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Vampire fever! The real deal.

Vampire fever! The real deal.

We all know the vampire classics: They life off blood, are technically immortal, they have superpowers, if you are bit you may turn into one, affected by sunlight, and they come out funny in photos. One fact we found new: Vampires have to be “invited” in your home.  They sometimes can trick you into “inviting” them in … Continue reading

An eye for an eye- since 1772 BC

An eye for an eye- since 1772 BC

The Hammurabi Code is the original creator of these getting even rules– BUT the retribution to be no worse than the crime. The Code consists of 282 laws, with scaled punishments, adjusting “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”  as graded depending on social status, of slave versus free man. Examples: If … Continue reading