Elevators with no doors 8/31/2015 • Dean Braun

Several decades ago when elevators ascended and descended at a slow pace, innovations had to be done to the current design to improve efficiency. The solution was the invention of elevators with no doors.

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Why you should be afraid of women: the legend of Aristotle and Phyllis 8/30/2015 • Porsche Presley

Aristotle once called a woman a wild and mindless human being. Unfortunately, the Fate decided to have the revenge on the great philosopher for having been such a sexist. The story of Aristotle's humiliation cannot be considered as the genuine truth, but still it could be a lesson for those who think of women as harmless and appeasable creatures.

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Mourning rings were popular in Europe up to the 19th century 8/29/2015 • Elizabeth Bandayrel

People always remember those who passed away. The tradition of grieving for the bereavement is as old as the civilized society itself.

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A 6 foot 5 inch model 8/28/2015 • Porsche Presley

An American model that is referred to as the highest model in the world is 2.02 meters high.

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Nail houses 8/27/2015 • Rroberts

When new structures are planned to be built on old land, all the houses on it have to be demolished and the owners have to move. But sometimes, the owners do not want to.

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In 1971 terrorists occupied the supreme body of state power in Moscow. But this was kept in secrecy until now. 8/26/2015 • Murphy

On February 24, 1971, at 11 in the morning the Home Secretary of the USSR Nikolay Schelokov receives a message of high importance: terrorists have occupied the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR! The situation is more than extraordinary – terrorists are in the center of Moscow, just near the Kremlin walls!

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There were times when guns with a single barrel were not enough 8/26/2015 • Giovanna

In modern warfare, most of the effort is put into creating precise weapons that can be aimed. That was not always the case.

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5 funny laws of France 8/25/2015 • Laslo Bako

There are a lot of weird and strange laws all over the world and France is not an exception. Some of the laws were introduced long time ago and nobody remembers what the reason was.

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A fisherman spent 440 days in a small boat amid the open sea and survived 8/24/2015 • chrissy

On the 17th of November, 2012, Jose Alvarenga made for the open sea. He just wanted to catch some sharks and come back in a couple of days, but his fishing trip took about 14 months. These were 440 days of despair without food, fresh water and people.

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It will take us over 74 179 years to reach the most proximate star 8/23/2015 • oro1

The humankind hasn't deliberately explored the Solar System yet, but people are dreaming already of travelling to other stars. We have estimated the time imaginary space travelers need to reach the most proximate cosmic objects.

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