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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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The Youngest Person Executed in America Was Only 12 Years Old

Reading Time: 3 minutes The youngest person executed in America was Hannah Ocuish, who was only 12 years old. When we are talking about executions, we are talking about legally enforced and recognised by the state. Regardless on the stance you take on capital punishment, to take the life of someone so young, and technically still a child, is …

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When Facebook Went Down People Called 911

Reading Time: 2 minutes When the ever popular Facebook went down in August 2014 it resulted in people actually calling 911. At first thought this looks rather funny. Obviously addicted people finding themselves without their drug of choice, the world must have been coming to an end. But as funny as it sounds, it was a very serious issue …

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The Newport Scandal, FDR’s Crackdown On Gays In The Navy Involved Oral Sex

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Newport scandal arose in 1919 following a poorly thought through exercise to investigate suspected homosexuals in the US Navy. It created controversy because of the methods used, and how enlisted personnel¬†were also¬†used in the investigation. One of the methods used to “weed out” homosexuals was by performing oral sex on enlisted men. Who could …

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Steve Jobs’ First Business Was Selling Illegal Blue Boxes That Gave People Free Phone Calls

Reading Time: 2 minutes Steve Jobs’ first business was selling a device called a blue box. What exactly was a blue box? It was a device that allowed people to make phone calls for free. That’s right people, the late head of the largest company in the world started off his stellar career conducting an illegal activity. However, even …

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