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Photo Of The Day: Why Nazi Chic Is Sweeping Thailand

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A sign for the Seven Star clothing shop in Bangkok, Thailand displaying the likeness of Adolf Hitler, dressed as Ronald McDonald. Image Source: Flickr

If the words “Nazi” and “chic” don’t naturally pair together in your mind, that’s understandable, but also a sign that you’ve overlooked a lot of history. For decades now, various subcultures around the globe have co-opted Nazi iconography for assorted reasons.

But while co-opting made some semblance of sense in, say, late 1970s Britain — when punk rockers aimed to shock and offend their parents’ generation, who had lived through World War II — the relatively recent wave of Nazi chic in southeast Asia doesn’t quite compute.

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Selfie Trend Put Into Perspective: The Total Number Of Selfie-Related Deaths Since 2014

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Russian daredevil Instagrammer Kirill Oreshkin (top). Image Source: Kirill Oreshkin / Instagram

Even if you’re not among the 95% of millennials that take selfies, you know that the selfie is the reigning king of amateur photography. According to a wave of recent reporting, the prevalence of selfies is utterly staggering: the average millennial will take 25,700 in their lifetime; it is claimed that females aged 16 to 25 spend five hours taking selfies per week; and on average, 93 million selfies are taken worldwide each day.

But perhaps the most shocking statistic involves a far smaller number: 49. That’s the number of people that have died taking a selfie since just 2014.

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Five Astounding Survival Stories That Prove That Death Is Only An Option

Even when faced with the likes of shipwreck, cannibalism, bear attack, or a six-and-a-half-mile free fall, the human will to survive never ceases to amaze. These five tales are the proof.

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Vesna Vulović stayed alive after her plane exploded in mid-air. World War II commando Jan Baalsrud swam, with one boot, through Arctic water after the Germans sunk his boat. Hugh Glass survived a bear attack and even managed to kill the bear. Anna Bågenholm found an air pocket and kept breathing for 40 minutes after she became trapped in frozen water beneath an ice sheet. Owen Chase’s boating crew survived two whale attacks and an island engulfed in flames.

But in all of these cases, what happened next is the truly amazing part. These five astounding survival stories will have you believing in the indomitable, indefatigable will of the human spirit, or the astounding heights of dumb luck, or both…

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5 Historical Examples Of Why “One Man, One Woman” Has Never Been The Only Option

Homosexuality is often regarded as aberrant behavior, but history shows us that this is a relatively recent phenomenon.

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Same-sex relationships and institutions are not as uncommon as some would like you to think.

We live in a world that is slowly granting the same rights to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation. Some have obviously—and publicly—balked at the gradual, legislative move toward equality, calling homosexuality and other “non-traditional” partnerships unnatural, inhuman, and worse. But if history is to serve as any sort of guide, it will tell us that “non-traditional” pairings is hardly a new idea…

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