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20 Shocking Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Own Body

The human body, the most familiar thing in the world to every one of us, yet remains one of the most mysterious organisms. Even today, with all the medical and scientific advancements that have been responsible for in-depth knowledge about our physical bodies, many experts are still baffled by aspects of our bodies, how they work, and why.

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The 10 Most Addictive Drugs in the World

There are an estimated 230 million, or roughly 1 in 20, people on the planet that use illicit drugs to some degree. Despite most countries’ best efforts to curtail the proliferation of narcotics and substance abuse within their borders, notwithstanding the debate many nations have over what exactly constitutes an illegal narcotic in 2014 (re: marijuana), drug abuse is a prevalent issue in society.

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History’s Top Five Most Expensive Natural Disasters

In the event of a hurricane, tsunami or earthquake, the aftermath is quite often catastrophic. The most telling result of the devastation is summed up in the count of the many thousands of lost human lives. But it is in the ensuing weeks of rescue efforts and rebuilding that the financial cost can skyrocket in to the millions, or even billions of dollars.

The following describes the top five most expensive natural disasters to curse humanity in terms of money. It appears that both Asia and North America suffer the most where this is concerned, be it for reasons of geographical instability, or merely the concentration of population density.

All costs are in US$ and include only the original damage costs and not ongoing expenditure.

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A Few of History’s Greatest Hoaxes

Trace history back throughout the ages and you will surely find a few things that remain common despite the various different cultures, languages and levels of progression in technology. Each race or culture has belief systems and its own unique ways of explaining the world in which they find themselves.

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25 Problems Freakishly Tall People Have

Not sure whether you’re a sexy kind of tall people see as a perfect dancing partner or a freakishly kind of tall people see as a giraffe sticking out of the crowd on the dance floor? Use this gallery as a checklist… anything over 20 is freakishly tall.

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20 Of The Weirdest Superstitions You've Probably Never Heard

Are you one of those people who throw salt over your shoulder before a meal, says ‘bless you’ every time anyone sneezes, and touches wood any time you mention how lucky you’ve been? Can you not stand the thought of shoes on a table, walking under a ladder, or touching the plate with the knife when cutting a birthday cake? Maybe don’t read this list of 20 lesser-known superstitions then…

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Adolf Hitler

The most infamous villain of them all from our past, Hitler led a movement based on hatred and racism that resulted in the deaths and ongoing suffering of millions. But we all know that already. The following is a list of some of the lesser known things about the man we all consider synonymous with evil.

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15 Children’s Names Banned for Being Ridiculous

It seems in the modern world, there are many perfectly acceptable (some might say boring) names that parents can give to their child. In English, John, Michael, or anything from the Bible seems ok. But what if I wanted to call my kid “Superbackslashdotcom”? Probably not allowable it seems…

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15 of the Weirdest and Most Terrifying Deep Sea Creatures

Generally, the most terrifying creatures we know of are creatures we see commonly, if not in the flesh, then in pictures and on television. Spiders and snakes are not within your average person’s comfort zone. But what about those creatures of the deep sea? There is some pretty weird stuff going on down in the depths. Let’s have a look at some of them.

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15 of the Most Bizarre Jobs In The World

Are you fed up with a boring office job? Have you studied and worked for years to find that your chosen career just isn’t as fulfilling as you had imagined it would be? Well, how about trying your hand at one of the following and see if, either you find your true calling, or it puts things in to perspective for you and you find that your job isn’t so bad.

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15 of the Most Bizarre Jobs

Are you fed up with a boring office job? Have you studied and worked for years to find that your chosen career just isn’t as fulfilling as you had imagined it would be? Well, how about trying your hand at one of the following and see if, either you find your true calling, or it puts things in to perspective for you and you find that your job isn’t so bad.

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15 of the Fastest Things Known To Mankind

Since time began, human beings have been fascinated with, and dedicated themselves to making the biggest and fastest of everything. This list concerns the latter.

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15 Of History's Most Twisted Female Serial Killers

We all know about the Jeffery Dahmers and Charles Mansons of this bizarre world. But what about the most vile and debauched of the female variety? The following is a list of some of history’s most twisted lady killers. No not lady killers. Lady Killers. You know, ladies who kill? Just read the list…

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15 Fascinating Facts about Ants

What do you know about ants? Unless you’re a myrmecologist you will probably mention something about how they always seem to be in a hurry before trailing off in to an anecdote regarding being bitten by a big one. After reading this list, you’ll have much more to say than that.

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15 Commonly Believed Myths

There are many things that we take for granted in this world. Generally, the human race is an intelligent one. The most intelligent on the planet in fact. However, there is a tendency towards ignorance at times, especially when something seems popular, others will follow. The following is a list of just that; popular ideas. But despite their popularity, they are not actually true.

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15 Animals You Probably Won’t Want to Meet

We all know about cats and dogs and how cute they can be, what good companions they are and how well they can be trained to pretend they like you and it’s not just the food you kindly provide for them. But what about those animals that won’t play ball in such a way? The following is a list of animals you probably won’t want to get too close too; unless you have a death wish.

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10 Famous Logos With Subliminal Meanings

Here are some logos you’ll probably be very familiar with, but you won’t be familiar with what they actually mean. The Coca-Cola one will blow your mind!

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How to Sit When Using Public Transport

It’s not up to anybody else to tell you how to relax. Unless of course, when they are negatively affected by your actions in such situation as the use of public transport. And so, it appears that a lot of women have had enough of the way some men choose sit to on their daily commute. Surely that can’t be a legitimate point of conjecture can it? As long as hands are kept to themselves and nobody is shouting obscenities, then we have no problem, right? Wrong.

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5 Things More Addictive Than Heroin

Okay, so maybe these things aren’t as straightforwardly damaging to your health as that nasty little drug heroin, but here are five addictive non-substances that are quickly gaining recognition as serious problems that some scary percentages of the population are suffering. Have a browse through and see if you can consider yourself in control of all five of these common everyday activities.