Still on the topic of rigged "elections," this week's article is all about rotten boroughs. You can click on the title to learn more!
The Most Rigged Election in History
Election fraudulency has always been a huge issue for numerous countries. However, not one country has beat Liberia's 1927 elections when it comes to election fraudulency. In a country of 15,000 voters, how many votes do you think Charles D. B. King got? You can click on the title to learn more.
Some Absolutely Useless and Random Facts
Just some useless information. Enjoy.
Cleveland and Cleveland
Cleveland, England Cleveland is a city in Ohio in the United States, but Cleveland is a region in Britain that was formerly a county. It’s easy to get the two confused. You’ve probably encountered this phenomenon before: two towns with the exact same name! Whether it be Toledo, Ohio and Toledo, Spain or Newcastle, Australia … Continue reading Cleveland and Cleveland
Nauruan Gold: The Rise And Fall of Nauru
Nauru, at one point, had the highest GDP per capita in the entire world - as a tiny, newly independent island nation. But then things went south. You can click on the title to learn more!
Here are some interesting comparisons for common words across the world. Who says what? Are they tennis shoes or trainers? You can click on the title to learn more!
Pepsi – the Former Naval Superpower and Soda Company
Pepsi was at one point, the world's sixth largest naval superpower, boasting a larger navy than most countries at the time. You can click on the title to learn more!
The Russian Internet Phenomenon of Smiley Faces With No Eyes
Ever wondered why Russian smiley faces have no eyes (or nose for that matter)? Well, the answer is kinda interesting ). You can click on the title to learn more!
The War of the Stop Signs: A Spanish Town in France, A Few Loopholes, and Political Troubles
There have been wars over innumerable things - emus, a bucket, and even stop signs. This is the story of the War of the Stop Signs. You can click on the title to learn more!
In a City of 52 km², Taxi Fares Are (Almost) Always Eight Dollars
I don't know why this is so fascinating. It just is. In a Canadian city of less than 8,000, they decided to make almost all taxi rides cost eight dollars (less than six dollars USD) up front. You can click on the title to learn more!