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January 21, 2002

On January 21, 2002, fifty people in Goma, Congo died stupidly. They were trying to steal gasoline from elevated fuel tanks at a gas station when lava ignited the tanks and killed them. That’s right, lava caused the fuel tanks … Continue reading

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September 19, 1903

On September 19, 1903, King Leopold II of Belgium fervently denied mistreating the Congo natives. He told the world that you had to be cruel to be kind, in the right measure. You had to be cruel to be kind … Continue reading

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