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Sir Isaac Newton’s Apple Tree is Still Alive and Growing Today

Reading Time: 2 minutes It may sound unbelievable, and even inconceivable, but would you believe that Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree is still growing today? That’s some three hundred and fifty years after the now famous, and might we also say groundbreaking incident which spurned his theory on gravity. Now, if you don’t know the story about Sir Isaac Newton’s apple …

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The Origin of Computer Bug Came from the First Computer Bug Which Was a Moth

Reading Time: 2 minutes How often do you use the word “bug”, as in “there’s a bug in the system” to describe a niggling little problem with a computer? Unless you’re a computer technician that repairs other people’s computer problems, hopefully, this is a term that only comes up rarely. But have you ever wondered why it’s called a …

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Saliva Contains a Painkiller 6 Times Stronger Than Morphine

Reading Time: 2 minutes In what can only be described as a major medical discovery, saliva contains a painkiller that is stronger than morphine, six times stronger, in fact. But what exactly makes a discovery like this so amazing, and if this happens to be the case, why are we able to feel pain at all? I mean, most …

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Water Balloons Were Originally Waterproof Socks

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Isn’t it amazing how the pursuit of one invention can lead to another? And what I find even more spectacular is that some of these accidental finds can lead to something really rather fun. Take for example water balloons. Honestly speaking, there’s hardly a more satisfying feeling than landing a balloon filled with water …

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