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  • General Knowledge Quiz
  • It’s time to test your knowledge on all you’ve learnt so far on DunoPedia!!!

    Saturday, January 09, 2021

  • Flying in the 1930’s
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    Here is a picture of the interior of a plane in the 1930’s.

    Funny right? I laughed too.

    The fact with these planes was that they couldn’t fly higher than 13,000 feet because back then, the flight cabins were not depressurised.

    If you still don’t like the view, then here’s the first class cabin below.

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    Thursday, January 07, 2021

  • Seppuku in Japan: honor by suicide
  • *Seppuku (Japanese: 切腹, “cutting the belly”), sometimes referred to as harakiri

    “Abdomen/belly cutting”, is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by Japan’s ancient samurai warrior class.

    The grisly act typically involved stabbing oneself in the belly with a short sword, slicing open the stomach and then turning the blade upwards to ensure a fatal wound.

    Seppuku first developed in the 12th century as a means for samurai to achieve an honorable death.

    Swordsmen performed the ritual to avoid capture following battlefield defeats.

    The pictures above show a Japanese soldier performing the ritual suicide to avoid being captured by the Allies during World War 2.

    Tuesday, January 05, 2021

  • Flying in the 1930’s
  • Here is a picture of the interior of a plane in the 1930’s.

    Funny right? I laughed too.

    The fact with these planes was that they couldn’t fly higher than 13,000 feet because back then, the flight cabins were not depressurised.

    If you still don’t like the view, then here’s the first class cabin below.

    Tuesday, January 05, 2021

  • My Lai Massacre: an unforgettable atrocity by the US Government
  • The picture above shows a woman as she cries and pleads for her life and that of her children, shortly before they are assassinated by American soldiers.

    The My Lai Massacre happened on 16th March 1968 in Vietnam.

    It was at the peak of the Vietnam War and the American forces were violently sweeping into Vietnamese towns.

    Young Girls were raped, tortured and killed by American soldiers.

    The most disgusting part of this event was that the US Government made serious attempts to cover up the atrocities committed by its soldiers.

    It has been estimated that about 500 persons were killed.

    However, some authorities disagree with this figure. It is estimated that the casualty rate could have been much higher.

    Tuesday, January 05, 2021

  • The Spanish Inquisition: a religious bloodbath
  • For centuries, the Jews were accused of the crime of Deicide ( in this instance, the murder of Jesus Christ).

    They were segregated and often oppressed in several communities.

    This finally reached a peak in 1478 A.D, when Pope Sixtus IV set up a committee in Spain to hunt down and flush out any forms of opposition to the teachings of the Catholic church.

    Thus, the Spanish Inquisition officially began.

    Although the Jews were a major target, other groups were targeted too.

    Men, women and children were rounded up, then “tried” by the members of the inquisition, and then sentenced to death if they were found guilty of crimes against the church.

    (most of the accused persons were always found guilty anyways).

    In the streets of Spain, the Jews were given two choices: to become Baptised or to be put to death.
    Initially, most of them refused.

    But in the bloodbath that followed, they had no choice but to quickly convert to Christianity, although most of them still secretly held on to their Jewish beliefs.

    The Inquisition lasted from 1478 to 1834.

    At the end, it was officially estimated that about 32,000 men, women and children had been killed.

    Today, many authorities dispute these figures by claiming that the death tolls were as much as 400,000.

    Women were burnt at the stake for being “witches”.

    Men were crushed on wheels of pain or beheaded for being “Heretics” and “unbelievers”.

    It was really an eyesore.

    Monday, January 04, 2021

  • The Nigerian Earthquake: 28th July 1984
  • Ijebu Ode town in Ogun State, Nigeria

    We have heard of earthquakes in places like USA and Japan.

    But if you think Nigeria is free from earthquakes, then think again.

    It was in the afternoon hours of 28th July, 1984 when an earthquake which measured magnitude VI (strong intensity) on the Modified Mercalli intensity scale struck the South Western town of Ijebu Ode in Nigeria.

    In fact, the earthquakes were recorded 640 Km away at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

    A modern picture of a city in South Western Nigeria

    It was reported that furniture were moved in people’s houses, appliances were damaged and some minor damages were recorded.

    Due to the lack of investigative equipment in Nigeria and the primitive nature of our Geological activities, the events of the earthquake were not properly documented.

    However in more recent years, earth tremors have been reported in or around the Gwagwalada area of Abuja (Nigeria’s capital) .

    Abuja, Nigeria

    In fact, the tremors or earthquakes were a magnitude 4.5

    Most of these earthquakes have been attributed to Nigeria’s increasing activities in oil drilling, mining and water bore hole explorations.

    Monday, January 04, 2021

  • Nigerian Women: champions of extra-marital affairs
  • Picture courtesy: Jason Hutchens

    In 2012, popular Condom manufacturer Durex, conducted a survey to find out the country with the highest amount of unfaithful couples.

    At the end of the survey, Thailand was said to have the highest number of unfaithful men, while Nigeria emerged with the highest number of unfaithful women.

    Of course, most Nigerian women claimed foul play, citing the fact that the survey covered only 29,000 persons across 36 countries.

    Soon after, another Independent body conducted their own research, and once again Nigerian women remained the defending champions.

    Picture of a lovely Nigerian couple. Courtesy: George Eagles

    This popular survey would soon lead to a lot of controversies.

    It soon peaked with a claim that Nigeria ranks second in the world on issues of paternity fraud.

    Second only to Jamaica.

    Although there have been popular cases of paternity fraud in Lagos, Nigeria according to some medical practitioners, a lot of men still likely do not know that they are raising another man’s child as their own.

    Painting from Dante’s Inferno

    However, because the study group was limited in number and because most of the facts were ascertained on anonymous bases, we will not accept these claims to be definitely True.

    Thursday, December 31, 2020

  • Oh Queen, Remain Immortal…
  • According to recent demographics, over 84 percent of the current entire population of the United Kingdom involving England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, had not yet been born when Queen Elizabeth II became ruler of Great Britain.

    Yes! She is the longest serving monarch in the history of Britain.

    We just have one thing to say: “Oh Queen, remain immortal”

    Thursday, December 31, 2020

  • Ariel Cigar: “cancer is fine, as long as we make some money”.
  • Random picture of a cigar box from Wikimedia commons.

    In 1966, a company named Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation invented a new type of Cigarette named Ariel.

    It was found that the cigarette had little or no effects on health compared to other cigarettes.

    This was because in its production, the tobacco was heated rather than burnt in the usual way.

    However, when this relatively harmless cigarette was about to hit the market, it was shut down.

    It turned out that other cigarette manufacturers held series of meetings and debates on this product and decided that the new harmless cigar, would make their own products look bad and harmful in the eyes of the public.

    In fact, they insisted that this new cigar was a threat to their own companies.

    Courtesy: Wikimedia commons

    After much deliberations, the Ariel Cigar was never produced for the public.

    Fast forward to many years later and it is widely claimed that the Ariel Cigar could have prevented an extremely great percentage of lung cancers that have killed people in the last 40 years.

    So, let’s put it this way: “Our customers can hold our cancer, while we hold their money”

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    Thursday, December 31, 2020

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