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

NASA Blackout - Another False Warning

The article titled "NASA Confirms Earth Will Experience 6 Days of Total Darkness in December 2014!'' originating from Huzlers website was a hoax. Because the story went viral, a lot of people believed it was real.

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An African Custom - How To Choose Your Child's Name

In some African countries, parents choose the name of their child based on their day and month of birth. If a child is born on the day representing a Saint, he is likely to be given that name.

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Microsoft or Apple - Who Launched Excel?

Excel software was first released by Apple for its Macintosh computer in 1985. It only appeared on PC's in November 1987 when Microsoft launched Windows. Although Apple released Excel two years ahead of Microsoft, customers chose the PC platform because they thought that Excel was only available on the PC.

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Why Are There Bars Under The F And J Keyboard Keys?

The F and J keys on your keyboard are engraved with a small bar under each key so as to give a tactile cue to position your index fingers when you are not looking at the keyboard. It also helps blind people to spot the proper position on the keyboard.

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The typewriter - Ancestor Of The Qwerty Keyboard

The QWERTY keyboard was originally designed for typewriters so that the letter arms would not get tangled in the quick press of two buttons. The letters of the keyboard were placed in such manner so as to ensure that frequently used letters would be spaced further away from each other.

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The Story Behind The Linux Penguin Mascot

The Linux operating system has a penguin as a mascot because when the Linux designer Linus Torvalds was visiting the National Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra Australia, as a child, he was bitten by a small penguin.

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Hugo Boss - Tailor To The Nazis

Before and during the second world war, the Hugo Boss company produced the black SS uniforms And the SA brown shirts for the Nazi party. This fact was uncovered following after years of investigation by journalists in 1997.

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Yap Island's Stone Currency

The island of Yap in Micronesia has a special monetary system. Although using simple shells for small transactions, significant amounts are sometimes paid with pieces of stone, some weighing tons.

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Sharon Stone's IQ - Is she a MENSA Member?

Contrary to popular belief, Sharon Stone's IQ quite average. She claimed that she had an above average IQ, and stated that she was MENSA member, which is a group of people with high IQs. Once MENSA discovered this statement, they emphatically denied that she was a member.

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Why Are Manholes Round?

Manhole covers are round because of the fact that it is the most practical solution to access underground infrastructure. If the cover was square and the plate disturbed on the diagonal, it would simply fall into the hole.

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The Maggie Simpson Supermarket Scan

In one of ''The Simpsons'' TV episodes, Marge and Maggie are checking out groceries at the supermarket. Maggie, who is sitting on the conveyor belt, is accidentally scanned along with the groceries as Marge reads her magazine, Mom Monthly. Maggie is scanned at $847.63 (which represented the monthly cost of raising a child at in the United States) and is dropped into Marge's shopping bag.

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The Meaning Of The Yamaha Logo

The Yamaha logo is three tuning forks, because the company's original manufacturing activity was the production of musical instruments.

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