The Scilly & Netherlands war lasted 335 years. Casualties Zero.

132036This war was fought between the Netherlands and the Isle of Scilly, which is located off the southwest coast of Great Britain.
The war started in 1651, but like many wars of that era it was not taken seriously and soon forgotten about.
Three centuries passed before the two countries finally agreed to a peace treaty in 1986, making their war the longest in human history.
War duration: (1651-1986) Three hundred and thirty-five years. Casualties: None.

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Scilly is probably Britain’s best-kept secret.
A sub-tropical paradise just 28 miles southwest of Lands End – this has to be the ‘perfect holiday’ destination.
Sub-tropical Climate, White Sand Beaches, Peace and Tranquility.
If you are looking for beautiful white beaches, exotic sub-tropical plants and a quality of life that is difficult to find in this busy World, then the Isles of Scilly are your destination of choice.
There are five inhabited islands in the archipelago, set amongst hundreds of smaller islands and rocky islets, which provide homes to numerous species of seabirds and marine animals.
via Listverse and Cornwall Online
 

Who was The Strange ‘Tie Cutter?’

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1. Who was the Comp who would befriend all newcomers in the Comp Room?
2. He would gather all the information about their lives, their marriage, their children and their hobbies.
3. He would befriend them, they would think he was a lovely man…
4. After about 3 or 4 months he would cut all ties with them!
5. Some say he never spoke to them ever again.
6. His longest friendship was with Alf Slender (a pleasant Englishman).
For over a year the two families would socialise together. They went to the movies, had picnic days, attended Dances (where Alf played the Drums).
Then, on a Monday morning after a Weekend of joyous family fun, Alf said “Good Morning” to the Mystery Man.
There was absolute SILENCE. For a second time Alf said “Good Morning”.
Our Mystery stranger turned and walked away and never spoke to Alf Slender from that day on.
7. He did this to everyone! People nodded to him in public, he never nodded back! It was as if they were dead to him!
8. I remember him doing it to Leigh “Scungy” McCormack. He did it to me!
He probabably did it to Russell and Nick as well…

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The Underwater Steampunk inspired Submarine Pub, Romania.

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But without the hassle of actually embarking on a real submarine? Of course you do.
And now, thanks to 6th-Sense Interiors, you can visit The Romanian Sub pub in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca6a405d464bd7954ad5189cb8791e1d017f9dd23c_660
You’ll find torpedoes, radar systems, control panels, periscopes, nautical navigation charts and curved ceilings – everything you’d expect at this submarine-themed bar that lets you enjoy a night out that’s 20,000 leagues under the sea.
It’s all steam punk inspired decor and fun. Make sure you put this spot on your wish list, next time you visit Romania’s second largest city.
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Read on via A submarine-themed pub in Romania has that sinking feeling | Creative Boom.

The Lives of Living Statues.

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As it turns out, being a living statue isn’t really that easy.
If you think otherwise, try it for yourself.
A living statue will do “solitude” sessions of 30 minutes to an hour followed by a quick 5-minute break and then repeat…and this goes on for several hours at a time.
statue-costumeYou have to have very good control over your body to do that – knowing how to keep your muscles from cramping up, how to deal with aches and spasms, your bladder, etc.
These are issues you need to contend with if you want to be a living statue – or at least one that makes rent.
See more via The Lives Of Living Statues.

Creepy Old Ads with Children.

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, kids were used to promote cigarettes, firearms, drugs and much more.
Many of the ads — which feature things like cellophane-wrapped infants and gun-toting toddlers — seem irresponsible and creepy.
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Read on and see more via vintage everyday: Creepy Vintage Ads Featuring Children.

Guess What Happened in Sweden to cause this Traffic Chaos?

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The First Morning after the country of Sweden changed from driving On The Left hand Side of the road to driving On The Right Hand Side of the road.
And Guess What? All hell Broke Loose.There was chaos and Mayhem everywhere.
It all happened in the year 1967. Yes, that 50 years ago.
Source: 20+ Rare Historic Photos That You Probably Haven’t Seen Before | Bored Panda