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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┬áseceded 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┬ánational 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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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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