Trivial Diversions

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7 Weird Facts About Feudal Japan
History

7 Weird Facts About Feudal Japan

There was an emperor Feudal systems of government are characterized

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Protector Shark Reproduces Asexually: 7 Facts About Hammerhead Sharks
Science

Protector Shark Reproduces Asexually: 7 Facts About Hammerhead Sharks

With the return of spring comes the return of people

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14 Easy (and Cheap) April Fool’s Day Pranks
Lifestyle

14 Easy (and Cheap) April Fool’s Day Pranks

Googly eyes The plan is simple. Acquire googly eyes. Apply

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From Worst to Best: Emperor Domitian v. Emperor Trajan
Fine Arts History

From Worst to Best: Emperor Domitian v. Emperor Trajan

Domitian was bald And boy, was he unhappy about it.

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Springtime Is Here, And So Are The Bees
History Science

Springtime Is Here, And So Are The Bees

Spring is finally back, and with it a multitude of

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On the Flip Side: 6 Facts About Roman Coins
History

On the Flip Side: 6 Facts About Roman Coins

Roman coins were a Greek idea Rome didn’t have coins

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Holy Roman Emperor: 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Charlemagne
History

Holy Roman Emperor: 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Charlemagne

Charles the Great, or Charlemagne, was one of the most

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8 Things You Didn’t Know the Word For
Fine Arts

8 Things You Didn’t Know the Word For

When I’m bored, I like to fall back on my

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Roots of an Empire: 5 Facts on the Rise of Rome
History

Roots of an Empire: 5 Facts on the Rise of Rome

The story of the fall of Rome is legendary: the

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10 Mammoth Mammals of Pleistocene Eurasia
History

10 Mammoth Mammals of Pleistocene Eurasia

Wooly Mammoth The wooly mammoth is the most recognizable giant

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11 Facts About the Fighting President Andrew Jackson
History

11 Facts About the Fighting President Andrew Jackson

Beyond his face on the $20 bill, most people don’t

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Demon Duck of Doom: 12 Giant Australian Animals of the Pleistocene
History Science

Demon Duck of Doom: 12 Giant Australian Animals of the Pleistocene

Australia has always been different and fairly threatening. Take, for

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Urine for a Treat: 5 Historical Uses for Urine
History Science

Urine for a Treat: 5 Historical Uses for Urine

Generally, if something can be put to use by people,

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Terror Birds and Ratzilla: 7 Giant Animals of Pleistocene South America
History

Terror Birds and Ratzilla: 7 Giant Animals of Pleistocene South America

Before it linked with North America, ancient South America was

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7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Pizarro
History

7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Pizarro

History classes paint Conquistadores with two brushes – on the

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Chase the Whales – 11 Weird State Laws
History

Chase the Whales – 11 Weird State Laws

Law can be boring. That is, until someone does something

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Let Him Die – 11 facts about the Gladiatorial Games
History

Let Him Die – 11 facts about the Gladiatorial Games

Gladiators are something that every kid learns about in school.

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9 Shakespeare Facts You Didn’t Learn in English Class
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9 Shakespeare Facts You Didn’t Learn in English Class

Most people’s only experience with Shakespeare is their freshman English

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How Tragic: 8 Sad Tales from Greek Myth
Fine Arts History

How Tragic: 8 Sad Tales from Greek Myth

What with The Fault in Our Stars and Romeo and Juliet people might

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15 Animals You Should Be Glad No Longer Live In North America
History Science

15 Animals You Should Be Glad No Longer Live In North America

The “Ice Age” that most people think of is scientifically

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7 Weird facts about Greek and Roman Sculpture
Fine Arts History

7 Weird facts about Greek and Roman Sculpture

When someone says “Ancient Greece” or “Ancient Rome,” many people’s

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Epaphra, You Are Bald! 13 Kinds of Ancient Graffiti from Pompeii and Herculaneum
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Epaphra, You Are Bald! 13 Kinds of Ancient Graffiti from Pompeii and Herculaneum

In 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius buried the cities of Pompeii

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Theaters, Graffiti, and Phallus Monsters: 7 Weird Facts About the Romans
History

Theaters, Graffiti, and Phallus Monsters: 7 Weird Facts About the Romans

The Romans were an odd bunch. Thanks to a desire

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Have Another Glass: 7 Weird Facts About Grapes and Wine
Food History

Have Another Glass: 7 Weird Facts About Grapes and Wine

You know grapes – they’re small, are made into wine,

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The Ring-giver Slew The Water-Wolf: 21 Words That Were Way Cooler in Old English
Books Fine Arts History

The Ring-giver Slew The Water-Wolf: 21 Words That Were Way Cooler in Old English

The English language was not always the way it is