hectic first week
April 7th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

During the first week at  a new job you will have a few curve-balls thrown at you. It often involves going through various training and orientation exercises. Sometimes the first week can feel like a bit of a killer…

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First week at a new job can be a killer…

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March 24th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

A remarkable story about a boy named Luke Ruehlman started making the rounds recently because of a fairly bizarre claim that he used to be a lady named Pam.

That sounds ridiculous I know. However he is not the only one…

Luke’s mother thought that it was just the overactive imagination of her son. Based on the detail that Luke was able to provide about Pam his mother was able to do some research and find this Pam! She was a 30-year old African American woman who died in exactly the way that her son described.

You don’t need to believe in reincarnation to get chills from that. The coincidence is however a bit eerie.

Our story will however look at a boy named Ryan Hammons. At the age of 4 he started having nightmares for no apparent reason and he found it difficult to explain it. A couple of months later he started telling his mother more about it.

The short version of it was that he was alive during the golden age of Hollywood in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Usually when a child makes up a story it is very easy to see right through it. This was however not the case as his mother, Cyndi Hammons told TODAY: “His stories were so detailed and they were so extensive, that it just wasn’t like a child could have made it up”.

It covered everything from expensive and lavish vacations to having five different wives.

As Cyndi looked through a book about Hollywood her son Ryan pointed at a man in a photo and said that he was that man in a past life. Cyndi was really shocked about this and thought the only thing to do is for her son to see a child psychiatrist to dig deeper into these bizarre claims.

More and more details started to surface about what Ryan remembered and there were about 55 different accurate accounts about Marty Martyn that he could remember. By the way, Marty passed away in 1964.

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His mother then started researching old Hollywoood to find out more about Marty Martyn and the claims from he son was proven right every time. Marty was a Hollywood agent and also played a couple of smaller roles in movies at the time. He even had the age at which Marty died correct at 61 years old, not 59 as it is wrongly stated on his death certificate.

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The story of Ryan, who is now 10 years old, is featured in a book by Dr. Jim Tucker called Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives.

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supermarket confessions 15
March 24th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Every industry has their own “tools of the trade”. A couple of these that supermarkets employ however will shock you as studies have found that people often buy 50% more than they intended when visiting the shops.

Here a couple of the “supermarket confessions” we have been able to pull together that sheds some light on how they are able to get us to buy so much.

1. Pairing of high margin products

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You might think they were looking out for your convenience, but that’s not it. They make a little on the chips and a lot on the salsa. They go together nicely and often people would take both.

2. Putting the freshly made goods at the front of the store

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As you walk into a store you would be hit with all of the wonderful smells and everywhere you look you will see things you want to eat. The result is that you would often end up buying more food than you need.

3. The strategic hanging of signs

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They are very intentionally placed by shop keepers where they want us to look

4. The popular items are placed in the middle of the aisle

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To get to the product you actually want you would need to walk past all of the less popular products. The chances of you actually dropping some of these products into your trolley rises exponentially as a result. Normally you wouldn’t have looked at them twice.

5. I swear it was here last week…

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People are creatures of habit. After a while we would have our set pattern that we take through a store to get everything we need. The result is that the effectiveness of the sale of some of the less popular products would drop after a while. For this reasons products in stores are swapped around on a regular basis.

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the wtf collection 1
March 23rd, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

The world is filled with amazing things. Some we know about, many we don’t. From time to time you would stumble across a number of truly amazing photos and they are just to good not to share.

Some of these are just weird, some are pretty, some are amazing. All of them are unique and some of the less circulated photos on the internet.

Share these strange and wonderful pictures with your friends…

1. The island where everyone wears a gas-mask… because poisonous gasses leak up out of the ground

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2. Women in Iran during the Shah’s White Revolution

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3. A butterfly with the number 89 on its wings

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4. A paper USB key. And its real.

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5. An Asian version of Pringles… no more chips crumbles

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6. Sensible safety feature

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