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The Inventor of the Guillotine Was Killed by Guillotine

Reading Time: 3 minutes Oh dag nam it. How unfortunate is this? The inventor of the guillotine was killed by guillotine. As we know, the benefit of hindsight is a wonderful tool to have, but is of little use, especially in this case. But in saying that, would the inventor of the guillotine have invented it if he knew he …

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The Founder Of Match.com Lost His Girlfriend To A Man She Met On Match.com. Poor Gary Kremen

Reading Time: 2 minutes Could you imagine loosing your girlfriend to your own creation? That’s what happened to the founder of Match.com, who lost his girlfriend to a man she met on Match.com. OUCH! Way back in the infancy of the internet, online dating was a relatively new thing. Well, everything online was a new thing. Gary Kremen, remember …

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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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In South Park George Clooney Played Stans Dog Sparky

Reading Time: 2 minutes In one episode of South Park George Clooney provided his voice talents to Stan’s dog, Sparky. So was this just one of the creators odd jokes at Clooney’s expense, or something else? And how extensive was his dialogue as a pet? Was it similar to Brian Griffin? Read on to find all of the answers. …

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A Condemned Man Tried To Keep Blinking After His Head Was Cut Off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Can you keep blinking after your head is cut off? One man sought to answer this very question, but doing so would cost him his life. This is the story of a French chemist, who during the Reign of Terror in France, following the revolution, was sentenced to the guillotine. As a chemist he was …

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The World’s Fattest Pole Dancer Is 252 Pounds (114kg)

Reading Time: 3 minutes As Marty McFly would say, this is heavy. The world’s fattest pole dancer tips the scales at a mind bending, or is it pole bending, 252 pounds (114kg). LuAyne Brown, the 29 year old mother of two from Maryland is a size 22. That’s typically twice the size and weight of a typical pole dancer. So …

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Mark Zuckerberg Said I Don’t Know Why They Trust Me

Reading Time: 2 minutes In 2003, a then 19 year old Mark Zuckerberg was in the middle of an exchange with a friend of his about his new website, The Facebook. But what on Earth was he talking about when he said “I don’t know why they trust me”? While chatting to a friend by instant messages Mark Zuckerberg …

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George RR Martin Sent A Letter To Jack Gleeson Congratulating Him On His Performance As Joffrey In Game Of Thrones

Reading Time: 2 minutes George RR Martin sent a letter to Jack Gleeson congratulating and praising him for his performance as King Joffrey in Game of Thrones. But of all the memorable performers in the popular show, why exactly did Martin single out Gleeson? Game of Thrones is of course the hugely popular and successful fantasy HBO series based upon …

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