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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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Coca Cola Vault: Where is the Secret Formula kept?

The World of Coca COla museum is home of the high-tech vault that holds the original recipe. The museum is a 20-acre complex located across Baker Street

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Fort Knox: Secrets, Fun Facts, and the Defense

Fort Knox was originally opened in 1937 as a depository for gold. Nowadays, the building is one of the most secured places, if not the most secured places in the world

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Weird statues of the world: Belle in Amsterdam

The Belle statue honors all sex workers around the world. The plaque reads “Respect sex workers all over the world”. Belle is made of bronze. She is fortified with steel, a move made to prevent va...

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26 Delicious Chocolate Facts You Should Know

Chocolate was first invented by the Aztecs, who made chocolate from ground cacao seeds. They added seasonings so that they can product spicy and frothy drink

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Snake Island Facts: The Deadliest Island in the World

The island is home to between 3,000 and 4,000 deadly snakes. Visiting the island is banned by the Brazilian government

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Top 10 American Customs that are Rude Elsewhere

The truth of the matter is that Americans have their own customs, and Europeans have their own customs

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Christ the Redeemer Quick Facts

Christ the Redeemer is 98ft tall, and that is without the 26ft pedestal. The arms of Christ stretch for 92ft wide. The statue weighs 635 metric tons. Located at the peak of 2,300ft Corcovado Mountain,...

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Isadora Duncan – The Beauty of Simple Movements

Her influence transcended dance movements. She inspired a whole new lifestyle. She inspired people to express themselves through dance, be it in a classical institution, or in any other way possible

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Frances Folsom Cleveland: The Woman that Popularized the term “First Lady”

Frances was very unconventional and unique in her own way. The press and especially the Women’s Christian Temperance Union despised her “décolleté gowns”. They thought it was provocative and d...

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Champs-Elysees Quick Facts

The avenue is crowded with cafes, shops, cinemas, and everything in between enriched with scenic horse chestnut trees. And beyond that beauty, lies an even bigger mystery and appreciation of the avenue

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Month of Women – Valentina Tereshkova

In June 1963, Valentina orbited Earth 48 times, spent almost three days in space in Volstok 6, and she exchanged communications with another spacecraft

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International Women’s Day: Top 10 Things to Know

We use this opportunity to celebrate the fact that women are now able to vote, speak publicly, march freely, and organize events

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Belle Gunness – The True Black Widow of the Midwest

Belle was a serial killer who killed between 25 and 40 people from 1884 to 1908 before disappearing without a trace

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