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In 2012, an ancient Roman trading ship was found off the coast of Italy in good condition!


In 2012, a Roman trading ship dating back to the times of the Caesars was discovered off the coast of Italy. The ship was apparently in such good shape that some of the food was still preserved inside the storage jars. Police divers found the ship preserved within a layers of mud at a depth of 230 feet in water near Genoa.

The ship sank on it's trade route between Spain and Italy with more than 200 jars of amphorae. The jars contained pickled fish, grain, wine, and oil. Some of the jars were picked up by fishing nets, which is what got the police divers searching to begin with.

Police continued to guard the site while archeologists figured out what to do with the find. The find dates back more approximately between the 1st and 2nd centuries B.C. When Julius Caesar and his imperial heirs held power in Rome.

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8 Magical Facts You Didn't Know About Disney Films

Disney made a war propaganda film! not only that, but it also won an Oscar!


The film is called Der Fuehrer's Face and is set in Nazi-land, a place where the clouds and trees are shaped like swastikas and the houses look like Hitler. Caricatures of German government officials, such as Joseph Goebbels and Benito Mussolini, are seen marching through the streets singing praise to the Nazi regime.

A Nazi Donald Duck is then awakened, fed a severely rationed breakfast and made to read a portion of Mein Kampf while sitting under Hitler’s portrait. Donald then goes to work in a factory, where he makes shells on a conveyer belt and salutes Hitler as portraits of him pass by. 

Donald then starts experiencing some hallucinations, which then collapse away to reveal it was all a bad dream. The movie won the Best Short Film award at the 1943 Academy Awards and remains to this day the only Donald Duck film to do so. The main song in the film has also been covered multiple times. You can watch the film below, but be warned, you will never be able to think of Donald Duck in the same way again. 

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In WWII, Germany developed a flamethrower mine. When activated, it spewed burning fuel over an area 15ft wide, 9ft tall, and 89ft long


An abwehrflammenwerfer. What is that? That is the flame thrower or flame mine that the Germans developed during WWII. The design for this unpronounceable weapon was copied from the Russian FOG-1 mines that were used in Operation Barbarossa.

The mines were buried at intervals of 12-30 yards and were placed in strategic areas, such as road blocks, landing beaches and harbor walls. They could be command detonated or triggered by trip wires or similar devices.

When the mine was detonated, the fuel was forced out of the tube it was held in and ignited as it went. The stream of burning fuel was 15 feet wide and 8 feet 10 inches high with a range of about 89 feet. The explosion would last for about 1.5 seconds.

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Insulin grown in space is up to 9x more efficient than the earth-grown kind.


This sounds like a very sci-fi headline but it’s true. In 1998, NASA managed to grow insulin crystals that were much smaller than the ones grown on earth.

How small? They compared it to being able to seeing grains of powdered sugar on a donut instead of just the donut from 180 miles away. In other words, space insulin is a lot lot tinier than the Earth one.

The smaller size makes it easier for the body to absorb it. How much easier? Well, they reduced the need for insulin intake from 1-3 times a day to just once every three days!

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The Horse Head used in the Godfather was real


The Godfather has many iconic scenes. One of them is when the film producer wakes up in his mansion and finds his prize racehorse's head in bed with him. The mafia are asserting their power over the producer by this show of force. They can take what they want from him, in a very scary way.

Watching the movie, viewers assume that this horse head is just another special effects trick. It wasn't though. The studio encouraged director Francis Ford Coppola to use a fake horse head for this scene, but he didn't like the mockups he saw.

Instead, Coppola found a horse ready for slaughter at a glue factory. He told the factory workers to send the horse's head when the animal was slaughtered.

One day, a crate with dry ice arrived on set. Inside, was the horse's head. Audiences rose up in defiance at this brutality, but the scene garnered the shock and grotesque nature it was going for. It remains one of the most memorable scenes in film history.

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