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The Rigorous Process of Becoming a Wax Figure in Madame Tussauds

From the initial sitting to the launch of the wax figure it takes up to four months. The process requires more than 20 skilled artists, and costs more than $200,000

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Weird Powers and Privileges of Queen Elizabeth II

On September 9th, 2015, she became the longest British monarch at the age of 89 years and 141 days, as well as the longest-reigning female monarch in world history

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Coffee – What You Didn’t Know about Your Daily Dose of Caffeine

The drink dates back to 800 AD, and legend says that herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats. After eating the fruit, goats appeared to dance, and then a local monk made a drink out of it

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North Sentinel Island – The Most Isolated Place on Earth

The North Sentinel Island is widely considered the most isolated island in the world. The Sentinelese have spent thousands of years in isolation from the rest of humanity, and they intend to keep it t...

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Little-Known Facts About the Most Beautiful City in France, Colmar

With just little under 70,000 residents, Colmar feels more like a quaint country village than a city. All of the architecture and the street layout add to the charm

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All the Traditions Japanese Emperor Akihito Has Broken

According to the Constitution of Law, the emperor in Japan is “the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people”. His function is defined as entirely representative and ceremonial in nature....

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King of my Castle – King Mario Lives in a Sand Castel for More than 20 Years

Marcio Mizael Matolias lives on the most popular beach in Rio de Janeiro, and pays no rent because his home is a sand castle

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How the Pirahã People Became the Happiest Tribe in the World?

In 1977, Daniel Everett traveled to Amazonia to try and convert the Pirahã people. But instead, they converted him, and he shared the story why they are the happiest tribe in the world

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Mermaids Live in South Korea – The Haenyeo Tradition

Young girls begin their training at 11 years old. They start in shallow water, and work their way up to more challenging depths from there. It takes about 7 years of training for a girl to become a fu...

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White House Christmas Tree Factsheet

The first Christmas tree was placed by President Benjamin Harrison in 1889. Back then, President Harrison placed the tree in the Second Floor Oval Room. He decorated the tree with candles, toys, and o...

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Joyxee Island – eco-friendly floating paradise made of plastic bottles

The island is located in Isla Mujeres Bay near Cancun city in Mexico. It has a three-storey house with two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The house has all the amenities that you expect from a m...

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The Future Is Now: German Start-up Tests Solar Powered Vehicle

Sion is a prototype vehicle made by the German company Sono Motors. It is set to be released in 2019. The vehicle has solar cells integrated with its body parts, a total of 330 cells. The vehicle wil...

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Mödlareuth – A City in Germany Still Divided Between East and West

Some 30 years after the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, the city with only 15 houses, has two majors, two postal codes, two telephone area codes, and two dialects of the Germany language

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Top 8 People who Were Superstitious, but We Didn’t Know it

If you didn’t know, artists are some of the most superstitious people on the planet. Most of them have a routine they use before performing, or while painting, writing, or so on. With that in mind,...

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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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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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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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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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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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Huaxi – Secrets of the Richest Village in China

From the outside, Huaxi is dubbed as a socialist village. But on the inside, it is actually a capitalist corporation, managed by Wu and his sons, and with 2,000 shareholders that live comfortably off...

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Five Famous Streets you should Visit

Not all streets are created equal. Some are more beautiful, some serve as a history lesson, and others are just stunning

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Moving Day in the White House explained – It is not as simple as you think

The trickiest part happens behind the scenes, and that is the physical changing of the White House

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Five Architecture Designs that will change future

Since 2008, Berlin in Germany gathers top architects for the World Architectural Festival. The annual event focuses mostly on groundbreaking international projects

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Tayyip Erdogan Lifestyle - The Palace of Dreams for the Turkish President

Erdogan has four children, and lives with them and his wife in a palace that is 30 times the size of the White House, has more than 250 rooms, and carpets that are worth $10 million

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5 Victorian Etiquette Rules that Changed Society we live in

The Victorian era lasted from the 1830s to the 1900s and was named after queen Victoria’s reign

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Self-Driving Cars - When we will have them?

