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subway

Subway is the world’s largest restaurant chain.

  As of 2013, Subway has 40,695 branches in 102 countries. McDonald's comes second.  
Witch

There are witches in Zulu tribes.

  The Zulu people believe that if something bad happens, it is the doing of a witch and so a witch hunt begins. If a person is determined to be...
Pompeii_Main_Road

Loaves of bread were found preserved in the ruins of Pompeii.

  In 1748, centuries after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, explorers stumbled upon a well-preserved city of Pompeii. The buildings were intact. The bodies were like...
the lords of the rings

The Lord of the Rings’ was just a hobby for JRR Tolkien.

He considered his scholarly works such as 'Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics' and 'A Middle English Vocabulary' his more important works.
Carrots of many colors

Carrots weren’t always orange.

Carrots have been around since 3000 BC and they used to be purple, with a few red, yellow and white ones. It was only in the 17th century that...
coca_cola_beverages

It would take you nine years to taste all of Coca Cola’s beverages.

  Coca Cola has more than 3,500 beverages from energy drinks to soy-based drinks to different types of tea - no wonder 3.1% of the world's beverages are Coca-Cola products...
capybara

The capybara eats its own poop for added vitamins!

In addition to eating plants, fruit and tree bark, the capybara also eats its own feces (that’s its own poop!). Eating its own feces helps it to get...
Salt

In Ethiopia, bars of salt were once used as the major form of currency.

Up until the 20th century, one-pound bars of salt called amoleh were used as currency in Ethiopia since salt was something everyone needed. All of the amoleh came from...

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