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Galileo’s Middle Finger is on Display in Florence

Reading Time: 2 minutes In what could be considered a proverbial “screw you” to the Catholic Church, the long dead, amputated middle finger of Galileo is on display in a museum in Florence, Italy. The macabre display of the solitary digit protruding skyward, as if it is pointing towards the heavens, is one of the more bizarre artifacts that you will encounter …

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The Oxford English Dictionary Was Largely Written By A Murderer From A Mental Institution

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Oxford English Dictionary was mostly written by a murderer who cut off his own penis and spent a lot of his time in a mental institution. This certainly detracts from the image that I always had of a rather boring, reclusive professor who had nothing better to do than to think of every known …

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The Day The Titanic Sank Lifeboat Drills Were Cancelled

Reading Time: 3 minutes Oh my, could the world have been very different. On the fateful day that the Titanic sank, the planned lifeboat drill for that day had been cancelled. When compared to the monetary blunders throughout history, this must take the cake, because human life is priceless. So lets look deeper to understand why the cancelling of …

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3 Worst Sports Riots in History Ever

Reading Time: 4 minutes The top three worst sports riots in history. Sports. They’re generally something designed to bring joy to our world. But from time to time poor sportsmanship gets the better of many of us, and tempers flare. No one likes losing, and when it’s your favorite team, it’s even worse. Unfortunately though, some people seem to take …

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