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Uncle Sam Was A Meat Packer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Uncle Sam, the national personification of the American government was actually a meat packer from Troy, New York. That’s right, the authoritative looking and some would say tough looking Uncle Sam was a meat packer, nothing more. So how did a man from such a simple background come to become such a prominent figure in American …

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10 Percent Of All Marriages Are Between Cousins

Reading Time: 2 minutes When you read the fact about the Icelandic incest app you may have thought it was a joke, or you may have even had a chuckle at the idea. You probably even initially thought to yourself how many people really marry a cousin? Well it would appear that quite a few people do. To be …

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Condoms Were Once Illegal In The United States

Reading Time: 2 minutes Condoms used to be illegal in the US, believe it or not, but it’s true. Even more surprising was the length of time that condoms were illegal in the US, over 50 years. It may seem fairly illogical in todays world to ban such a vital piece of health protection, but that’s just what happened …

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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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Blue Jeans Are Illegal In North Korea

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blue jeans are illegal in North Korea. The reason behind it is rather ridiculous, but being ridiculous is what the reclusive socialist state does best. What is it about blue jeans that could warrant North Korea banning them throughout the country? The country is as well known for its cruel and oppressive nature as it …

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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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Synthetic Cannabis Dimethylheptylpyran Has a High That Lasts 3 Days

Reading Time: 3 minutes You’ve heard of marijuana, right? I guess that you have also heard of the synthetic cannabis called Kronic, which mimics the effects of the drug, but in many jurisdictions is still legal. But have you heard of Dimethylheptylpyran (DMHP, just because it’s easier)? You may not have ever heard of this drug, but it was a forerunner …

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Happy Birthday to You Has a Copyright

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that there is a Happy Birthday copyright? We’re of course talking about the song, not the recognized greeting for the birthday person. Furthermore, the song makes the holder of the copyright a hell of a lot of money. How much does the Happy Birthday copyright earn its owners? The next time you …

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