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It Is Not Illegal To Escape From Prison In Germany, But Why?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that it’s not illegal to escape from prison in Germany and its neighbour, Austria, also has a similar rule? This is in stark contrast to the rest of the world. In nearly every country around the world it is illegal to escape from prison. Many prisoners try, and when they are either …

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Reno, Nevada Is Further West Than Los Angeles, California

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that Reno Nevada is further west than Los Angeles? Will it is, but how much further west is Reno Nevada from Los Angeles? Well it’s roughly in the vicinity of 86 miles (138 kilometers). But roughly? We’ll explain. So how did we get to this magical figure that tell us how much further west …

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The National Animal Of North Korea Is A Chollima (Like a Pegasus)

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you just read the title and were wondering what the hell is a Chollima, we can say it is a winged horse, much like the Pegasus of Greek mythology. Now, we are accustomed to weird and zany actions coming from the dictatorial North Korea, but a winged horse, that’s not even a real animal. …

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Book Predicted Titanic Sinking 14 Years Before The Event

Reading Time: 2 minutes When the unsinkable Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 it shook the world, but the events of the Titanic may have been unwittingly predicted fourteen years earlier. An American author of the late 19th and early 20th century by the name of Morgan Robertson, published a book  called Futility in 1898 that had eerie similarities …

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Police in India Are Given Moustache Pay

Reading Time: 2 minutes Believe it or not but police in the northern Madhya Pradesh state of India actually get paid an allowance for growing a moustache. Such an allowance may seem bizarre to many, especially from modern western cultures, but there was some logic behind the decision. Moustaches are one of those things that come and go with fads. …

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Bees Sniff Out Landmines After Training

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the most insidious and indiscriminate weapons of war have to be landmines. They kill and maim without discrimination or care both during, and for decades after wars have ended. One of the biggest problems is that once laid they are extremely difficult to find and dispose of, and many people and animals encounter …

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Alaska Is The Most Eastern Western And Northern US State

Reading Time: 2 minutes When the United States purchased Alaska for 2 cents an acre in 1867 it created a real geographic anomaly for the US. This might be hard to believe but Alaska is the most Northern, Western and Eastern State in the US. But how can this be when it borders the Pacific Ocean near the Arctic? …

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Hitler Was Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in 1939, the same year he started WWII. Why was Adolf Hitler nominated for the Nobel Peace prize? It wasn’t because he was a peaceful man, obviously. Nor was it because he was a charming fellow who wouldn’t harm a fly. It was done as a …

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