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Light Side Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017 - 9:09:47 AM


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Monopoly vs. the Nazis: How British intelligence used board games to thwart the Germans
In WW2, MI9 smuggled escape maps and supplies in care packages to troops in POW camps. Here's how

Jun 1, 2017 - 10:37:52 AM

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Remaining Countries on Trump Itinerary Say They'd Rather Wait a Month and Meet with Next President

Donald J. Trump’s foreign trip hit a snag on Tuesday, when the remaining countries on his itinerary announced that they would rather “wait a month” and meet with the next President instead.


May 24, 2017 - 11:22:46 AM

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Why Czechs Burn Witches on April 30th (Carodejnice)

The tradition behind the night of bonfires and celebration


Apr 26, 2017 - 12:15:55 PM

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Donald Trump literally knows nothing
The moronic fiction of his “really, really good” health care plan is now obvious

Apr 25, 2017 - 3:55:54 PM

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Schrodinger's U.S. aircraft carrier
Asian countries mock White House’s “armada” mishap

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:03:11 AM



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