The 20 Greatest Historical Myths of All Time
The 20 Greatest Historical Myths of All Time
Many well-known historical "facts" are myths, with no basis in fact. Here are 20 of the most common, which have misled and misinformed people for years, decades, or centuries. picked by BrownTrout 2 years ago
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 Many Brits make it in the US - not all keep their accents
Many Brits make it in the US - not all keep their accents
A cut glass English accent can fool unsuspecting Americans into detecting a "brilliance that isn't there". picked by Bornbad 2 years ago
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 Debt? America? get out.
Debt? America? get out.
I had heard we were in debt, but untill you compare the US to other countries it doesn't seem that significant. picked by gammerus 2 years ago
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 Boy scout lost in woods found alive
Boy scout lost in woods found alive
He was found a mile and a half from where he went missing four days earlier. Looks like someone won't be getting their orienteering badge. picked by unzercharlie 2 years ago
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 Baby Polar Bear Debate: 'The Zoo Must Kill The Bear!'
Baby Polar Bear Debate: 'The Zoo Must Kill The Bear!'
Handlers at Berlin Zoo are facing criticism from animal rights activists for rearing a polar bear cub. picked by suebe 2 years ago
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 Russia starts playing hardball with Iran
Russia starts playing hardball with Iran
Russia has told Iran that it will withhold nuclear fuel for a power plant Moscow is building inside the Islamic republic, unless Tehran halts it's contentious uranium enrichment program. picked by Bornbad 2 years ago
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 Hundreds of Muslims protest after Playboy Indonesia editor faces two years in prison
Hundreds of Muslims protest after Playboy Indonesia editor faces two years in prison
...saying two years was not enough. picked by Hoosker 2 years ago
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 Lawnchair Larry
Lawnchair Larry
The classic story of one man's wish to fly. picked by gratheo 2 years ago
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 2007 is "Year of the Windmill".
2007 is "Year of the Windmill".
Holland owes much to its windmills (and dikes) and wouldn't be the country we know today, if it wasn't for them.
This might sound like a bit of an exaggeration, but half of present-day Holland would not exist if it hadn't been for the windmills and the dikes. picked by 2manyusernames 2 years ago
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 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived
101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived
Some fictional characters have had more impact on the world than real people picked by whi73rav3n 2 years ago
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 Family Suicides in The Netherlands
Family Suicides in The Netherlands
Last week, another father jumped in front of a train with his two children. Woman found dead in her house with her children... Etc. Should the news report this? picked by Ankabout 2 years ago
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 Green River boy to represent Utah at National Spelling Bee - while parents deported to India
Green River boy to represent Utah at National Spelling Bee - while parents deported to India
Ken and Sarita Sah were deported back to India last July after 16 years residing legally in this country. They ultimately lost their battle to remain under tough U.S. immigration regulations in the post- 9/11 atmosphere. picked by Bornbad 2 years ago
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 Update: Vicious remarks flood Register's Web site after obese woman gives birth.
Update: Vicious remarks flood Register's Web site after obese woman gives birth.
She's been called "grossly obese," "disgusting," a mother who "can't even take care of herself." picked by Bornbad 2 years ago
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 The Great "Fire-Wall" of China
The Great "Fire-Wall" of China
China plans to tighten controls on Internet blogs and webcasts in a response to new technologies that have allowed citizens to avoid government censorship efforts. There are currently over 50 people "rotting" in prison for such crimes against the state. picked by BrownTrout 2 years ago
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 Let Mexico Burn!
Let Mexico Burn!
Yet another unbelievable example of massive Mexican cajones! The Mexican government has filed a formal grievance with the United States because New Mexico fire fighters briefly crossed the border to extinguish a fire that started in the U.S. and spread South. picked by BrownTrout 2 years ago
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 Oprah's school 'too strict'
Oprah's school 'too strict'
"It was a nightmare. We had only two hours to see my child. Surely this isn't a prison or an institution?" picked by Bornbad 2 years ago
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 Scientist Latest report on Global Warming; “Things are happening and happening faster than we expected”
Scientist Latest report on Global Warming; “Things are happening and happening faster than we expected”
• Mass extinction
• Millions without water
• Millions with too much water
• Malaria will spread
• Buffalo Bills will win Superbowl picked by Hoosker 2 years ago
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 Maybe holding out on selling wasn't such a great idea after all...
Maybe holding out on selling wasn't such a great idea after all...
After being rebuffed by attempts to buy this one remaining property, developers left this family's home forty feet up on its own concrete island. picked by jaxomlotus 2 years ago
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 Interesting maps
Interesting maps
These maps show the world how it really is - with the countries either shrunk or blown out of proportion, depending on the chosen parameter (e.g. wealth, military spending, toy exports). picked by Kitsune86 2 years ago
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 Finnish MP seeks votes in Klingon
Finnish MP seeks votes in Klingon
Finnish member of parliament is aiming for re-election by campaigning with a translation of his Web site into Klingon and I'm voting for Captain kirk picked by sholom22 2 years ago
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 Propaganda Art From Around The World
Propaganda Art From Around The World
Interesting collection of propaganda art and posters from around the world. American, British, German, Chinese, Russian... Mostly World War II and cold war era stuff. Also a section on "health and hygiene" that is particularly interesting! picked by BrownTrout 2 years ago
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 Floating & Cruising City
Floating & Cruising City
This company is building the world's largest ship. Not exactly a cruise ship but rather a floating and moving city. Check the links at the top of the page, they're slightly hidden. picked by Ankabout 2 years ago
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 Chinese city orders pet dogs killed
Chinese city orders pet dogs killed
Those Chinese have a logical answer for everything. picked by Bornbad 2 years ago
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 Never-say-die attitude saves 'dead' jogger
Never-say-die attitude saves 'dead' jogger
She chanced upon a 78-year-old man who had just been hit by a car and had stopped breathing. He had been shrouded head to toe with a blanket by a passerby who said she was a medical professional. picked by Bornbad 2 years ago
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 Saudi rape victim faces 90 lashes for crime of "being there"
Saudi rape victim faces 90 lashes for crime of "being there"
Yep... it's her fault for being alone with a man not related to her. Another example of Islamic law at it's finest! picked by BrownTrout 2 years ago
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