Spartans Facts

Spartan youths were flogged as a test of endurance.

  Most Spartan males were meant to live the rest of their lives as soldiers. They went to military school from the tender age of 7 and upon reaching their...
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A Tuija bride cries before her wedding.

  Some brides cry during their weddings but among the Tuija people of central China, the bride cries one hour a day a month before her wedding. Ten days later,...
Planet Mercury

Mercury can’t be seen through the Hubble telescope.

  Many wonders of the universe have been observed using the sophisticated Hubble telescope but it can't be used to see Mercury, simply because Mercury is too close to the...
Gray_wolf

Gray wolves do not like the sound of violins.

  For a long time, people thought that gray wolves could be driven off with the sound of stringed instruments and recently, this has been proven. In captivity, when stringed...
Discobolus

In the past, the Olympics was played in the nude.

  In 720 BC, the Greek athletes who competed in the Olympic games did so without any clothes on or just a small strip of cloth. The Greek word for...

Ernest Hemingway liked to hunt sharks.

  Hemingway spent a lot of his free time deep sea fishing. When hauling his catch, he would often be interrupted by sharks so he decided to hunt them using...
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Link #37: If a Tibetan Sticks His Tongue out at You, He’s Showing You...

Link #37: If a Tibetan Sticks His Tongue out at You, He’s Showing You Respect. In the last post, we described how a catfish’s body is like a giant tongue...
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One man has been eating cheese pizza almost exclusively for the past 25 years.

  Dan Janssen from Ellicott, Maryland, has lived on a diet consisting almost entirely of cheese pizza for the past 25 years. The only exceptions to his diet are a...

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