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Bir Tawil is a Small Piece of Land Not Claimed by Any Country

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bir Tawil has to be one of the most unique pieces of land in the world today. The land is so unique because not one single country that borders Bir Tawil claims it. Surely there must be something wrong with the land if no one wants it? But to the best of our knowledge there’s actually …

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A Peppa Pig Episode Was Banned In Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2012 a Peppa Pig episode was banned in Australia. This is a one hundred percent confirmed incident, but why was a Peppa Pig episode banned in Australia? After all, the show is designed for children. Peppa Pig has become one of the most favored shows for preschoolers on television today. The show is designed …

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Pinball Machines Were Banned In New York City

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that pinball machines were once banned in New York city? But why on earth were pinball machines banned in New York city, I mean they’re not exactly the hive of criminal activity. Well, it all had to do with a perception of what they were, and that incorrect perception was gambling. Pinball …

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The First Car Race in America Reached Speeds of 7 Mph

Reading Time: 2 minutes Holy Toledo. The first car race in America reached average speeds of 7 mph (11 km/h). Although it was over a century ago, it surely must be described as the most mind numbingly boring race event of the last several hundred years. Going back to the late 19th century, the automobile was a relatively new …

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Columbo Was So Popular In Romania That The Government Feared Riots When It Was Cancelled

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that Columbo was one of the most popular shows on television in Romania? In fact, Columbo was so popular in Romania that when the show was cancelled the government feared riots from a disgruntled public. The show was so popular in the country that it was broadcast twice a week. For the uninitiated among …

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The Age Of Consent In Delaware Used To Be 7

Reading Time: 2 minutes The age of consent in Delaware used to be only 7 years of age. To be completely honest, that’s a total disgrace. But why was the age of consent in Delaware so low? Was the state just full of deviant pedophiles just preying on vulnerable children? No, but it wasn’t exactly an isolated case. For the …

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Tipping in Iceland Isn’t Expected

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tipping in Iceland, as opposed to other countries like the USA, isn’t expected. While there are many factoids circulating that say that tipping in Iceland isn’t allowed, this isn’t necessarily the case. You won’t be arrested, fined or even frowned upon if you leave a tip. Neither is it considered rude to do so, but it’s …

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Mothers of the Manchu People Would Perform Fellatio on Babies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is it just me that thinks there’s something wrong with this? The mothers of the Manchu people would perform fellatio on their babies during the dynastic era. They really would literally place the penis of their baby in their own mouth and begin to stimulate it! Sure, if you’re like me you would have instantly been …

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The Day Judy Garland Died A Tornado Hit Kansas

Reading Time: 3 minutes The day Judy Garland died a tornado hit Kansas. The day was June 22, 1969. Some of you might be thinking so what? But it’s actually one of those weird coincidences in nature that seem to pop up every now and then. How about we delve into this peculiarity a little further? Judy Garland is …

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Singapore’s National Animal Is A Merlion

Reading Time: 2 minutes Singapore’s national animal is a Merlion. Now, if you are wondering what the heck a Merlion is, well…. It’s not even a real animal. It’s yet another country that is confused between myth and reality, just like Scotland’s national animal, and North Korea’s one. At least Madison, Wisconsin could base their official bird on a real …

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