Archive for November 11th, 2018

5 Politicians Who Got Elected Despite Being Dead

If you followed election news around the US for the past few weeks, you probably knew that Dennis Hof ran for a seat in the Nevada Assembly. You might also know Hof from his notorious legal brothels around the Reno area,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/11/5-Politicians-Who-Got-Elected-Despite-Being-Dead/

Ants in the TV

Alex Mazza hooked up with game system to a TV that hadn't been used in a couple of months. The light showed that a colony of ants had set up household inside! What to do? Advice from the reddit thread was all over the ma...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/11/Ants-in-the-TV/

The Man Who Was Stuck in a Paris Airport for 18 Years

I once saw Wikipedia's list of people who lived in airports, and while there are quite a few cases listed, none match that of Mehran Karimi Nasseri. He was Iranian, but his citizenship was revoked, and the refugee papers...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/11/The-Man-Who-Was-Stuck-in-a-Paris-Airport-for-18-Years/

How the Poppy Came to Symbolize World War I

On Sunday, the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the "war to end all wars." World War I ended on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, and ever since, November 11 has been commemorated as Armistice Da...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/11/How-the-Poppy-Came-to-Symbolize-World-War-I/

London's Stretcher Railing

This fence in London looks nice, but not altogether unusual. However, it has quite a history behind it. The railings were once stretchers, used to transport the wounded during World War II.These stretchers were originall...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/11/Londons-Stretcher-Railing/

There Are Hidden Bottles of Absinthe in the Swiss Woods

The green, lush Val-De-Travers Valley in Western Switzerland features forests straight out of fairy tales. And this place of huge moss covered rock formations, and gnarled trees, is the birthplace of absinthe. In...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/11/There-Are-Hidden-Bottles-of-Absinthe-in-the-Swiss-Woods/

The Dying Minutes of World War I

The Armistice of Compiègne went into effect on November 11, 1918 at 11AM Paris time, to end hostilities in World War I. It effectively ended the war, giving a win to the Allies without Germany having to surrender....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/11/The-Dying-Minutes-of-World-War-One/

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