The reality is that self-driving cars no longer a futuristic idea. Big companies like to say “the future is now” and “the future is here”, and in this case, they might be right

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Bohemian Club: History, Membership and Legacy

Founded in 1872, the Bohemian Club has been the place politicians, businessmen, elite athletes, and other rich people gather, leave their concerns outside, and for two to three weeks, enjoy life at it...

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Celluloid - jewelry material for the middle class in Victorian Era

The reason celluloid was popular in the jewelry world because scientists thought that there little to no chance for the brooch made of celluloid to spontaneously combust with a selling point

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American Kennel Club Chose 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds

For the past three years, the top 5 dog breeds have stayed the same, and Labrador Retriever is still the most popular dog breed in America

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Top 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights in History

With demand for international airline travel going through the roof in recent years, we can expect longer and longer flights

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7 Inventions that Changed the World we Live in

It is hard to imagine nowadays, but some inventions didn’t come until the 18th and 19th century

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The Boomerang Generation - Game Changers or Debt Makers

Some of their characteristics are team-orientation, hanging together to socialize and date, working well in groups and rarely preferring individual endeavors. They expect structure at the workplace, a...

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Manchester - The Exotic City of 20 Languages

There are 20 main languages in Manchester, but the census in 2011 showed that there are 153 languages that at least one person in the city speaks

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5 Gemstones That Can Make You Rich

For a quick background, minerals are classified as gemstones because of their chemical composition, crystal structure, optical characteristics, and refraction. Depending of the degree of imperfections...

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7 Weird Marriage Rituals from around the World

Even though on first glance, most of the rituals are weird and inappropriate, the logic is there

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Q-Carbon - new carbon harder than diamonds for those who want one-of-a-kind sparkler

The material is the third known solid phase or form of the carbon element, following graphite and diamond

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Latvian Academy of Science - Stalin's Birthday Cake is the Most Prominent Stalin Architecture building in the world

The Academy was originally built as a present to Stalin, and was supposed to be unveiled for his birthday. However, Stalin died, but his present remained

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Virgin Rainbow - The most precious rock in the world

The brilliantly colored rock has the size of a human thumb. Its weight of 72 carats makes it extremely “hard”, and by many, it is considered the finest opals ever unearthed.

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Christmas and New Year’s Eve Celebrations around the World

Not all Christmas traditions are fun, interesting and standard. There are always some that stick to the folklore for inspiration and believe in traditions more than hundreds of years old

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Café Pushkin - Where Espresso tastes like history

The café is the home for those who want to extend their nightly experience, but also for the morning people

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The Truth behind China's move to allow more than one child per family

In October this year, after 35 years, the country finally ended the one-child policy, allowing families to have up to two children

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Gülhane Park in Istanbul - The most beautiful flower park in Europe

Gulhane is a park for all seasons, no matter if it is spring when the tulips bloom, or winter

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Oslo can become the first European city without cars

The idea of making Oslo the first European city with comprehensive ban on cars in the city center is bold, but the effects on daily life may not be as dramatic as they sound at first glance

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Rumor Has it, Ponte Vecchio still stands thanks to Hitler

During World War II, Hitler and his Nazi forces bombed every bridge in Florence and Italy. But one bridge in Florence survived the attacks, and that one is Ponte Vecchio. The only reason why the bridg...

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Berghain Nightclub in Berlin - Why even Britney Spears couldn't get into the

There is no way of skipping the line at Berghain. There are no reservations or bottle services inside, and rumors are, even Britney Spears was turned down once because she was wearing “wrong clothes...

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Top 5 Innovative Charities You Can Trust with Your Money

As people are more and more in the online world, the new challenge for fundraisers and charities is to find a way to get to people in the online world

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Kihnu in Estonia is the Only Island in the world where women have absolute power!

The island is part of the Parnu Country in Estonia, and is part of one of the smallest municipalities in Estonia. Along with other islands in its neighborhood, Kihnu forms the Kihnu Parish. Even thoug...

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The Lifestory of Cecil the Lion - From endangered species to a legend

On July 1, Walter Palmer, a hunter and dentist from the US, wounded Cecil with an arrow. Just 40 hours later, he killed the lion with a rifle. Palmer admitted that he wanted the lion’s head for his ...

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