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Hottest place on Earth

What is the hottest place on Earth? El Azizia in Libya recorded a temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 Celsius) on Sept. 13, 1922 the hottest ever measured. In Death Valley, it got up to 134 Fahrenheit on July 10, 1913.

Reference: http://www.livescience.com

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Augustus Caesar became the emperor of Rome in 27 BC, and he ruled the empire for over forty years. This period of history became known as the time of the "Great Roman Peace" ... In A.D. 80 the Colosseum was finished where battles were reenacted, where gladiators fought, and where crowds were entertained by savage violence entertained by the spectacle of Christians being eaten by lions.

Sometime between 407-411 Constantine III legalized Christianity. Check out this list, it was easier than you think to be emperor, the hard part is staying emperor. http://www.roman-emperors.org/impindex.htm

n AD 404 a tragic event finally put an end to the gladiators. A Christian monk named Telemachus entered the arena in Rome and tried to separate two combatants. The crowd went berserk, climbed over the walls into the arena and tore the monk limb from limb. The Emperor Honorius permanently banned all gladiator contests.

The Romans were also known to sentencing Christians to death by play. In a live play, when it came time for a death scene, the real actor would be replaced by the accused and the execution would be performed live on stage. yikes

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Deaths caused by cigarettes and alcohol in America

More than 400,000 Americans die from diseases related to cigarette smoking each year. More than 150,000 Americans die of alcohol abuse each year.

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What is the penalty for a DUII?

While in some countries the penalty for driving while intoxicated can be death (yes, death), in Uruguay intoxication is a legal excuse for having an accident while driving. "Please believe me officer, I really was drunk."

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How can a dead man help in the kitchen?

One lady had her husband's ashes made into an egg timer so that even in death he can still "help" in the kitchen.

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A surprising danger lurks on your desk

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

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Living is a tough job, and the hours are a bitch

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

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What is the highest point in Death Valley?

The highest point in Death Valley National Park is Telescope Peak at 11,049 ft

Reference: http://www.toddshikingguide.com/Hikes/California/DeathValley/DV0.htm

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Death

100 americans choke to death on ballpoint pens per year.

Reference: twist

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BEWARE

On average, 63 people each year in the UK die due to inhalation of animal hair.

Reference: the pets at home research institute

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