6 Insane Historical Coincidences

This great article on Cracked.com covers 6 historical events that have amazing coincidences.

On of them is when author Morgan Robertson wrote a book about a ship called the Titan which mirrored the events of the Titanic, but he wrote it 14 years before the real one was even built. It’s not too far fetched to believe someone thought of the idea of a massive unsinkable ship that sinks on its maiden voyage, but when you consider that Robertson wrote that the Titan crashed into an iceberg 400 miles from Newfoundland at 25 knots, the Titanic actually crashed into an iceberg 400 miles from Newfoundland at 22.5 knots..! There are other coincidences to the story as well that I won’t steal and ruin on here!

Check out the article over on Cracked.com for all of the amazing details.

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My Blog In 2013

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

40 World Maps That Will Blow Your Mind

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TwistedSifter.com has a brilliant article containing 40 different World Maps that will completely blow your mind with the different stats and facts. The one that shocked me the most was the one about more people living within the circle (which is located mainly around China) than live in the rest of the world!

Check out the rest of these brilliant maps in the original article.

Sushi Is Amazing! Donuts Are Amazing! How About Sushi Donuts?!

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I want these now! Simple! Mister Donut from Thailand has done an amazing job in creating these and I bet they sell like hot cakes! As amazing as Thailand is it’s a shame you have to go all the way there to get these, they should sell them in the UK!

Check out the Kotaku article for more images.

2012 In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 14,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

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Don’t Want To Move House? Ok, We Will Build A Motorway Around It!

A Chinese couple have found themselves living in the fast lane after refusing to move out for a new road.

Construction workers in the country’s Zhejiang province surrounded their five-storey building with asphalt, leaving motorists to navigate an unlikely obstacle.China’s People’s Daily newspaper said the couple refused to leave because they were unhappy with the compensation package they were offered.

Their neighbours are understood to have moved on, although some of their apartments have been left standing.Once complete, the highway through Xiazhangyang village, on China’s eastern coast, will lead to Wenling railway station, which is served by China’s super-fast bullet trains.

The owners of the isolated house it now bypasses are not alone in living with a main road on their doorstep.

 

This is amazing! Crazy Chinese ideas! The British version is so safe and boring in comparison!

 

 

Check out the original story over on SkyNews.com.