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Playmobil_Pirate

Julius Caesar was kidnapped by pirates.

  In 75 B.C., on his way to Rhodes, Julius Caesar's ship was hijacked by pirates. He was eventually ransomed for a large sum, which he himself dictated since he...
Fingernails

Nails now grow faster than they did 70 years ago.

  According to researchers at the University of North Carolina, the average thumbnail now grows 3.55 mm a month whereas it used to grow just 3 mm a month. They...
Cats almost always land on their feet

Cats almost always land on their feet.

  Have you ever seen a cat fall on its back? Even if you have, cats land on their feet most of the time, even if they are falling from...
dead sea salts

The salt from the Dead Sea tastes bitter.

Salt usually tastes, well, salty but the salt in the Dead Sea tastes bitter because of the lake's rich mineral content, particularly the high content of magnesium and potassium....
Lemurs

Lemur Couples In Love Smell Alike

Lemurs have long been known to communicate with scent but lemur parents have now been discovered to smell the same. It is after they have children that they begin...
Computer_bug

The first computer bug was an actual bug.

  Today, when you say you have a 'computer bug', it usually means an error has occurred in the coding of your computer program. But do you know why it's...
moldy_bread

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...
tomatoes

The world’s most popular fruit is… the tomato!

  Yes, the tomato is a fruit just like the pepper and the pumpkin. After all, it is a part of a flowering plant. It is not just any fruit,...

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