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Dagen H

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Dagen H

The most massive overhaul in driving infrastructure the world has ever seen

“Dagen H” (H Day) happened on 3 September 1967, the day that Sweden switched from driving on the left hand side of the road to the right. The "H" stands for "Högertrafik", the Swedish word for right hand traffic. It was by far the largest logistical event in Sweden's history, and the most massive overhaul in driving infrastructure that the world had ever seen.

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The Meaning of XXX

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The Meaning of XXX

Amsterdam has the most “badass” city flag in the world … but what does the XXX stand for?

The flag was officially adopted in 1975 and the XXX that it features can be seen everywhere in Amsterdam. So, where does the XXX come from? There are a number of theories, both historical and popular.

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Mr Eternity

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Mr Eternity

Divine Prank Mystified the People of Sydney for 37 Years

For the 37 years spanning 1930 to 1967, a man named Arthur Stace walked the streets of Sydney ... and wrote on them; one word, always the same word, in yellow chalk in large, elegant copperplate.

That word was “Eternity.”

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