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A Religious Group In India, The Aghori Baba, Eat Their Dead

Reading Time: 2 minutes Different religious beliefs and customs around the world may at times seem unusual, or even disgusting to many people. Take for instance the Etoro Tribe in Papua New Guinea. Their religious practices would make most people squeamish. It seems however that they are not the only religion or religious sect that can have that affect …

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The Newport Scandal, FDR’s Crackdown On Gays In The Navy Involved Oral Sex

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Newport scandal arose in 1919 following a poorly thought through exercise to investigate suspected homosexuals in the US Navy. It created controversy because of the methods used, and how enlisted personnel were also used in the investigation. One of the methods used to “weed out” homosexuals was by performing oral sex on enlisted men. Who could …

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Proud As Punch Phrase Comes from a Homicidal Puppet Character

Reading Time: 2 minutes As proud as punch. The chances are you have heard the saying, or even used it yourself at some point in time. The earliest known use of the popular phrase was used in 1797, and it has even been used by Charles Dickens. Dickens also used the alternative variation, pleased as Punch in his novels. As …

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The Simpsons Movie: Banned In Burma

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that The Simpsons movie is banned in Burma? It totally is, and it’s not for the reason that you are probably thinking, namely the infamous nude scene with Bart. The Simpsons movie is banned in Burma because of just two colors. The long anticipated Simpsons movie was released quite a few years …

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