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The 10 worst pandemics in history – Toptenz.net

The death toll has not yet reached 100, but an outbreak of swine flu has garnered a lot of media attention in recent weeks. Although regular flu viruses killed thousands of people during this period, swine flu is pervasive, as it is feared that it could lead to a pandemic that can lead to an outbreak of infectious diseases in …

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Incredibly Bizarre Historical Coincidences – Toptenz.net

Given how many humans have existed in the world and how many events and incidents, both big and small, happen every day, history is littered with examples of strange coincidences. But the ones we will be looking at today are so unusual that they strain credulity and, should they have come from the pages of a book, they would have …

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Prequel Alert for this beloved story of Stockholm syndrome

Yup, Gaston, this emaciated cretin who brags about how many eggs he can eat for some insane reason. The new miniseries will tell the "story of origin" of the notorious character as played by Luke Evans in the 2017 live action remake. What is a strange choice for running a new children's show? After all, it's 2020, do we really …

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The time when DC Comics hired a child (and madness followed)

One fateful day, a normal 13-year-old from Pittsburgh called Jim Shooter was reading a DC comic when he thought, "Eh, I could do better." And then, because 13-year-olds are smug little assholes, he wrote and drew his own comic and sent it to DC. So far, there is nothing unusual about this story. Silly children who think they are geniuses …

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5 surprising silver stripes for terrible tragedies

Sandy's beach conversion was particularly beneficial for an endangered coastal bird species, the plover. Scientists who examined the birds found that the hurricane enlarged the plover's habitat in four study locations between 9% and 300%. Better still, researchers note that most of the enlarged habitats remain stable years after the storm, which has allowed the bird population to stabilize and …

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The most dangerous fashion trends in history

Although fashion trends come and go, there is a constant thread in the dangerous pursuit of beauty. The need to dress to impress lines like spandex throughout history – and even includes Adam and Eve, who decorate with itchy fig leaves. Here is a closet full of other fashion crimes that are not only cruel and unusual, but should also …

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Mysterious ruins from all over the world

We discover new things about antiquity every day and yet many of these anti-Diluvian civilizations remain a mystery to us. Studying these cultures is often like trying to put together a puzzle in which half of the pieces are missing. We try to make the picture as clear as possible by adding a new piece every now and then, but …

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Terrifying Nazi super weapons for world domination

World War II began when the Nazis wanted to control the whole world. Twenty years after the previous World War, Europe was still in a recovery phase, and Germany was one of the worst-performing countries. In a surprisingly short period of time, they managed to rebuild their war-torn country, consolidate the army – though they were not allowed to – …

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"Innovative" things that go backwards

2 Spotify turns into a commercially infested mainstream radio station One day the last Cadillac Coupe de Ville is crushed into a cube, and with it the concept of listening to the radio. Not that it would interest most consumers, because research has shown that younger populations have included the music streaming revolution and can hardly remember what it is …

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