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1 year ago

(Feb 11, 2021 11:28)

Orgone Accumulators were created in the 1950s and were basically just boxes to sit in that were said to have healing abilities

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1 year ago

(Feb 11, 2021 04:00)

In the early 2010s you could rent the country of Liechtenstein on AirBnB for £43,000 a night. The price included your own personalised currency and the ability to temporarily rename streets.

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1 year ago

(Feb 11, 2021 01:30)

NASA astronauts do not wash their underwear, instead sending them back to Earth or jettisoning them into space after use. They are told to wear clothes “as long as it is tolerable to the crew based on smell and crustiness”.

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1 year ago

(Feb 11, 2021 09:45)

In Japan, it is forbidden to show people suspected of a crime in handcuffs, as a court ruled it may imply their guilt. Thus, suspects are often shown on Japanese television with just their hands pixelated.

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1 year ago

(Feb 11, 2021 10:00)

The Cambridgeshire village of Pidley has a volunteer mountain rescue team, despite the fact that the highest point in the area is 27m above sea level.

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1 year ago

(Feb 11, 2021 06:30)

The island nation of Kiribati has villages named London, Paris, Poland and Banana.

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1 year ago

(Feb 11, 2021 12:15)

In the seventeenth century, Cockneys were also known as “eaters of buttered toast”.

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1 year ago

(Feb 11, 2021 05:15)

Between 1908 and 1940, you could buy a self-assembly house or school through the Sears catalogue. https://t.co/pVVCuPsD9p

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