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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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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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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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