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There's a tiny country INSIDE the United States!

It's called the Republic of Molossia and it's a micronation founded humorously by a man named Kevin Baugh as a 'dictatorial banana-republic' in the 1.3 acre area around his house in Dayton Nevada. The micronation consists of Baugh's house, his back and front yards and some other properties that is all surrounded by the state of Nevada.

Molossia started as a childhood project in 1977 and became a 'hobby pushed to the nth degree.' It evolved into a territorial entity in the 1990s. Kevin Baugh even went so far as to create a petition on's We the People requesting formal recognition of the micronation, but didn't gain much traction.

Baugh has embraced his micronation-ness and has installed art and landscape projects around his home that attract interest from outsiders. It's estimated that up to 10, yes TEN, diez tourists visit Molossia every year.


Moose, the dog from Frasier, got more fan mail than any of the human actors!

Moose the dog was a Jack Russell Terrier most famous for his portrayal of Eddie Crane, the dog on the sitcom Frasier. He was born on Christmas Eve, 1990 and died on June 22, 2006 after a long and storied career. While he was the youngest puppy in the litter, he was also the largest, and considered to be a troublemaker by its owner.

He was trained for 6 months and landed the role of Eddie. He had the ability to fix on Kelsey Grammer with a long hard stare and it became a sight gag on the show. The dog became so popular that he got more fan mail than any of the human actors on the show!

Learn more about Moose by clicking here.

9 Facts About Mickey Mouse You Never Knew

Mickey Mouse's fifth finger has saved Disney millions of Dollars!

You're probably thinking that Mickey Mouse only has FOUR fingers, and you'd be correct.

Disney explained that the reason Mickey only has three fingers and a thumb is for both artistic and financial reasons.

Disney said if Mickey had five fingers, his hand would look weird, "five digits are too many for a mouse, it would look like a bunch of bananas."

The second reason for Mickey only having four fingers is financial.

A 6 1/2 minute short film contains about 45,000 drawings.

Disney says if you add up the time saved by NOT drawing that fifth finger, you'd find that the studio has saved millions of dollars.


This year's Oscar nominations include the oldest and youngest to be nominated for Best Actress!

It was a little historic that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences included both the oldest and youngest women ever nominated for a Best Actress awards. First, the youngest. Her name is Quvenzhane Wallis, 9-years-old now, but she was only 6 when she shot Beasts of the Southern Wild, a movie about a girl growing up in the bayou. It's her first role ever. On the other end of the spectrum you have Emmanuelle Riva, an 85-year-old who's been acting since 1958.

These are both their first nominations, and they're faced up against three other actresses who have all been nominated before. Included in the nomination is Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence who is only 22 and already has 2 nominations already.


The ocean has underwater rivers!

A group of amateur cave explorers discovered a river in Mexico that had banks, trees and leaves just like an ordinary river. However, the difference was that they were 25 feet underwater with scuba gear. Check out the picture… it looks surreal doesn't it?

The 'river' is a mix of salt water and hydrogen sulfide. It's much more dense than regular saltwater so it creates a very distinct separation that acts and flows like a river. Check out more info and pictures at the source!



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