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When Brian Blessed Met Picasso He Asked Him To Draw A Dove, Which He Rejected. It’s Now Worth £57 million

Reading Time: 2 minutes When British actor Brian Blessed met Picasso as a child he asked him to draw a dove. Now for a world renowned artist, a dove would have been a rather simple thing to draw. But children can be incredible difficult beings to deal with, and sometimes they will ignorantly challenge anyone over anything. And this …

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The Original Title For President Of The USA Was His High Mightiness

Reading Time: 2 minutes The original title for President of the United States was His High Mightiness, the President of the United States and Protector of their Liberties. Wow, that was a mouthful if ever I said one. Why is it then that the original title for President of the United States was so grandiose and almost regal that it …

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The First Spam Email Was Sent in 1978

Reading Time: 3 minutes So here’s the thing. This guy needs one almighty good smack in the mouth and his pc confiscated for all eternity. On May 3, 1978, Gary Thuerk, an evil bastard intent on world destruction, sent the first spam email. Internet marketers the world over undoubtedly love the man, but the average person who has their email …

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Charles VI, The French King Who Thought He Was Made Of Glass

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you know that Charles VI was the French king who thought he was made of glass? No big problem with that now is there? I mean, it offers a level of transparency that few autocrats would ever allow. But glass has one significant weakness, and that is it’s fragility. As you know, glass breaks …

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Premature Babies Were Put on Display at Coney Island for over 40 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes Could you imagine being in a situation where you had to do something like this?For a period of more than 40 years, the residents of New York were faced with a heart breaking decision if they were unfortunate enough to have a premature baby. For nearly half a century the only option for parents of premature …

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The First Animal Cloned Ever Was a Sea Urchin in 1885

Reading Time: 3 minutes The first animal cloned ever was a sea urchin in 1885. That’s over 100 years before it became cool and a hot topic of discussion. While the exact process of this cloning is not exactly the same as that performed in laboratories today, believe me when I say the process was different, the end result …

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How Did Hollywood Become The Movie Capital Of The World?

Reading Time: 2 minutes While sitting back and enjoying the latest blockbuster release that Hollywood has to offer, have you ever pondered the question, how did Hollywood become the movie capital of the world? It’s one of those things that we seldom worry or think about, but for all intents and purposes when the question is raised, we become …

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The Most Successful Pirate Ever Was A Female Prostitute From China

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a spectacular example of why you should never judge a book by its cover. The most successful pirate of ever was a young, attractive female prostitute from China named Ching Shih. At the height of her power she commanded up to 1,800 ships , and up to 80,000 men, women and children. She practicality had …

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