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Book Predicted Titanic Sinking 14 Years Before The Event

Reading Time: 2 minutes When the unsinkable Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 it shook the world, but the events of the Titanic may have been unwittingly predicted fourteen years earlier. An American author of the late 19th and early 20th century by the name of Morgan Robertson, published a book  called Futility in 1898 that had eerie similarities …

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Microsoft Included Solitaire in Windows So Users Could Learn Drag and Drop

Reading Time: 2 minutes Perhaps one of the biggest time waster in the office since the advent of the water cooler would have to be solitaire on Microsoft Windows. Originally a simple one player card game, it made its transition to the digital world as part of a package with Microsoft Windows. But it begs the question. Why did …

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Scotland’s National Animal Is A Unicorn

Reading Time: 3 minutes Scotland’s national animal is actually a unicorn which isn’t even a real animal. But why is Scotland’s national animal a unicorn? The unicorn is a symbol of purity and grace. The coat of arms of James VI of Scotland had two unicorns on it. But come on. It’s a creature of myth and legend. Are the Scots breaking …

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7Up Once Contained Lithium

Reading Time: 2 minutes The popular carbonated beverage 7Up  contained lithium, the toxic element used in many popular battery cells. But it’s also perhaps the most widely used medication for bipolar disorder. The therapeutic benefits of lithium are the reason it was first used in 7Up. When it was released for sale in 1929, only a few weeks before the stock …

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Pinball Machines Were Banned In New York City

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that pinball machines were once banned in New York city? But why on earth were pinball machines banned in New York city, I mean they’re not exactly the hive of criminal activity. Well, it all had to do with a perception of what they were, and that incorrect perception was gambling. Pinball …

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10 Deadliest Theme Park Accidents

Reading Time: 6 minutes The ten deadliest theme park accidents in history. When it comes to theme parks and amuspermt rides we all know that there’s an element of risk involved. That’s part of the thrill. Even though there are plenty of safety features and procedures in place, sometimes the unthinkable happens. Here’s our list of the ten deadliest …

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Henry VIII Was Thin Until He Had An Accident

Reading Time: 2 minutes He was the prime example of medieval gluttony. King Henry VIII of England was an over weight, over sexed and it would appear, out of control when it comes to marriages and religion. Most portraits of the king show a man who is clearly obese, or extremely over weight at best. But he wasn’t always …

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A Squirrel Broke The NASDAQ Stock Exchange

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well I’ll be. A squirrel broke the NASDAQ stock exchange. This would have to be one of the more humorous, and easiest to repair catastrophes to strike the important stock trading exchange. So would you like to know what exactly happened that caused the NASDAQ to be totally incapacitated by a squirrel? The NASDAQ stands …

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