Nothing makes you more of a nuisance than sharing random trivia without any context. Broadening our knowledge about the world, however, is something we can't avoid. It's too interesting and too easy to get lost in. To teach you everything you need to know to bore people to death we've compiled some of the most surprising truths from Fact Republic.

From a carrier pigeon racing with internet technology to a badass Titanic passenger, the things on this list will surely spark your interest in random trivia. Scroll down to learn a thing or two and upvote your favorite entries! If, however, this series doesn't ease your thirst for knowledge, check out these 30 happiest random facts as well!

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

Paying teachers is better than paying policemen...

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

I love this! I love the Netherlands!

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CozaEVE
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2 years ago

3 years is a very small amount for a paedophile

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Hans
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2 years ago

It is always pleasant to read about bravery and altruism rewarded with luck.

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Shaun Obanion
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2 years ago

They weren't dirty. He knew the Pap's would be waiting outside the stage door of EQUUS every night, so he'd bring the same outfit and wear it home every night.I'm pretty sure he had it washed.

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

seems fair

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Sarah Birrelle
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2 years ago

Good! Get the bastards. Child slave labour and molestations are rampant. They are disgusting people- I'm SHOCKED they aren't out for these guys how they are for the polygamy cults. They SHOULD be. They aren't just crazy, they r CRIMINALS.

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Hans
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2 years ago

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a truck loaded with hard drives on a highway!

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

this is good to know!

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

That's a hero

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Kiahna
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2 years ago

Haha, cool. I would do that too if I got to work with Al Pacino.

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Susanna Vesna
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2 years ago

Hahahah love it!

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Shari Custer
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2 years ago

Someone who got voted down mentioned "China Girl". If you pay attention to the lyrics, you will understand that it's about the subjugation and annihilation of Asian cultures by Europeans. Similarly, if you listen to the lyris of "Fashion" carefully, you can see it's about political and social leanings. In particular, it's about how the higher status people copy the style and culture of lower status people despite decrying it as inferior. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/01/20/how-david-bowies-china-girl-used-racism-to-fight-racism/?utm_term=.17ae4ff2b7c7

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

real life hodor

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Susanna Vesna
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2 years ago

Now that's brilliant!

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Jessica Stohr
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2 years ago

For real?! Cool

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Susanna Vesna
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2 years ago

That is a very cool story! Should be made into a movie!

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Jessica Stohr
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2 years ago

Good guy hitman

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Pic or it din't happen.

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

If I am remembering it correctly, PoC movie did have one female Chinese pirate in the sequence where they showed a meeting between all the pirates.

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N G
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2 years ago

Well done Bill : )

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Janine B.
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2 years ago

Smart guy.

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

i wish they name the next one after Trump or Pence and then we'd hear it on the news: "Trump is causing great distress in the state of Louisiana!" or "Here we can see Pence wandering aimlessly"

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

This shows the humanity of a number of Germans in contrast to how the nation had been swayed to follow Hitler blindly. Its a brilliant fact and I'm glad you shared it.

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Fair deal I would say. He is STAN LEE!

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LunasTeam
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2 years ago

that's funny

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

Efficiency matters.

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Kjorn
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2 years ago

such intelligent animal, ans still people want to kill them

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Jules van der Graan
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2 years ago

The US national anthem's melody is based on an English song, BTW. (Another fun fact: the melody of "My Country Tis of Thee" is the same as "God Save the Queen" which is taken from a Prussian song, "Heil dir im Siegerkranz", 'coincidentally' the British monarchy is an extension of various German monarchies. So WWI was nothing more than a family feud, using millions of people as pawns.)

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Paige Johnson
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2 years ago

The divers were using an underwater communication system and the captive male beluga imitated their order to get out of the water and the diver surfaced thinking it was real. He had learned to imitate the patterns and frequency's of human speech, after several years he stopped doing it. Belugas rock :) they also shout like children in the wild, and the bump on their head is used for echolocation and scientifically called its "Melon"

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Winkwoga
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2 years ago

Savage

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Kristel
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2 years ago

If everyone participated, yes. But I agree, the idea is very creative!

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Jessica Stohr
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2 years ago

How truly good of them!

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

Rachel and Chandler (S07E11)

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 years ago

genius! and no lie involved

SanchaTheSeeker
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2 years ago

Do you get it? People were paying to fund a clothes dryer but they got a clothesline in return

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

a little bit expensive....

Jessica Stohr
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2 years ago

Yeah..makes sense since it was a scam!

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Jenn
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2 years ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.......

Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

That's so smart!! :D

Dr. Cheri Hayes
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2 years ago

Does that include installation? ;-)

Andy Taylor
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2 years ago

some assy required.

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Lois Pack
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2 years ago

😂. Like the topless and bottomless bikini = empty box

Sykz
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2 years ago

Genius!! Just like the pet rock!

