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The History of Cornwall
The History of Cornwall
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The reason clocks say tick-tock and not tock-tick.
The reason clocks say tick-tock and not tock-tick.
Why we say “OK”
Why we say “OK”
How to teach binary
How to teach binary
TIL In zero gravity, a candle’s flame is round and blue.
TIL In zero gravity, a candle’s flame is round and blue.
TIL that the Royal Air Force, in order to hide their success of identifying Luftwaffe bombers at ...
TIL that the Royal Air Force, in order to hide their success of identifying Luftwaffe bombers at night, made up a story about how carrots are good for eyesight. This was done so Germany wouldn’t know it was radar. A story told almost 80 years ago is w ...
TIL Steve Jobs believed that his commitment to vegan diets meant his body was flushed of mucus a ...
TIL Steve Jobs believed that his commitment to vegan diets meant his body was flushed of mucus and he was free from body odor, so he didn’t need to wear deodorant or shower regularly. His former coworkers quote that he was ‘very, very wron ...
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What is the difference between earthing and grounding?
What is the difference between earthing and grounding?
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TIL that the longest war in recorded history lasted 335 years and 19 days. It was between the Du ...
TIL that the longest war in recorded history lasted 335 years and 19 days. It was between the Dutch and the Isles of Scilly, there were no casualties, and the Dutch actually forgot about the conflict until a Scilly historian contacted them about it in ...
Historical Body Mechanics: Walk Medieval! – YouTube
Historical Body Mechanics: Walk Medieval! – YouTube
TIL: In case of a threat, Switzerland has over 3000 demolition points where bridges can be demol ...
TIL: In case of a threat, Switzerland has over 3000 demolition points where bridges can be demolished remotely and landslides can cause certain roads to be blocked off.
TIL Most cities hit during the 2011 tsunami in Japan [which caused the Fukushima disaster] were  ...
TIL Most cities hit during the 2011 tsunami in Japan [which caused the Fukushima disaster] were built well below hundreds of ancient stone markers warning not to build below that level
Video: Where Does Fat Go When We Lose Weight? | IFLScience
Video: Where Does Fat Go When We Lose Weight? | IFLScience
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I learned that the signature line of all checks are just the words “authorized signature&# ...
I learned that the signature line of all checks are just the words “authorized signature” continuously and not a solid line
TIL Steven Tyler did so many drugs that he forgot that he recorded certain songs. Upon hearing & ...
TIL Steven Tyler did so many drugs that he forgot that he recorded certain songs. Upon hearing “Toys in the Attic”, he said “Hey! That’s great! We should cover this. Who is it?” Joe Perry responded, “It’s us, fuckhead.”
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icicle Yes, I read but still... I was not sure :)
Mack I bet it did happen, all from that era were always so fuppin high it wouldnt surprise me :D
How a Catalytic Converter Works – YouTube
How a Catalytic Converter Works – YouTube

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