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King Tut’s Dagger Was Made Of Iron From A Meteorite

Reading Time: 2 minutes How spectacular is this? King Tut was buried with a dagger made of gold, and one made of iron from a meteorite. I must admit, a gold dagger would be really darn nice, and impressive, but the nerd in me is just screaming for the extraterrestrial iron dagger one. But to be completely fair, it has only …

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Thomas Jefferson Invented The Swivel Chair

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you aware that Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair? That’s right. Third US president, and lead author of the US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, invented the swivel chair. But what was his motivation for doing so? It probably won’t come as a surprise for many of you to learn that some of the …

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Termites Fart The Most Of Any Animal In The World

Reading Time: 2 minutes Believe it or not, but termites fart the most of any other animal on the face of this planet. But why do termites fart so much? They are after all a tiny, almost insignificant insect when compared to other large animals that are renowned for flatulence, including us humans. Well a lot of it has to …

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Vicks Inhaler Can Cause a False Positive Drug Test for Meth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you risk using Vicks inhalers if they can result in a positive drug test for Meth? You’re probably thinking that this is just some weird prank, but disturbingly, it’s true. It’s a tiny little quirk with the popular cold remedy that can cause huge problems if you face a drug test after using it. …

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Mammal Heart Facts – They’re Nearly All Identical

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re looking for mammal heart facts look no further. The hearts of all mammals are nearly identical, both in design and function. If you seriously think about this for a moment it has profound implications in many different areas. The areas it could impact vary from evolutionary science through to medicine. It’s been known …

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TNT Original Use Was As A Yellow Dye

Reading Time: 2 minutes   TNT’s original use was not for explosives at all, it was originally used as a yellow dye. It seems particularly confounding now that the world’s most popular explosive wasn’t originally used to blow things up. The original TNT use When it was developed in 1863, Trinitrotoluene, or as it’s more commonly known, TNT was originally used as …

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Microsoft Included Solitaire in Windows So Users Could Learn Drag and Drop

Reading Time: 2 minutes Perhaps one of the biggest time waster in the office since the advent of the water cooler would have to be solitaire on Microsoft Windows. Originally a simple one player card game, it made its transition to the digital world as part of a package with Microsoft Windows. But it begs the question. Why did …

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Dolly the Sheep Was Named After Dolly Parton

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that Dolly the sheep was named after country singer Dolly Parton. That Dolly the sheep is possibly the most famous sheep to have ever lived, being the very first successfully cloned mammal. So, OK how do you view this if you’re a massive fan of the buxom country singer? With trepidation, disdain …

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