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The Sheep Who Learned to Roll to Freedom

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We’re guessing that like us, a lot of people reading this think sheep are dumb as shit. But did you know that the humble sheep is probably one of the smartest domestic animals we’re aware of, if only because a bunch of them once learned to escape their enclosure with the power of fuzziness.

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.