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I am amazed by what this guy did! I am even more amazed I had never heard of him. You are in for a treat…what a crazy adventure!
With Germany in tatters, his small business bankrupt, Oskar Speck got into his kayak in 1932 for what would become an epic, seven-and-a-half-year paddle—30,000 miles, packed with hero’s welcomes and near-death escapes, all the way to Australia. But as Speck battled sharks, hostile locals, and malaria, Hitler rose to power and W.W. II began. This is the story of Speck’s voyage, an adventure nearly lost to history.
This will blow you away. Click on the map on the link above, it gets WAY more detailed. And check out the video to see how crazily Europe’s borders have changed.
I love bringing you cool stuff like this! But I can’t keep doing it AND losing money at it, come on, I am not THAT stupid. Shut up Ingy 🙂
Yes, these are pretty fun. You will be entertained and educated. A few examples:
New York levies an 8 cent tax on each sliced or toasted bagels! [ WTF!]
Texas charges a $5 per customer fee on each strip club pole. [Get out!]
The easiest form, the 1040EZ, has thirty-three pages of instructions. [Lol]
For each $100 that the IRS collects, it costs them just thirty-nine cents. While you might hate them, tell me what other agency runs with such efficiency? The answer is probably none. [True, true]
In 2009, you got $250 as a stimulus check and it was HUGE news. [Lol]
I had no idea about the Cartier glasses. How horribly sad this is! I was angry when I finished reading this (HT:A.L.)
How designer sunglasses have come to represent status and violence in Detroit.
Other blogs try to monetize their readers non stop. I want to save your life one day #nojoke. Must click if you live in a cold area!
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