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Synthetic Cannabis Dimethylheptylpyran Has a High That Lasts 3 Days

Reading Time: 3 minutes You’ve heard of marijuana, right? I guess that you have also heard of the synthetic cannabis called Kronic, which mimics the effects of the drug, but in many jurisdictions is still legal. But have you heard of Dimethylheptylpyran (DMHP, just because it’s easier)? You may not have ever heard of this drug, but it was a forerunner …

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Water Balloons Were Originally Waterproof Socks

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Isn’t it amazing how the pursuit of one invention can lead to another? And what I find even more spectacular is that some of these accidental finds can lead to something really rather fun. Take for example water balloons. Honestly speaking, there’s hardly a more satisfying feeling than landing a balloon filled with water …

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Saliva Contains a Painkiller 6 Times Stronger Than Morphine

Reading Time: 2 minutes In what can only be described as a major medical discovery, saliva contains a painkiller that is stronger than morphine, six times stronger, in fact. But what exactly makes a discovery like this so amazing, and if this happens to be the case, why are we able to feel pain at all? I mean, most …

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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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The First Programmable Computer Was Funded by Hitler

Reading Time: 2 minutes The worlds first programmable computer was the Z3, an improvement on the unreliable and basic Z1, not the British Colossus, and it was funded by none other than the most despised human that has ever lived, Adolf Hitler. This computer should not be confused with the slightly later Colossus that helped the Allies win the Second World War as …

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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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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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The Origin of Computer Bug Came from the First Computer Bug Which Was a Moth

Reading Time: 2 minutes How often do you use the word “bug”, as in “there’s a bug in the system” to describe a niggling little problem with a computer? Unless you’re a computer technician that repairs other people’s computer problems, hopefully, this is a term that only comes up rarely. But have you ever wondered why it’s called a …

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