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Biggest Food Debates – Is There a Right Way to Eat Pizza?

When it comes to food, we all have our strong feeling and opinion. And while most of the debates are usually a matter of preference, location, and how a person was raised, they are still here

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The Future Is Now: German Start-up Tests Solar Powered Vehicle

Sion is a prototype vehicle made by the German company Sono Motors. It is set to be released in 2019. The vehicle has solar cells integrated with its body parts, a total of 330 cells. The vehicle wil...

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Fecal Transplant Is Real and Five Other Feces Facts That Will Surprise You

Some health experts even say they can perform a colonoscopy and guess the sex of the patient without knowing it beforehand

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Forget the octagon, scientists discover a new shape called “scutoid”

The discovery can help us understand how organs acquire such complex, yet in the same time, stable forms. It is critical for future organ and tissue engineering

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How to get away with murder at Yellowstone’s “Zone of Death”

In 2004, Brian Kalt decided to write an article about how some states allowed for a trial in one of the two neighboring countries depending on how close the criminal act was to the dividing line. This...

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Five Quick Questions and Answers about Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall

The Wall was part of the western wall of the Temple mount’s exterior walls. It serves as a symbol of the destruction of the Jewish temple. For centuries, Jews come there to pray and cry in the morning

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Tuskegee experiment – Fatal Conspiracy Theory Turned Out to Be Truth

The experiment started in 1932. The word was out in Macon Country, Alabama, that there was a new health program offered specifically to African-Americans for free. The experiment was advertised as “...

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Excalibur – The Myth, The Legend, and Modern Version

There are two legends regarding the origin of the Excalibur. The first one is the most famous legend regarding the sword, originally appearing in Robert de Boron’s poem Merlin

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The Mystery of the Thai Cave

After two weeks in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave, 12 boys and the coach of their soccer team they were finally rescued on Monday July 9. But what the rescue mission didn’t revealed is the scary legen...

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Troy – The Real City and the Legend

In the legend of Troy, Homer writes about a war between Greece and Troy. The war started after the abduction of Helen, a queen from Sparta. The abduction was done by Paris, son of King Priam, the rule...

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Who Was Katsushika Hokusai, the Author of the Great Wave

Some have heard his name, some have not. But we have all seen or know about the Great Wave of Kanagawa, simply called “the Wave”. It is one of the most iconic internationally known pictures. It is...

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Mödlareuth – A City in Germany Still Divided Between East and West

Some 30 years after the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, the city with only 15 houses, has two majors, two postal codes, two telephone area codes, and two dialects of the Germany language

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Everything you wanted to know about Mauritia, the Lost Continent under Mauritius

It might sound implausible, but deep at the bottom of the Indian Ocean lies the continent, which was found thanks to the work done by the team from South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand

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Top 5 Unsolved Math Mysteries that Still Plague Us

There are math problems that remain unsolved in algebra, graph, Euclidean geometries, and many other aspects of mathematics

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Top 7 Strange and Weird Looking Mushrooms

We are all accustomed to the regular type mushrooms, the champignons mushrooms. That is just one of the many hundreds of mushrooms

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What happens when a black hole eats a star?

The phenomenon happens as unsuspecting stars wander too close to the supermassive black hole in the center of their galaxy and are torn apart by the gravity of the black hole

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What is in Vatican Secret Archives?

The central repository in the Vatican City, the archives contain the state papers, correspondence, papal account books, and many other documents the church has accumulated over the centuries

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Top 8 People who Were Superstitious, but We Didn’t Know it

If you didn’t know, artists are some of the most superstitious people on the planet. Most of them have a routine they use before performing, or while painting, writing, or so on. With that in mind,...

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Cocaine Hippos – Pablo Escobar’s Pets were as Dangerous as Him

At the height of his power, Escobar was making more than $400 million per week, and he built a large hacienda to show off his wealth. There, he had a zoo with exotic animals

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Top Heartwarming 10 Facts about Love

We understand the poetry of our heart, but what else is there to know about love? Some of these facts will amaze you, as you probably haven’t been aware of them. These are all proven facts, with sc...

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault – Our Doomsday Scenario Vault

The Nordic Gene Bank stores backup Nordic plants since 1984. They do it via frozen seeds in an abandoned coal mine. In 2008, the bank merged with two other Nordic conservation groups to form NordGen. ...

