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It Is Not Illegal To Escape From Prison In Germany, But Why?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that it’s not illegal to escape from prison in Germany and its neighbour, Austria, also has a similar rule? This is in stark contrast to the rest of the world. In nearly every country around the world it is illegal to escape from prison. Many prisoners try, and when they are either …

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10 Percent Of All Marriages Are Between Cousins

Reading Time: 2 minutes When you read the fact about the Icelandic incest app you may have thought it was a joke, or you may have even had a chuckle at the idea. You probably even initially thought to yourself how many people really marry a cousin? Well it would appear that quite a few people do. To be …

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The First American Slave Owner Was Black

Reading Time: 2 minutes Without a doubt one of the darkest chapters in American history would be that of slavery. Slaves, who were black people from Africa, were bought and sold like cattle, and forced to work their entire life for their owners. There was no limitation on age or gender or the hours they would work. But slavery …

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Whitehouse.com Was A Porn Site

Reading Time: 2 minutes Back in the 1990’s, when the internet was still in the warm up phase of its development, there were very few websites around, especially when compared to today. Pretty much the only TLD that anyone used was the .com. So if you wanted to visit a government site, most people would simply type .com at …

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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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