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Nagasaki and Hiroshima radioactivity
History
During WW2, the U.S. dropped not one, but two nuclear bombs on Japanese cities. It led one reader to ask, "Are Nagasaki and Hiroshima still radioactive?" ...
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nuclear weapon country
Science
Many countries, if they so wished, could develop nuclear weapons without much, if any, help from outside. We wanted to know, hypothetically of course, which countries could develop nuclear weapons the quickest. ...
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The Most Decorated Military Unit
History
In 1944, the most decorated unit in US military history was fighting fiercely on the European front. You'd be surprised to find out that their families back in the states were in an internment camp of all places. ...
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Surgical masks in Asia
Fun Facts
In parts of China, Korea and Japan it is very common to see people wearing surgical masks. Are they simply hypochondriacs or do they have good reason to wear masks? A better question might be, do the masks actually work? ...
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How does nuclear power work?
Science
Thanks to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, many are wondering exactly how nuclear power plants work. We've provided a layman explanation. ...
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Can an earthquake tilt earthquake's Axis?
Science
With the earthquake in Japan, some sources report that the earthquakes were so powerful, that they caused a shift or tilt in Earth's axis. Is it true? ...
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110 people won the same lottery
Entertainment
One day, in 2005, 110 lucky people won the same lotto. But how? The odds are astronomical for even a single person to win. ...
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Survived 2 nuclear explosions
Weird
Many believe the world's luckiest person to be Tsutomu Yamaguchi. But he could also be considered the world's unluckiest man too. What made him so lucky? ...
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World's most loyal dog - Hachiko
Entertainment
Hachiko's loyalty is undeniable. He continued to return to the train station precisely when the train was due, and wait for his owner. For 9 years. ...
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