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The Most Successful Pirate Ever Was A Female Prostitute From China

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a spectacular example of why you should never judge a book by its cover. The most successful pirate of ever was a young, attractive female prostitute from China named Ching Shih. At the height of her power she commanded up to 1,800 ships , and up to 80,000 men, women and children. She practicality had …

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The Boy Who Voiced Bambi Went On To Become The Youngest Ever Marine Drill Instructor

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that the voice of Bambi went on to become a drill instructor? Not only a drill instructor, but the youngest ever in the Marines. This man turned out to be so tough that he served three tours in Vietnam. So I guess that you are wondering who this Marine drill instructor that …

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Longest Reigning Monarch in the World Ever Reigned for 82 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes The longest reigning monarch in the world ever was Sobhuza II, King of Swaziland who reigned for 82 years and nine months. He managed to beat his closest competitor but just over a year. That is of course an insurmountable amount of time to spend as a head of state, spanning much longer than the average …

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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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The Longest Story Ever Written by One Person is Peanuts

Reading Time: 3 minutes The longest story ever written by one person is not a gripping series of novels, nor is it The Never Ending Story (boy, was that a misleading title), it’s none other than Peanuts, the comic strip written by Charles M. Schulz. Clearly this is a rather big claim to make, especially with so many long and fantastic …

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Most Babies Born to One Mother at Once

Reading Time: 2 minutes It has been reported via social media, and a few suspect websites that an Indian woman set the enviable record for the most babies born to one mother at once. It was reported that she had delivered eleven babies, all at once, in a single pregnancy. Now that’s quite a massive number, and probably more suited …

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