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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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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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Dolly Parton Lost A Look-Alike Contest To A Man

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dolly Parton entered a look-alike contest, and lost. But if losing wasn’t bad enough, she lost it to a man in drag. How could this happen? Celebrity look-alike contests are nothing new. They have been an entertaining part of many attractions for quite some time. Quite often the winner bears a striking resemblance to the celebrity. But …

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Pablo Escobar Spent $2500 A Month On Rubber Bands

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to wealthy criminals few surpass Pablo Escobar, possibly the most notorious drug lord in the modern era. He was estimated to have a personal wealth in the early 1990’s of $25 billion, with Forbes listing him as the world’s 7th richest man. But being a wealthy criminal has its difficulties, and that’s where …

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Australian Ultra Marathon Runner Cliff Young Won The Inaugural Event At Age 61

Reading Time: 2 minutes Australian ultra marathon runner Cliff Young won the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne ultra marathon in 1983 at the age of 61. How is this really possible? Surely someone a third of his age should have won the race easily. You would certainly think so, but this 61 year old potato farmer had a surprise in …

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Al Capone’s Soup Kitchen During the Great Depression

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the Great Depression of the late 1920’s and 1930’s, one of the most renowned criminal figure heads in America ran a charity. It was Al Capone’s soup kitchen for displaced workers in Chicago. But surely there’s more to the story than generosity. Al Capone rose to infamy during Prohibition. As the head of a …

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Hulk Hogan Passed On The Foreman Grill

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hulk Hogan passed on the George Foreman grill, and it has ultimately cost him millions, or should we say hundreds of millions? So how did he let such a massive windfall pass him by? Many would argue that no one should be surprised that a person famous for wrestling would make such a huge financial …

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China Bans Reincarnation Without Government Permission

Reading Time: 2 minutes China bans reincarnation for Buddhist monks in Tibet unless they get prior permission from the government. This surely can’t be true, can it? Well, it is true, and bizarre, but true nonetheless. It’s not exactly a new thing for governments to try to control certain aspects of peoples lives. The more totalitarian the government, the …

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In South Park George Clooney Played Stans Dog Sparky

Reading Time: 2 minutes In one episode of South Park George Clooney provided his voice talents to Stan’s dog, Sparky. So was this just one of the creators odd jokes at Clooney’s expense, or something else? And how extensive was his dialogue as a pet? Was it similar to Brian Griffin? Read on to find all of the answers. …

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