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Sir Isaac Newton’s Apple Tree is Still Alive and Growing Today

Reading Time: 2 minutes It may sound unbelievable, and even inconceivable, but would you believe that Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree is still growing today? That’s some three hundred and fifty years after the now famous, and might we also say groundbreaking incident which spurned his theory on gravity. Now, if you don’t know the story about Sir Isaac Newton’s apple …

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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 Melody for the Star Spangled Banner Came from a Drinking Song

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to national anthems, the tune, words and history instill pride in the countrymen and women who not only sing them, but also listen in. Even if the song isn;t from your own country, it’s something that you will listen in on and pay respect to. However, there are a few anthems from …

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Colgate In Spanish Translates To Go Hang Yourself, And Caused Trouble When They Tried To Market It

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wait just one God damn minute. Colgate in Spanish translates into “go hang yourself,” like really? In a bizarre twist in the world of translations this is actually the case, but not always, and we will explain. Most of us are familiar with poorly translated directions or instructions. Under most circumstances these mix ups between languages …

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9 Coolest and Strangest Places to Visit Before You Die

Reading Time: 7 minutes The world is a big place, and with its size comes quite a few weird things. While people certainly make up the majority of weirdness, there are some places that really do add some flavor to the world. So here are the 9 strangest places to visit before you die. 1 The Town Called Nothing There is …

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Iran Made The World’s Biggest Ostrich sandwich, But The Proof Was Eaten Before it Could Be Measured

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guinness World Record fail coming right up. Iran made the world’s biggest ostrich sandwich, but before it could be measured, it was eaten. I mean there are some pretty funny things that can happen when setting a record, but eating the evidence has to be one of the funniest things that I have ever heard …

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There’s an Incredible Red Beach in Panjin, China

Reading Time: 2 minutes You seriously have to love mother nature. From the stunning sunrises, through to the marvelous landscapes and on to the glorious sunsets, it sure knows how to put on a superb show. It’s just a grand old world to live in, and if the creatures that surround us fail to get our attention, we can always …

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England Banned Christmas In 1647

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have only one phrase to describe this action. Bah humbug. England banned Christmas in 1647! That’s right, a Christian country which was under the rule of possibly the most puritan leadership that the country has ever experienced, banned one of the most holy days on the Christian calendar. What was their deal? Were they secretly …

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Baby Walkers Are Banned In Canada

Reading Time: 3 minutes Only in Canada, eh. Baby walkers are banned in Canada. Seriously, they really are. Not only are they banned, but the penalties for owning and the sale and distribution of them are severely harsh, even for private homes, lawn sales and flea markets. But the ban got me thinking. Why are baby walkers banned in Canada? They …

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There’s An Island In India That Kills Visitors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jeepers creepers, this looks like it comes straight out of a 1970’s horror movie. Would you believe that there’s an island in India that kills visitors when they arrive? This terrifying island isn’t exactly overpopulated, or the number one tourist destination on all travel agents websites. Yet is one of the most frightening, and unforgivable places …

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