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One of the depression-era gangsters is one of the most popular figures in American history!

Pretty Boy Floyd was a bank robber who peaked during the depression. He initially became famous for his excessively violent bank robberies and was arrested at 18. At this age he vowed to never steal again, yet eventually returned to a life of crime, except in a different way. He began targeting banks with high amounts of mortgage papers.

Once he entered the banks, which were usually guarded by locals, he would quickly rob it and steal all of the records. Once he was gone, he would destroy all of the mortgage papers, which made him especially popular during the depression because many could not make the payments, thus freeing them from their debts. He earned the nickname, “the Robin Hood of Cooksoon Hills,” yet drew too much attention.

Despite his popularity, the FBI eventually caught up with him and gunned him down in 1934. Even with his violent exit, many Americans idealized the criminal and considered him a positive figure during the depression and today he is one of the most well liked people of his time!.


The Ancient Egyptian civilization lasted longer than the Western one has so far.

Ancient Egypt was actually in decline by the time the Western civilization rose. Ancient Egypt was concentrated along the lower end of the Nile River where the modern country of Egypt is currently located. Egyptian civilization came together around 3150 BC with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh.

The history of ancient Egypt occurred in a series of stable Kingdoms, separated by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Periods. Egypt reached the pinnacle of its power during the New Kingdom, in the Ramesside period, after which it entered a period of slow decline.

In the aftermath of Alexander the Great's death, one of his generals, Ptolemy Soter, established himself as the new ruler of Egypt. The Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt until 30 BC, when it fell to the Roman Empire and became a Roman province.

Ancient Egypt held together for an impressive number of years. The West today, still has not managed to match the number of living years as Ancient Egypt did.


This Boy Scout tried to build a nuclear reactor... in his back yard!

David Hahn, a 31 year old man was held in the Macomb County Jails after being caught trying to steal 16 smoke detectors which contained radioactive material!

What’s funny about this story is that back in 1996, Hahn tried to build a nuclear reactor at his backyard! When asked, investigators stated that Hahn was arrested after someone saw him stealing detectors around the apartment complex where he lived and that later on the other detectors were found at his apartment!

Back in the 1990s he learned that smoke detectors have a small amount of a radioactive isotope, and therefore it could help him to continue his evil plan. Why does he have so many open sores in his picture? Possibly because of all the radioactive materials that he was exposed to.


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Humpback whales have best friends!

What do humpback whales and humans have in common? They both have best friends!Humpback whales form lifelong friendships and reunite with their pals every year! During their reunions they eat and swim alongside one another throughout the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

While being apart all they do is migrate and breed, and somehow they find each other again after a year in the open ocean each summer, this is like their summer break, and they spend it by feeding each other and hanging out.

However, the longest friendship so far has been 6 years and there has never been a friendship between males and females, it has only occurred between similar-aged females.So you can say that female humpback whales like to have BFFs, or at least BFFs of six years.


There are over 340,000 slaves in the world today! Where are they?

Thought slavery was abolished all around the world? Think again. A new CNN report has revealed that there are still slaves in the world today, in fact there is between 340,000 and 680,000, that is between 10-20% of the total population! These slaves are found in the very small Saharan nation, Mauritania. In 1981, Mauritania was the last country to abolish slavery.

Unfortunately, all activists in the country are arrested if they protest the practice of slavery, and the government denies that slavery exists within the country! Up until 2007, slavery wasn’t even a crime in Mauritania! Since then, only ONE slave owner has been arrested and penalized. Do these statistics seem a little fishy? You have to read the source to get the full story.



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