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20 Absolutely Ridiculous Facts About Pablo Escobar

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Pablo Escobar (left), next to an image of Wagner Moura, who plays Escobar on the show Narcos. Source: Inquisitr

If you haven’t yet viewed the latest Netflix original series Narcos, stop what you’re doing and pull out your laptop right now. The ten-episode series starring Wagner Moura, Maurice Compote and Boyd Holbrook details the rise of Pablo Escobar, the devastating Colombian man who ruled the world’s most complex and far-reaching drug trade—and killed thousands in the process.

Escobar eclipses just about every drug kingpin in history. He started from nothing, and in as little as decades became one of the most powerful men in the world. Along the way, he did some truly staggering things:

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Escobar, pictured here with his daughter, Manuela.

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How We Invented Childhood

Think of childhood. Not necessarily your childhood, but the idea of being a kid in general. What comes to mind? Playing? Curiosity? Imagination? Innocence?

These are all common, if not cliché, notions of what it means to be a child. You play, you learn, you imagine and you are kept sheltered from the dangers of the world for as long as possible. The adults in your life don’t want to rip you from that childhood naiveté; in fact, they love keeping you there. They want you to remain sweet and to remain untainted—to simply be a child.

That notion of childhood, however, is one we completely and utterly made up. Continue Reading

Photo Of The Day: Powerful Letter From LEGO To Parents In The 1970s

Lego Letter From The 1970s

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The letter reads:

To Parents.
The urge to create is equally strong in all children. Boys and girls.
It’s imagination that counts. Not skill. You build whatever comes into your head, the way you want it. A bed or a truck. A dolls house or a spaceship.
A lot of boys like dolls houses. They’re more human than spaceships. A lot of girls prefer spaceships. They’re more exciting than dolls houses.
The most important thing is to put the right material in their hands and let them create whatever appeals to them.

In the 1970s, LEGO began to market gender-neutral toys that encouraged creativity and the desire to create and build among all children. This short but eloquent note was included with a series of Lego dollhouses in 1974 and addressed to parents, emphasizing the importance of this message as well as parents’ crucial role in nourishing their children’s development.

Although LEGO has recently been scrutinized for manufacturing a line of toys specifically geared towards young girls, the company once expressed a progressive outlook on gender equality and bridging the gap between girls and boys.

Video Of The Day: Graffiti In 1970s NYC

Featured above, Norman Mailer’s 1976 short documentary, “Watching My Name Go By,” provides viewers with an inside look at New York City’s 1970s graffiti art scene. We are not only introduced to a few of the local artists, but the people who passionately opposed them and attempted to permanently wipe their work off the streets.

Mailer’s film does a beautiful job of reminding us that graffiti art was not only an outlet for rebellious street artists; it provided the kids with a “sense of identification” in a world where they felt voiceless.

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