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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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Da Jesus Book is the Hawaiian Pidgin English Bible Translation

Reading Time: 2 minutes So I’m personally not that familiar with the Bible. It’s not that I find the whole idea of a God disturbing, or a subject that I’d rather avoid, it’s just if I was going to read a book I’d really prefer it to be something a little more entertaining. And this is where this translation …

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There’s a South African National Cleavage Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes All hail South Africa. Why? Well there’s a South African national cleavage day. It’s true, and sounds fun… Aah, I mean interesting and insightful. But why is there a national cleavage day in South African ? It is a pretty sexist thing to hold, and you don’t see anyone proclaiming a day to celebrate penises. …

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The Inventor of the Guillotine Was Killed by Guillotine

Reading Time: 3 minutes Oh dag nam it. How unfortunate is this? The inventor of the guillotine was killed by guillotine. As we know, the benefit of hindsight is a wonderful tool to have, but is of little use, especially in this case. But in saying that, would the inventor of the guillotine have invented it if he knew he …

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