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A Condemned Man Tried To Keep Blinking After His Head Was Cut Off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Can you keep blinking after your head is cut off? One man sought to answer this very question, but doing so would cost him his life. This is the story of a French chemist, who during the Reign of Terror in France, following the revolution, was sentenced to the guillotine. As a chemist he was …

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10 Percent Of All Marriages Are Between Cousins

Reading Time: 2 minutes When you read the fact about the Icelandic incest app you may have thought it was a joke, or you may have even had a chuckle at the idea. You probably even initially thought to yourself how many people really marry a cousin? Well it would appear that quite a few people do. To be …

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There’s an Incredible Red Beach in Panjin, China

Reading Time: 2 minutes You seriously have to love mother nature. From the stunning sunrises, through to the marvelous landscapes and on to the glorious sunsets, it sure knows how to put on a superb show. It’s just a grand old world to live in, and if the creatures that surround us fail to get our attention, we can always …

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Thomas Edison’s Ghost Machine Was an Invention He Was Working on Before He Died

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did Thomas Edison invent a ghost machine? Thomas Edison is perhaps  one of the most prolific inventors that have ever lived. Regardless of how you view the man, either for his countless contributions to science or as nothing more than a shrewd businessman who took others inventions for his own, he left a lasting mark …

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Australia’s Glowing Lake

Reading Time: 2 minutes   There’s no doubt about it that Australia has some pretty amazing scenery. From the gorgeous beaches, to the harsh red center, the landscape of the country is breath taking. But did you know that  Australia has a glowing lake? It quite literally does glow, and by all accounts is an eerie sight. Australia really …

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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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Microsoft Included Solitaire in Windows So Users Could Learn Drag and Drop

Reading Time: 2 minutes Perhaps one of the biggest time waster in the office since the advent of the water cooler would have to be solitaire on Microsoft Windows. Originally a simple one player card game, it made its transition to the digital world as part of a package with Microsoft Windows. But it begs the question. Why did …

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