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Absolutely Amazing List of Coincidences

April 16th, 2007 · No Comments

2Spare – Top 15 Strangest Coincidences.

Wow! These are really, really weird. The lighting coincidences are so spooky. Imagine people from three generations of a family dying by lightning at the same spot, or the same man hit by lightning and paralyzed to various extents many times before dying, and then lightning toasts his grave. Read [...]

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Intentional Typos to Boost My Ego?

April 9th, 2007 · No Comments

In the Preface to the Bibliography of American Literature(BAL) compiled by Jacob Blanck, he says:

“I am told that Chinese printers have a tradition which obliges them to introduce into their work a sprinkling of intentional errors; the reason for this curious action is to provide the careful reader with that sense of superiority which follows [...]

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Otto Frank’s Letters

March 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Otto Frank—who survived the Holocaust by living out Auschwitz—was trying to save his wife Edith, his mother-in-law Rosa Hollander and his daughters Margot and Anne. The 80 letters how his effort to get out of Holland, and how he failed in doing that. These letters were just released and became common knowledge.

Had he got out, [...]

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