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50 Really Fascinating Facts about Stamps

May 26, 2022

1 The Elvis Stamp In 1993, when US postal service issued a commemorative postage stamp honoring Elvis Presley's 58th birthday, fans mailed envelopes with first-day issues of the stamp to fictitious addresses so that they would receive their letters back, marked with the words "return to sender." 2. The USPS mistook a Las Vegas replica of Statue of Liberty for the real one in New York when creating the Lady Liberty "forever" stamp in 2010, resulting in $3.5 million payo ...read more

The Forgotten Integration Of The US Army In World War II

May 26, 2022

“God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.” —Albert Einstein In A Nutshell Until 1948, black soldiers served in segregated units in the US military. However, during the final months of the European theater of World War II, the military experimented with integrated companies. Although Hollywood and many historians would forget this experience, the success helped turn the US military into the most integrated element of society from what was one of ...read more

Genuine Facts About The Gemini Zodiac Sign

May 25, 2022

Geminis are born between May 21 and June 21. The word “Gemini” comes from the Latin word meaning “twins,” which suggests there are two sides to a Gemini. If you have this star sign or know someone who does, we’ll let you decide whether that’s true! Regardless of how many sides they have, nobody ever gets bored when a Gemini is around. They are playful, funny, and care a lot about their friends. Gemini doesn’t take life too seriously – no wonder they are such great company. What ...read more

50 Surprising Facts about Maps

May 25, 2022

1 Old Map in Chimney In 2016, an intricate, a 300-year-old map of the world was discovered wedged into a chimney in Aberdeen to stop a draft. It was delivered to the National Library in Scotland for painstaking restoration. 2. The world's oldest, largest, and intact map from the middle ages is the 'Mappa Mundi' located in England. It depicts geographical, historical, and religious highlights of 1300. It is a map of the world's knowledge from a spiritual and earthly narr ...read more

How to Hide Your Amazon Orders—and Keep Your Purchases Private

May 25, 2022

Do you have a shared Amazon account or just love to surprise your family? Then it's time to find out how to hide your Amazon orders. During the pandemic, online shopping has greatly increased in popularity. Not only as a retail therapy during tough times, but also to procure essentials items such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Amazon Prime benefits make online shopping more convenient than ever, with free two-day delivery on all the best Amazon products, some of which you can get for fr ...read more

The Nuclear Rainbow Bomb Parties Of 1962

May 25, 2022

In A Nutshell On July 9, 1962, the US launched a thermonuclear warhead into space from the Pacific Ocean. The resulting explosion turned the skies into a technicolor light show of nuclear fallout. In Hawaii, where the effects were most visible, hotels arranged “rainbow bomb parties” so their guests could have a rooftop view of the radioactive particles drifting across the sky. The Whole Bushel James Van Allen was a renowned physicist and space scientist during the Cold War. In 1958, he di ...read more

60 Interesting Facts of the Day

May 25, 2022

jeuren says: Thank you for your posting on the random facts. I too love random facts. Here is one fact that occurred to me and my friend Rigo and our lady friend Smupa. We were on a journey of the mind, body, and soul in a small vessel adrift on the vast ocean. At some point along the way, a series of humongous bubbles surfaced just beneath our tiny vessel, nearly capsizing us in the process. A sharply foul odor was soon realized, causing in us an unusual sequence of events. Rigo began to ...read more

Why Do Men Have Nipples? Do They Serve Any Purpose?

May 25, 2022

In mammals, including humans, the main purpose of the nipple is to help nurse the offspring. This function is so important to organisms like us that it is considered one of our defining features. Yet, men and other male mammals are generally incapable of breastfeeding babies even though they have nipples. So why do men have nipples? and do they serve any purpose? Let’s find out! Why do male embryos develop nipples? Human embryo, scientifically accurate 3D illustration. According to ex ...read more

15 Surprising Facts About New Jersey

May 25, 2022

Most commonly nicknamed “The Garden State,” New Jersey was the 3rd state to join the United States of America on December 18, 1787. It has a population of 8,882,190 people (as of 2019), making it the 11th most populous state. New Jersey is bordered by the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. With 8,722 square miles (22,591 square kilometers) of land and water, it is the 47th largest state. The capital of New Jersey is Trenton, situated centrally in the state. That’s enough fast ...read more

25 Kickass Random Facts List #746

May 25, 2022

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 745, click here 1-5 Kickass Random Fact 1. Australia has 2 active volcanoes on Heard McDonald Islands, one of the remotest places on earth. It is very cold, mostly barren, erupts frequently, and has many wrecks around it. It has 71 species of fungi and was recently involved in legal proceedings between two entities (Australia the UK). – Source 2. To collect taxes, Christian IV of Denmark asked captains of ships crossing the sound to estimate ...read more