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The Letters Q, W And X Were Illegal In Turkey Until 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes Illegal letters in Turkey, what would you think I’m talking about? Correspondence between two ot more people? It certainly sounds like some from of censorship in the country regarding letters of communication, but the illegal letters in Turkey were actually letters of the alphabet, believe it or not. Could you imagine a situation in which …

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Illegal Not To Smile In Pocatello Idaho

Reading Time: 2 minutes Imagine this, it is actually illegal not to smile in Pocatello, Idaho. While the idea itself to try and make people more cheerful isn’t a bad one, making a law that forces people to smile isn’t the best way of achieving this goal. This particular local law is actually yet another case of a crazy law that was once enacted …

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Condoms Were Once Illegal In The United States

Reading Time: 2 minutes Condoms used to be illegal in the US, believe it or not, but it’s true. Even more surprising was the length of time that condoms were illegal in the US, over 50 years. It may seem fairly illogical in todays world to ban such a vital piece of health protection, but that’s just what happened …

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Kodak Nuclear Reactor Secretly Kept in Rochester New York

Reading Time: 2 minutes KODAK had a secret nuclear reactor stored in a basement in Rochester, New York, and no one knew about it. When you think about KODAK it’s hard not to think about cameras. It was their business, and their calling card. Just mention the name KODAK and people the world over know that you are talking about …

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Congress Was Banned from Wikipedia

Reading Time: 2 minutes In 2006 was the US Congress banned from Wikipedia? Yes, yes they were. Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, is one of the most visited websites in the world. It is a referencing tool that anyone with access to the internet can use for free. It has an extraordinary amount of information on just about anything, but …

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Atheists Are Excluded From Public Office In Tennessee

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Tennessee atheist are excluded from public office. This is not a joke, and is unconstitutional. But they aren’t the only group excluded. Read on to find out just how odd the laws for public office are in Tennessee. As we have seen in other facts, many laws around the world have some bizarre quirks in …

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Al Gore’s Father Proposed a Radiation Belt for Korea

Reading Time: 2 minutes Al Gore is well known as a conservationist. He has been a proponent for clean and renewable energy, recycling and reducing carbon pollution. Like his father before him, Al Gore entered politics as a Democrat. Despite Al Gores clean credentials, his father, Al Gore Senior, thought up possibly one of the most environmentally damaging proposals …

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Attempted Suicide Was Punishable By Hanging In Great Britain Until 1961

Reading Time: 2 minutes This has been a particularly difficult fact to determine if it is true or not. It was actually beginning to look like it was more of an urban myth and not a verifiable fact. But we have the goods. Attempted suicide was punishable by death, usually hanging in Great Britain until 1961. Hanging was the …

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Boeing 727 Disappearance, No One Knows Where It Is

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is an all too often experienced problem. Vehicle theft. Every day thousands of cars worldwide are stolen, and for some owners they may just be lucky enough to get their car back. Theft of modes of transport is not a new thing. Ever since the first person developed a way to navigate without the …

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