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Finnish soldier Aimo Koivunen fleeing Russian soldiers during World War Two.

Aimo Koivunen: The Soldier Saved by Crystal Meth

On patrol during World War Two, Finnish soldier Aimo Koivunen was given a bottle of amphetamine tablets to energize his platoon. When escaping a Russian assault, he fell behind and frantically ingested around 30 pills at once. The ensuing experience was utterly unforgettable.

A fabulous male model displaying excessive amounts of zhoosh.

Zhoosh: The Word That Can’t Be Spelled

The verb “zhoosh” or “zhuzh” signifies revitalizing or enhancing a look, giving it a fresh and lively appearance. Although its origins trace back to the 1960s, the precise spelling of the word remains a subject of debate.

Costa Rica disbanded its army in 1949. It's one of the only countries in the world that forbids an army in its constitution. Costa Rica's approach has been adopted by six sovereign states in the Americas: Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, and Panama.

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