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Before they’re ripe, it’s easier to see why they’re called eggplants.
Before they’re ripe, it’s easier to see why the ...
Bethlem Royal Hospital: why did the infamous Bedlam asylum have such a fearsome reputation?
Bethlem Royal Hospital: why did the infamous Be ...
TIL China kept quiet about poisoned baby formula because they didn’t want to ruin the 2008 ...
TIL China kept quiet about poisoned baby formul ...
TIL that Ancient Babylonians did math in base 60 instead of base 10. That’s why we have 60 ...
TIL that Ancient Babylonians did math in base 6 ...
TIL of “hunger stones”: the Central European practice of marking river levels with c ...
TIL of “hunger stones”: the Central ...
Police training/demonstration of how to escape bumper-to-bumper traffic using the handbrake
Police training/demonstration of how to escape ...
How different washing machine modes work.
How different washing machine modes work.
How to extend the life of your lithium-ion batteries
How to extend the life of your lithium-ion batt ...
TIL: the umbilical cord has one vein that feeds babies with the nutrients they need from their m ...
TIL: the umbilical cord has one vein that feeds ...
Your Private Messages Might Travel Under This Beach
Your Private Messages Might Travel Under This Beach
Bluetooth is named after a tenth-century Viking king. An employee at Intel thought of the name,  ...
Bluetooth is named after a tenth-century Viking ...
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The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don’t
The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don&# ...
TIL ‘Organic’ food in the EU does not mean ‘no pesticides.’ It means up  ...
TIL ‘Organic’ food in the EU does n ...
10 Outrageous Markups You’d Never Guess You Were Paying
10 Outrageous Markups You’d Never Guess You Wer ...
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Mack TIL Movie theatre popcorn is sold at a 1275% markup
How to Understand the Image of a Black Hole
How to Understand the Image of a Black Hole
How to tie a bow
How to tie a bow
TIL The star wars theme was written purposely on the same key as the 20th Century Fox fanfare (t ...
TIL The star wars theme was written purposely o ...
TIL that the term scapegoat comes from an old Jewish ritual where they would put all the sins of ...
TIL that the term scapegoat comes from an old J ...
TIL The bezel on a dive watch only turns counterclockwise so that if the bezel is bumped acciden ...
TIL The bezel on a dive watch only turns counte ...

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