Category Archives: Featured Facts

Gandhi’s Letters to Hitler

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By the late 1930s, Gandhi’s method of peaceful non-cooperation had already won significant concessions from the British Raj, including the founding of a national administration and local and national legislative assemblies, albeit still under British oversight. Gandhi, himself, was internationally famous for his various acts of non-violent, civil disobedience, including his 241-mile Salt March, which, while protesting Britain’s monopoly on […]

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Win a Fitbit Surge or NeatoShop Tee in This TodayIFoundOut and Neatorama Giveaway

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We’ve partnered up with our good friends over at the ever popular Neatorama to hold a contest with super awesome prizes and a bunch of easy ways to enter. The Grand Prize winner will receive a FitBit Surge, which you can read about here. Four runner ups will win Tees from the Neatoshop as described below in the contest details. […]

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The Difference Between Concrete and Cement, The Truth About Injecting Medicine Directly Into the Heart, and More on Our New Daily Knowledge YouTube Channel

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I’m very excited to announce the launch of the new “Daily Knowledge” section of our YouTube channel. This will feature twice daily videos covering various interesting topics just like you see in the articles here, but in video/audio form.  You can check out the first few videos here: The Difference Between Concrete and Cement The Truth About Injecting Medicine Directly […]

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That Time Bert Trautmann Played in a Professional Soccer Game with a Broken Neck

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Bert Trautmann was born October 22, 1923 in Bremen, Germany. Blue-eyed and blond haired, Trautmann was the product of a tumultuous political climate within the post-World War I country. He grew up surrounded by Nazi-ideology, including blaming the Jews for the country’s economic problems and believing certain Germans, such as himself, were members of the “master race.” So it’s not […]

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The Surprising Truth About the Difference Between Hardwoods and Softwoods

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Richard K. asks: How do they set the dividing line in hardness between what’s considered a hard wood vs. a soft wood? Generally speaking, wood is often put into one of two categories- hardwood and softwood. But what exactly makes a given piece of wood qualify as either hard or soft and how did those definitions come about? Perhaps the most […]

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Roger Courtney and a Watery Gamble- The Establishing of the SBS

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Described by the BBC as the “Shadowy sister of the SAS”, The Special Boat Service (more commonly known as the SBS) is likely one of the most well-trained and elite special forces units around today that few in the world have ever heard of, despite performing countless harrowing missions, dozens of hostage rescues and more than its fair share of […]

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The Mystery of the Forest Swastika and the Origin of the Symbol

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Being an intern at a German landscaping company during 1992 meant Ökoland Dederow was handed the tedious task of looking through aerial photographs for irrigation lines in a forest located in East Germany. During the course of this, Dederow came across something that definitely was not an irrigation line in photo 106/88. Approximately 140 larch trees in the middle of […]

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In Which Teddy Roosevelt Makes Men Everywhere Feel a Little Less Manly

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Along with serving two terms as the President of the United States between 1901 and 1909, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt also had a laundry list of supremely manly escapades throughout his life, such as the time he was shot in the chest in an assassination attempt, but went ahead and gave a lengthy speech he’d planned anyway before seeking medical attention. […]

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