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The Richest Pirates in History

September 15, 2015 | admin

The sixteen to seventeen hundreds were certainly a dangerous time to be out at sea, with enterprising criminals often taking advantage of vulnerable boats in transit and thus began Piracy as we all know it today.

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Crazy Customs Regulations

July 14, 2015 | admin

Customs officials are the front line in preventing prohibited items from entering the country. They quiz passengers at air and sea ports, and search freight shipments for concealed goods. Most countries share a standard list of banned items, such as guns and explosives. However, some nations are stricter than others, and there are some very […]

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Weirdest Things That Have Washed Up on Beaches

May 13, 2015 | admin

The ocean covers almost three quarters of the Earth’s surface, and is around 14,000 feet deep on average. This vast body of water is largely unexplored, and strange objects often wash up on beaches all around the world.

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Driving Tests Around the World

January 26, 2015 | admin

The UK currently boasts one of the world’s most rigorous driving exams – the DVSA is constantly updating the syllabus, with satnavs and new reverse manoeuvres set to join the curriculum.

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Airport Seizures By The Numbers

September 8, 2014 | Matt Everard

Hundreds of border officers patrol Britain’s sea and airports, protecting the country from illegally imported goods. Using an array of technology, interrogations, and specially trained dogs, thousands of seizures are made across the UK each year.

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Your Guide To The Chinese New Year 2014

January 27, 2014 | Matt Everard

On 31st January, people all over the world will come together to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese calendar has a 12-year cycle, with each year named after a different animal. 2014 is the Year of the Horse, and will be welcomed in with fireworks, parades, and lion dances.

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50 Insane Driving Laws From Around The World

December 10, 2013 | Matt Everard

Since the invention of the car in 1886, authorities around the world have devised a variety of rules and regulations for motorists. Whether you follow the Highway Code or le code de la route, there will be a comprehensive set of laws to follow, designed to protect both drivers and pedestrians from the dangers of […]