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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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It’s Nearly Impossible to Break Spaghetti in Half

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever intentionally tried to break spaghetti in half? Did you know that it’s nearly impossible to break a piece of uncooked spaghetti in half? I know a lot of people will now be questioning the veracity of this statement, but it’s true, and we will explain why. I can imagine that a lot …

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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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Isaac Newton May Have Died From Eating Mercury

Reading Time: 3 minutes Isaac Newton may have died from eating mercury. That’s right. One of histories greatest scientists may have met his end doing something that you would expect Ralph Wiggum to do. By putting something dangerous into his mouth, and eating it. While it may not have directly caused his death at a ripe old age, it …

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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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