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On 7/14/2020 at 4:25 PM, AFJF said:

Winston Churchill made his own funeral arrangements.  He called the plan "Operation Hope Not".

During WWII, Winston Churchill once said of the at times overbearing Charles DeGaulle:  "He thinks he's Joan of Arc but my bishops won't let me burn him".

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Speaking of canids, here;'s a video of some climbing trees.  That's right, climbing trees.  Only they aren't dogs, they're foxes, who are closely related to dogs.  If you don't notice the bushy tail, you can believe it's a dog.  

 

 "the gray fox's ability to climb trees is shared only with the Asian Raccoon Dog among all canids. Its strong, hooked claws allow it to scramble up trees to escape many predators such as the domestic dog or the coyote, or to reach tree-bound or arboreal food sources." 

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On 2/3/2022 at 6:08 PM, kelticwizard said:

Never heard of a dog breed called Malinois.  But take a look at what it can do:

 

Malinois are amazing dogs. Ridiculously smart and athletic animals. They were bred as Belgian herding dogs, but I believe LE and the military are using them more and more where GSDs were used, as they're just as smart and a bit smaller on average than a GSD.

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John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Lincoln, was named after Englishman John Wilkes, who once argued in Parliament that if England were to begin taxing America, they would be risking civil war.

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Orangutans are pretty big on rape.  Within their community, they essentially have two types of males; larger males and smaller males.  Like most humans, female Orangutan's prefer the larger males so the smaller males get frustrated and the only way they get to have sex is through rape.

In fact, one group of researchers in the jungle once heard a member of their cooking staff screaming for help.  When they got to her, she was being raped by an Orangutan.  They tried pulling him off of her but it was so strong that hitting and pulling him did nothing to stop him.

They're not so cute and cuddly when I bring the kids to the zoo ever since reading about that.

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In 1947, 16-year-old Don Lutes Jr. found a rare 1943 Lincoln penny in his lunch money while a high school student in Massachusetts. The “most famous” coin is one of 20 accidentally minted copper coins, whose existence the government even denied for years. Lutes Jr. wisely held on to the penny for some 70 years until his recent death in September.

Now, the coin is going up for auction and expected to fetch anywhere from $1 to $1.7 million.

https://allthatsinteresting.com/1943-copper-lincoln-penny

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On 10/3/2020 at 10:40 PM, Jetsfan80 said:

Ever since some time in the late 1700s-early 1800s, the Sun actually has not yet set on the British Empire.  

The reason why this still remains the case is the Pitcairn Islands, a UK-owned territory in the Pacific.  These islands have a population of 43 people, who primarily are made up of descendants of the HMS Bounty mutiny. 

In 2004, nearly a third of the male population living on Pitcairn were charged and convicted of sexual assault, some with multiple counts of sexual encounters with children.  In 2016, the mayor was found guilty of downloading more than 1,000 images of child pornography.  He was also convicted of conducting a "sex chat" with a 15-year old.

Without this territory, there would be several hours in the day where no sunlight touched a UK territory.

 

The Sun needs to set on those Pitcairn Islands by those disturbing facts... 

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In 1947, 16-year-old Don Lutes Jr. found a rare 1943 Lincoln penny in his lunch money while a high school student in Massachusetts. The “most famous” coin is one of 20 accidentally minted copper coins, whose existence the government even denied for years. Lutes Jr. wisely held on to the penny for some 70 years until his recent death in September.

Now, the coin is going up for auction and expected to fetch anywhere from $1 to $1.7 million.

https://allthatsinteresting.com/1943-copper-lincoln-penny

As a kid I once had one of those worthless steel pennies from 1943 which was kind of cool to find in my pocket change because it stood out.

Think of the rare copper 1943 ones that passed unnoticed through peoples hands... Lutes knew what he had, though never benefited from it beyond his name recognition in posts like this only after his death... hope his family puts it to good use!

 

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From the day Phil Watson coached goalie Lorne "Gump" Worsley with the Rangers farm team, the New York Rovers, up to their last year together as Rangers, the Watson-Worsley feud never ended.

Since The Gumper had a swift wit, he usually torpedoed Watson's putdowns with a squelch that Phiery Phil never could rebut.

One of the classics involved a game which the Blueshirts lost despite future Hall of Famer Worsley starring in goal.

Furious over the loss, Watson told the assembled media, "We'll never be able to win a Cup as long as we have a beer-barrel-belly-goalie between the pipes."

One minute after Phil finished his filibuster, the reporters confronted Gump with Watson's declaration. Worsley mulled it over for one-and-a-half second.

"It just shows you what a jerk we have for a coach," The Gump snapped, "I ONLY DRINK JOHNNY WALKER RED!"

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