Posts Tagged ‘Unique’

Gretna Green

{ Article added: 03/20/2010 }
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Categories : Legal, Places & Locations
After a law was passed in England in 1753 that required parental consent for any marriage when the parties were both not 21 years old, the village of Gretna Green in Scotland became a very popular destination for eloping couples. ...Read More »

Argleton

{ Article added: 03/20/2010 }
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Categories : Places & Locations
Argleton is a fictitious location supposedly located in West Lancashire, England. The settlement at one time appeared on Google Maps and Google Earth, and although it was recently removed, the previous location is still listed in search results. ...Read More »

Anna Bågenholm

{ Article added: 01/24/2010 }
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Categories : Medical, People
Anna Bågenholm is a Swedish woman famous for experiencing the lowest known body temperature in a case of hypothermia and surviving. In 1999, Bågenholm was skiing and fell headfirst onto a frozen stream where her upper body was soon ...Read More »

Figwit

{ Article added: 12/13/2009 }
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Categories : Movies
Figwit is the fan-inspired nickname given to an unnamed character from The Lord of the Rings film series. The name Figwit was created by Iris Hadad, who was watching The Fellowship of the Ring when she said, "Frodo is ...Read More »

Ansel Bourne

{ Article added: 11/27/2009 }
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Ansel Bourne was a preacher living in Rhode Island in the 19th century who suddenly moved to Pennsylvania and opened a store under the name A.J. Brown. Bourne had been suffering from amnesia at the time and this life ...Read More »

Spite house

{ Article added: 11/21/2009 }
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A spite house is a building that is designed, constructed, or modified in such a way as to cause a purposeful disturbance or annoyance to the area. These spite houses are not intended to be comfortable dwellings but instead ...Read More »

Pine Tar Incident

{ Article added: 11/06/2009 }
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Categories : Sports
The Pine Tar Incident is a famous moment in baseball history that occurred in a game between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees in 1983. Trailing by one run with two outs in the 9th inning, ...Read More »