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Chocolate can help prevent tooth decay.

Researchers at the Osaka University in Japan have found out that cocoa bean, particularly its husk, has antibacterial properties, killing the bacteria that causes tooth decay. It is so...

Hurricanes were once named after saints.

  For a while in the past, hurricanes were named in honor of one of the saints celebrating his or her feast day on the day it was formed. From...

Your brain uses up to 20% of all your energy.

Ever feel tired just from thinking? That makes sense since the brain uses up more of the energy in your body than any other organ. In fact, it operates...

Your cellphone has more computing power than NASA back in 1969.

  In 1969, NASA sent people to the moon, yet technology has become so much more advanced since then. In fact, the processing power of a computer chip doubles every...
Chlorine dioxide solution

Chlorine was the first gaseous chemical to be used as a weapon in warfare.

Chlorine may be currently used to disinfect the world's swimming pools but during World War I, it was used as a chemical weapon by the Germans. In particular, the...
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Moldy bread was once used to treat wounds.

  In ancient times, particularly in Egypt, China and Greece, crusts of moldy bread were placed on wounds, effectively preventing infection. Modern scientists believe this is because of the bacteria...

Huge harpy eagles’ talons

The harpy eagle’s talons, which can grow over five inches long, are the largest of all living eagles and are often compared to the claws of a grizzly bear....
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Three dogs survived the sinking of Titanic.

  Although only 37% of the passengers on board RMS Titanic survived, three dogs were carried by their owners on their lifeboats - two Pomeranians and one Pekingese. They were...

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