Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

The Origin Of The Granny Smith Apple Name

The Granny Smith, the greenest of all the apples, bears its name in reference to the person who accidentally created this variety, Maria Ann Smith. She was a "grandmother" (granny in English), a British citizen who migrated to Australia in 1838. Apparently, She threw an apple core in her garden, therefore creating the first apple tree that gave unique green apples.

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A Volcano Discovered In their Backyard!

On Feb. 20th 1943, a couple of Mexican farmers were surprised to find a fissure in their cornfield. The next day, the cone of the volcano had already reached a height of 164 feet (50 meters. In less than six months, its height had reached 1391 feet (424 meters) and destroyed the village of Paricutin.

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Turn Your Headphones Into A Microphone

If you do not have a microphone for your computer, you can use your headphones by plugging them into the microphone input on your sound card: most headphones can become microphones, but sound quality is quite poor.

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God Save The King Was Created For The King Of France

The French Marquise de Créquy wrote in her book "Souvenirs", that the song ''Grand Dieu Sauve Le Roi'', was written by Jean-Baptiste Lully. According to the Marquise de Créquy, Lully created the song to celebrate the success of an operation to remove an anal fistula from the French king Louis XIV.

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UEFA Champions League Anthem - Lyrics In Three Languages

The lyrics of the soccer Champions League© anthem (Football in Europe) is a mix of three languages: English, French, and German, which are the three official languages of the UEFA.

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John Bonham of Led Zeppelin Died from Alcohol Poisoning

John Bonham, the Led Zeppelin drummer, died in 1980 of alcohol poisoning after drinking 40 shots of vodka in less than 4 hours.

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The Great Wall of China Is Not Visible From The Moon

The Great Wall of China or any other human construction is not visible from the moon. It can be viewed from space because space begins at a distance of 60 miles above sea level.

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Why Did Fabrice Santoro Use a Two-handed Grip?

Fabrice Santoro was one of the only professional tennis players to have a passing shot using both hands. He started playing tennis at the age of 6 with an adult's racket that was way to heavy for him. To compensate, he was forced to use both hands in order to play. The two-handed grip remained with him throughout his career.

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How To Insert A Suppository

Most people insert their suppository in the wrong way, inserting the rounded tip first. You should in fact, enter the flat end first. The ergonomics of the suppository will then allow a deeper penetration into the rectum with the contraction of the latter.

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Why Do CDs Have A 74 Minute Capacity?

The CD has a capacity of 74 minutes, because during the design  the engineers decided that its ultimate capacity should be able to encompass Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in its long version. To accomplish this criterion, they had to choose a 12 centimeter 16-bit 44.1kHz disc format.

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Prostitution in France - Prostitutes Pay Income Tax

In France, prostitution is taxable. Therefore, as a self-employed individual, prostitutes pay taxes on income. Note that prostitution is not prohibited France, but soliciting and pimping are.

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Why Do We Dye Heating Oil?

Some fuels are colored to allow authorities to detect fraud inconsistent with the their intended use. This is the case of heating oil, which is colored pink to detect motorists who are using it as fuel. Note that in case of fraud with heating oil, the motorist is liable for a heavy fine and in some countries, the fine is based on the vehicles cumulated mileage.

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