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Number Thirteen Facts

The fear of number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia and it was derived from the word treiskaideka, the Greek word for thirteen and phobia. There were thirteen people at Christ’s Last Supper before his captivity. He […]

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11 Hour Long Wrestling Match

Wrestling match in the 1912 Olympics lasted 11 hours, and was fought by two middle weight wrestlers, Martin Klein from Estonia and Alfred Asikainen from Finland. On the day of fight, Klein wore the dress […]

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First example of biological warfare

First recorded biological warfare was recorded in 1347 in Feodosiya, Crimea during the Mongol conquests. Mongols were holding Crimean city Feodosiya under the siege. Catapulting infected bodies and sometimes even live plague victims over the […]

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Elon Musk Facts

Elon Reeve Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa to father Errol and mother Maye Musk. In 1989 he moved to Canada and from 1992 lived in United States after receiving […]

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Persian Viper Facts

Spider-tailed horned viper (Pseudocerastes urarachnoides), also known as Persian viper, is a species of viper endemic to Iran. It was discovered/described in 2006, and what makes it interesting is its tail, which has evolved to […]

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Jagger In Clockwork Orange?

Before Stanley Kubrick took over, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were considered to play the “droogs” in the Clockwork Orange. Anthony Burgess the author of Clockwork Orange wanted to sell his novel rights to […]

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Sigourney Weaver Facts

When shooting Alien Resurrection in 1997 there was a scene where Sigourney has to make a basketball shot, behind the back, 6 feet (2 meters) pass the 3-point line. Director wanted to drop the ball […]

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History Of Amazon.com

Jeff Bezos coined the term Amazon.com from the earlier name Cadabra.com. It was the excellent way to present large volume online bookstore. But did he have hidden intentions? It is hard to believe but in […]

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Shortest Story Ever Told

It was assumed that shortest story ever told was written by Ernest Hemingway when his buddies bet him that he cannot write story with only six words. Hemingway took piece of napkin and wrote: “For […]

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Lenticular Clouds Facts

A special type of cloud is often mistaken for a UFO. These clouds, known as ‘lenticular clouds’ form above a mountain when a breeze creates a number of ‘standing’ waves on the downwind side of […]

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Sun Gazing Facts

Sun gazing is perhaps one of the most mistaken-for and clouded practices pursued by fanatics across the globe! This is a classic example of the clash between science and spirituality. While spirituality claims that gazing […]

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Uma Thurman Facts

Uma Karuna Thurman, daughter of Robert Thurman and Nena Thurman, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 29, 1970. Uma’s father was the first American to be ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Her mother is […]

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Sleep paralysis

Sleep paralysis is a medical phenomenon where awakening person experiences temporary inability to move or speak. It is a state between being asleep and awake, where one’s mind is awake but the body is still […]

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Deep Web Facts

The Deep Web, often called the Hidden Web, Dark Web or Invisible Web, is a part of the Internet that is not indexed by regular search engines and often not reachable using ordinary web browsers […]

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Dragon Blood Tree

The dragon blood tree is one of the most popular natural wonders growing in and around the Mediterranean region. The tree gives out a deep scarlet colored sap, which is why it is given the […]

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Cell Energy Facts

Most of our energy comes from a tiny little energy factory in our cells. This tiny little factory was essentially a small bacterium called mitochondrion that our ancestral cells swallowed when they had a little microscopic stand-off. Eventually they got to know each other over the years and are now running the multibillion cell industry that is our body. In order to handle the beast, cells had to tame down their protein synthesis capability down to a strict minimum where the mitochondria produce energy but nothing more. A proof of that is the poor quality of mitochondria protein synthesis system compared to the regular cell’s one.

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Koala Sex Life

Female koalas have become infamous for engaging in lesbian sex. Females often overlook males and participate in sexual acts with other females, sometimes in orgies with up to 5 female koalas. This behavior has only […]

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Google Balloon Internet

Google is launching balloon in stratosphere to deliver internet to places where internet connection is not possible by other means. They are using wind calculation to propel balloons to proper locations. Project started in New […]

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Yawning Facts

Have you ever wondered why when someone yawns, the other person follows suit? Yawning is caused due to low levels of oxygen in the air, which makes the body intake large amounts of oxygen. The […]