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The Yom Kippur War (part 1 of 15)

Posted Yesterday at 07:52 PM by Offspring

The consequences of the Six-Day War

In 1967, Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian troops were heading towards Israel’s borders. Units from Iraq, Kuwait and other Arab nations were joining them. Israel was surrounded by a large number of tanks, planes and soldiers.

On the 16th of May, 1967, the Egyptian president, Gamel Abdel Nasser, asked the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) to withdraw from the Sinai.

Nasser:

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Yakuza (part 2 of 2)

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Traditions and customs

Some members have tattoos of dragons, Chinese goddesses or various symbols of powers. These are usually located on their backs or shoulders. They often tattoo the emblems and signs of the groups they are part of. It can take up to 100 hours for a back tattoo to be done, which is why it became a symbol for resistance to pain. Initially, the tattoos were representing the fact...
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Yakuza (part 1 of 2)

Posted July 2nd, 2015 at 05:10 PM by Offspring
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The origins of Yakuza

The history of Yakuza has its origins in the Tokugawa era (1603-1868), which began when Ieyasu Tokuwaga unified Japan

After a long period of civil war, 500,000 samurais became unemployed. Many of them became merchants, but some, called “ronin”, became thieves or used other illegal measures to support themselves.

People called “machi-yokku” defended the cities from ronins. They were simple men who organized themselves to defend...
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Twentieth Dynasty of Egypt

Posted July 2nd, 2015 at 06:40 AM by Offspring

I think it's impressive to know all the rulers of an ancient Egyptian dynasty. The vast majority don't and I'm making this entry to make you feel special.

From wiki: "The Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Dynasties of ancient Egypt are often combined under the group title, New Kingdom. This dynasty is considered to be the last one of the New Kingdom of Egypt, and was followed by the Third Intermediate Period."

The first one was Setnakhte. It's not an easy...
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Watermelon vampires

Posted July 2nd, 2015 at 06:27 AM by Offspring

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Taken from that page: "the only known reference in scholarship is Tatomir Vukanović's account of his journeys in Serbia from 1933 to 1948. He wrote several years later":
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The belief in vampires of plant origin occurs among Gs. [Gypsies] who belong to the Mosl. faith in KM [Kosovo-Metohija]. According to them there are only two plants which are regarded as likely to turn into vampires: pumpkins of every kind
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