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Emperor Caligula Didn’t Go To War With Poseidon

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is an often quoted fact that Roman Emperor Caligula once went to war with Poseidon, ordering his troops to throw spears into the sea. While crazy Roman Emperors appear not to be that rare, Caligula has gone down, along with Nero, as one of the most nutty among them. As if he had lost …

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Adolf Hitler Owned land In Colorado? True Or False?

Reading Time: 2 minutes This may seem a little hard to believe, given World War II, and it is, but there’s a claim that Adolf Hitler owned land in Colorado. It was only by chance that the opportunity ever presented itself to Hitler, but when it did, legend has it that Hitler jumped at it because of his life …

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Jeremy Bentham’s Corpse Attended UCL Board Meeting

Reading Time: 2 minutes   This is one of those rare cases where myth and fact cross paths. Have you heard the story that Jeremy Bentham’s corpse attended UCL board meetings? As the old story goes, his corpse was collected from its display case and placed in the board meetings. It also states that he was marked as being present, …

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Has Niagara Falls Ever Frozen Completely Over?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Has Niagara falls ever frozen completely over? That is, has it ever formed a complete land bridge made out of ice and stopped the flow of water completely? Sure, there are photographs that appear to show a phenomenon of magnificent proportions, but it hasn’t ever happened in recorded history. But it did come close. There …

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Were Scissors Invented By Leonardo Da Vinci?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Were scissors invented by Leonardo Da Vinci? While he certainly had the intellect and ability to invent them, he did not. The world famous artist of the renaissance was definitely an accomplished artist, but he was much more than this. He was also quite an inventor. Many of his manuscripts are filled with amazing drawings of …

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Links Between President Lincoln And Kennedy

Reading Time: 6 minutes Would you believe that there are links between president Lincoln and Kennedy? It may seem odd to link two great leaders that are separated by nearly a century, but the connections go very deep, and are eerie to say the least. But is it some kind of message, a deep meaning, or just pure coincidence? First …

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Napoleon Was Abducted And Had A Chip Inserted In His Head

Reading Time: 2 minutes When Napoleon was 25 he was abducted by aliens and had a chip inserted in his head. Well, he was apparently abducted, but he would have had no way of knowing that a microchip was inserted into his head. He wouldn’t even know what a microchip is. The microchip was discovered by French scientists who …

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