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British Prime Ministers To Die In Office

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seven UK Prime Ministers have died in office, Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, who died on 2 July 1743. Henry Pelham, who died on 6 March 1754. Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, who died on 1 July 1782. William Pitt the Younger, who died on 23 January 1806 (pictured). Spencer Perceval, who was …

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2 Australian Prime Ministers Have Lost Their Seat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Only 2 incumbent Australian Prime Ministers have lost their seats in an election. The first was Stanley Bruce in October 1929 and the second was the second longest serving Prime Minister John Howard (pictured) in December 2007. Both lost their seats on an industrial relations platform. To be able to be Prime Minister a person …

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Only One Australian Prime Minister Has Retired

Reading Time: < 1 minute The only Australian Prime Minister to leave office at a time of his or her own choosing was Robert (Bob) Gordon Menzies, who retired 26th January 1966 after serving a combined total of 18 years over 2 terms. All others were either removed by a general election, their party replaced them or they died in …

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The Loudest Noise Ever Heard

Reading Time: 2 minutes The loudest noise¬†ever heard was an event so shocking and terrible that not only was it deafening, but also tremendously destructive. It wasn’t exactly the sound that caused the destruction, although it in itself would have had enough power to cause damage, it was the event that caused the loudest noise ever heard that was …

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Volcano Birth In 1943 Of Paricutin

Reading Time: 2 minutes Geology rarely offers observers and experts in the field the opportunity to see the changes in the Earth as they happen. It’s usually a case of events taking place over millions of years, unless it’s an earth quake or volcanic eruption. The creation of physical mountains is a process that normally takes a very long …

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Mark Twain, Born and Died with Halley’s Comet

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the greatest authors who has ever lived, Mark Twain, was born and died during Halley’s comet years. This is a pretty freakish coincidence, but it’s not the kind of thing that hasn’t happened before. Furthermore, Mark Twain predicted his own passing while the comet was once again passing Earth. Now that itself is …

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Why Are Chefs Hats Shaped The Way They Are

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever looked at a chef and asked this question? Why are chefs hats shaped the way they are? Is it for style, comfort or tradition? I mean, they really do look quite ridiculous, so why wear them? Well when digging into this question we discovered several possible answers. I’s really rather difficult to …

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