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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. 

Theodore Roosevelt Could Read a Book Before Breakfast

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When the name Theodore Roosevelt is mentioned in conversation it will invariably conjure up the image of a man so virile and strapping he had an unflattering portrait of himself destroyed because it didn’t look badass enough. You don’t really expect to hear that Roosevelt was a huge nerd who read 3 books a day. 

The Cowards Way of Winning a Duel Was Surprisingly Effective

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Back before they were made illegal, duels to the death were the go-to way to settle any argument, but have you ever wondered what people did when they challenged opponents who were clearly more skilled than they were? If the story of Guy Chabot de Jarnac is anything to go by, the answer is, they cheated.