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The most unimportant things you'll never need to know.
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At 10 years old, Guy Fieri built a bicycle-powered pretzel cart called “The Awesome Pretzel" that he used to earn money to study abroad.
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Some Victorian physicians argued that women needed corsets to support their internal organs.
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NASA estimates that Scott Kelly exercised more than 700 hours during his year-long mission to keep his bones, heart, and muscles strong.
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NASA estimates that during his year on the International Space Station, Scott Kelly drank about 193 gallons of filtered bodily waste.
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Airbus has designed a plane that prevents passengers from getting jet lag with LED lights that change color based on the glow of the sun.
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When blowing bubbles with a bubble wand, the minimum blowing speed for bubble-making is between 10 meters and 100 meters per second.
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Researchers at UCLA have developed an electric patch that reduces all major symptoms of PTSD by 30% and severity of depression by 50%.
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A 2-year-old girl in South Carolina called 911, asking for help getting dressed. Deputy Martha Lohnes showed up and pulled up her pants.
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If you are told to "brace for impact," you should place your head on, or as close as possible to, the surface it is most likely to strike.
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Baseball cards on eBay sell for 20% less if the posting has a photo of the card held by a black hand instead of a white hand, a study shows.
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The phrases "ATM Machine" and "PIN Number" are both examples of RAS Syndrome, or "Redundant Acronym Syndrome Syndrome."
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People with high levels of neuroticism engage in fewer prosocial behaviors, but their moods benefit more from doing them.
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If a lamb dies, its skin can be draped over another living lamb who needs a mom, and the dead lamb's mother will adopt the new lamb.
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The Japanese phrase とうごっつん盗 is slang for "stealing a car by rear-ending it and having a friend drive off with it after the driver gets out."
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American poet Walt Whitman volunteered to write letters home for wounded and illiterate soldiers during the Civil War.
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After learning that a winning "Family Feud" contestant was terminally ill, Steve Harvey gave him $25,000, on top of the man's $20,000 prize.
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In 2015, a North Carolina teen was prosecuted for having nude photos of himself on his phone, since they "exploited a minor."
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It's estimated that 1 in 4 Alabamians are functionally illiterate, meaning they can't read, write, or do basic math.
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Since dice aren't allowed in U.S. prisons, inmates who play Dungeons & Dragons use a set of 20 playing cards to make "rolls."
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A U.S. mother discovered that the inside of her baby's ubiquitous Sophie the Giraffe toy was growing black mold from trapped infant drool.
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