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Sri Chinmoy – Founder of Peace Run or Sex Criminal?

He established the first meditation center in Queens, New York, and eventually had 7,000 students in 60 different countries in the world

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Mind Blowing Facts about Space to Get you Thinking

Just think about it, one million Earths could fit inside the sun, and the Sun is considered to be an average-size star.

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Why Mahatma Gandhi never won the Nobel Prize?

Mahatma Gandhi, widely regarded as one of the great champions of non-violent struggle, has never won the Nobel prize for Peace. He was selected five time, in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947, and 1948. But he h...

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Daniel Good – A Killer Helping Police Improve their Skills

On April 3, 1842, Good escaped from a police officer, and then traveled to different parts of London and Kent. He essentially evaded arrest until the following month

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Child Soldiers and Five Other Forgotten WW1 Facts

While WW2 was the deadliest and most cruel war in history of mankind, WW1 carries its own weight

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Weird and Shocking Death Rituals around the World

You will be surprised by some of the death rituals around the world. There are some weird, some spooky, and some downright entertaining rituals

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The Tradition and Rituals of the Inuit People

The Inuit people have a long tradition of oral literature and storytelling. Before they had a writing system, they passed stories from one generation to another

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Anna Wintour – The Woman behind the Sunglasses

While she has transformed the fashion world over and over again, her style remains a constant. For example, she wears her hair in a signature bob since she was 14

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Lord Murugan Statue – The Tall Hindu Statue Rising over Bantu Caves

The statute, which is 42.7 meters high (140ft), is the tallest statue in Malaysia, and second Hindu deity in the world, trailing only the Kailashnath Mahadey Statue in Nepal

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Dragon’s Blood: A real Plant, not a Game of Thrones Reference

Historical records of the Romans and Greeks note Dracaena cinnibari, a byproduct of the cinnabar tree was found on an island in the Indian Ocean. The species of dragon’s blood were hard to distinguish

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2017 Year of the Bitcoin

Taking a look at Bitcoins and how they have become an accepted form of funding for good and services on the internet.

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30 Years later, this Creepy TV Add is still a Mystery

Right up until 9:14 PM on November 22, 1987, what appeared on Chicago’s television sets was normal: entertainment, news, and game shows. Dan Roan, the popular local sportscaster was narrating highli...

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Top 9 Strange Laws in Germany that Will Boggle Your Mind

You can laugh as much as you like, but the order is what helps Germany achieve efficiency and lowest unemployment levels in Europe

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Ken Saro Wiwa – The Gandhi of Nigeria

Known as the Gandhi of Nigeria, he was part of the Ogoni people, minority in Nigeria that has been at the center of oil exploration in the country. He has always been honest about his grudges towards ...

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Little known facts about Mysterious North Korea

It is always unclear and a mystery what will North Korea do, and how other countries will respond

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Weird Ancient Greece Medical Treatments

People in Ancient Greece regarded illness as a divine punishment, while healing was quite literally a gift from the Gods

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Bitcoin facts – Understanding the phenomenon

Bitcoin was founded in 2009, but it didn’t really became popular up until 2013. Nowadays, Bitcoin is more valuable than some companies like McDonalds, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Nike, and Disney

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Remembering the last time Mount Agung erupted

The November 2017 eruption came more than 50 years since the last eruption of the volcano. Back then, the authorities were not as prepared

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The Knotted Gun – Symbol of Peace and Hope

The sculpture was donated by the Government of Luxembourg to the United Nations in 1988. There are more than 30 copies of the sculpture around the world, ten of which are in Sweden

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Unsung Heroes of World War II - Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz

Working as an attache in Denmark during World War II, Duckwitz managed to help 95% of the Jewish population avoid deportation

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Three Ancient Roman Hygiene Habits that Will Surprise You

A closer look on the daily life of the Romans leave us amazed and surprised. It is just impossible to explain how such advanced civilization had such poor habits.

