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    215 years ago today

    The Acts of Union 1800 (sometimes called the Acts of Union 1801) united the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland (previously in personal union) to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland[2] with effect as of 1 January 1801. Both Acts, though since amended, still remain in force in the United Kingdom,[3] but have been repealed in the Republic of Ireland.[4][5]

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    South Koreans eat the most garlic per capita, eating roughly 22 pounds per year; by comparison, Americans eat just over 3 pounds of garlic annually.

    From: Garlic: An Edible History
    If bees did go extinct, we could always hire people to dress up as bees and pollinate flowers with tiny feather dusters. Sure it'd be more expensive, but there are also millions of idle teens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenbach View Post
    South Koreans eat the most garlic per capita, eating roughly 22 pounds per year; by comparison, Americans eat just over 3 pounds of garlic annually.

    From: Garlic: An Edible History
    Maybe that's why South Korea has the highest rate of stomach cancer in the world.

    /baseless speculation

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    "San Marino is considered to have a highly stable economy, with one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, no national debt and a budget surplus. It is the only country with more vehicles than people."

    In case you were wondering, San Marino has a population of 32,000. It's only the 15th least populated country. The Pitcairn Islands have a population of 50.
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    1990 years ago today: Guangwu claims the throne as emperor after a period of political turmoil, restoring the Han Dynasty after the collapse of the short-lived Xin Dynasty.

    1105 years ago today: The last major Danish army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward the Elder and Earl Aethelred of Mercia.

    915 years ago today: Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.

    710 years ago today: William Wallace, who led the Scottish resistance against England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London where he is put on trial and executed.

    415 years ago today: The Gowrie Conspiracy against King James VI of Scotland (later to become King James I of England) takes place.

    90 years ago today: Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language that is at the time in danger of dying out.

    75 years ago today: World War II: The Soviet Union formally annexes Latvia.

    55 years ago today: Burkina Faso, then known as Upper Volta, becomes independent from France.

    50 years ago today: The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 begins as Pakistani soldiers cross the Line of Control dressed as locals.

    20 years ago today: Yugoslav Wars: The city of Knin, Croatia, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated in Croatia as Victory Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sultan of Beans View Post
    1990 years ago today: Guangwu claims the throne as emperor after a period of political turmoil, restoring the Han Dynasty after the collapse of the short-lived Xin Dynasty.

    1105 years ago today: The last major Danish army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward the Elder and Earl Aethelred of Mercia.

    915 years ago today: Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.

    710 years ago today: William Wallace, who led the Scottish resistance against England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London where he is put on trial and executed.

    415 years ago today: The Gowrie Conspiracy against King James VI of Scotland (later to become King James I of England) takes place.

    90 years ago today: Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language that is at the time in danger of dying out.

    75 years ago today: World War II: The Soviet Union formally annexes Latvia.

    55 years ago today: Burkina Faso, then known as Upper Volta, becomes independent from France.

    50 years ago today: The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 begins as Pakistani soldiers cross the Line of Control dressed as locals.

    20 years ago today: Yugoslav Wars: The city of Knin, Croatia, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated in Croatia as Victory Day.
    Problem: This doesn't mention America at all. Are you unpatriotic?
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    "Archaeological evidence suggests that prehistoric humans once hunted giant pandas with spears some 10,000 years ago. Since then, the practice has fallen out of favor and no record detailing their flavor is known to exist. However, in 1928, Teddy Roosevelt’s sons Kermit and Theodore IV hunted and ate one while visiting China, but neglected to document its taste."

    What 11 Popular Zoo Animals Taste Like

    They ate a whole panda? That's quite an achievement. Also, lion meat makes tasty tacos according to the article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    Problem: This doesn't mention America at all. Are you unpatriotic?
    Well, the US helped arm the Croatian Army 20 years ago, so I suppose it's mentioned indirectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sultan of Beans View Post
    Well, the US helped arm the Croatian Army 20 years ago, so I suppose it's mentioned indirectly.
    Mention America more damnit.
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