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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. 

The Curious Reason Women Were Allowed to Work as Switchboard Operators

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Like we did yesterday and the day before that, we’d like to apologise for the slap-dash nature of this post and its header image, the author still doesn’t have his laptop and is having to update the site through a combination of sheer force of will and clever use of his cellphone. With that out of the way, today we’d like to talk about how women were only initially offered jobs as switchboard operators because teenage boys kept dicking around when given the same job. 

Why Nintendo Will Outlive Us All

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In this time of financial insecurity, there aren’t many companies out there that could honestly say that they could operate at a loss for several decades straight without it messing with their bottom line. Then again, not many companies have a Nintendo war chest.

The Soccer Player Who Fouled Someone in 3 Seconds

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Considering we’re smack-bang in the middle of a World Cup, we felt we’d share one of the more interesting stories from the world of Soccer, the time a player was booked after just 3 seconds of play.