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6 New and Interesting Facts about Kennedy Assassination

The Kennedy assassination happened on November 22, 1963. The former president drove through the streets of Dallas at 12:30 local time, at which point he was shot in the head

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Top 9 Weird and Spooky Halloween Traditions

Halloween is a holiday celebrated all over the world. As such, there are always interesting and weird traditions

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Top 7 Italian Dishes that are Not Pasta

But Italian cuisine is much more than pizza and pasta. You'll be surprised to find out how many classic recipes are out there in the cuisine

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Check out all the photos from NASA’s Apollo mission

For years since the first landing on the moon, the Project Apollo has been subject to many conspiracy theories. Now, NASA is putting an end by releasing more than 10,000 photos of the missions

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Jesse Owens – The Athlete who Beat the Nazi in Berlin

Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics, beating many of his German rivals to ruin Nazi propaganda plans

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12 Lesser Known Hugh Hefner Facts

We all remember him as the founder of Playboy magazine. But he was much more

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Prague’s Astrological Clock – Quick Facts to get Your Interest

The clock celebrated its 600th anniversary on October 9, 2010. The celebration included a light show on the face of the clock tower, with projectors showing animated videos on the clock. Some of the ...

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Fab Five – team that changed basketball

Despite all of their talent, they never won a single championship. They never won a Big Ten Regular Season Championship, NCAA Championship, or Big Ten Conference Tournament

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Top 5 Jazz Musicians You Need to Listen

The jazz was born in the late 19th century, but it wasn’t until the 1920s that jazz became recognized as one of the major forms of musical expression

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How famous culinary dishes got their names

Many famous and classic dishes have been named after people. Some are named after regions of the world

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Fun Television History Facts You Need to Know

John Bogie Baird is widely regarded as the brain behind the television. He is credited as the inventor of television. There were other pioneers in the field, like Paul Nipkow, Boris Rosing, Philio Far...

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Shocking Sex Rituals that Existed in Europe

Rarely, if ever, Europe comes to mind as a continent where some sex rituals and shocking sex practices were the norm

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Leopard 1 – Germany’s post WW II Battle Tank still in Use

Many of the tanks still in use today are actually part of the A5 series which started production in 1987. The A6 mark was a short-lived attempt to get a more powerful 120mm main gun. But when you thi...

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Iwo Jima, More than just an Influential Photograph

The iconic photograph was taken by Joe Rosenthal and immediately become popular. But Iwo Jima represents much more for American history than just a photograph

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Seppuku – Five Things You Didn’t Know About Japanese Suicide

For starters, the word literally translates to “stomach cutting”. And in its most basic form, the ritual is a honorable suicide

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Marquis de Sade- The World’s First Sexologist

He is best known for his erotic works that combine pornography, sexual fantasies, and put an emphasis on violence, criminality, extreme freedom, unrestrained reality, and much more

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14 Things You Didn’t know about Sigmund Freud

His radical ideas of the human mind completely transformed psychology. They remain controversial to this day

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Dining Etiquette: Top 7 Rules to Follow

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. And if you have that awareness, it means you have good manners

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5 Things You Need to Know about the Hijab

The meaning of Hijab is something many people get wrong. When translated in English, Hijab means “veil”. The word is derived from the Arabic root “Hajaba”, which means hide from view or conceal

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Dracula – Between Myth and Reality

Bram Stoker was responsible for popularizing the legend of Dracula with his Gothic horror novel. How much of it was true?

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Top 5 Famous Gamblers from history

From Casanova to Dostoyevsky, here are five famous people you probably didn't know they have gambling problem

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The Story behind Tiffany Yellow – Greatest Known Yellow Diamond

The Tiffany Yellow was discovered in South Africa in 1877 in the Kimberley Mine. The stone was purchased by Charles Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Co. for $18,000

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Secrets of Auschwitz – What you don’t know about the infamous Death Camp

The camp has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home of the state museum that attracts more than 1 million visitors per year

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Japanese Samurai Warriors – 7 Facts You Need to Know

Samurai were noble warriors fighting evil and defending the country and lived by their moral code, the "bushido"

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Alfred Jewel – A priceless piece of jewelry

The jewel is about 2.5 inches long and shows an image of a man. Many believe that is Jesus Christ or St Neot or St Cuthbert

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Amelia Earhart – the woman that changed aviation forever

On May 20, 1932, Earhart broke down barriers as the first female to solo pilot a plane across the Atlantic

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Interesting Facts about the Quran

The Quran holds more than 50 stories, all of which describe parallel historical events found in the Bible

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