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The Difference Between Facts And Factoids

Reading Time: 2 minutes I thought for our first fact it would be appropriate to have a fact about facts and factoids. So what’s the difference between a fact and a factoid? A fact is clearly something that is true and the information is reliable. A fact is something that courts, scientific experiments and reliable referencing material, such as dictionaries …

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Original Snow White Story Had Cannibalism And Torture

Reading Time: 2 minutes The original Snow White story had cannibalism, cruelty and a bizarre twist of torture that would send shock waves through modern society. Sure, the story told by Disney was a great one. It was a little dark and disturbing, but in reality it was a relatively lighthearted take on a sinister classic tale. It was …

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John Elwes The Real Ebenezer Scrooge Fought A Rat For Food

Reading Time: 5 minutes All my life I thought that the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens “A Night Before Christmas,” was nothing more than a fictional character. the result of a creative imagination. But to my surprise, he was based on a real person. That’s right, the real Ebenezer Scrooge was based on a real person, a …

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The Real Peter Pan Committed Suicide

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s something that many people probably don’t know. One of the most popular children’s tales ever told, Peter Pan, was based on a real person. J. M. Barrie, the author of the story, based the title character on his informally adopted son, Peter Llewelyn Davies. What’s more, the real Peter Pan, as he would come to be known …

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In An Original Mulan Story She Committed Suicide Instead Of Becoming A Concubine

Reading Time: 3 minutes In an original Mulan story that was published in 1675, Mulan was to become a concubine, but instead, she committed suicide. WTF? We’ve become used to Disney sanitizing classic tales to entertain a wider audience, but WTF? The ending of Mulan in this version of original story is rather dark, so we can understand why they left it …

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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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