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Police in India Are Given Moustache Pay

Reading Time: 2 minutes Believe it or not but police in the northern Madhya Pradesh state of India actually get paid an allowance for growing a moustache. Such an allowance may seem bizarre to many, especially from modern western cultures, but there was some logic behind the decision. Moustaches are one of those things that come and go with fads. …

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Happy Birthday to You Has a Copyright

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that there is a Happy Birthday copyright? We’re of course talking about the song, not the recognized greeting for the birthday person. Furthermore, the song makes the holder of the copyright a hell of a lot of money. How much does the Happy Birthday copyright earn its owners? The next time you …

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Confederate Money Wasn’t Real Money, It Was Fake

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s what seems like a silly question to ask. Was Confederate money real or fake? Surely a currency that can be traded among people for goods and services is real, but the unique circumstances of the era proved to suggest otherwise. When the confederate states of America seceded from the Union they required, among other things, …

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Uncle Sam Was A Meat Packer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Uncle Sam, the national personification of the American government was actually a meat packer from Troy, New York. That’s right, the authoritative looking and some would say tough looking Uncle Sam was a meat packer, nothing more. So how did a man from such a simple background come to become such a prominent figure in American …

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Is The Punishment For Masturbation Decapitation In Indonesia?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is the punishment for masturbation in Indonesia decapitation? It’s not exactly a big secret that some Asian countries have a harsh criminal code. In many countries around Asia the harshest penalties are reserved for drug related crimes, namely importation and distribution. Other crimes that can result in a harsh penalty include murder, rape and serious …

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A Cricket Player Is Protected By Law

Reading Time: < 1 minute Former Australian cricketer Don Bradman was so good, and so revered not only have songs been written about him, but also film, landmarks named after him, coins minted of him, a Boeing named in his name, a museum about him, many books written about him, awards in his name, and even a plant named after …

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Iranian Hostage Crisis Hostage Was Released Because of His Snoring

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Iranian hostage crisis of 1979 was one of the biggest news items of that year. Lasting until January 20, 1981, it set the scene for diplomatic relations between Iran and the US for the coming decades. You could hardly argue that the Iranian hostage crisis was the best thing that could ever have happened …

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