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Sunandha Kumariratana, The Queen Of Thailand, Drowned While Her Subjects Watched Because They Were Forbidden To Touch Her

Reading Time: 2 minutes In 1880, Sunandha Kumariratana, the queen of Thailand, drowned helplessly as her able bodied subjects simply watched from safety. This surely has to be one of the oddest things for a person to do. It’s part of our basic instinct to help someone who is in imminent danger. Yet Sunandha Kumariratana, the queen of Thailand drowned. So why …

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Attila The Hun Died Of A Nosebleed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Of all of the ways in which to go, this would have to be one of the less ceremonial ways, especially for a ruler renowned for his leadership and ferocity. The scourge of Rome in the 5th century, Attila the Hun died of a nosebleed. This kind of reminds me of the episode in the …

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Shakespeare’s Clay Pipe Showed Evidence Of Crack, Weed And Acid

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well this explains a lot. All those years struggling to comprehend his messed up tragedies, unfunny comedies and complex dialogue suddenly makes perfect sense. It seems entirely possible that the reason for his plays, which are a favorite for evil literary and English teachers the world over, were so complex is because he may have …

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Woody Harrelson’s Father Was a Hitman

Reading Time: 3 minutes The father of actor Woody Harrelson was a cold blooded killer. For one of the most recognizable actors in Holly wood, this hardly seems at all possible. Harrelson was after all an Academy Award nominee for best actor. But what he has done in his own life has nothing at all to do with the …

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Henry VIII Exploded In His Coffin

Reading Time: 3 minutes Well, I can think of a million bad things to happen at a funeral, but this certainly takes the cake. King Henry VIII exploded in his coffin at his own funeral. Disgusting if I may say so myself, and hardly befitting a monarch. But it’s what happened after Henry VIII exploded in his coffin that really makes this one of …

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Sean Connery Turned Down An Offer To Play Gandalf In Lord Of The Rings

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ridiculous blunder, or stupid mistake. We’ll let you decide. World famous Scottish actor Sean Connery turned down an offer to play Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, and presumably, the chance to reprise the role in the three Hobbit films. No big deal right? Well this decision actually managed to set back the aging James …

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Real Pronunciation Of Dr Seuss, Most Get It Wrong

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dr Seuss is a gentleman who needs no introduction. He is one of the most well known children’s authors and cartoonists that has ever lived. Although his rise to fame was a difficult one, nevertheless he succeeded, and we can all be thankful for that. But without a doubt, the most difficult part of this …

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The Beatles Watched George Harrison Lose His Virginity, Then Applauded

Reading Time: 3 minutes We all remember our first time having sex. For most of us the experience doesn’t always live up to expectation, and can leave us disappointed. A lot of the disappointment is due to inexperience, not knowing what to expect, nerves and a feeling of under performing. A lot of the time the second, and subsequent experiences …

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Charlie Chaplin’s Dead Body Was Stolen And Held For Ransom

Reading Time: 2 minutes Far out. Famous star of silent movies, Charlie Chaplin, was abducted and held for ransom. If you’re wondering how a celebrity managed to be taken hostage, and practically no one know about it, well not even he knew about it. The reason being that Charlie Chaplin’s dead body was stolen and held for ransom. Say …

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