The first ever Roman fire brigade was created by Marcus Licinius Crassus. During fires, they would do nothing while Crassus would offer to buy the burning building from the owner at a very low price. If the owner agreed, they would put out the fire. If ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_

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Tom Petty's first solo album, "Full Moon Fever", which sold over five million copies, spawned five hit singles, and had collaborations with rock legends (George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison) was initially rejected by MCA Records because the top exe...
pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/t

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George Appel’s last words before his electrocution (for murder) were, “Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel.”
wattpad.com/392432563-killers%

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‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry was a pilot for a Pan Am flight that crashed in the Syrian desert in 1947. He took charge of the survivors and even walked to get help from a local village. The crash convinced him to leave the airline to pursue his ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_F

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Paricutín. A volcano that emerged suddenly on 1943 from a farmer's land in a matter of day. Now peaking at 9200ft, it's still the first ever volcano whose birth has been witnessed by human eyes.
en.wikipedia.org/./wiki/Par%C3

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A major reason why native English speakers have issues understanding German humour, is that the German language is way too precise to allow for the humorous confusions found in English. Also, German humour is usually delivered with a deadpan, which make...
theguardian.com/world/2006/may

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Continental Cablevision broadcasted a T-shirt offer only to viewers who were obtaining the pay-per-view signal illegally. This was done by encoding the signal in a way only illegal decoders could decode. Those who responded were caught stealing cable.
articles.courant.com/1993-02-0

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The chemist who invented napalm (which has killed hundreds of thousands of people) went on to later invent the corticosteroid prednisone (which has saved hundreds of thousands of people.)
chemistryworld.com/opinion/cla

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After making an unsuccessful attempt on Franz Ferdinand's life Nedeljko Čabrinović tried killing himself by swallowing a cyanide pill then jumped into the nearby river finding that the cyanide pill was defective and that the river was only 4 inches deep...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nedeljko

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Despite Overwhelming Evidence Against Him, John Wayne Gacy was never "Caught." Instead he folded under constant police surveillance which caused his mental state to deteriorate and cleared to air to his lawyer, who informed the police that he had killed...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Way

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People with Schizophrenia in African and Indian cultures tend to have positive experiences when hearing voices. Those in the United States predominantly have violent and hateful experiences.
theatlantic.com/health/archive

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