Trivial Diversions

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6 Famous People Who Couldn’t Read or Write
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6 Famous People Who Couldn’t Read or Write

From Byzantine Emperors to Kings, from sports stars to Genghis

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I Scream, You Scream! 9 Tasty Ice Cream Facts
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I Scream, You Scream! 9 Tasty Ice Cream Facts

Ice cream is one of summer’s tastiest treats and pastimes. With

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The Coolest Queens You’ve Never Heard Of
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The Coolest Queens You’ve Never Heard Of

Princesses are pretty popular, but what about the grown-up version,

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The Late Great Christopher Lee Was A Legend!
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The Late Great Christopher Lee Was A Legend!

Earlier this month, June 7th to be exact, Sir Christopher

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Ukulele Mad: 11 Facts On The Ukulele Fad
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Ukulele Mad: 11 Facts On The Ukulele Fad

Introduced from Hawaii it was an icon of the jazz

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Alchemical Madness: The Search For The Real Philosopher’s Stone
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Alchemical Madness: The Search For The Real Philosopher’s Stone

In Harry Potter the alchemist Nicolas Flamel produced a magical

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3 Famous Impostors Who Duped Everyone
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3 Famous Impostors Who Duped Everyone

One of my favorite Leonardo DiCaprio movies is Catch Me If

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Salacious Scandals of Roaring ’20s!
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Salacious Scandals of Roaring ’20s!

The decadent 1920s were a fantastically insane time. We were

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Amazing Stories – Facts about Animals in the Army and Military
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Amazing Stories – Facts about Animals in the Army and Military

Most pets live out their lives in relative obscurity, making

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The Origin of 7 Cliches
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The Origin of 7 Cliches

The English language is full of weird and wonderful expressions,

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7 Devastating Facts About The Chicago Fire Of 1871
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7 Devastating Facts About The Chicago Fire Of 1871

The Chicago Fire of 1871, also known as the Great

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Joan Pujol Garcia: The Most Amazing Double Agent The World Has Ever Seen
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Joan Pujol Garcia: The Most Amazing Double Agent The World Has Ever Seen

There are some heroes of World War II whose names

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7 Wonderful Wine Facts
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7 Wonderful Wine Facts

Wine. What can I say about wine? It’s delicious, nutritious

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8 Interesting Facts About Rubber
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8 Interesting Facts About Rubber

Rubber is one of the most the wonderful, naturally occurring

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9 Countries That No Longer Exist
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9 Countries That No Longer Exist

Countries are a lot like companies, sometimes they just go

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Amazing Female Pirates
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Amazing Female Pirates

The most famous pirates stick in everyone’s mind: Blackbeard, Long

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The Story Of NWA, And The Birth Of Gangster Rap
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The Story Of NWA, And The Birth Of Gangster Rap

NWA is considered the pioneer group of the gangster rap

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8 Of Ben Franklin’s Incredibly Useful Inventions
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8 Of Ben Franklin’s Incredibly Useful Inventions

Besides his lightning rod he invented: the bifocals, an odometer,

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The Good of Evil – Short Term Pain, Long Term Gain
History

The Good of Evil – Short Term Pain, Long Term Gain

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “The first lesson of history is

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Facts about Elizabeth Montgomery, Beyond “Bewitched”
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Facts about Elizabeth Montgomery, Beyond “Bewitched”

The 1960s were littered with happy go lucky, family-friendly sitcoms

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7 Inventors Who Were Killed by Their Inventions
History

7 Inventors Who Were Killed by Their Inventions

Sometimes inventors are so passionate about their work that it

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Inga Arvad: Friend of Hitler, Mistress of JFK
History

Inga Arvad: Friend of Hitler, Mistress of JFK

Inga Arvad just might be one of the most overlooked

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Think Banana. 9 Facts On The Strangely Fascinating Fruit
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Think Banana. 9 Facts On The Strangely Fascinating Fruit

From Alexander the Great to Buddhist monks, from radioactive clones

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Inge Lehmann, The Woman You Didn’t Know Discovered The Earth’s Core
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Inge Lehmann, The Woman You Didn’t Know Discovered The Earth’s Core

Ashamedly, when Google presented the doodle for seismologist Inge Lehmann

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Eva Braun, the Woman Who Loved Hitler In Secrecy
History

Eva Braun, the Woman Who Loved Hitler In Secrecy

As far as dictators go you can’t get much worse