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Dutch people black-up every Christmas for this controversial tradition

Every Christmas, Dutch people black up and put on afro wigs to dress as ‘Black Peter’; Santa Claus’ black helper. During the run up to the Feast of St Nicholas on the 5th of December people dress up as ‘ Zwarte Pieten ‘ in parades, public events and parties. The blacked-up character visits schools, shops …

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13 Totally Gross but Interesting Facts not to Read While You’re Eating

1. The biggest ‘fatberg’ found in London sewers was 250m long and weighed 130 tonnes A ‘fatberg’ is the term coined for an increasingly common blockage found in London sewers. It happens when so-called ‘flushable’ wet wipes mix with cooking fat that is poured down the sink. The biggest ‘fatberg’ was found in the London …

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