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Beethoven Was An Absolute Coffee Fiend

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Whenever the name Ludwig van Beethoven is mentioned in conversation people tend to think of one of the two things, his music or his cameo in the Bill and Ted movie. Few people ever like to talk about the fact that Beethoven used to drink a cup of coffee so strong it could melt teeth every, single, morning. 

Len Tau, Robbed of Olympic Glory, by Dogs

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There are so many awesome stories to come out of the Olympics, both modern and from antiquity that it’d be impossible to list them all here. For example, did you know Melankomas of Caria never once threw a punch in his entire boxing career? Instead he did nothing but slip his opponent’s punches like a boss until they fainted. The Olympics are full of cool shit like that and today we want to talk about one of the more bizarre stories to come from them, Len Tau being chased by a bunch of dogs.

Samuel Pepys The Man Who Buried Cheese in his Garden

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Considering half the people reading this live in a country where you can buy cheese in a can, the idea that it could be worth anything more than an explosive case of future constipation is kind of laughable. But if you go back a few hundred years, cheese was so valuable it was literally one of the first things people would save in a fire. 

The Batmobile Ain’t Got a Thing on the Popemobile

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The Popemobile is the Pope’s personal mode of transport and along with looking fly as hell, it’s also pretty much everything-proof up-to and including harsh words about the Pope’s bitchin’ Pope robes. Though the Popemobile rarely travels faster than 10MPH, it’s actual top speed is 16 times higher than that, because Pope’s apparently hate not having the option to turn into a blur.

Vladimir Putin Hates It When People Feed His Dog

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Vladimir Putin is one of the most terrifying men on Earth, if only because he’s the only world leader we’re aware of who has an actual black belt in Judo. With that firmly in mind,  it is with great pleasure that we’d like to share with you all the story of when Putin asked journalists to stop feeding his dog.