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Where Does Belly Button Fluff Come From?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oh, the question that needs urgent answering. Where does belly button fluff come from? You know the stuff. Naval fluff, belly button lint, naval lint. The  fabric fluffy material that you discover inside your belly button. At first thought most people would say it all comes from our clothing and traveled down due to gravity. But this …

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How Many People Have Lived on Earth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered how many people have lived on Earth and if the number of dead outnumber that of the living? When Arthur C Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968 he included this sentence, “Behind every man now alive stand 30 ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the …

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Bees Sniff Out Landmines After Training

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the most insidious and indiscriminate weapons of war have to be landmines. They kill and maim without discrimination or care both during, and for decades after wars have ended. One of the biggest problems is that once laid they are extremely difficult to find and dispose of, and many people and animals encounter …

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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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Pink Lake Western Australia is Naturally Pink

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pink Lake Western Australia is a naturally occurring phenomenon. Now oddities in the land down under are nothing new, but this particular one is fascinating, beautiful and a little mysterious. It’s siolated on an island, surrounded by trees, and sticks out like a sore thumb. Want to learn a little more about this wondrous pink lake …

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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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