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Alice in PapuaLand

Baruya people venerate sperm, so much that women have as much intercourse (marital or extramarital) as possible when they're pregnant, in order to give birth to a strong baby.

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Blue Suede Bike

Elvis Presley's first guitar cost 12.95 $.

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The red telephone

The famous red telephone booth has been inspired by the dome of a tomb.

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Mustache and gendarmes

In France, wearing a mustache is finally not mandatory for gendarmes since 1933.

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Origins of Africa?!

The sample “It Began in Afrika” from the title track of the Chemical Brothers released in 2001 has been used by IAM (a french hip hop band) in 1991 for the title “Red, Black and Green”.

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Back to the Future

The DeLorean time machine used in the trilogy “Back to the Future” could have been a freezer!

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French Resistance

Every year, the french cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris has as many visitors as Disneyland Paris.

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Rimbaud warrior!

Arthur Rimbaud suddenly abandoned poetry in 1875, and was later known as a weapons merchant in Abyssinia.

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Lee's Miserables

During the American Civil War, the general Lee's Southern troops called themselves “Lee's Miserables”, as a tribute to Victor Hugo's book, Les Misérables.

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The Irish flag

The green colour of this flag stands for the Catholics, orange for the Protestants, and white for the harmonious link between both religions.

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