At a prison facility in Nuuk, Greenland some inmates reportedly…

At a prison facility in Nuuk, Greenland some inmates reportedly hold the keys to their own cells (to afford them privacy), and others may leave the premises during the day to go to work or school. Perhaps surprisingly, inmates are even allowed to go hunting with rifles to shoot birds and seals.

Germans celebrate Father’s day by having men pulling…

Germans celebrate Father’s day by having men pulling wagons filled with beer into parks and drinking until they pass out.

mindblowingfactz: There is a territory in Costa Rica called…

mindblowingfactz:

There is a territory in Costa Rica called Territorio De Zaguates (Land of the Strays) which is basically a huge no kill dog shelter where you can hike for free with the dogs.

mindblowingfactz: There is a territory in Costa Rica called…

mindblowingfactz:

There is a territory in Costa Rica called Territorio De Zaguates (Land of the Strays) which is basically a huge no kill dog shelter where you can hike for free with the dogs.

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik…

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik secret police and ordered to be shot. As the firing squad lined up, an officer asked if he was really the famous chess master. The officer made Bernstein play a game for his life against him. Bernstein won easily and was released.

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik…

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik secret police and ordered to be shot. As the firing squad lined up, an officer asked if he was really the famous chess master. The officer made Bernstein play a game for his life against him. Bernstein won easily and was released.

“Flipping the bird” is a form of free speech protected by the…

“Flipping the bird” is a form of free speech protected by the First Amendment. It’s not a crime to be obnoxious. (source)

Photo :  Jindřich Nosek (NoJin) / wikimedia

“Flipping the bird” is a form of free speech protected by the…

“Flipping the bird” is a form of free speech protected by the First Amendment. It’s not a crime to be obnoxious. (source)

Photo :  Jindřich Nosek (NoJin) / wikimedia

In 1895, UK prime minister William Gladstone founded a public…

In 1895, UK prime minister William Gladstone founded a public library. Aged 85, he wheelbarrowed his personal collection of 32,000 books the ¾ mile between his home and the library. His desire, his daughter said, was to “bring together books who had no readers with readers who had no books”. 

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In 1895, UK prime minister William Gladstone founded a public…

In 1895, UK prime minister William Gladstone founded a public library. Aged 85, he wheelbarrowed his personal collection of 32,000 books the ¾ mile between his home and the library. His desire, his daughter said, was to “bring together books who had no readers with readers who had no books”. 

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Photo :  Llywelyn2000 / wikimedia