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Hitler had Parkinson's disease

Hitler had Parkinson's disease which gave him a significant tremor in his left hand which was censored in the German media.

Reference: http://www.stormfront.org/solargeneral/library/www.fpp.co.uk/Hitler/docs/Parkinsonism/VancouverSun170599.html

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Augustus Caesar became the emperor of Rome in 27 BC, and he ruled the empire for over forty years. This period of history became known as the time of the "Great Roman Peace" ... In A.D. 80 the Colosseum was finished where battles were reenacted, where gladiators fought, and where crowds were entertained by savage violence entertained by the spectacle of Christians being eaten by lions.

Sometime between 407-411 Constantine III legalized Christianity. Check out this list, it was easier than you think to be emperor, the hard part is staying emperor. http://www.roman-emperors.org/impindex.htm

n AD 404 a tragic event finally put an end to the gladiators. A Christian monk named Telemachus entered the arena in Rome and tried to separate two combatants. The crowd went berserk, climbed over the walls into the arena and tore the monk limb from limb. The Emperor Honorius permanently banned all gladiator contests.

The Romans were also known to sentencing Christians to death by play. In a live play, when it came time for a death scene, the real actor would be replaced by the accused and the execution would be performed live on stage. yikes

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Why are whales bad for you?

Beluga whales are at the top of the food chain. A nice distinction, but it also means they acquire the sum total of toxins acquired by organisms all the way down the chain because these toxins such as PCB and heavy metal poisoning don't break down. Belugas, in fact, are so full of contaminants, when they are found beached they qualify as a toxic biohazard.

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What is the deadliest animal in Africa?

Hippos have killed more than 400 people in Africa - more than any other wild animal.

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The misinformation administration

When the U.S. began the occupation of Iraq 72% of Americans thought that Saddam Hussein ORDERED the September 11th attacks. The Bush/Cheney ticket aka misinformation administration claimed to have evidence at the time.

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Sad fact about the lottery

The chances of your dying on the trip to buy your MegaBucks ticket is greater than your chance of winning

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A sad fact about the pentagon

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.

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Fun fact about relative height

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

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How can a dead man help in the kitchen?

One lady had her husband's ashes made into an egg timer so that even in death he can still "help" in the kitchen.

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This fact about Reno Nevada just might just blow your mind

Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.

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Where was the first railroad station?

In 1830 the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company built the first railroad station in Baltimore.

Reference: http://www.50states.com/facts/maryland.htm

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Bad days in paraguay

In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70), Paraguay lost two-thirds of all adult males and much of its territory.

Reference: https://cia.gov/cia//publications/factbook/geos/pa.html

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dumb law in reno nevada

In Reno Nevada it is illegal to lie down on the sidewalk.

Reference: http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/nevada/

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Fact about extreme temperature variation in Colorado

The highest temperature ever recorded in Colorado was 118 F (48 C) on 1888-07-11, at Bennett, while the lowest was -61 F (-52 C) on 1985-02-01, at Maybell.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado

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A scary fact about personal ads

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

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When was the constitution signed?

The U.S. Constitution was finalized, signed, and forwarded to Congress by the members of the Constitutional Congress in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.

Before the Constitution, the "Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union" had been in place to hold the American Colonies together ever since 1778.

Reference: http://www.fdrs.org/when_was_the_constitution_written.html

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Advice from "Julius Ceasar" still relevant today

[Note: fact is this quote has been declared a fraud by historians]

"Beware the leader who bangs the drum of war in order to whip the citizenary into a patriotic fervour, for patriotism is indeed a double edged sword. It emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed , the leader has no need in seizing the rights of citizenary. Rather, the citizenary, infused with fear and blinded with patriotism, will offer up all their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Ceaser." - Julius Ceasar

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Sad fact about personal ads

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

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What's on channel 1?

In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to Mobile Services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That's why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.

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Does an ostrich really stick it's head in a hole to hide?

An ostrich does not stick it's head in a hole to hide

Reference: Animal Planet

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What is the longest flight caused by a propane explosion?

A railroad tanker car carrying propane traveled over 3,000 feet when it exploded during a train wreck in Illinois, sheering off a steel tower in it's path. It's the longest flight on record for a propane explosion.

Reference: Bizzare News

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Ready, set, blink

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

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Sadness May Encourage More Extravagance

A new study (2/08) suggests that sadness leads to shopping.

According to the study that will be published in the June 2008 number of Psychological Science, sadness leads to ego-centrist thinking. In other words, a sad person tends to transform into a shopaholic, willing to spend extra money on the same item than neutral-emotion people would buy for a lot less.

It is the combination of sadness and self-focus that drives the effect, and it turns out that sadness leads to an increase in self-focus, said Cynthia Cryder, co-author to the study, AFP quotes. What we think is going on is that sad and self-focused people are feeling pretty bad about themselves and have a decreased valuation, and one way to do this is by acquiring material goods.

Oh yeah, it also says this therapy does not work. If youre sad and feel like shopping, dont!

Reference: http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_Feeling_Sad_Shopping_Is_Not_The_Answer_Study_Warns_13799.html

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How are rainbows made?

Rainbows are a result of the sun's white light being broken up into it's component colors through the prism of a raindrop. This division of white light into its component colors is called Dispersion. The light is often double-reflected on either side of the raindrop before exiting and headed your way. The color of a light wave see depends on the frequency of the light wave entering your eyes.

This explains why we see the colors of a rainbow, but how come all the colors line up next to each other? Since different frequency light waves bounce and reflect differently meaning that the different colors line up coming at a slightly different angle from each other. (note: the frequency of a wave is the number of cycles of a wave to pass some point in one second. )

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How bad is that burn?

There are 3 classifications of burns. a) First degree burn only involves the outer layer of skin. b) Second degree burn involves several layers of the skin tha become blistered. c) Third degree burn is all layers of the skin,underlying tissue and organs. Nerves are damaged and sometimes destoyed.

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What is a radio wave?

Radio waves are the radiation and detection of a range of frequency of electromagnetic waves. Frequency is the number of wavelengths that pass a particular point in one second and for radio waves the frequency is from 3 kHz to 300 GHz. Radio waves like all electromagnetic waves are able to carry information through space. Radio waves can travel unimpeded through objects like buildings or people but light waves can not. This is because radio waves have a very long wavelength allowing them to pass through objects that have shorter wavelengths like you and me without problem.

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How are twins made?

Identical twins develop when one egg separates then is fertilized, fraternal twins are 2 separate eggs, and siamese twins is one egg that began to separate but was fertilized before the completion of the egg division.

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What do yeti & sasquatch, & bigfoot have in common?

Bigfoot, Yeti & Sasquatch refer to the same mysterious man / ape beings which have been reported around the world from the Pacific Northwest in the united states to the Canadian wilderness, to the slopes of the Himalayas, and to the forests of Siberia.

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What is the dead man's hand ?

In poker parlance if you have 2 pair aces & eights you have the Dead Man's Hand, so named after Wild Bill Hickok who was said to be holding aces and eights when he was shot in the back by Jack McCall in the Mann-Lewis Saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota, August 2, 1876.

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The true source of the Nike "Just Do It" marketing campaign

In 1985 state health department employee Ron Hall won a "choose our slogan" contest for the Oregon Health Department Fitness Club. His winning entry? "Just do it."

Nike and Weiden & Kennedy, also based in Portland Oregon, began using it a couple years later and it is still being used today.

Ron Hall has never been credited or rewarded for his help launching one of the greatest marketing campaigns in history.

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