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How the Balmis Boat Finished Smallpox


‘In order, therefore, to preserve the life and beauty of their children, the only thing remaining was to give them the small-pox in their infant years. This they did by inoculating in the body of a child a pustule taken … Continue reading

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?


A&W Burgers stumbled upon a very funny illustratiion lol ‘One of the most vivid arithmetic failings displayed by Americans occurred in the early 1980s, when the A&W restaurant chain released a new hamburger to rival the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder. With … Continue reading

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British WWI Diaries Digitized


‘This diary was written at the start of World War I. It’s one of 1.5 million pages in the archives’ collection. In honor of the war’s centenary, archivists have now begun to make the entire collection available online. ‘”My father … Continue reading

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Bad Santa Claus Shoots 2 men


‘A 26-year-old man dressed in a Santa suit was arrested early Sunday and faces charges after he allegedly shot two men outside a downtown Detroit gas station. ‘”Apparently, there was an argument over Santa’s girlfriend — Mrs. Claus,” Detroit Police … Continue reading

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The Sidewalk Vendors of Manila


Imagine that those houses are vendor stalls that occupy the whole sidewalk. Now imagine the small alley houses are tables put by stupid vendors blocking entrance to real shops and stores. That’s how it goes when the Christmas season begins … Continue reading

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Political Pastors Dare IRS to Sue Them


Rogue pastors endorse candidates, but IRS looks away ‘A record number of rogue Christian pastors are endorsing candidates from the pulpit this election cycle, using Sunday sermons to defiantly flout tax rules. ‘Their message to the IRS: Sue me. ‘But … Continue reading

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5 Problems with National ID Cards


In Manila, there’s another possible source of ID theft: the double visa scheme. A hacker could easily get hold of one your visas, which he could use to steal your national ID ‘Prospective overseas Filipino workers should avoid having double … Continue reading

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