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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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More People Die From Prescription Drugs Than Illegal Drugs Each Year

Reading Time: 3 minutes In what is becoming a disturbing trend, more people die from prescription drugs than illegal drugs each year in the US. It may appear to be nothing other than a fictitious fabrication with little more purpose than to cause a stir on social media sites, but this is a true and worrying trend that really needs the …

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The Simpsons Movie: Banned In Burma

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that The Simpsons movie is banned in Burma? It totally is, and it’s not for the reason that you are probably thinking, namely the infamous nude scene with Bart. The Simpsons movie is banned in Burma because of just two colors. The long anticipated Simpsons movie was released quite a few years …

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16 Strange but True Legal Facts, the Odd Things That Have Occurred in Legal Circles

Reading Time: 13 minutes [aio_button align=”right” animation=”none” color=”gray” size=”medium” icon=”none” text=”NEXT PAGE” relationship=”dofollow” url=”https://unrealfacts.com/16-strange-true-legal-facts-odd-things-occurred-legal-circles/2/”] If there is one thing that can be peculiar, it’s the law. From weird laws to utterly humorous events, the law has something for everyone. But sometimes things can be so wacky that they make us all stand up and pay attention. So with no …

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Steve Wozniak Was Arrested for Building a Fake Bomb

Reading Time: 3 minutes Would you believe that Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak was arrested for building a fake bomb while he was in high school? For such an innocent and cheerful looking man, this would at first seem impossible, or at least improbable. But if you take the word of the man himself, and some others, this really happened. Steve Wozniak …

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One of the First People Executed in the American Colonies Was Executed for the Crime of Bestiality

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the first, but not the first person executed in the colonies was a teenager who committed the crime of buggery. Now, for those who are not sure what buggery is we can inform you that the crime is more commonly known today as bestiality, although it isn’t exactly a crime in all states. …

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