Neanderthals

The Neanderthals’ large eyes may have caused their extinction.

  Why did the Homo sapiens survive and the Neanderthals didn't? Scientists now believe the Neanderthals' large eyes may be to blame. Indeed, analysis of Neanderthal skulls shows that they...
Tuatara

Tuataras cannot replace their teeth.

  A tuatara's teeth are connected to its jawbone and when lost, cannot be replaced. As a tuatara gets older, it has to eat softer food like earthworms and slugs.  
Aztec Slave

Aztec slaves could have their own slaves.

  In the Aztec empire, slaves were treated well. They could have their own possessions and their own slaves. They could also marry their masters or buy their freedom. Their...
Isinglass

A substance from fish bladder is used to make wine and beer.

  Isinglass is a substance found in the swim bladders of fish and once dried, it is used in the processing of wine and beer, particularly to make these beverages...
Swimming Pool

Throughout your life, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.

  Each day, you make up to 2 liters of saliva. Saliva is important, after all. It not only helps in digestion and protects you teeth but without saliva, you...
Spartan Men

Spartan men were not allowed to marry until they were 30.

  In Sparta, men were required to live in military barracks until they were 30. Only after could they marry and most of them did since marriage was an important...
Horse Teeth

Link #162: Washington’s Dentures Had Real Horse Teeth!

  Link #162: Washington’s Dentures Had Real Horse Teeth! In our last article, we spoke about the myth that the moon had a sister that orbited around the Earth on a...
Beverly Hills High School

A high school in Los Angeles earns money from oil.

  The Beverly Hills High School has 19 oil wells in its campus, which produce about 400 barrels of oil a day. As a result, the school earns about $300,000...

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