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Scotland’s National Animal Is A Unicorn

Reading Time: 3 minutes Scotland’s national animal is actually a unicorn which isn’t even a real animal. But why is Scotland’s national animal a unicorn? The unicorn is a symbol of purity and grace. The coat of arms of James VI of Scotland had two unicorns on it. But come on. It’s a creature of myth and legend. Are the Scots breaking …

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An 18th Century Ship Was at the World Trade Center Site

Reading Time: 2 minutes Imagine the surprise. In land, at the site former Twin Towers World Trade Center, workers find a ship. It would have been the very last thing that they would have expected to find at a place of such horror and sadness. But alas, that’s exactly what they found. A ship at the World Trade Center …

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Is The Punishment For Masturbation Decapitation In Indonesia?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is the punishment for masturbation in Indonesia decapitation? It’s not exactly a big secret that some Asian countries have a harsh criminal code. In many countries around Asia the harshest penalties are reserved for drug related crimes, namely importation and distribution. Other crimes that can result in a harsh penalty include murder, rape and serious …

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The Loudest Noise Ever Heard

Reading Time: 2 minutes The loudest noise ever heard was an event so shocking and terrible that not only was it deafening, but also tremendously destructive. It wasn’t exactly the sound that caused the destruction, although it in itself would have had enough power to cause damage, it was the event that caused the loudest noise ever heard that was …

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Australia’s Glowing Lake

Reading Time: 2 minutes   There’s no doubt about it that Australia has some pretty amazing scenery. From the gorgeous beaches, to the harsh red center, the landscape of the country is breath taking. But did you know that  Australia has a glowing lake? It quite literally does glow, and by all accounts is an eerie sight. Australia really …

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The Official Bird Of Madison, Wisconsin Is The Plastic Pink Flamingo

Reading Time: 2 minutes The official bird of Madison, Wisconsin is the plastic pink flamingo. Now this would seem pretty weird and peculiar to use something that isn’t real as an official animal, but Madison isn’t the first and only place to make such a decision. You may have read our other facts about some other animals that aren’t …

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The Black Rose Of Halfeti Is So Rare It Only Grows In One Region Of Turkey

Reading Time: 2 minutes The black rose of Halfeti is a flower that is often mentioned, yet rarely seen. In fact, if you were to see one bloom you would have to be in Halfeti, Turkey, the only place in the world that they grow. It’s for this reason that they are often called the Halfeti Rose. Roses. Women love …

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