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Adolf Hitler spent years evading taxes and owed German authorities 405,000 Reichsmarks, equivalent to $8 million today. Soon after he took power, he was declared free of tax obligations.

Hitler dodged taxes, expert finds Adolf Hitler spent years dodging taxes, accumulating enormous debts as he led his Nazi party to power, a German tax expert has revealed. He owed the authorities 405,500 Reichsmarks (6m euros; £4m in today’s money) by 1934, when as German chancellor his debts were forgiven. A retired Bavarian notary, Klaus-Dieter …

Adolf Hitler spent years evading taxes and owed German authorities 405,000 Reichsmarks, equivalent to $8 million today. Soon after he took power, he was declared free of tax obligations. Read More »

Polish priest Maximilian Kolbe provided shelter to 2000 Jews during WW2. He was later sent to Auschwitz where he volunteered to sacrifice his life for a stranger.

Maximilian Kolbe Maximilian Maria Kolbe OFM Conv. (Polish: Maksymilian Maria Kolbe [maksɨˌmʲilʲan ˌmarʲja ˈkɔlbɛ]; 8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941), a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He had been active in promoting …

Polish priest Maximilian Kolbe provided shelter to 2000 Jews during WW2. He was later sent to Auschwitz where he volunteered to sacrifice his life for a stranger. Read More »

When Freud left Austria, he was required to sign a document testifying that he had had every opportunity ‘to live and work in full freedom’ and had ‘not the slightest reason for any complaint’. He signed it, adding a remark of his own: ‘I can most highly recommend the Gestapo to anyone.’

Why Freud Chose Nazi Germany Over America His aversion to America was by no means unconscious: given the choice between safe passage to the United States and increasing oppression at the hands of the Nazis, Sigmund Freud chose to stick with the Nazis. The father of psychoanalysis — born on this day, May 6, in …

When Freud left Austria, he was required to sign a document testifying that he had had every opportunity ‘to live and work in full freedom’ and had ‘not the slightest reason for any complaint’. He signed it, adding a remark of his own: ‘I can most highly recommend the Gestapo to anyone.’ Read More »

To determine which movie characters best embodied psychopathic traits, forensic psychiatrist Samuel Leistedt and ten colleagues watched 400 movies over 3 years. Their winner: Anton Chigurh from “No Country for Old Men.”

Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath — here are their 6 key takeaways Two angles facing left, which often indicate, “return to the beginning.” Two angles facing right, which often indicate, “advance to the end.” Orion Pictures Psychopathy, loosely defined, is a combination of cold-heartedness and violence. The most extreme psychopaths …

To determine which movie characters best embodied psychopathic traits, forensic psychiatrist Samuel Leistedt and ten colleagues watched 400 movies over 3 years. Their winner: Anton Chigurh from “No Country for Old Men.” Read More »

India’s army reportedly spent six months watching “Chinese spy drones” violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus.

India: Army ‘mistook planets for spy drones’ India’s army reportedly spent six months watching “Chinese spy drones” violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus. Tensions have been high in the disputed Himalayan border area between the two nations in recent years, with India frequently accusing its neighbour of …

India’s army reportedly spent six months watching “Chinese spy drones” violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus. Read More »

Showman and businessman PT Barnum was frustrated with how long people lingered in his museum’s exhibits. He posted signs that said ‘This Way to the Egress’. He knew most of the visitors would follow them not knowing ‘Egress’ meant ‘Exit’. They couldn’t re-enter without paying the entry fee again

Barnum’s American Museum For other articles with similar names, see Barnum Museum (disambiguation). Barnum’s American Museum in 1858 After the 1868 fire Barnum’s American Museum was located at the corner of Broadway and Ann Street in New York City, United States, from 1841 to 1865. The museum was owned by famous showman P. T. Barnum, …

Showman and businessman PT Barnum was frustrated with how long people lingered in his museum’s exhibits. He posted signs that said ‘This Way to the Egress’. He knew most of the visitors would follow them not knowing ‘Egress’ meant ‘Exit’. They couldn’t re-enter without paying the entry fee again Read More »

Only 388k slaves out of a total 12.5 million that crossed the Atlantic were sold in the US. The rest (10.7 million) went to Mexico and South America.

How Many Slaves Landed in the U.S.? Perhaps you, like me, were raised essentially to think of the slave experience primarily in terms of our black ancestors here in the United States. In other words, slavery was primarily about us, right, from Crispus Attucks and Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Banneker and Richard Allen, all the way …

Only 388k slaves out of a total 12.5 million that crossed the Atlantic were sold in the US. The rest (10.7 million) went to Mexico and South America. Read More »

A 2002 episode of “The Twilight Zone” addressed the novikov self-consistency principle of time travel: a woman, played by Katherine Heigl, goes back in time to kill baby Hitler. She succeeds, but his mother adopts a child and raises him as Adolf. He grows up to lead the Nazi Party.

If you woke up this morning and asked yourself, “Would conservative podcaster Ben Shapiro travel backwards through kill and murder Adolf Hitler when Hitler was a tiny baby?”, then (a) you should seek help but (b) I have an answer to your question: Shapiro would not kill Baby Hitler, as he explained to a presumably …

A 2002 episode of “The Twilight Zone” addressed the novikov self-consistency principle of time travel: a woman, played by Katherine Heigl, goes back in time to kill baby Hitler. She succeeds, but his mother adopts a child and raises him as Adolf. He grows up to lead the Nazi Party. Read More »

LA libraries started “The Great Read Away” program that allows kids to read books to clear their late fees. In the first six months of the program over 3,500 previously “locked accounts” had been cleared, and now 80% of parents are more likely to let their kids go to the library.

But local libraries are providing a way out for such book lovers, and creating new lures for other children, who haven’t caught the reading bug, by doing away with late fees, automatically signing up students for library cards through their schools and allowing them to “read away” their fines and fees. So on Thursday, Leilany …

LA libraries started “The Great Read Away” program that allows kids to read books to clear their late fees. In the first six months of the program over 3,500 previously “locked accounts” had been cleared, and now 80% of parents are more likely to let their kids go to the library. Read More »

For centuries there has been a secret wing to a museum in Naples, where all the erotic art found in Pompeii was locked away. The cabinet remained closed for more than a hundred years – the doorway even bricked up at one point – and was only fully opened to the public in 2000.

Today, it is well known that the ancient Romans had a very liberal view on sexuality, and that Pompeii boasted a large sex industry with dozens of brothels whose walls were adorned with erotic frescoes. The candid display of sexually explicit materials caused such great embarrassment and consternation among the 18th century public, that King …

For centuries there has been a secret wing to a museum in Naples, where all the erotic art found in Pompeii was locked away. The cabinet remained closed for more than a hundred years – the doorway even bricked up at one point – and was only fully opened to the public in 2000. Read More »