21 Weird and Interesting Christmas Facts

Reading Time: 23 minutes Are you ready for weird and interesting Christmas facts? If you are like most people who follow the Christian faith, you will most likely celebrate Christmas on December 25 each year. As Christmas is supposed to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, is has been celebrated for the best part of two millennium. Over that long …

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Elephants Rape Rhinos and Kill Them

Reading Time: 2 minutes Elephants rape Rhinos and kill them. Is this for real? Do elephants really rape and kill rhinos? It hardly sounds realistic or plausible, but it is completely true and has been documented several times, even being captured on camera. It is completely understandable for an elephant to kill a rhino in self defence, practically every animal will defend themselves or …

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A 1995 Newsweek Internet Article Was Published About Why The Internet Would Fail

Reading Time: 3 minutes Talk about being on the wrong side of history. There was a 1995 Newsweek internet article explaining why the internet was doomed to failure. They could hardly be more wrong in hindsight, but the signs should have been there. Read on to see just how wrong the prediction was. The internet. It has become a part …

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Disney Had A Shortlived Self Destruct DVD

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fans of children’s show Inspector Gadget will recall that whenever he gets instructions it ends with a message that it will self destruct, usually within a few seconds. This technology has been in use by government and business organisations for decades, however they never exploded. But have you ever heard of a self destruct DVD? …

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Indonesia Walking Dead Ritual Known As Ma’nene

Reading Time: 2 minutes The common saying is that there are only two things that you can guarantee in life, death and taxes. The way we are taxed can vary from region to region, but death is always the same. The way we mourn or celebrate a life certainly does vary from culture to culture. The Toraja district of …

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Gary Burghoff Aka Radar from Mash Had a Deformed Hand

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a prime example of how fickle show business can be. Did you know that Gary Burghoff, who is perhaps best known for his portrayal as Radar in both the movie MASH and its television re-incarnation, has a deformed left hand? It’s one hundred percent true. Gary Burghoff has a deformed hand, specifically his …

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Spam Is Named After A Monty Python Script

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that spam got named after a Monty Python script? We’re talking about the annoying mass emails here, not the canned food. But surprisingly the two are connected. Spam emails and spam food How exceedingly frustrating and annoying is spam? We have all been the recipient of it in one form or the other. …

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Nolan Bushnell Rejected Steve Jobs Offer for 30% Share in Apple

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well that would suck. Could you imagine turning down $140 billion? Yeah, that’s billion with a “B”, and 140 of them. That was the fateful decision one man made one day in 1976, but how was he to know what the future held? Who was the man and what was it he turned down? It …

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