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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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Google First Name Was Backrub

Reading Time: 2 minutes Could you ever imagine the first thing you type into your favorite internet browser being backrub? Didn’t think so, but it nearly happened, and Google being named backrub may have not have resulted in the burgeoning success story it is today. When Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin first began work on Google it was …

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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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Abraham Lincoln Had A Confederate Five Dollar Bill In His Wallet

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the night that he was assassinated in Fords Theater, Abraham Lincoln had a confederate five dollar bill in his leather wallet. This is a real oddity for a man who was leading his nation during one if its most difficult periods. Why carry a piece of currency from a belligerent foe? When United States President …

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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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Bill Gates Is The Worlds Richest Man Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute It has been a matter of six years in the wilderness as the worlds richest man for Microsoft founder Bill Gates but he has now regained the mantle of worlds richest man from Mexican Carlos Slim. Bill Gates estimated fortune of a staggering $72.7 billion has just surpassed that of Mr Slims of $72.1 Billion. …

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69% of People Will Work After Winning the Lottery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that a massive 69 percent of Americans would continue to work after winning the lottery? It may sound like a high percentage of people, but it’s true. Imagine for just a moment. You purchased a ticket in the lottery. It’s something that you do on a regular basis. Of course you hope …

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Why Is Burger King Called Hungry Jacks In Australia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Any visitor to Australia will notice a distinct lack of Burger King restaurants. But the eagle eyed tourist will clearly notice that other fast food restaurants have a strong presence in the country. For instance, You will find a McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway, Domino’s or Pizza Hut with relative ease. In some cases, franchises …

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Ke$ha Wasn’t Credited or Paid for Her Breakout Hit

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is just spectacular. Ke$ha wasn’t paid a dime for her breakout hit. She wasn’t even credited for it. But, even though it was unfair, her performance launched her career and made her who she is today. When Flo Rida’s chart topping hit, Right Round was released in 2008, it quickly rose to the top …

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Speedy Gonzales Was Banned By Cartoon Network For Being Racially Offensive

Reading Time: 2 minutes It may not seem that odd that Speedy Gonzales was banned by Cartoon Network for being racially offensive, but it was the way that he returned to air that is totally amazing. Speedy Gonzales is a Warner Bros. cartoon that first aired in 1953. It features a Mexican mouse as the title character that has …

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