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Ethel Rosenberg

Ethel Rosenberg’s Execution was Deemed Barbaric. After She was Given Three Shocks, Her Heart was Still Beating. Two More Shocks were Applied, and Smoke Rose from Her Head.

When Ethel Rosenberg was executed in New York in 1953, she was 37 years old and the mother of two young sons. Julius, her husband, had been executed not long before her. They were both found guilty of espionage crimes on behalf of the Soviet Union. But did you know what happened during her execution?  …

Ethel Rosenberg’s Execution was Deemed Barbaric. After She was Given Three Shocks, Her Heart was Still Beating. Two More Shocks were Applied, and Smoke Rose from Her Head. Read More »

Robert F. Thomas Chapel

Dolly Parton Had the Robert F. Thomas Chapel Built at Her Dollywood Theme Park to Honor the Mountain Doctor Who Delivered Her in Exchange for a Sack of Cornmeal.

While technically a theme park, Dollywood is much more than that. It’s the ideal family and friends getaway, offering a diverse range of entertainment experiences, authentic, natural settings, and genuine hospitality, all in the name of the park’s namesake, Dolly Parton. But do you know why she named a chapel after Dr. Robert F. Thomas? …

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie Kept Vials of Radium in Her Pocket and on Her Nightstand Because She Liked How They Glowed.

Radium is a chemical element with the atomic number 88 and the symbol Ra. It is the sixth element in Periodic Group 2, also known as alkaline earth metals. Pure radium is silvery-white, but when exposed to air, it readily reacts with nitrogen, forming a black surface layer of radium nitride. Radium isotopes are all …

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Toyotomi Hideyoshi Castle

Toyotomi Hideyoshi Built an Entire Castle in Secret. It was Near a Castle He Had Put Under Siege. After 80 Days, He had the Trees Covering Cut Down, Which Made it Seem Like a Castle Had Sprung Up Overnight.

Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle was a Japanese castle built in the late Sengoku period in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It was one of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s most famous castles and the site of his first meeting with Date Masamune. In 1959, the ruins were designated a National Historic Site. But why was it built in the first …

Toyotomi Hideyoshi Built an Entire Castle in Secret. It was Near a Castle He Had Put Under Siege. After 80 Days, He had the Trees Covering Cut Down, Which Made it Seem Like a Castle Had Sprung Up Overnight. Read More »

Seal Kiss From a Rose

Seal’s Mega-Hit Song “Kiss From a Rose” was First Used in The Never Ending Story III Before it was Released in 1995 for Batman Forever.

Seal is a British singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. Over 20 million recordings have been sold globally by him. These include his most well-known song, Kiss from a Rose, released in 1994, and the popular singles Crazy and Killer, the latter of which peaked at number one in the UK. For his unusual soulful …

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Marie Currie Coffin

Marie Curie is Buried in a Lead-Lined Coffin. Her Body and Notes are Highly Radioactive because She Worked with Radium.

Marie Salomea Sklodowska-Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who pioneered radioactivity research. She was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize, the first and only woman to receive the prize twice, and the only person to receive the prize in two scientific fields. Do you know what kind of coffin was …

Marie Curie is Buried in a Lead-Lined Coffin. Her Body and Notes are Highly Radioactive because She Worked with Radium. Read More »

Caligula

Caligula is Known as the Most Mad Roman Emperor. His Name was Given to Him By His Father’s Soldiers While Being on Campaign with Them in Germania. His Name Means “Little Boots”.

Mad, evil, and bloodthirsty. These are a few epithets attributed to men traditionally considered the worst Roman emperors. Ironically, these miscreants are among the best-known Roman rulers for all the wrong reasons. The list of their misdeeds is vast, from flinging people off cliffs to naming a horse a consul to playing an instrument while …

Caligula is Known as the Most Mad Roman Emperor. His Name was Given to Him By His Father’s Soldiers While Being on Campaign with Them in Germania. His Name Means “Little Boots”. Read More »

Skunk

Skunks are Immune to Snake Venom and Will Actually Eat Venomous Snakes. They are One of the Few Animals Who Have This Kind of Immunity.

Snake venom is highly toxic saliva containing zootoxins that help immobilize and digest prey. This also protects them against predators and other threats. Snake venom is injected during a bite by special fangs, and some species can also spit venom. But do you know what animal is immune to snake venom?  Skunks are resistant to …

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Lebanese People in Brazil

There are More Lebanese Descendants Living in Brazil Than Those Living in Lebanon.

The Lebanese diaspora numbers around four to fourteen million people, including both Lebanese born abroad and those born abroad of Lebanese descent. The vast majority of Lebanese in the diaspora are Christian. But did you know there are more Lebanese descendants in Brazil than in Lebanon? One important reason there are more Lebanese descendants in …

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Vodka

In 2007, a Patient Drank Ethylene Glycol. To Prevent the Toxic Effects of What He Ingested, Doctors Gave Him a Vodka Drip Which Saved His Life

Vodka is a clear distilled alcoholic beverage with variations from Poland, Russia, and Sweden. It is mainly composed of water and ethanol, but some also come with different flavors. It is made from fermented cereal grains and even potatoes. But did you know vodka can also save lives? In 2007, a patient arrived in an …

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