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May 18 2018

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New York City is the most linguistically diverse city in the world, with 800 languages spoken

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May 17 2018

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The Vietnam Memorial was designed by a 21 year old architecture student for a class project. She got a B+ despite winning the national competition.

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May 07 2018

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95% of all Thoroughbred racehorses can be traced back to a single 18th-century stallion

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May 06 2018

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1998, Marvel offered the cinematic rights of almost all of it’s characters to Sony for a mere $25 million. Sony rejected the offer, and only purchased the rights to Spiderman for $10 million believing that movie audiences would only care about him.

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May 03 2018

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When Princess Diana went to Disneyland she made her sons Harry and William wait in line just like everyone else.

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May 02 2018

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We’ve had the ability to turn Lead and Mercury into Gold since the 50’s. It’s just cheaper to mine so we don’t do it on a commercial scale.

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May 01 2018

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You would need 76 work days to read all the privacy policies you agree to each year.

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April 30 2018

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Crows are one of the smartest non-primate animals on earth, with the intelligence of a 7-year-old human. They use and manipulate tools, they have long-term memory including facial recognition, and they understand analogy.

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April 29 2018

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A bidet is considered a key green technology and uses significantly less water, electricity, and wood than a single roll of toilet paper

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April 28 2018

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Blood passes through the kidneys at a rate of 1.1 Liters per minute. The human body has about 5 Liters of blood. This means your entire blood gets filtered by your kidneys every 5 minutes.

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April 27 2018

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A man “walking oddly” in Baltimore in 1989 was stopped by police. He was found to have 21 live homing pigeons stuffed in his trousers.

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April 26 2018

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Adrien Brody, in order to star as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist, “withdrew for months, gave up his apartment and his car, broke up with his then-girlfriend, learned how to play Chopin on the piano, and lost 29” pounds, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor at 29 years old.

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April 25 2018

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In 552AD two monks successfully smuggled silkworm eggs in their walking sticks from China to the Byzantine Empire, essentially ending the silk monopolies of China and Persia, and bringing silk manufacture to Europe.

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April 24 2018

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A very tired chemist once spilled UK’s entire supply of plutonium(10mg) on a table, and in order to recover it he used a saw to cut out that section of the table, then burned it. He recovered 9.5mg of the plutonium from the ashes because science.

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April 23 2018

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In computing, half of a byte is called a nibble

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April 22 2018

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The U.S. Air Force successfully deployed a reconnaissance drone capable of Mach 3.3… almost fifty years ago

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April 21 2018

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Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day of the same year.

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April 20 2018

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A plane carrying 6,000 pounds of pot crashed in Yosemite National Park. Climbers in Yosemite Valley heard news of the crash and sparked a miniature gold rush with up to 20 people searching the frozen crash site. Much of the weed was salvaged, smoked, or sold before park rangers caught on.

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April 19 2018

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Monkeys with smaller testicles scream louder to compensate.

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April 18 2018

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During the entire month of December in 2017, Moscow experienced only 6 minutes of sunlight total

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