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The Historical Yet Bizarre London Beer Flood

The Historical Yet Bizarre London Beer Flood

The hazards of alcohol are well known, but every so often a new study presents itself that uncovers more information about the dangers of drink. However, if we look back in history we can find one of the most unusual incidents that could ever happen, a beer flood. The flood happened in London in 1814 and claimed 8 lives directly. At the time breweries used large vats to house fermented alcohol. In the Horse Shoe Brewery in London, these vats were 22 feet tall. They relied on wooden build with a strong iron ring holding the vats in place. On...

Why Auctioneer’s Talk So Fast

Why Auctioneer’s Talk So Fast

Auctioneers are a strange beast. If you have ever been to an auction you will know exactly what I mean. They have an incredible awareness of the slightest shifts in the room. If someone scratches a nose they know a bid has been made. They are able to cover a large room on their own and they dictate the pace of an auction with incredible dexterity, often appearing as if they are speaking another language. Why do auctioneers speak so quickly?  If you ask most people they will surmise that auctioneers speak quickly because it means they can move on...

Understanding the history behind birthday traditions

Understanding the history behind birthday traditions

Birthdays are a strange occasion. Celebrating the moment of your birth is a worthy thing although perhaps we should celebrate the woman who brought you into the world as she did all the work. Yet the stranger thing is how we celebrate birthdays. The most widespread way to celebrate birthdays is to have a birthday cake and sing happy birthday. Where did these traditions come from and why?It appears that the idea of celebrating birth first came from the Egyptians. When a pharaoh was made pharaoh they were seen as becoming a god, a new birth in many ways. This...

Discovering Kin-Ball, A Sport Like No Other

Discovering Kin-Ball, A Sport Like No Other

What is the worst thing about team sports? The team aspect! So often you play with a team and there is that one player who just thinks he/she is better than everyone else. You pass them the ball, ask for the pass back, and it never comes. They hold the ball for eternity, certain that they are so good they deserve to keep it. How would you solve this issue? It appears one sport has come up with the perfect solution. Enter Kin-Ball. Kin-Ball is a simple sport that appears to have solved the issue of selfish players by making...

Tale of the largest shoe ever made

Tale of the largest shoe ever made

Bizarre thing happens around the world. The one mentioned here will blow your mind and leave you hysterical. It is the story of the largest shoe ever ordered, produced, and delivered in the world! The fantastic thing is that the person was requesting it had no clue that it would make a world record. He unknowingly ordered the largest shoe in the world for him. However, his shoe size or foot size was just the same as a regular size.  The shoe owner The strange tale began when Tom Boddingham ordered a pair of shoes online. When the order was delivered, Boddingham was in a total shock. To...

That Time When Heavy Rainfall Turned A Swedish Train Station Into A Swimming Pool

That Time When Heavy Rainfall Turned A Swedish Train Station Into A Swimming Pool

You know that expression “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. Well, I think after this story that expression should be changed to “When life gives you a flood, make a swimming pool” That is what happened in a train station in Sweden recently and the story is just remarkable. I never understood that expression anyway, it suggests lemons are a bad thing and you have to make use of them. Lemons are so useful anyway. If life gives you lemons, that is great, you can use them for cooking, drinking, flavoring, and so much more. A flood, on the other...

The celebration of the legacy of the deceased- Robin Williams

The celebration of the legacy of the deceased- Robin Williams

The Oscar-winning comedian, Robin William's impact on popular culture, can never be quantified. News of his death came out as a surprise – at the age of 63, the legendary comedian committed suicide on 11 August, 2014. He has left the heart of friends, family, other celebrities, and fans with a vast void. Many heartfelt tributes poured in from the side of the celebrities and fans. Let's get into the article and learn about the problems the family faced due to the possessions he left behind.  Robin William's legacy Robert was one of the most loved and cherished comedians of...

This is the man who wears a costume to feed the homeless and inspire the world

This is the man who wears a costume to feed the homeless and inspire the world

The coronavirus has hit many countries, communities, and people hard around the world. Globally unemployment rates are increasing with some estimates suggesting that approximately 25 million people worldwide will be made unemployed due to the pandemic. That figure only gets larger the longer the pandemic continues. It is a frightening statistic but one that is easily misunderstood when it is seen as just a number. One man saw the reality of this number in his community as the number of people on the street increased during the pandemic. He decided to do something about it. One man can do very...

Elephants Get Drunk On Fermented Fruit And It Was All Caught On Camera

Elephants Get Drunk On Fermented Fruit And It Was All Caught On Camera

The African landscape has a lot to offer in terms of adventure. Teeming with wildlife, you will often come across a fascinating hunt, as mother nature’s cruel law takes full effect. Indeed, only the strong are built for the Savannah; as they say, it’s survival of the fittest. But don’t let this harsh reality distract you from all the humor that goes on behind the scenes. Not everything centers around death and survival, as is normally shown in wildlife documentaries. Yes! When you’re off the menu of so many predators on the African landscape, sometimes you just want to have a...

Movie remakes that flopped

Movie remakes that flopped

While it is enticing to say that Hollywood should not mess with good things, there have been so many remakes that turned wildly successful, impressing both audiences and critics, and collecting bank at the box office, like Beauty and the beast in 2017 and Ocean’s Eleven in 2001. Then there come some bad movie remakes that make us want to lock up all of the classic films in a locker so that no one can ever mess with them, like Swept Away in 2002 and Ben-Hur in 2016. But that does not stop there only. In this post, we have...

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