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The first match was made in 1826. However, the first cigarette lighter was made in 1823.

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Each bolt contains up to one billion volts of electricity. This calculates to about 8 million lightning strikes per day.

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During the Apollo 17 mission, Harrison Schmitt suffered from a severe allergic reaction to the dust found on the surface of the moon. He landed on

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French stores must either compost their food or donate it to charity. They cannot be thrown away into the trash. The law also states that any

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This championship has been held annually since the year 2000 in Finland. The sport is judged based on the participant’s length of throw and h

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Here’s one of the amazing facts about a particular statue located in Silicon Valley. This statue of Nikola Tesla not only provides free Wi-Fi

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Depending on the size and brand of the lollipop, it may take fewer or more licks to reach the center of the candy. Over 20 people were gathered to

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The word ampersand is a combination of the phrase ‘and per se and’ which was generally accepted as just ‘and’. This symbol

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The scientific term is sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia, but it is also better known as the brain freeze. It is often caused by the rapid constric

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At the time, women were not allowed to vote. After being charged a fine of $100, Anthony ignored this and never paid it. 

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Some of these roads include Peachtree lane and Peachtree Creek road. This name is used to honor the memory of the Civil War Battle of Peachtree Cre

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Most of it is covered in gravel, though it also contains mountains and oases. Oh, and it isn’t the world’s largest desert—Antarct

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Getting new equipment to the Space Station used to take months or years, but the new technology means the tools are ready within hours.

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The original jeans only had four pockets: that tiny one, plus two more on the front and just one in the back.

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These random facts are mind-blowing! Those 457,000 calories are more than 240 times the energy the whale uses to scoop those krill into its mouth.<

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Like most four-legged mammals, they have five toes on the front, but their back paws only have four toes. Scientists think the four-toe back paws m

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The mother spends six months so devoted to protecting the eggs that she doesn’t eat. The babies are the size of a grain of rice when they&rsq

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In fact, one Texas man was hospitalized when a bullet he shot at an armadillo ricocheted off the animal and hit him in the jaw.

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They’re legumes. According to Merriam-Webster, a nut is only a nut if it’s “a hard-shelled dry fruit or seed with a separable rin

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Fact: Scotland has 421 words for “snow”

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1. Giant pandas (often referred to as simply “pandas”) are black and white bears. In the wild, they are found in thick

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The Earth’s crust is split into gigantic pieces called tectonic plates. These plates are in constant motion, propelled by currents

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A neutron star is the remnants of a massive star that has run out of fuel. The dying star explodes in a supernova while its core collapses in

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There are certain metals – including potassium, sodium, lithium, rubidium and caesium – that are so reactive that they oxidise (or tarn

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Our atmosphere is made up of roughly 78 per cent nitrogen and 21 per cent oxygen, with various other gases present in small amounts. The vast major

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When a substance is heated up, its particles move more and it takes up a larger volume – this is known as thermal expansion. Conversely, a dr

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Babies have about 300 bones at birth, with cartilage between many of them. This extra flexibility helps them pass through the birth canal and