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  • Dentures Used To Come From…

    In the 19th century, people wore dentures made from the teeth of dead soldiers. These dentures were known as ‘Waterloo Teeth’ because so many of...

  • Ripped Dollars Notes Are Still Useable

    One can still spend a ripped US dollar note. If 51% of the note is still clearly present, then venues in America should accept it...

  • A Short History of Vintage ‘Beauty’ Products

    Chin reducer, dimple maker, nose harness, those products were the vogue in the old days. More akin to torture devices, those bizarre vintage ‘beauty’ products...

  • Earth Has No Scientific Name

    Our planet Earth has no official scientific name. Everyone living down here simply refers to it in their chosen language, and there are hundreds of...

  • Copyleft?

    In contrast to copyright, there is a copyleft. Copyleft allows a program, a work or a work of art to be freely usable and editable....

  • Use Eyedrops On Closed Eyes

    It is possible to use eye drops without necessarily dropping the solution into your open eyes, which really feels rather uncomfortable with most people. Here...

  • Men Also Get Breast Cancer

    Not only could a hereditary breast cancer syndrome impact their female relatives, but men with certain genetic mutations are also at increased risk for cancers...

  • China Lends Pandas To The World

    There are a great number of pandas, especially giant pandas, outside China. They can be seen in zoos across the world, in the United States...

  • Lemons Are Sweeter Than Strawberries

    As strange as it may sound, lemon is sweeter than strawberry. Indeed, 100g of lemon contains 8g of carbohydrate, whereas there is only 7g of...

  • A Reward For Being Lazy

    In the series ‘It Takes All Sorts to make a World’, the village Ethno-Montenegro, located near the monastery of Beer in the north of Montenegro...

  • Use Your Head As An Antenna

    You can extend the wireless range of your car key by a few car lengths by simply using your head. In the face of a...

  • The Ramen Noodle

    Japan is a technology giant, no doubt about that. But did you know that for the Japanese, their best 20th century invention is a dish:...

  • Bats Are Harmless

    Bats have a bad reputation because of their nocturnal nature and their association with vampires. However, did you know that bats are harmless, and that...

  • The First Novel In History

    The first novel in history was written by Murasaki Shikibu, a Japanese noble, in the year 1007. The novel called ‘The Tale of Genji’, tells...

  • The Rubik’s Cube

    The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian sculptor and Professor of architecture. Over time, this cube has become the most...