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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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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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Too Cool To Do Drugs Pencil Was Withdrawn Because When It Was Sharpened A Different Message Appeared

Reading Time: 2 minutes When New York city introduced a new gimmick in 1998  to dissuade kids from narcotics they decided on a too cool to do drugs pencil. The city distributed a pencil with the words “too cool to do drugs” written along its length. Surely it couldn’t do any harm, and it presented a strong message on …

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Chainsaws Were Made To Deliver Babies

Reading Time: 2 minutes If I were to say that chainsaws were originally made to deliver babies, what would you say? You would probably think I’m off my face on some hallucinogenic party drug or something. How could a device that’s widely used in the timber industry, and I can’t forget B grade horror movies, ever be associated with the …

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Book Predicted Titanic Sinking 14 Years Before The Event

Reading Time: 2 minutes When the unsinkable Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 it shook the world, but the events of the Titanic may have been unwittingly predicted fourteen years earlier. An American author of the late 19th and early 20th century by the name of Morgan Robertson, published a book  called Futility in 1898 that had eerie similarities …

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Plastic Surgeons Practice On Cadaver Heads

Reading Time: 2 minutes Awkward or inappropriate question time. Do plastic surgeons practice on cadaver heads? For a surgical practice that devotes much of its time to vanity, could it be possible that the very people we entrust to improve on our looks earned and honed their skills in a rather gruesome manner? The truth might just gross you out. To …

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Australia’s Glowing Lake

Reading Time: 2 minutes   There’s no doubt about it that Australia has some pretty amazing scenery. From the gorgeous beaches, to the harsh red center, the landscape of the country is breath taking. But did you know that  Australia has a glowing lake? It quite literally does glow, and by all accounts is an eerie sight. Australia really …

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