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The 6 Most Embarrassing War Stories of All Time

Odd things happen in the confusion of war, or training for war, or even peacetime that resembles war. An example of the latter happened in 2010, when Nicaraguan commander Eden Pastora and his men accidentally invaded Costa Rica, supposedly because of a border error in Google Maps. It’s not clear why he decided to consult an [...]

7 Things You Should Know About Sign Language

Based on the tremendous reaction to this recent piece about sign language interpretation, we thought you might like to know more about it. Here are seven things about sign language that might surprise you. 1. Different countries have different sign languages. Source This is the sign for the word “math” in two different sign languages—American Sign [...]

8 Candidates for the Next New Nation

On Saturday, South Sudan declared its independence, becoming the brand-spanking newest nation in the world. While peace and prosperity is still a good way off for this newborn, Texas-sized country—ethnic tensions are high, the economy is in shambles, and a half-dozen rebel groups have already vowed to take down the new government—the South Sudanese people [...]

Bus Drives Through Waterfall

(Video Link) So, a river blocks a bus route in Nicaragua. Does that stop the driver? No. He’s going straight through. via The Presurfer

The Confederacy’s Plan to Conquer Latin America

During the Civil War, Confederate leaders didn’t just want to defeat the Union Army, they wanted to create a giant Latin American empire. In the years leading up to the Civil War, many Northerners and Southerners alike wanted the federal government to take a more aggressive approach to acquiring new territory. In fact, some private citizens, [...]