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A Dutch door is a door divided horizontally in such a fashion that the bottom half may remain shut while the top half opens. The initial purpose of this door was to keep animals out of farmhouses, or keep children inside, while allowing light and air to filter through the open top. (Source)  

 

India’s government once released about 25,000 flesh-eating turtles to clean up corpses polluting the Ganges river. (Source)

 

Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel had an obsessive fear of being poisoned, and would only eat food that his wife prepared for him. When she had to be hospitalized for six months in 1977, he refused to eat at all and died weighing 65 pounds. (Source)
A man being arrested on the show “COPS” for prostitution charges threatened suing the show if his Chihuahua’s face wasn’t blurred. The man claimed he did not sign a release for the dog who is an actor with an agent. (Source)

 

The US Pledge Of Allegiance originally had a distinctive “salute” to use called the Bellamy salute. It was discontinued during WWII as it looked exactly like a Nazi salute. (Source)

 

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  • johcar

    Kurt Godel had Aspergers – link to three

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