Alex Craig
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2 years ago

How long did he get away with it, I wonder?

Toothless
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2 years ago

This is my fav one so far :)

Pi...
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2 years ago

And THAT's how u scam...

Phoebe Bean
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2 years ago

Semantics.

Jenny Jozwiak
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2 years ago

Notice the ChemTrails in the sky!

adoracat
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2 years ago

It's funny, but not funny, because where I live? The HOA rules do NOT allow clotheslines at all. And yes, most of Houston's within-city-limits neighborhoods have homeowners association rules. Most of the outlying towns do, too.

Nya Crea Singer
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2 years ago

Genius ! Haha

BusLady
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2 years ago

Did it come with clothespins?

Wise Girl
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2 years ago

Smart man...XD

Sierra Hall
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2 years ago

I know a man that was selling the best roach killer ever. He sold them for $15 dollars a piece and made over $15,000 before he was taken to court for selling rocks. They couldn't necessarily charge him with anything, but the judge warned him lol!

Luna
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2 years ago

Ouch!

Emily Hisel
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2 years ago

fancy gear lovers... serves you right!

Angie Chan
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2 years ago

A few years ago, I realized how silly it was for me to pay money for a humidifier to put moisture in the air, then pay money for a dryer to dry my clothes. I have been line-drying indoors ever since.

UMay Knott
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2 years ago

I like that!

Tina Cooper
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2 years ago

Brilliant

Shirin Kamer
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2 years ago

ha ha ha

Liz Llanes
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2 years ago

Wow!! A real genius in tbe field of dog eats dog commercial advertizing...

BusLady
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2 years ago

Whadaya expect for $39.99? LOL

BusLady
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2 years ago

Those people had probably never used a clothesline in their lives

BusLady
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2 years ago

And couldn't figure out how to use it

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Bobbi Newell
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2 years ago

If it sounds too good to be true...

SanchaTheSeeker
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2 years ago

Why would you need a solar powered clothesline? Isn't a normal one enough

Daria B
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2 years ago

I know you meant "clothes dryer", but, oh my, solar powered clothesline would be so cool and handy nowadays.....

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Taki
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2 years ago

He's right, although I'm not sure what the people living in crowded apartments would have made of this.

Elizabeth Guadiana
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2 years ago

Nice chemtrails in the background

Annie
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2 years ago

Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ......... he rocks!.

Jennifer C.
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2 years ago

Brilliant.

Celental Midnight
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2 years ago

Bwahahahaaaa XD

Pamula Furness
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2 years ago

Hahahahahaha!!!

Dhanya Munro
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2 years ago

HAHAHA

Mike Mackey
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2 years ago

Too Funny!

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Bobbi Newell
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2 years ago

Perfect illustration of how priorities differ from one discipline to another!

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Mark Fergel
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2 years ago

...but then the Stark foundation developed a serum/process to give him super strength and thus, Captain America was born.

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SanchaTheSeeker
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2 years ago

Invisalign but cheaper. He should refer this to the FDA

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Ben Smith
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2 years ago

Freshly peeled normal sized carrots taste infinitely better

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

she can run at the age of 70 and I debate whether a shower is more important than sleeping for extra 20 minutes.

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

one of the many reasons why I respect her so much

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Janine B.
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2 years ago

Such beautiful and smart creatures.

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Pi...
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2 years ago

Thank you for bringing more colour n beauty into the world!

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Corey Smith
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2 years ago

That's really saying something.

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Kristel
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2 years ago

This is a good one. And nowadays, for people who can only wear a shoe on one foot, there are groups/stores who sell single shoes, while only able to wear for example the left shoe. They let others buy the right shoe and vice versa. At least I know this is a (small though) thing in my country.

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Jessica Stohr
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2 years ago

Lol yes, ban water!

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

Well there you go. But its sad that a life was taken to prove a very important safety fact. Some of the laws are there to help you and keep you safe, I wish more people understood that.

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

I know that feeling... it is horrible

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

well that was definitely more productive

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

Mission accomplished!

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Kristin Connon
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2 years ago

Because Willie is dope. Bad pun intended.

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Dian Ella Lillie
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2 years ago

The Japanses are very smart...

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Akash Purkait
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2 years ago

yet it has panda in its name

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Alex
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2 years ago

And five times as many monsters.

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Janine B.
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2 years ago

Smart move.

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A S Koziol
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2 years ago

This lady is a badass!

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Diogenes is savage!

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Woah.. That is so possible.

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

"wrestled the 200-pound shark to shore" That's superlative of Badassery.

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Samantha Bing
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2 years ago

Tesla was an amazing man

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Geedee Gituma
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2 years ago

LOL thats Africa for you... Am from Kenya and this normal for me!

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Black Dahlia
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2 years ago

This is what we need now more than ever.

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Yer weird, Harry! #OkSorry