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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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History of Ice Cream Cone – Who Invented It?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Now it’s time for the fascinating history of the ice cream cone. It’s probably not an item that you would really place too much thought into. That’s aside from price, flavor, shape and size. In all honesty, most of us would be more concentrated on the special desert being placed inside the receptacle than the cone …

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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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Blood Can Be Used As An Egg Substitute And Can Even Make A Meringue

Reading Time: 2 minutes Now there’s even more reason to beware of vampires. It seems as though there are more uses of blood than  just providing oxygen to vital organs throughout the body. Blood can also be used as an egg substitute in just about every recipe, but it has at least one drawback. The taste. The fact that …

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Originally, Milkshakes Were Alcoholic Drinks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wow, originally milkshakes were alcoholic drinks. I mean seriously, wow. Could you imagine walking into a bar and ordering a milkshake with the end result being you get plastered? Or being refused a milkshake because you were under age? This was the bizarre circumstances in the late 19th century. The first known use of the …

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Iran Made The World’s Biggest Ostrich sandwich, But The Proof Was Eaten Before it Could Be Measured

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guinness World Record fail coming right up. Iran made the world’s biggest ostrich sandwich, but before it could be measured, it was eaten. I mean there are some pretty funny things that can happen when setting a record, but eating the evidence has to be one of the funniest things that I have ever heard …

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