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8 Unexpected uses of chocolate

Most of us consume chocolate as a dessert. But that is that all chocolate can be? Some people put dark chocolate in their chili

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Poker Tips from President Richard Nixon

President Richard Nixon funded his first congressional electoral campaign in 1946. How he won so much money?

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8 Travel records That are Funny and Unique in the Same Time

For some people traveling is a way to conquer something. They want more than just relax and fun

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Remembering Nellie Bly – The pioneer of Investigative Journalism

Nellie laid the groundwork of investigative journalism when worked undercover as a patient in a mental institution

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Did Keno Really Build the Great Wall of China?

According to a legend, a ruler in Ancient China invented the game of Keno, and used the money to fund the Great Wall of China

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What is the G20 Summit?

The G20 is an acronym that stands for a group of 20. The G20 is a group of 19 countries plus the European Union, trying to work the world economy. The G20 was founded in 1999, with aim to discuss poli...

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Why do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

The most common stereotype is that people believing in conspiracy theories are just some paranoid loners living in their mom’s basement. That is just far from the truth

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Top 9 Deadly Diseases that Medicine has Cured

The average life expectancy nowadays is close to 80 years on a worldwide level

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Life in Ancient Rome – Take Out Food!

An ancient form of a take-out restaurant, the thermopolium was an outdoor service counter that offered ready to eat food

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Top 7 Books that Changed the World

There are thousands of books written from the beginning of time till today. But which of these books have had the biggest effect on human history?

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What is blockchain? The Technology Explained

What you need to understand is that bitcoin is a currency, a digital version of an asset, much like gold. Blockchain is the technology that underpins bitcoin. Without blockchain, there would be no bit...

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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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