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Top 10 Political Flip-flops

If I was writing a “Top 10 Most Reliable Occupations” I’m pretty sure that “politician” wouldn’t be top of the list. They are prone to be devious, lie and have undisclosed sources of income – and that’s just the good ones. A particular speciality of politicians is the flip-flop – [...]

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Top 10 Most Interesting Languages

There are thousands of languages in the world – the exact number is unknown, but estimates are between 6,000 and 7,000. They range from those spoken by billions (like English and Spanish) to those spoken by just a handful. It’s almost impossible to pick just a few as particularly interesting, [...]

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Top 10 Mythical Places

Throughout history, tales have been told to explorers about mythical places that no-one has ever seen – cities of gold, valleys of milk and honey, a Baskin-Robbin’s which really does carry all 32 flavors. Many people have gone in search of these places, but none have succeeded and some have [...]

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Top 10 Ideas That Everyone Used to Believe

Nowadays, with our speedy communications and the whole of human knowledge at the press of a button, it’s tempting to think that we have the monopoly on ideas. That everything we believe is infallible and it’s only people in the past that had these crazy theories. But let’s not get [...]

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Top 10 Most Spooky Coincidences

Have you ever thought about someone and then they called? Or had a song in your head and then switched on the radio and it was playing? Well, forget about it. Those might be coincidences, but they’re nothing compared with some seriously spooky stuff we’ve found out about. These are [...]

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Top 10 Premature Death Announcements

Imagine opening the newspaper and reading your own obituary. It would be a shock, right? That’s what happened to political campaigner Marcus Garvey, who was recovering from a stroke when he opened the newspaper to read the headline “Marcus Garvey dies in London”. Unfortunately, the shock was enough to give [...]

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Top 10 Amazing Sculptures Made from Unusual Items

For centuries, artists have reclaimed items to turn them into their art: whether it’s reusing canvases (as X-rays demonstrate almost all the old masters did) or incorporating found items into sculptures, such as pop artist Robert Rauschenberg’s creative way of reusing items ranging from bicycles to roosters. These artists, though, [...]

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Top 10 London Ghosts

London is a city that’s full of history – almost every street has an interesting story behind it. Riots, murders, torture and forbidden love – they’ve all happened over and over again in London. So, you’d expect a city with such a rich history to have its fair share of [...]

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Top 10 Facts About the Nuremberg Trials

Following the conclusion of the Second World War, the chaos unto which the European continent had been thrown six years earlier with the Nazi German invasion of Poland and the commencement of a series of international institution altering actions, was fully realised. With the suicide of the German dictator Adolf [...]

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Top 10 Cross Dressers in History

Think that cross-dressing is a modern phenomenon? You could not be more wrong. It only takes a quick breeze through some Shakespeare plays to see that people cross-dressed all the time – and in those days, apparently sticking a false beard on was not only an effective disguise but also [...]

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