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The Age Of Consent In Delaware Used To Be 7

Reading Time: 2 minutes The age of consent in Delaware used to be only 7 years of age. To be completely honest, that’s a total disgrace. But why was the age of consent in Delaware so low? Was the state just full of deviant pedophiles just preying on vulnerable children? No, but it wasn’t exactly an isolated case. For the …

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Thomas Jefferson Invented The Swivel Chair

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you aware that Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair? That’s right. Third US president, and lead author of the US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, invented the swivel chair. But what was his motivation for doing so? It probably won’t come as a surprise for many of you to learn that some of the …

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Vicks Inhaler Can Cause a False Positive Drug Test for Meth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you risk using Vicks inhalers if they can result in a positive drug test for Meth? You’re probably thinking that this is just some weird prank, but disturbingly, it’s true. It’s a tiny little quirk with the popular cold remedy that can cause huge problems if you face a drug test after using it. …

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Sliced Bread Was Banned During WWII

Reading Time: 3 minutes Imagine this for just one moment. Sliced bread was banned during WWII. Yep, the best thing since, well, sliced bread was banned, for just under two months. Could you possibly imagine going without an everyday item that you take for granted? It would suck, big time. Looking back, such a ban would seem ridiculous and utterly pointless. You …

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New York Three Day Straw Hat Riot

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’re well accustomed to oddities throughout history. There have been many bizarre instances that, on reflection, make us look back and think “what the heck.” There was of course the tragically comical events that resulted in the dumbest battle in history, and the dim witted business decisions, such as Xcite brutally rejecting an offer to …

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Blue Jeans Are Illegal In North Korea

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blue jeans are illegal in North Korea. The reason behind it is rather ridiculous, but being ridiculous is what the reclusive socialist state does best. What is it about blue jeans that could warrant North Korea banning them throughout the country? The country is as well known for its cruel and oppressive nature as it …

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Mickey Mouse Was Banned In Romania In 1935

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oh my God, Mickey Mouse was banned in Romania in 1935. Unlike the myth about the ban that Donald Duck faced in Finland due to a lack of adequate clothing, this particular boycott was based upon the welfare of children. Once you know the reason however, you’ll be left scratching your head. Let’s face it. …

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Rimming Was Used As A Form Of Punishment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rimming, the sexual practice often seen in porn movies, and simulated in Sacha Baron Cohen’s movie, Brüno, was once used as a form of punishment for criminals and other prisoners, such as prisoners of war. For those who don’t know what rimming is (also known as anilingus or a rim job), it’s the practice of …

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