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15 Weird Phobias You Won't Believe Are Real

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There are a lot of interesting and random phopias out there. Dendrophobia is the fear of trees. Blennophobia is the fear of slime. And neophobia is the fear of anything new. However, the fear of long words may have the most ironic (and cruelest name).

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. So let's say you do have this phobia. You'd be terrify to name your ailment. Kind of a conundrum.


Bob Marley's final words were 'Money can't buy life!'

Bob Marley died of malignant melanoma found underneath his toenail diagnosed in 1977. Legend has it that he got the lesion from a football game injury earlier in the year. Actually, he got it from pre-existing cancer.

Doctors told him to amputate his toe, but he refused on the basis of religious beliefs. Even though he was sick, he continued touring and working. He even planned another tour for 1980 when he was taken. His 1980 album, Uprising, was made as a way for Marley to come to terms with his mortality. He completed his tour in Europe and two concerts in the U.S.

The cancer spread throughout his body and he became extremely ill. He cancelled his tour and went to a Bavarian clinic. He was treated for 8 months by watching his food, water, and substance intake. He headed back to Jamaica when he was near death's door. He only made it to Miami, though. He died in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital.

His final words to his son, Ziggy, were "Money can't buy life." He was given a state funeral in Jamaica combining Ethiopian Orthodoxy and Rastafarian traditions. He was then buried in a chapel near where he was born.


July 2 is really America's independence day, not July 4!

Every year, on July 4, American's celebrate Independence Day, a day which supposedly marks yet another year that America has been a country. According to popular belief, the colonies that would soon become the USA declared independence from the British on July 4, however that isn't actually true.

In fact, the colonies in the USA actually became independent from the British on July 2, and in a letter to his wife, Thomas Jefferson says "the Second of July, 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival."

Jefferson, of course, was fully aware that his country formed on July 2, 1776, but the reason that Americans celebrate on July 4 is because that is when the Declaration of Independence was signed! On July 2, 1776, a vote was passed that made the United States of America independent from Britain.Confused? Read the source for all the details!


McDonalds had to donate to a school to get the domain of!

If the domain is not registered yet, it’s yours.One of the most basic internet rules there is. As long as you have the money to pay for the name, you are allowed to keep it.

That’s something a lot of people do to get some money: GO FOR THE OBVIOUS. And that’s what a writer did after noticing that the domain was available!

In the case of McDonalds, someone bought the internet domain of before the anyone in their headquarters did! And not only that; since McDonald's didn't register "", they had to donate to a school to get the domain from the wired magazine writer who registered it in 1994!

At least the writer was a Good Guy Greg and didn’t keep any of the money to himself and helped others in need. We could learn a lot from this guy.


Over 98 % of Norway's electricity comes from renewable energy!

While every other country out there says that the kind of energy they use is “environmentally friendly”, Norway is actually doing something to prove it!Hydroelectric power is the main mode of Norway’s energy production. Also their wind power offers huge export opportunities.

What we mean by hydroelectricity is the electricity generated by the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water, and it is the most widely used form of renewable energy, accounting for 16 perfect of global electricity generation!

Norway’s electricity comes mainly from hydroelectricity plants! Over 98.5 % of it's electricity is generated by those plants! That means that 4.3 % of the world total of hydroelectricity is generated in Norway!Maybe electric bills are not that expensive in Norway, it would be fun to do a little research about that!



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