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In an interesting development, it is thought that blue streetlights are helping reducing crime and suicides in Japan and Scotland. In Tokyo, an increasing amount of railway companies have decided to install blue streetlights and blue light emitting apparatus...
Known as ambergris, you may be forgiven for thinking it is a rare flower or natural element that smells beautiful - especially when you learn it is sought out heavily by perfumeries. In fact, reading any bottle of perfume...
One woman growing up in the 1970s had an extremely bizarre fetish that led her to be attracted to inanimate objects, notably concrete walls. In 2008, Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer revealed that for 29 years she had been married to the...
The Pet Rock niche was one of those trends that comes and goes in the blink of an eye. It still was able to make one man very very rich, Gary Dahl the creator of the pet rock fad...
Workers at one factory in Hong Kong were in for a major shock when they discovered a World War I hand grenade in a packet of potatoes imported from France. The round grenade was found on February 2nd, 2019...
When it comes down to it there are only a couple of cases in history where pilot error was the sole reason for a fatal plane crash. One of those occasions is when a Russian Aeroflot pilot decided he...
If you were unhappy at your husband, you may have like living in Medieval Germany where you could challenge your husband to fight it out. Married couples had the option to fight in a marital duel, which was something...
During February 1948, the residents of a small town in Florida flocked to the Gulf beach. And it was not to look at the sea or enjoy some dolphin watching, no, it was to look at the evidence of...
A young mother of five ended up in The John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore with cervical cancer. Henrietta Lacks was her name and she came seeking medical attention during a time when care was not great for any poor...
Sometimes the crazy ideas may just work, and that was one of those moments in 1942 when a Dutch minesweeper was able to evade the enemy by disguising itself as an island. It was one of those crazy hail...
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