Trivial Diversions

Posts From Jess Hicks

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16 Facts To Know About the Taj Mahal Before it Closes to the Public
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16 Facts To Know About the Taj Mahal Before it Closes to the Public

In 2013, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)

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Throw Back Thursday: Nickelodeon’s Original SNICK Line Up
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Throw Back Thursday: Nickelodeon’s Original SNICK Line Up

Nickelodeon was my jam as a pre-teen girl in the

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Pony Express
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15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Pony Express

If you’re anything like me you probably got up this

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A Medieval Eye Potion Is Being Used Against the Superbug MRSA
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A Medieval Eye Potion Is Being Used Against the Superbug MRSA

Earlier CNN reported that a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion could be used

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6 Botched Executions Throughout History
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6 Botched Executions Throughout History

In a 2012 study, 9,000 executions were examined between the

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Pietro Boselli: 6 Facts About The Hottest Math Teacher In The World
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Pietro Boselli: 6 Facts About The Hottest Math Teacher In The World

The internet exploded earlier this week when it discovered math

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9 Teenage Tragedy Songs We All Love
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9 Teenage Tragedy Songs We All Love

I’m not entirely sure why there is a “Teenage Tragedy”

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13 Maddening Mad Men Inaccuracies
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13 Maddening Mad Men Inaccuracies

For Mad Men fans like myself, it’s been a LONG time coming

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The Secret Terrorist Identifiers The TSA Doesn’t Want You To Know
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The Secret Terrorist Identifiers The TSA Doesn’t Want You To Know

Ever since the establishment of the TSA (Transportation Security Administration),

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19 Albums and Songs Added To The Library of Congress in 2015
History Music

19 Albums and Songs Added To The Library of Congress in 2015

The Library of Congress just updated their list to include the

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Hello, My Name Is: 10 Extinct Baby Names You Could Bring Back!
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Hello, My Name Is: 10 Extinct Baby Names You Could Bring Back!

As parents, we get the privilege to name another human

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Vicious Circle: 10 Serial Killers Murdered In Jail
History

Vicious Circle: 10 Serial Killers Murdered In Jail

Here are 10 examples of justice after the fact… Daniel

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You Have Died Of Dysentery: 15 Facts About The Real Oregon Trail
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You Have Died Of Dysentery: 15 Facts About The Real Oregon Trail

As a child of the ’90s, I played A LOT

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8 Facts About Ancient Wonder: The Colossus of Rhodes
History Travel

8 Facts About Ancient Wonder: The Colossus of Rhodes

There are many wonders of the ancient world, but few

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Legend: What You Need To Know Before Tom Hardy Plays Gangster Kray Twins
History

Legend: What You Need To Know Before Tom Hardy Plays Gangster Kray Twins

“In our lifetime those who kill/The news world/Hands them stardom”

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Stella Walsh: The Life and Times of an Intersex Olympian
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Stella Walsh: The Life and Times of an Intersex Olympian

As a native of Northeast Ohio, I’m avidly attune to

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Robert Ballard, The Unsinkable Man
History Travel

Robert Ballard, The Unsinkable Man

In 1985, Robert Ballard discovered the sunken skeleton of the

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One Of These Women Could End Up On The $20 Bill
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One Of These Women Could End Up On The $20 Bill

The news has been a-bubble with the idea of updating

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7 Facts About the Challenger Deep (AKA The Scariest Part Of The Ocean)
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7 Facts About the Challenger Deep (AKA The Scariest Part Of The Ocean)

Thalassophobia: an intense and persistent fear of the sea. I’ve

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9 Songs You Probably Didn’t Know Were Covers
Music Pop Culture

9 Songs You Probably Didn’t Know Were Covers

Covers in the music world are the remakes of the

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The Danish Girl: What You Need To Know Before  Eddie Redmayne Plays Lili Elbe
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The Danish Girl: What You Need To Know Before Eddie Redmayne Plays Lili Elbe

After his stunning performance in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne was

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6 Animal Obsessions That Ended Disastrously
History

6 Animal Obsessions That Ended Disastrously

Being surrounded by concrete, wires, waves and plastic, we have

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7 Green Travel Destinations and 1 Parking Garage
Geography Travel

7 Green Travel Destinations and 1 Parking Garage

As humans, we sort of suck when it comes to

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3 Missed Connections That Actually Worked Out
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3 Missed Connections That Actually Worked Out

I’m sure a lot of us are guilty of browsing

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The USS Akron and Other Blimp Rides That Ended In Fire
History

The USS Akron and Other Blimp Rides That Ended In Fire

There have been a lot of air disasters in the