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The Original Goldilocks And The Three Bears

Reading Time: < 1 minute We’re well into our fairytale theme of facts and now it’s time for Goldilocks And The Three Bears. The tale that we all know is that Goldilocks breaks into the house owned by the three bears. The bears return home to find her sleeping in a bed. She wakes with a fright and jumps out …

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Little Red Riding Hood Killed In The Original Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes We will continue our journey into the amazing fairy tale facts with the original story of Little Red Riding Hood. In the story we are familiar with Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her grandmother in the woods. The Big Bad Wolf has taken the place of her grandmother and tries to eat her. …

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Sleeping Beauty Was a Rape Victim in the Original Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following on from the very different original ending to the Pied Piper we now look at Sleeping Beauty. As you can already guess, the original stories of many popular tales were extremely violent, cruel and sinister. The original story of Sleeping Beauty was no different. In fact, it had possibly one of the most evil …

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Does the Pied Piper Drown Children in the Original Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most of us are familiar with the fairy tale of the Pied Piper Of Hamelin. In the story the village is overrun with rats, so a visitor, who just happens to play a pipe removes the rats by playing a magical tune. When the town folk refuse to pay the piper for his service he …

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Police in India Are Given Moustache Pay

Reading Time: 2 minutes Believe it or not but police in the northern Madhya Pradesh state of India actually get paid an allowance for growing a moustache. Such an allowance may seem bizarre to many, especially from modern western cultures, but there was some logic behind the decision. Moustaches are one of those things that come and go with fads. …

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Laughing While Being Tickled Is Actually A Panic Response

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you like being tickled or hate it? Many young children love the sensation of laughing uncontrollably, but many adults hate the feeling altogether. Maybe it’s a feeling of not being n control of the situation, or maybe it’s the result of an evolutionary response. In any event though, when you are laughing while being tickled it …

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Happy Birthday to You Has a Copyright

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that there is a Happy Birthday copyright? We’re of course talking about the song, not the recognized greeting for the birthday person. Furthermore, the song makes the holder of the copyright a hell of a lot of money. How much does the Happy Birthday copyright earn its owners? The next time you …

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Abraham Lincoln Had A Confederate Five Dollar Bill In His Wallet

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the night that he was assassinated in Fords Theater, Abraham Lincoln had a confederate five dollar bill in his leather wallet. This is a real oddity for a man who was leading his nation during one if its most difficult periods. Why carry a piece of currency from a belligerent foe? When United States President …

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