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In 1719, one lawmaker had an idea to populate Louisiana, France’s settlement in the new world that desperately needed new people. And his idea was one that could not be refused, what did prisoners want more than anything? Their...
One day Chief Inspector Robert Ledru put his socks on and they were pretty damp which was strange, but he had no time to worry about such trivial things! He had just arrived in Le Havre to work on...
The year was 1982 and one valiant truck driver by the name of Larry Walters was ready to be airborne. Frustrated with his failed dreams of being in the US Airforce and seeing his childhood dreams of being a...
We have seen him roar hundreds of times before, at the start of thousands of movies, the MGM lion’s roar could even be described as a staple of every movie-loving family household. It is probably one of the world’s...
Poveglia in Italy is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the world. The government has deemed it so strange it is illegal to go onto this Italian island and it sits empty, forgotten by the...
A Texas prisoner by the name of Steven Jay Russell, in 1998, was given a very special parole due to health issues. He was allowed to go and rest in a hospice due to his medical records: he was...
During the 18th century if you happened to travel around England, then you will have come across an Alewife, there were several notorious ones such as Mother Louse. In fact, during this era, woman dominated the whole of the...
When it comes to prehistoric times it really is as if every animal was bigger than its modern counterpart. Mammoths were bigger than elephants and sloths were even taller than elephants! Some researchers have even found alligators and crocodiles...
There is one fish in the ocean that you may not want to come across on a day of ocean fishing. If you happen to be out on a boating trip with some deep sea fishing in the Atlantic...
Just about a century ago the rage was, of course, to have a glow in the dark watch, nobody could resist them. It was a novelty that was being marketed heavily and making watch companies millions, it was like...
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