Longest Hiccups Ever Recorded Lasted 68 Years – Charles Obsorne

Reading Time: 2 minutes The longest hiccups ever recorded lasted an agonising 68 years and finally ended for Charles Osborne, the unfortunate title holder, eleven months before his death. For most people who suffer an attack of the hiccups it is usually nothing more than an annoying inconvenience. Often it will last no more than an hour, and can be …

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Picasso Burned Many Of His Early Paintings To Keep Warm

Reading Time: 2 minutes When he was a young man on one of his first visits to Paris, Pablo Picasso burned many of his early paintings and drawings just to stay warm. For many people today this must seem ludicrous, especially considering the value of his art work. But during this early period of his life his work was …

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Chinese Breast Touching Festival In Yunnan Province – Real or Fake

Reading Time: 2 minutes If only the Chinese breast touching festival in Yunnan Province was a real event, tourism from single, creepy men would sky rocket. Have you ever heard this story? According to many rumors that have gone viral on hundreds micro blogging sites and chat forums around the world, there is a three day breast touching festival …

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The Letters Q, W And X Were Illegal In Turkey Until 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes Illegal letters in Turkey, what would you think I’m talking about? Correspondence between two ot more people? It certainly sounds like some from of censorship in the country regarding letters of communication, but the illegal letters in Turkey were actually letters of the alphabet, believe it or not. Could you imagine a situation in which …

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Scrooge McDuck Died In 1967 Aged 100

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that a Disney favourite, and the wealthiest fictional character, Scrooge McDuck died in 1967, at the ripe old age of 100 years? This is the truth as told by comic book writer and illustrator, Don Rosa, best known for his stories abour Scrooge McDuck and other Disney characters. While Rosa has made …

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Origin Of Humpty Dumpty, He May Have Been A Cannon, Not An Egg

Reading Time: 3 minutes The origin of Humpty Dumpty may not be an egg at all, but a menacing and destructive article of war, a cannon. How is it that Humpty Dumpty may have originally been a cannon and not an egg as is most often portrayed? We will explain as best we can the amazing circumstances to the origin of …

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The Total Weight Of Ants On Earth Is About The Same As The Total Weight Of Humans

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that the total weight of ants is the same as humans on Earth? Hold on one moment please. Did we just say that the weight of ants is the same as humans on Earth? This can’t be possible, or can it? Ants are a mere fraction of our size after all, but …

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The Stars And Colors You See When You Rub Your Eyes Are Called Phosphenes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever seen stars and pops of light when you rub your eyes? You would most probably see them when you vigorously rub them, but they can come by with even a gentle rub. In saying all of that, it’s likely that you have seen them, but have you ever given much thought into …

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The Smell After It’s Rained is a Mix of Plant Oils and Bacteria

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever noticed a pleasant, clean smell after a rain storm? Especially if it’s a rain storm following a long period of dry weather? Some people notice it immediately, even detecting the scent before they have noticed water falling from the sky. Some people find it hard to detect, but it’s there. It leaves a pleasant, clean and earthly …

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