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25 Intriguing Facts About the Great Wall of China

Jun 24, 2022

The Great Wall of China is a miraculous achievement in and of itself. For many years, dynasties and people have gone into the making of the Great Wall. It has witnessed many people die while constructing it or while invading it. However, today it is an attraction for many tourists who come from all over the world to visit the Wall. There are still many mysteries and unknown facts about the Wall that many people aren’t aware of. Let’s check 25 intriguing facts about the Great Wall of China. ...read more

Delayed or Cancelled Flight? Here’s What to Do So You Aren’t Left Hanging

Jun 24, 2022

Your time spent traveling can often expand thanks to unforeseen flight delays or, worse, cancellations. Here's what to do should your flight be delayed or cancelled. When your best-laid travel plans go awry Sometimes the actual travel part of traveling throws up unpleasant roadblocks to your vacation dreams. When flying, your flight(s) may get delayed or cancelled, causing you to miss a connection and leaving you wondering whether you should leave the airport during your layover to find somet ...read more

Abhartach, The Original Vampire Chieftain Of Ireland

Jun 24, 2022

In A Nutshell Many people are under the impression that the modern vampire originated in Transylvania, but this is not quite accurate. One of the ancient vampire stories in Ireland is the Celtic legend of the undead Irish chieftain Abhartach. Given that Bram Stoker studied in Ireland for a long time, he was likely to be familiar with the tale. Even if it was not the sole inspiration, it was likely part of what became the vampire we know today. The Whole Bushel The legend says that back in the ...read more

Animals That Have Visited Space InfoGraphic

Jun 26, 2022

Did you know that animals have been physically exploring space long before humans ever got the first chance to? It’s totally true! These animal astronauts were experiments conducted by scientists to make sure that it was safe for humans to make the same trips all by themselves. I know it sounds mean, but at least they sent a few “non-animal” crafts up there first to test the… erm, waters? Anyway, moving swiftly on, the first-ever animal to head off into space was ...read more

Random #336 – 50 Lesser Known Random Facts

Jun 24, 2022

1 Outback Steakhouse Outback Steakhouse was founded in Tampa, Florida by 4 Americans who had never visited Australia. They simply saw an opportunity to ride the wave of popularity of all things Australian following the 1986 film Crocodile Dundee. Their concept was "American food and Australian fun." 2. Alan Turing, the cryptographer who was responsible for breaking the Nazi Enigma code during World War 2 was also an Olympic-level runner and he developed a new field of b ...read more

The Amazing Truth About A Deck Of Cards

Jun 24, 2022

In A Nutshell There are more possible arrangements in a deck of cards than there are stars in the known universe. The full number is 52 factorial, which is (very, very roughly) an eight followed by 67 zeroes. The Whole Bushel The standard 52-card deck has been around for 500 years or more. What is rather unbelievable is that there are so many possible arrangements of the cards, it is statistically unlikely that any two have ever repeated in all of history. There are in fact 80,658,175,170,943 ...read more

That Time a U.S. President Killed a Man in Cold Blood and Got Away With It Scot-Free

Jun 24, 2022

On May 30, 1806, Andrew Jackson dueled with famed marksman Charles Dickinson, killing him, after Dickinson insulted Jackson in a variety of ways including calling Jackson’s wife of bigamist.  This latter point was a sore spot for Jackson as his wife really had married him while she was still married to her former husband.  She had separated from her first husband, Captain Lewis Robards, in 1790 and subsequently moved in with Jackson and began calling herself his wife.  The two were soo ...read more

Why Are Amish Beards Worn with No Moustache? Here Are Some Interesting Facts About the Amish Community

Jun 24, 2022

The Amish are an interesting group of traditional Christians with Swiss and German backgrounds. The Amish immigrated from Europe for religious freedom and better farmlands. They follow simple living, avoid modern technology and maintain a self-sufficient way of life.  They value rural life. Non-Amish people are referred to as “English.” They practice nonresistance and do not perform any type of military service. Amish beards are a symbol of commitment and manhood to the men in the communi ...read more

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