The Top Nine Things You Didn't Know Were Based on Sex
3. Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
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Back in college, if it weren't for the miracle food product of boxed cereal, I probably would have died of starvation. I also would have been a hell of a lot thinner, so at least my corpse would have had a chance of scoring with the blonde cutie in my study group.
Of course, the original use of this staple of the breakfast table had less sensual intentions in mind. Health nut (with an emphasis on the "nut") John Harvey Kellogg created the popular cereal as an aid to curbing sexual feelings in the reproductive organs, an activity that he believed was detrimental to human health. If that’s the case, then why is their a giant cock on the box?
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It’s no surprise to anyone with a working set of genitalia (that includes your parents, try getting that thought out of your mind, suckers) that jazz music has such deep roots in sexual tones. The word itself, however, goes much deeper than you ever could with your girlfriend.
Some historians believe that the term for the smooth musical style came from the late 1860s from the Creole word “jass” that refers to a certain strenuous activity that your parents are probably doing right now (I’ll stop, promise) and the African word that means, um, a man’s “silly string.” If you’re not sure what I mean, go ask your parents.
1. The Great Pyramid of Giza
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When you think of the construction of great ancient structures like pyramids, you probably imagine them rising to the hot desert sun on the sweaty back of beaten slaves. One theory suggests, however, that at least one pyramid was built on the backs of another type of slave. The Pyramids of Giza often had trouble maintaining financing to finish the mighty structure, so the rulers would generate money for the project by soliciting prostitutes to make up for the shortfall. It’s a hell of a lot more effective than a bake sale.