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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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Disney Had A Shortlived Self Destruct DVD

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fans of children’s show Inspector Gadget will recall that whenever he gets instructions it ends with a message that it will self destruct, usually within a few seconds. This technology has been in use by government and business organisations for decades, however they never exploded. But have you ever heard of a self destruct DVD? …

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First Webcam Was Used to Watch Coffee – Trojan Room Coffee Pot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Everyone knows what a webcam is, and practically every laptop has one these days. Webcams have revolutionised the way people communicate, allowing an additional depth to a long distant conversation. But like many things, have you ever wondered how or why they were invented? Well, the truth behind this particular invention is rather quirky, and a …

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Mortsafe For Zombies? It Was Used To Protect The Dead From The Living

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever seen a cage looking device over a grave? In very old cemeteries around the world you may see these hard prisons placed over grave sites. So, is a mortsafe for zombies, or a zombie apocalypse? Not at all. A mortsafe was a contraption developed at the beginning of the 19th century to …

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Pitch Drop Experiment World’s Longest Continuously Running Laboratory Experiment

Reading Time: 2 minutes The  world’s longest continuously running laboratory experiment is an experiment that is being run at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. It has been running continuously since it was started by Professor Thomas Parnell in 1927. The world’s longest continuously running laboratory experiment is known as the pitch drop experiment, which measure the flow of pitch over …

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