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

There Is No Robespierre Street in Paris - Strange Isn't It?

Maximilien de Robespierre, a central figure of the French Revolution, does not have any avenue, street, nor even an alley that uses his name in Paris. In 2009, by a narrow majority, the city council rejected a proposal to name a square or street "Robespierre".

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Why Is Cell Phone Use Banned at Gas Stations

It is forbidden to use a cell phone near a gas station. Although this ban is posted on gas pumps, it has never been proven that cell phones can cause fires. However, there are cases where static electricity has caused fires at gas stations.

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Lost Luggage Auctions - A big Hit in the UK

In England, the sales of lost luggage at auctions are a big hit. They allow you to acquire a lost unclaimed suitcase. As with a surprise package, the buyer does not know what he will find, except that the proceeds from sales are donated to charities. However, there is no chance of finding valuables; the bags are searched beforehand, and those containing jewelry or other valuables are set aside and sold separately.

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Why Are The Simpsons Characters Yellow?

According to their creators, the Simpsons are yellow, so they are instantly recognizable when you turn the TV. Indeed, at the time of their conception yellow color was only slightly present in the "cartoons".

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Fighter Aircraft Turbines To Extinguish Oil Well Fires

During the Gulf War, the Iraqi army torched more than 700 oil wells. To extinguish these massive simultaneous fires, Hungarian engineers developed a radical new approach. They modified tanks by removing the turret and retrofitted two Mig 21 aircraft reactors to the vehicle body. The jet blasts were used to propulse massive amounts of water at the well thus extinguishing the fire very quickly.

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Winner and Loser, Two Brothers With Different Paths

An American named one of his sons ''Winner'', to see if it would bring him luck, and three years later, he named another son ''Loser''. But ''Loser'' went to university where he was an accomplished athlete and became a police officer, while ''Winner'' was arrested thirty times, spend several years in prison and became a career criminal.

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Playwright Molière Did Not Die On Stage

Contrary to popular belief, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière didn't die on stage, but at home after his fourth performance in the play ''The Hypochondriac''.

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Why Shouldn't You Put Bread Upside Down On The Table

In many cultures, people do not turn the bread upside down on the table because it will bring bad luck. The origin of this belief comes from the Middle Ages. On an execution day, the baker reserved a loaf of bread for the executioner by turning it upside down. So turning a loaf of bread upside down was and still is a sign of death and misfortune.

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God Save The Queen Or The King?

In the UK, the official anthem is now "God save the Queen". But if a male become the monarch at the death of the current Queen, the national anthem will then be "God Save the King."

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It's Good To Be The Voice Of The Simpson Characters

Some actors who are playing character voices in the series "The Simpsons" are paid a fortune. Dan Castellaneta, who plays Homer and Nancy Cartwright, who plays Bart are paid more than $250,000 per episode.

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When Hergé Makes A Cameo Appearances In Tintin

In the animated cartoon adaptation of Tintin; his creator Hergé makes a designed "cameo appearances" as it appears in each episode as a different character, but with a similar Belgian designer face.

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Why Is It Always 9:41 In Apple Advertising Campaigns?

The Apple brand is very picky when it comes to details and we often find a logical reason to Apple's choice. That even includes the time displayed on the devices used in advertising campaigns. Yes, you know, it's always the same time on the iPhone, iPad and Mac in the TV spots or the press: 9:41 am. You can do a test by visiting the Apple Store.

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