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Amazing facts of WW2

The Second World War was arguably the most significant period of the 20th century. It brought about major leaps in technology and laid the groundwork that permitted post-war social changes including the end of European colonialism, the civil rights movement in the United States, and the modern women’s rights movement, as well as the programs for exploring outer space. The primary combatants were the Axis nations (Nazi Germany, Facist Italy, Imperial Japan and their smaller allies) and the Allied nations, led by Britain (and its Commonwealth nations), the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States of America. The Allies were the victors. Two superpowers, the USA and USSR, emerged from World War II to begin a Cold War with each other that would define much of the rest of the century.
Canada produced more trucks than Germany, Italy and Japan COMBINED. For every aircraft shot down in battle, another aircraft was lost due to a accident. The British were able t…

The Simpsons facts

In the opening scene, Maggie used to ring up on the cash register as $847.63 because in 1989, that was the estimated price of raising a baby for one month. 



According to a family tree that Groening produced, Mr Burns is a distant relative of the Simpsons.

Maude Flanders was killed off after voice artist Maggie Roswell felt Fox wasn’t paying her enough and decided to leave the show. She has since returned, but sadly it was too late for poor old Maude.
Comic Book Guy’s real name is Jeff Albertson, and Bumblebee Man goes by the name of Pedro (or at least we assume so – he wears a bowling shirt with that name on it in an episode).

It takes between six to eight months to create each episode.

Sideshow Bob’s real name is Robert Underdunk Terwilliger.

Milhouse Van Houten's middle name is Mussolini.


Despite his youthful looks, Ned Flanders is actually 60 years old.


Homer’s email, ChunkyLover53@aol.com, is genuinely registered and users will get an automated response from him when they try…

10 Bloodiest Battles of World War II

10. Battle of Monte Cassino, 17 January–18 May 1944: 185,000 casualtiesWaged between the Allies and the joint German and Italian troops in the early part of 1944, the Battle of Monte Cassino was one of the hardest fought battles of the Second World War. The main objective for the Allied forces fighting their way up from Southern Italy was to break through the Germans’ Gustav Line — a series of military fortifications running across Italy — and gain control of Rome. Named after the 1,400-year-old monastery of Monte Cassino that stood at the center of the German defensive line (and which was controversially destroyed by American bombers during the battle), the fighting was made up of four smaller battles that took place in January, February, March and May, respectively. The eventual capture of Rome came at a high price, with at least 125,000 casualties on all sides — and as many as 185,000 by some estimates. 
9. Battle of the Bulge, 16 December 1944–25 January 1945: 186,369 c…