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Roman dodecahedra – The Enigma Resolved

Embellished with a series of knobs on each corner point of the pentagon, there are more than 100 of these objects found in areas that have been part of the Roman Empire

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9 Facts about US Clandestine agencies to get Your Mind Thinking

Washington Post reported few years ago that there are 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies working on intelligence, homeland security, and counterterrorism in the US

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How women got into the military? A timeline of events

The fight for the right to serve in the military started back during the revolutionary war

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8 Unexpected uses of chocolate

Most of us consume chocolate as a dessert. But that is that all chocolate can be? Some people put dark chocolate in their chili

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Poker Tips from President Richard Nixon

President Richard Nixon funded his first congressional electoral campaign in 1946. How he won so much money?

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8 Travel records That are Funny and Unique in the Same Time

For some people traveling is a way to conquer something. They want more than just relax and fun

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Remembering Nellie Bly – The pioneer of Investigative Journalism

Nellie laid the groundwork of investigative journalism when worked undercover as a patient in a mental institution

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Did Keno Really Build the Great Wall of China?

According to a legend, a ruler in Ancient China invented the game of Keno, and used the money to fund the Great Wall of China

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What is the G20 Summit?

The G20 is an acronym that stands for a group of 20. The G20 is a group of 19 countries plus the European Union, trying to work the world economy. The G20 was founded in 1999, with aim to discuss poli...

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Why do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

The most common stereotype is that people believing in conspiracy theories are just some paranoid loners living in their mom’s basement. That is just far from the truth

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Top 9 Deadly Diseases that Medicine has Cured

The average life expectancy nowadays is close to 80 years on a worldwide level

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Life in Ancient Rome – Take Out Food!

An ancient form of a take-out restaurant, the thermopolium was an outdoor service counter that offered ready to eat food

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Top 7 Books that Changed the World

There are thousands of books written from the beginning of time till today. But which of these books have had the biggest effect on human history?

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What is blockchain? The Technology Explained

What you need to understand is that bitcoin is a currency, a digital version of an asset, much like gold. Blockchain is the technology that underpins bitcoin. Without blockchain, there would be no bit...

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Sri Chinmoy – Founder of Peace Run or Sex Criminal?

He established the first meditation center in Queens, New York, and eventually had 7,000 students in 60 different countries in the world

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Mind Blowing Facts about Space to Get you Thinking

Just think about it, one million Earths could fit inside the sun, and the Sun is considered to be an average-size star.

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Why Mahatma Gandhi never won the Nobel Prize?

Mahatma Gandhi, widely regarded as one of the great champions of non-violent struggle, has never won the Nobel prize for Peace. He was selected five time, in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947, and 1948. But he h...

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Daniel Good – A Killer Helping Police Improve their Skills

On April 3, 1842, Good escaped from a police officer, and then traveled to different parts of London and Kent. He essentially evaded arrest until the following month

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Child Soldiers and Five Other Forgotten WW1 Facts

While WW2 was the deadliest and most cruel war in history of mankind, WW1 carries its own weight

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Weird and Shocking Death Rituals around the World

You will be surprised by some of the death rituals around the world. There are some weird, some spooky, and some downright entertaining rituals

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The Tradition and Rituals of the Inuit People

The Inuit people have a long tradition of oral literature and storytelling. Before they had a writing system, they passed stories from one generation to another

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Anna Wintour – The Woman behind the Sunglasses

While she has transformed the fashion world over and over again, her style remains a constant. For example, she wears her hair in a signature bob since she was 14

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Lord Murugan Statue – The Tall Hindu Statue Rising over Bantu Caves

The statute, which is 42.7 meters high (140ft), is the tallest statue in Malaysia, and second Hindu deity in the world, trailing only the Kailashnath Mahadey Statue in Nepal

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Dragon’s Blood: A real Plant, not a Game of Thrones Reference

Historical records of the Romans and Greeks note Dracaena cinnibari, a byproduct of the cinnabar tree was found on an island in the Indian Ocean. The species of dragon’s blood were hard to distinguish

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2017 Year of the Bitcoin

Taking a look at Bitcoins and how they have become an accepted form of funding for good and services on the internet.

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30 Years later, this Creepy TV Add is still a Mystery

Right up until 9:14 PM on November 22, 1987, what appeared on Chicago’s television sets was normal: entertainment, news, and game shows. Dan Roan, the popular local sportscaster was narrating highli...

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Top 9 Strange Laws in Germany that Will Boggle Your Mind

You can laugh as much as you like, but the order is what helps Germany achieve efficiency and lowest unemployment levels in Europe

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Ken Saro Wiwa – The Gandhi of Nigeria

Known as the Gandhi of Nigeria, he was part of the Ogoni people, minority in Nigeria that has been at the center of oil exploration in the country. He has always been honest about his grudges towards ...

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