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The incredible 270° rotation of an owl’s head is a necessity. Their eyes are tubular and cannot move side to side like ours can, so instead of moving their eyes, they move their entire head.

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When you open a can of soda, the decrease in pressure inside the can causes a corresponding, but very small, decrease in the temperature of the soda.

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Do You Have To Stop For Funeral Processions?

Do you ever find yourself rolling along and then seeing a funeral procession slowly making its way down the road? This isn’t all that uncommon of a situation, but so many of us don’t know what to do. Do you have … Continue reading

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Why Are Gas Cans Red?

Sometimes, you just don’t question things because they’ve always been the norm. Take gas cans, for example. Have you ever noticed that they’re always red? Truly, always red. But why? As it turns out, there is a reason gas cans … Continue reading

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Do you often sneeze when exposed to a bright light, such as stepping out of a dim movie theater on a sunny day? Then you’re one of the 18-35 percent of people that have “photic sneeze reflex”, a genetic predisposition … Continue reading

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Have you ever considered the origin of the word “Nerd”? It has an unusual background, it was initially coined by Dr. Seuss in his 1950 book, “If I Ran the Zoo”. In the book, the narrator states he’ll collect “ … Continue reading

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There are several long 10 letter words that you can spell using only the top row of a QWERTY format keyboard such as proprietor, repertoire, and—fittingly enough—typewriter.

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Using tin cans as a method of food preservation started as early as the 1770s and a patent was issued for tin food cans in 1810, but the first dedicated can openers weren’t invented until the 1850s. Prior to the … Continue reading

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The Spanish brought so much gold and silver home from the Americas between the 15th and 17th centuries (approximately a span of 150 years) that it caused significant inflation and damage to the European economy.

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According to Pixar, there were a whopping 1,484,437 little toy monkeys spilled out of the Barrel o’ Monkeys in the opening sequence of Toy Story 3.

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