Operation Nemesis

Operation Nemesis was a covert assassination campaign during which a number of former Ottoman political and military figures were assassinated for their role in the Armenian Genocide.

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Aposematism

Adaptations in which a warning signal is associated with the unprofitability of a prey to predators.

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Chicken Eyeglasses

Chicken eyeglasses, also known as chickens specs, chicken goggles, generically as pick guards and under other names, were small eyeglasses made for chickens intended to prevent feather pecking and cannibalism.

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Madman Theory

In 1517, Niccolò Machiavelli had argued that sometimes it is “a very wise thing to simulate madness”.

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Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome

People suffering from this condition believe that shortly after being bitten by a dog, puppies are conceived within their abdomen.

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Jain Vegetarianism

It is one of the most rigorous forms of spiritually motivated diet on the Indian subcontinent and beyond.

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Ocean Pout

The fish has antifreeze proteins in its blood, giving it the ability to survive in near-freezing waters.

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11B-X-1371

Messages, many in commonly used ciphers and encryption systems, have been found hidden in the video and its sound spectrogram, as well as images of tortured and mutilated people.

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Trompe-l’œil

A version of an oft-told ancient Greek story concerns a contest between two renowned painters. Zeuxis (born around 464 BC) produced a still life painting so convincing that birds flew down to peck at the painted grapes. A rival, Parrhasius, asked Zeuxis to judge one of his paintings that was behind a pair of tattered curtains in his study. Parrhasius asked Zeuxis to pull back the curtains, but when Zeuxis tried, he could not, as the curtains were included in Parrhasius’s painting—making Parrhasius the winner.

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Laura Bell

In 1887, Thistlethwayte accidentally shot himself (he habitually shot his revolver into the ceiling to summon his valet). Bell never remarried.

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Microbial Art

A technique called “bacteriography” involves selectively killing certain areas of a bacterial culture with radiation, in order to produce artistic patterns.

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Empire of Liberty

The Empire of Liberty is a theme developed first by Thomas Jefferson to identify the responsibility of the United States to spread freedom across the world.

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Fetus in Fetu

Fetus in fetu is a developmental abnormality in which a mass of tissue resembling a fetus forms inside the body.

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Book of Gates

The text implies that some people will pass through unharmed, but that others will suffer torment in a lake of fire.

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Star Jelly

According to folklore, it is deposited on the Earth during meteor showers.

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Man Catcher

The man catcher was used primarily to pull a person from horseback and drag him to the ground where he could be helplessly pinned.

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Corrupted Blood Incident

The major towns and cities were abandoned by the population as panic set in and players rushed to evacuate to the relative safety of the countryside, leaving urban areas filled to the brim with corpses, and the city streets literally white with the bones of the dead.

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Stendhal Syndrome

“Absorbed in the contemplation of sublime beauty … I reached the point where one encounters celestial sensations … Everything spoke so vividly to my soul.”

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Gate Tower Building

Gate Tower Building (ゲートタワービル gēto tawā biru) is a 16 floor office building in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan. It is notable for the highway offramp at Umeda Exit that passes through the building.

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Other World Kingdom

The OWK styled itself as a matriarchy, where women rule. The state’s goal “is to get as many male creatures under the unlimited rule of Superior Women on as much territory as possible.”

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