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Aki Ra, a former Khmer Rouge child soldier has personally found and/or destroyed over 50,000 land mines. He now trains bomb experts, curates a mine museum, and advocates for demining and the victims of mines.

Aki Ra Not to be confused with Akira (disambiguation). Aki Ra (sometimes written Akira) is a former Khmer Rouge conscripted child soldier who works as a deminer and museum curator in Siem Reap, Cambodia. He has devoted his life to removing landmines in Cambodia and to caring for young landmine victims. Aki Ra states that …

Aki Ra, a former Khmer Rouge child soldier has personally found and/or destroyed over 50,000 land mines. He now trains bomb experts, curates a mine museum, and advocates for demining and the victims of mines. Read More »

A teenaged Evel Kinevel, while working at a copper mine, popped a wheelie with a piece of heavy machinery. He hit a power line, causing the city of Butte, Montana to lose power for several hours.

Evel Knievel Robert Craig Knievel (/kˈniːvəl/; October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007), professionally known as Evel Knievel, was an American stunt performer and entertainer. Over the course of his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps. Knievel was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999. He died of pulmonary disease …

A teenaged Evel Kinevel, while working at a copper mine, popped a wheelie with a piece of heavy machinery. He hit a power line, causing the city of Butte, Montana to lose power for several hours. Read More »

Loretta Lynn’s Song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” is 100% a true story. The song describes her dad working all night in the coal mine and hoeing corn all day. Her father really was “a coal miner and subsistence farmer,” and she really was born in Butcher Hollow, KY.

Loretta Lynn Not to be confused with Loretta Lynch. Loretta Lynn (née Webb; April 14, 1932) is an American singer songwriter. In a career which spans six decades in country music, Lynn has released multiple gold albums. She is famous for hits such as “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)”, “Don’t Come Home …

Loretta Lynn’s Song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” is 100% a true story. The song describes her dad working all night in the coal mine and hoeing corn all day. Her father really was “a coal miner and subsistence farmer,” and she really was born in Butcher Hollow, KY. Read More »

In the Falklands, an abandoned minefield has accidentally become a penguin sanctuary. The mines were set in the Falklands conflict and have remained there since, keeping humans away. The local Magellanic penguins are too small to set them off and have thrived in the area.

The Falklands penguins that would not explode The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands were intended to kill or maim British soldiers, but over the last 35 years they have become de facto nature reserves for penguins. For better or worse, however, the time has now come for their home to be demined, reports Matthew …

In the Falklands, an abandoned minefield has accidentally become a penguin sanctuary. The mines were set in the Falklands conflict and have remained there since, keeping humans away. The local Magellanic penguins are too small to set them off and have thrived in the area. Read More »

The sauna is such a deeply igrained part of the Finnish culture, that finns will even build them in war. Custom dictates no titles or hierarchies are allowed in the sauna, including military ranks in saunas built and used by soldiers.

Finnish sauna Saunas are an integral part of the way of life in Finland. They are found on the shores of Finland’s numerous lakes, in private apartments, corporate headquarters, at the Parliament House and even at the depth of 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in Pyhäsalmi Mine. The sauna is an important part of the national …

The sauna is such a deeply igrained part of the Finnish culture, that finns will even build them in war. Custom dictates no titles or hierarchies are allowed in the sauna, including military ranks in saunas built and used by soldiers. Read More »

Many of the “Real Facts” printed inside Snapple bottle caps are outdated, incomplete, inaccurate or just plain false.

We Fact-Checked Snapple’s ‘Real Facts’ Of course a duck’s quack echoes. But claims to the contrary are so often repeated that the BBC has aired audio proof of the echo, Mythbusters has investigated the acoustics of a quack’s reverberations, and others still have uploaded Internet videos of waterfowl in sound studios selected to amplify the …

Many of the “Real Facts” printed inside Snapple bottle caps are outdated, incomplete, inaccurate or just plain false. Read More »

For almost 300 years, the office of the pope was almost certainly a death sentence. 28 of the first 31 consecutive popes were violently murdered.

Pope Soter (Saint) (166-175), died a martyr [4] Pope Eleuterus (Saint) (175-189), died a martyr [4] Pope Victor I (Saint) 189-199, died a martyr [4] Pope Calixtus I (Saint) (217-222), died a martyr [4] Pope Urban I (Saint) 222-230, died a martyr [4] Pope Fabian (Saint) Elected 236-1-10 and died a martyr 250-1-20 during persecution …

For almost 300 years, the office of the pope was almost certainly a death sentence. 28 of the first 31 consecutive popes were violently murdered. Read More »