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Finland Crowns a New ‘Wife-Carrying’ Champion

Ah, leave it to the Finns and their bizarre contests to make you scratch your head in wonder. This Northern European country, which is home to the Air Guitar World Championship, the Mosquito Swatting Championships and the Swamp Soccer Championships (just to name a few), is also the proud creator of the Wife Carrying World Championships.

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Category: Weird News
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Ezra Shaw, Getty Images
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Happy 75th Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge! Watch Its Dazzling Fireworks Display

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco lit up the night sky this Sunday with an eye-catching fireworks display in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Not only that, but live bands, plus a lot of food and dance made this the place to be for Memorial Day weekend.

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Category: History, News, Photos
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wwarby, Flickr
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The Real Story Behind the Phrase ‘In the Nick of Time’

When something gets done ‘in the nick of time,’ it means the clock is about run out, and whatever needed doing almost didn’t get done at all. In the movie ‘The Hangover,’ the guys have a wild bachelor’s party weekend in Las Vegas, and only make it back to Los Angeles for the groom’s wedding ‘in the nick of time.’

But where exactly does this oft-used expression come from?

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What’s the Real Story Behind the Popular Soft Drink Coca-Cola?

Nothing could be more American than sitting down with your friends, in a restaurant or during the big game, and enjoying a great big glass of Coca-Cola, right? Coca-Cola means Santa Claus, family outings and summertime fun… in other words, pure Americana.

So, what does Coca-Cola have to do with America’s war on drugs?

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Category: Drugs, History, News
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Why Do Some People Carry Around a Lucky Rabbit’s Foot?

People carry around a lucky rabbit’s foot for luck… Duh! “Where did this peculiar habit come from?” is perhaps a better question.

The custom of toting around a rabbit’s foot for luck is practiced all over the world, but there are two main reasons why some of us choose to keep one in our pocket these days.

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Category: Weird News

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