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Apple’s Original Logo Featured Sir Isaac Newton Under an Apple Tree

Reading Time: 3 minutes These days when someone mentions apple, most people think of the over priced consumer electronic products. You know the things. The $2,000 Facebook machine or the new flexible iPhone. But believe it or not, there was once a time when the word apple would mean fruit. Yeah, I know, I can’t believe it either. In …

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Proud As Punch Phrase Comes from a Homicidal Puppet Character

Reading Time: 2 minutes As proud as punch. The chances are you have heard the saying, or even used it yourself at some point in time. The earliest known use of the popular phrase was used in 1797, and it has even been used by Charles Dickens. DickensĀ also used the alternative variation, pleased as Punch in his novels. As …

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Isaac Newton May Have Died From Eating Mercury

Reading Time: 3 minutes Isaac Newton may have died from eating mercury. That’s right. One of histories greatest scientists may have met his end doing something that you would expect Ralph Wiggum to do. By putting something dangerous into his mouth, and eating it. While it may not have directly caused his death at a ripe old age, it …

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