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Causes Of Shock

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A cruelty-free angora rabbit fur trade may be incompatible with fast fashion

**[Footage shot secretly in China shows live rabbits tied by their front and back paws being plucked raw. Hair is ripped from their bodies to ensure fibers are as long and heavy as possible - the pain and shock of which causes the rabbits to scream. The rabbits are put back into cramped wire cages to grow their hair back ready for plucking again. After three years the rabbits have their throats cut.]

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The 10 best female pioneers

10 female pioneers Credit: Time Life Pictures/Getty Emmeline Pankhurst(1858-1928)Pankhurst’s slogan 'Deeds, not words' defined her l...


WW1. The surprising thing to me is not the number of men who understandably broke down in this hell-hole, but the number who did not.


A shell-shocked British soldier captured by the Germans during WW1, Shell shock was a common cause of crippling injury, usually without any physical trauma. Shell-shocked troops suffered from the effect of blast on the central nervous system experiencing severe disorientation, deafness, emetic syndrome, trembling, and often inability to stand.


Once the Avengers settle down into a routine, Tony Stark is actually the most responsible. Natasha’s always winding the guys up, Steve’s a giant troll, Thor causes all sorts of electric shocks and might or might not have introduced Steve to Asgarian alcohol, Clint spends far too much time climbing future to be an adult, and Tony constantly has to remind Bruce last time he did an experiment Hulk turned up and explosions are dangerous and Bruce you really shouldn't do that that’s a really bad…

from Sarah Raven

Slug-repelling Copper Bands

These copper bands are one of the best, non-harmful slug repellants around. Slugs and snails hate copper because it causes a harmless electric shock-like reaction when they come into contact with it, so they crawl away. Bend them into rings and push them into the soil at the base of your plant.

from Mail Online

The day a U-boat ran aground off Hastings: Haunting pictures show German warship washed onto beach after WWI as it sailed to France

among the most feared killing machines of World War 1, causing the deaths of thousands of servicemen at sea.So when the people of Hastings woke one morning to see this German U-boat on their beach, it caused something of a shock.These eerie pictures show how the horrors of war got a little bit too close to home for the people of the Sussex town. Frustrating: As residents grew sick of children pelting the boat with rocks and making a racket throughout the night, the order was given to break…

from HubPages

Fun & Interesting Facts about Hamsters


Palace Gate of Nimrud Winged human-headed bulls, the powerful guardians of ancient Assyrian gateways, serving such a purpose for the royal plalace of Nimrud (near Mosul in modern Iraq). and set in a sympathetic reconstruction at the British Museum.