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Several governments and intelligence agencies are operating secret prisons. The fact that these facilities do not officially exist means they are well-protected from the prying eyes of human rights agencies and the courts. Torture is often the norm in these places, and detainees are kept in inhumane living conditions. Various world governments don’t want you
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Under the Uniform Commercial Code, Article 9, security interest holders in all 50 US states are generally permitted to repossess goods if a debtor has failed to fulfill their contractual obligations. This seemingly straightforward task that repo men and women face on a daily basis is often arduous, with perilous uncertainties. More than a few
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Since its inception as a science, archaeology has taught us a lot about ourselves, our ancestors, and what the world was like in the distant past. It offers us a glance into the histories of various cultures and delivers a narrative of their collective lives. The Germanic tribes were societies of ancient Europe, various peoples
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In August 2018, Trish Regan, who hosts The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan on Fox Business Network, created quite a stir when she disparaged Venezuela and Denmark in a searing commentary about socialism. In the US, a rising socialist movement, spearheaded by politicians such as Independent Bernie Sanders and Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, points to Denmark
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The death penalty is the ultimate punishment for criminals to suffer. Even though this method of correction has seen a drastic decline in use in modern times, back in the old days, it was an everyday thing to see someone executed by the authorities. Often, convicted criminals were tortured and killed in brutal ways to
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Photos dominate the modern world as they never have before. We’re saturated with professional pictures, selfies, and everything in between. We’re used to plenty of mundane images; any social media profile can provide those. And we’ve all seen the sensational pictures embedded in every meme and news report. Yet it’s the combination of the mundane
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When we’re asked to think about the Mayan civilization, human sacrifice and great architecture steal nearly every thought. There are many other intriguing and unique aspects that are just beginning to color our understanding of this long-gone culture. Ruins give insights into unusual cities and how leaders ruled. Meanwhile, art gives unexpected glimpses into daily
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When it comes to lawsuits concerning the food industry, someone has to be in the wrong. Often, we’ll find that a company is trying to deceive its customers, but in some cases, the customers themselves can make some pretty outlandish claims. While it’s true that most lawsuits are pretty straightforward, a select few of them
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Throughout the ages, different cultures have had vastly different sexual practices, ranging from mundane to bizarre. Like culture itself, sexuality is more than just a means of procreation; it is an expression of the dominant ideas of the time and can tell us a lot about what’s floating around in the collective zeitgeist of a
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Since the dawn of time, a problem has haunted a section of mankind. They just can’t stop their hair from falling out. With the hair loss industry estimated to be worth almost $3 billion, it is little wonder that many people have invented weird and wonderful treatments for this perpetual problem. From the ancient Egyptians
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Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco was known as “La Madrina” (“The Godmother”) after she successfully pioneered a Miami-based cocaine drug trade for nearly five decades from the 1950s to the early 2000s. The murderous matriarch stood only 152 centimeters (5’0″) tall. But she was feared by many and even dubbed the “Female Tony Montana” due
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There is more to luminescence than fireflies and glow-in-the-dark toys. Fluorescence, which is mostly absorbed light being released, is responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring natural spectacles and scientific discoveries. In recent years, glowing has shown up in strange places, in unexpected species, and in surprising ways that are invisible to the human eye.
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We tend to think we live in a time of sexual liberty, lusty debauchery, and sleazy hookups, an era of Tinder and college parties. But, in actuality, we have some pretty stiff competition when we reach back into history and look to our ancestors and the kings, queens, nobleman, military leaders, emperors, and even prehistoric
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It’s not all tea, crumpets, and royal weddings in the United Kingdom. In fact, Britain is home to some downright bizarre and truly weird and wonderful festivals. To some outsiders, the Brits may seem prim, proper, and a bit too serious at times. But a closer look will dispel that notion. From ancient pagan rites
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Our human ancestors didn’t have the luxury of modern medicine that we enjoy today. They had to deal with the raw pain of surgical procedures using nothing more than natural remedies and “cures” from old wives’ tales. No licensed practitioners administered anesthesia to make these patients completely numb or render them unconscious. Thus, plants and
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