Weird facts

7Up Once Contained Lithium

Reading Time: 2 minutes The popular carbonated beverage 7Up  contained lithium, the toxic element used in many popular battery cells. But it’s also perhaps the most widely used medication for bipolar disorder. The therapeutic benefits of lithium are the reason it was first used in 7Up. When it was released for sale in 1929, only a few weeks before the stock …

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Dolly Parton Lost A Look-Alike Contest To A Man

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dolly Parton entered a look-alike contest, and lost. But if losing wasn’t bad enough, she lost it to a man in drag. How could this happen? Celebrity look-alike contests are nothing new. They have been an entertaining part of many attractions for quite some time. Quite often the winner bears a striking resemblance to the celebrity. But …

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First Thing Bought And Sold On The Internet Was Marijuana

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first thing ever bought and sold on the internet was a bag of marijuana, and the trade took place over 40 years ago. E-commerce, the practice of trading online has become a refined practice thanks mainly to sites such as Ebay and Amazon. But transactions online have been taking place for a very long …

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Lions Lose Their Manes When Neutered

Reading Time: 2 minutes Who would have thought that lions lose their manes when neutered? But why? It’s only fur right and not connected to the family jewels. Why do lions lose their mane when neutered? It’s because the the lions mane is closely tied to its manhood. And the main producer of testosterone is the testicles. So remove them and …

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There’s a List of 28 Approved North Korean Haircuts

Reading Time: 2 minutes To get a haircut in North Korea must be a daunting affair for the rebellious youth in that country. Why? There’s a list of 28 approved North Korean haircuts. Now anything that comes out of the secretive totalitarian state is of course questionable. The rest of the world usually have to rely upon the word …

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Too Cool To Do Drugs Pencil Was Withdrawn Because When It Was Sharpened A Different Message Appeared

Reading Time: 2 minutes When New York city introduced a new gimmick in 1998  to dissuade kids from narcotics they decided on a too cool to do drugs pencil. The city distributed a pencil with the words “too cool to do drugs” written along its length. Surely it couldn’t do any harm, and it presented a strong message on …

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Yellow Margarine is Illegal in Missouri

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yet another odd law to contend with, although this one has been around for a very long time. Would you believe that yellow margarine is illegal in Missouri? That’s right, one of the world’s most popular spreads, yellow margarine, is illegal in Missouri! But why? Why is yellow margarine illegal in Missouri? It’s not margarine that’s been banned, …

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German Tank Drivers Drove Over Camel Dung For Luck Until The Allies Noticed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are superstitions a good or bad thing? Mostly they are just an inconvenience and actually do no harm whatsoever. But there was a time, during WWII, that one specific superstition cost lives. During World War II the German tank drivers thought it was good luck to drive over camel dung. So how could German tank drivers flattening …

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