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New York City used to deliver mail through underground pneumatic tubes. They managed to deliver all sorts, including food using the same tube.

New York City used to deliver mail through underground pneumatic tubes. They managed to deliver all sorts, including food using the same tube. During the...

In 1669, Swedish Bishop Erik Emporagrius wrote in his book that a “wife should be considered the finest item in a man’s possessions or...

In 1669, Swedish Bishop Erik Emporagrius wrote in his book that a “wife should be considered the finest item in a man’s possessions or...

Bishop of Winchester Henry of Blois was the largest brothel owner in the UK back in 1161. He called his prostitutes “Winchester Geese”. King...

Bishop of Winchester Henry of Blois was the largest brothel owner in the UK back in 1161. He called his prostitutes “Winchester Geese”. King...

During WWII a man called Bob Fletcher took care of the farms of three Japanese American families while they were interned. Bob kept their...

During WWII a man called Bob Fletcher took care of the farms of three Japanese American families while they were interned. Bob kept their...

John F. Kennedy claimed he only learned about the great depression in textbooks while attending Harvard. Kennedy had a privileged upbringing and went to...

John F Kennedy claimed he only learned about the great depression in textbooks while attending Harvard. Kennedy had a privileged upbringing and went to...

Britain is responsible for 63 independence celebrations throughout the world. This makes it almost every week a country celebrates its independence from the UK.

Britain is responsible for 63 independence celebrations throughout the world. This makes it almost every week a country celebrates its independence from the UK. Guess...

In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II decided not to breed Welsh Corgis anymore as she did not want to leave any behind when she died....

In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II decided not to breed Welsh Corgis anymore as she did not want to leave any behind when she died....

Lionel Royce was an actor in Nazi Germany who lost his job for being a Jew. He went to the Alps, grew a beard...

Lionel Royce was an actor in Nazi Germany who lost his job for being a Jew. He went to the Alps, grew a beard...

Persian King Agha Mohammad ate half of a melon, asked to store the rest & said to 3 of his servants, if any pieces...

Persian King Agha Mohammad ate half of a melon, asked to store the rest & said to 3 of his servants, if any pieces...

Cleopatra was well educated and spoke a dozen languages. She was known for her intellect more than her beauty. She earned a name as...

Cleopatra was well educated and spoke a dozen languages. She was known for her intellect more than her beauty. She earned a name as...

Pig’s snout, mare’s arse, grandson of the Serpent, an idiot before God, unchristened brow, fool of all the world and slaughterhouse cur. These are...

Pig’s snout, mare’s arse, grandson of the Serpent, an idiot before God, unchristened brow, fool of all the world and slaughterhouse cur. These are...

Just before George Washington died in 1799, he allegedly said he would never set foot on English soil ever again”. So, when they erected...

Just before George Washington died in 1799, he allegedly said he would never set foot on English soil ever again”. So, when they erected...

During the coronation of Napoleon in 1804, he went against the tradition and crowned himself instead of having the Pope put the crown on...

During the coronation of Napoleon in 1804, he went against the tradition and crowned himself instead of having the Pope put the crown on...

Justinian II of Byzantine Emperor was called “the slit nosed”. His nose was cut off in 695 to stop him from seeking the throne...

Justinian II of Byzantine Emperor was called “the slit nosed”. His nose was cut off in 695 to stop him from seeking the throne...

The oldest continuously run business in the world is a hot spring hotel in Japan that’s been in operation since 705 A.D!

The oldest continuously run business in the world is a hot spring hotel in Japan that's been in operation since 705 A.D! Founded by Fujiwara...

German theoretical physicist Max Planck was told by his professor not to go into Physics as “almost everything is discovered already”. So Planck said...

German theoretical physicist Max Planck was told by his professor not to go into Physics as “almost everything is discovered already”. So Planck said...

Imperial China had strict laws on how one depicts the dragon in the artwork. Commoners can only draw three claws. Nobility and high officials...

Imperial China had strict laws on how one depicts the dragon in the artwork. Commoners can only draw three claws. Nobility and high officials...

In 1925, Victor Lustig, a conman in France, impersonated a government official and managed to sell the Eiffel Tower twice.

In 1925, Victor Lustig, a conman in France, impersonated a government official and managed to sell the Eiffel Tower twice. He decided to sell the...

High-class women from Tudor time isolated themselves in the dark for a period of time before they give birth. They called this period “Lying...

High-class women from Tudor time isolated themselves in the dark for a period of time before they give birth. They called this period “Lying...

When Christoper Columbus returned to Spain, he was jailed for mistreating the native population of Hispaniola.

When Christoper Columbus returned to Spain, he was jailed for mistreating the native population of Hispaniola. The king jailed him and a few of his...
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