfeld, and not everybody thought that was funny either.
That’s how comedy works.

Several hundred thousand fans still read the webcomic every month, which still keeps its roots in video gaming.
The ‘Loss” four panel episode, with no dialogue, struck a cord, and thus the memes began.
That’s how the internet works.

An interesting note about the meme is that unless you are aware of the ‘joke’ most would never notice what is really going on in the picture.
It is also a technique used in secret messaging and spy coding.
Our Verdict: Genius.

TL;DR synopsis:
On June 2nd, 2008, Tim Buckley posted a strip titled ‘Loss‘ on his online comic strip, in which the Lilah suffered a miscarriage, and boyfriend Ethan comes to the hospital and learns what happened, without any words or text used in the comic. Normally humorous and light, it struck a nerve with readers.
And non-readers.
Genius.

Here are some samples, found through our friends on Tumbler, Google and Facebook. We have no idea who the original artists are, they have been shared dozens, often hundreds of times.

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