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The Strangest Mayor In The World

  Stubbs (April 12, 1997 – July 21, 2017) was a cat who was the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, from July 18, 1997, until his death. Stubbs was described as a tourist attraction, having been flooded with cards and letters, and drawing 30 to 40 tourists each day (most of whom were en route to other Alaska destinations, such ...

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The Most Secret Godfather In History

  Sir Nicholas George Winton MBE (born Wertheim; 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) was a British humanitarian who helped to rescue children who were at risk of oppression by Nazi Germany. Born to German-Jewish parents who had emigrated to Britain at the beginning of the 20th century, Winton assisted in the rescue of 669 children, most of them ...

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Hilarious Court Cases You Won’t Believe

  When we picture the inside of a courtroom, we think of a place where serious and unfortunate issues are debated. But sometimes when you read or hear the news of a person suing another individual or group of people for something downright crazy, you can’t help but smile. Perhaps you remember the unbelievable liability suit that involved a fast ...

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Strange Employment Laws You’ll Find Across the Globe

  As the world becomes more and more connected, business operations are no longer confined by borders and the prospect of having a global team is increasingly feasible. However, when considering hiring offshore employees, it is necessary to consider the various legislations and policies those countries may have that differ from your own. We’ve done the research, and the individuality ...

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The Most Ridiculous Deaths In History

  What makes a death truly, famously ridiculous? Is it some quality of exaggeration or grotesquery, some aspect that’s gone weirdly wrong? Is it a twist of dark bad luck? Is it just something poetically appropriate — or a combination of all three? People have been arguing about this since humans first started dying in stupid ways; I guarantee there ...

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