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Colgate In Spanish Translates To Go Hang Yourself, And Caused Trouble When They Tried To Market It

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wait just one God damn minute. Colgate in Spanish translates into “go hang yourself,” like really? In a bizarre twist in the world of translations this is actually the case, but not always, and we will explain. Most of us are familiar with poorly translated directions or instructions. Under most circumstances these mix ups between languages …

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Shakespeare’s Clay Pipe Showed Evidence Of Crack, Weed And Acid

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well this explains a lot. All those years struggling to comprehend his messed up tragedies, unfunny comedies and complex dialogue suddenly makes perfect sense. It seems entirely possible that the reason for his plays, which are a favorite for evil literary and English teachers the world over, were so complex is because he may have …

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Da Jesus Book is the Hawaiian Pidgin English Bible Translation

Reading Time: 2 minutes So I’m personally not that familiar with the Bible. It’s not that I find the whole idea of a God disturbing, or a subject that I’d rather avoid, it’s just if I was going to read a book I’d really prefer it to be something a little more entertaining. And this is where this translation …

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Real Pronunciation Of Dr Seuss, Most Get It Wrong

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dr Seuss is a gentleman who needs no introduction. He is one of the most well known children’s authors and cartoonists that has ever lived. Although his rise to fame was a difficult one, nevertheless he succeeded, and we can all be thankful for that. But without a doubt, the most difficult part of this …

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Superman Was Inspired By Moses, Not Jesus

Reading Time: 3 minutes Superman was inspired by Moses. You know the guy, he’s the one from the Bible that parted the sea fleeing the Egyptians and collected the Ten Commandments. Sure, the Bible certainly makes him out to be the all round good guy, freeing an enslaved people and acting as a moral compass for the rest of us, …

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The Oxford English Dictionary Was Largely Written By A Murderer From A Mental Institution

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Oxford English Dictionary was mostly written by a murderer who cut off his own penis and spent a lot of his time in a mental institution. This certainly detracts from the image that I always had of a rather boring, reclusive professor who had nothing better to do than to think of every known …

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Why Did The Tin Man Want A Heart? The Morbid Story

Reading Time: 4 minutes So why did the Tin Man want a heart? Once you get through this you will realize that it’s one of the most messed up characters in juvenile fiction ever. Not because he was a shinny guy, but because of the bizzarre circumstances surrounding his creation. I do suppose thought that the logical answer to the …

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