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Fidel Castro Slept with 35,000 Women, or So He Claims

Reading Time: 2 minutes The former Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro, claims to have slept with over 35,000 women. Now I don’t want to be one to judge, but that is a huge number, and somewhat dubious. Admittedly though, it’s not as big as this sex goal, but a massive number nonetheless. So let’s dig a little deeper. Before we …

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For Auto Tune to Work Correctly You Have to Be a Bad Singer

Reading Time: 3 minutes The world’s best performing artists, from Lady Gaga to Beyoncé and Bruno Mars all use auto tune. It’s the magical device used extensively in the entertainment industry to make artists sound pitch-perfect. But imagine this. What would their music sound like if they never used auto tune? Would their singing be as spectacular as we know it to be? Or …

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In 1911 Pigtails Were Banned in China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Looking back at past perceptions of Chinese people one of the most recognizable features was that of a person in a pigtail. This image can be seen in many movies, television shows and cartoons throughout the twentieth century. I don’t know how many times I saw a cartoon character manage to dig through the center …

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The Origin of Computer Bug Came from the First Computer Bug Which Was a Moth

Reading Time: 2 minutes How often do you use the word “bug”, as in “there’s a bug in the system” to describe a niggling little problem with a computer? Unless you’re a computer technician that repairs other people’s computer problems, hopefully, this is a term that only comes up rarely. But have you ever wondered why it’s called a …

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Mayan Kings Pierced Their Penises in a Blood Offering to Their Gods

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well, I can think of probably a million things better to do to please a god than this. The Mayan kings used to pierce their penises in a blood offering to their gods. Of course, this would be as painful as it sounds, but their willies weren’t the only body parts that suffered for their …

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