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Why Are Chefs Hats Shaped The Way They Are

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever looked at a chef and asked this question? Why are chefs hats shaped the way they are? Is it for style, comfort or tradition? I mean, they really do look quite ridiculous, so why wear them? Well when digging into this question we discovered several possible answers. I’s really rather difficult to …

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Thomas Edison Was Afraid Of The Dark

Reading Time: < 1 minute Did you know that Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark? This was a man who was and is regarded by most people as a genius, one of the greatest inventors the world has ever know. He is most notably known for two of his most used inventions. One was the forerunner of vinyl records, the phonograph, which …

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Why Are Manhole Covers Round Was a Microsoft Interview Question

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why are manhole covers round when they could be square, oval or rectangle? Believe it or not, but there is a completely logical answer to the question. Furthermore, it was a question that was made famous by Microsoft when they began asking it in job interviews. The question was intended to be a psychological assessment …

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The Electric Chair Was Invented By A Dentist

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you heard that the electric chair was invented by a dentist? One of the most easily recognisable methods of execution in the 20th century and beyond is the electric chair. It has been used for decades, and its sight is often enough for many to realise that it is a device designed to end …

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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 Shape Of Freely Falling Raindrops Is Not Tear Shaped

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that the shape of freely falling raindrops is not like a tear drop? You wont guess what it is shaped like either. Think of the image of a raindrop and the shape you picture will most likely be that of a tear shaped drop. We come about shaping this image from our life experiences. We …

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Coldest Known Place in the Universe is Technically on Earth

Reading Time: 2 minutes The coldest known place in the universe is on Earth, technically that is. While this certainly comes as a surprise, especially considering how temperate much of the globe can be, this itself doesn’t constitute a natural coolness. That’s right, we faked it, but how is the coldest known place in the universe on Earth? Alright, here’s …

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