The Unexpected Rules and Customs of the Amish Community

Limited or No Electricity and Tech

When people think of the Amish, they think of their anti-modern way of living. They use horses and buggies to get around, they use no electricity or phones, and they don't even take photos! Their lifestyle is governed by a philosophical and somewhat religious belief called Gelassenheit


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The More You Know

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  • Following the release of Rocky IV, a joke was making rounds in Hollywood. Since Rocky had run out of opponents, he would have to fight an alien if a fifth movie was made. Jim and John Thomas took the joke seriously and wrote a screenplay based on it, which later became the movie "Predator".
  • The fastest gust of wind ever recorded on Earth was 253 miles per hour.
  • The world's most toxic mineral is cinnabar.
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