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About Jack Leith-De Graaf

Jack Leith-De Graaf is a BA English Studies graduate and a part-time writer. In his spare time he likes to read and do circus skills. He enjoys writing about video games, television and general knowledge.

The Bizarre Salem Tomato Trials

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We all know the Salem Witch Trials. But did you know they also held a trial for tomatoes? Back then, tomatoes were thought to be poisonous, so no one ate them! But one person set out to prove that they weren't so bad after all - read his success story!

10 Interesting Facts About Komodo Dragons

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Komodo dragons are the largest living lizards on the planet. They are fearsome creatures with a reputation for being strong, aggressive and deadly hunters. But they're not all bad - they love swimming and playing... Here are the top 10 facts about Komodo dragons!

The Origin of the Word “Boycott”

When you think about it, “boycott” is a strange word. How does the word relate to the action of not attending or doing something? Of isolating or ignoring something? Where did the word “boycott” come from? Well, let's go back to 1880 to find out.

The Pirate Who Raided A Ship For Their Hats

As the golden age of pirating drew to a close in the early – mid 1700's, one particular pirate, the infamous Benjamin Hornigold, committed one of the pirate age’s most infamous and bizarre raids. Find out what he raided and why in this amusing but informative article!

24 Weird Coins, Notes and Types of Currency

What does cheese, snakes, tulips & teeth have in common? If you haven't guessed by now, they've all been used as a form of currency! Well over the years there have been many weird forms of currency, as well as strange notes and coins. Here are 24 of the most interesting!

Pokemon: 30 Ivysaur Facts

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Ivysaur is one of the more under-appreciated Pokémon out there. Sure, Ivysaur might not look as blasé as Charmeleon or as tough as Wartortle, but Ivysaur is one powerful Pokémon for a second-stage starter. Here are the top thirty interesting facts about Ivysaur.

The Drunken Elephant Rampage That Killed Three People

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There are a fair few animals in the animal kingdom who love a good tipple, and elephants are no exception to this. Usually, drunken animals tend to get a little leery – just like their human counterparts. However, this particular animal binge sesh ended with a bit of a darker twist.

10 Crazy Coincidences That Are Hard To Believe

Coincidence is something that's bound to strike us sooner or later - it's is just a natural part of life. Even so, there are times when there are coincidences so crazy that it makes you stop and wonder. Here are 10 coincidences that are so crazy they are hard to believe!

The Great Carrier Reef – The Largest Fabricated Reef Ever!

We’ve heard of Australia’s beautiful Great Barrier Reef, but one diver’s paradise we’ve not heard much about is the Great Carrier Reef. 24 miles from the coast on Pensacola, sitting at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, is the USS Oriskany – an 888-foot former US Navy Aircraft Carrier.

30 Freaky Facts About American Horror Story

Each season of American Horror Story takes you on a roller coaster ride and always has you on the edge of your seat. It’s no surprise the show has such a huge following. For those of you who are terrified of normal people, here are 30 freaky facts about this show.