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Microsoft Included Solitaire in Windows So Users Could Learn Drag and Drop

Reading Time: 2 minutes Perhaps one of the biggest time waster in the office since the advent of the water cooler would have to be solitaire on Microsoft Windows. Originally a simple one player card game, it made its transition to the digital world as part of a package with Microsoft Windows. But it begs the question. Why did …

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Dolly the Sheep Was Named After Dolly Parton

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that Dolly the sheep was named after country singer Dolly Parton. That Dolly the sheep is possibly the most famous sheep to have ever lived, being the very first successfully cloned mammal. So, OK how do you view this if you’re a massive fan of the buxom country singer? With trepidation, disdain …

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit NES Game Has A Phone Number That Redirects To A Sex Chat Line

Reading Time: 2 minutes It always pays to throw caution to the wind, something that the creators of a game released in 1988 should have done. Why? A NES game of Who Framed Roger Rabbit contained a phone number. That’s harmless enough, right? And it was, at least it was 25 years ago that is. Fast forward 25 years …

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The Luckiest Unlucky Man Ever Cheated Death Seven Times

Reading Time: 3 minutes The luckiest unlucky man to ever live cheated death an amazing seven times. It really depends on your perspective of things. Was he lucky to survive, or unlucky to have encountered near death experiences? We will explain his unfortunate encounters and let you decide. Frane Selak is a Croatian music teacher who was born in 1929. …

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7Up Once Contained Lithium

Reading Time: 2 minutes The popular carbonated beverage 7Up  contained lithium, the toxic element used in many popular battery cells. But it’s also perhaps the most widely used medication for bipolar disorder. The therapeutic benefits of lithium are the reason it was first used in 7Up. When it was released for sale in 1929, only a few weeks before the stock …

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No Animals Were Harmed Doesn’t Really Mean What It Implies

Reading Time: 2 minutes We have all seen the ending credits of movies and television shows that feature animals. They will state, usually that is, that no animals were harmed during the making of this film. It leaves the viewer in a satisfied state believing that all the animals were treated kindly and as their own pets. But the …

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Nancy Wake, the White Mouse, Was the Most Wanted Person in Nazi Germany

Reading Time: 2 minutes Throughout the course of the most violent conflict in history, one of the most wanted people in the world was a pretty 32 year old woman, Nancy Wake, known to the Gestapo as the White Mouse. She was regarded by the Gestapo as one of the most dangerous people in occupied Europe. She was brave, …

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Monopoly Games For POW’s Had Hidden Escape Maps In WWII

Reading Time: 2 minutes Clever. The Allies hid escape maps in Monopoly games for POW’s to use, along with other useful tools. During the course of WWII many allied prisoners of war spent time in German prisoner camps. Though life was far from easy, the captors of the POW’s allowed the families and relief organisations to deliver special care packages …

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Tom And Jerry Had A Suicidal Episode

Reading Time: 2 minutes How many childhoods were enlightened with Tom and Jerry cartoons? The classic cat and mouse escapades of the pair bought delight and a smile to children all around the world. Nearly all the episodes were harmless fun, except one. There’s one episode that is regarded almost universally as the  most controversial children’s cartoon episode, of all …

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Salon Kitty Was a Brothel Ran by the Ss in Germany to Gather Intelligence

Reading Time: 2 minutes Intelligence gathering by countries is an age old practice. The mere thought of spies conjures up thoughts of dark and mysterious men in trench coats rummaging through secret documents. But this is not always the case, and other methods are often used. In modern times we have been alerted to intelligence gathering methods used by governments. …

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