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

''Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'' By Picasso - Nothing To Do With France

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, the famous painting by Picasso considered the starting point of Cubism, wasn't named in reference to the French town of the same name. This painting paid tribute to prostitutes who worked on Avinyo street in Barcelona.

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Picasso Paid His Restaurant Bills With Artistic Doodles

Pablo Picasso was often found drawing on the paper tablecloths at his favorite restaurants. Restaurateurs would often ask him to leave the drawings instead of paying the bill. According to legend, when a restaurateur asked him to sign the drawing, Picasso reportedly replied "I came to eat, not buy the restaurant."

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Why Do We Say Spam In Electronic Communications?

Spam is a brand of several canned precooked Spicy Ham made by the Hormel Foods Corporation, first introduced in 1937. It's widely believed the term SPAM was derived from the 1970 SPAM sketch from Monty Pythons Flying Circus.

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Dali's Painting ''Soft Watches'': The Size Of An Envelope

You have probably seem one of the most famous paintings created by Dali, "The Persistence of Memory", also known as ''Soft Watches'', representing watches that are melting. When you see its presentation, you have no idea that it's only the size of a large envelope (10'' by 33'' or 24 by 33 cm) despite the impressive precision of detail.

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Position Of The Sun At Noon - North Or South?

In the northern hemisphere, the sun rises in the east. At noon, it points to the south and sets in the west. However, if the observer is in the southern hemisphere, or if he is close to the equator at noon, the sun will appear in a northerly direction.

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Ostriches Don't Bury Their Heads In The Sand

Ostriches have never buried their heads in the sand in case of danger or fear. They run either run away or attack what scares them. In this case you better be fast, because they can run at 45 miles per hour for over 30 minutes.

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St Bernards And A Barrel Of Alcohol

St Bernards have never worn barrel of alcohol around their neck. It is an image that was created by the painter Edwin Landseer describing the rescue of mountain climbers after an avalanche. This image was so endearing that the St Bernard and the alcohol barrel have been associated since.

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The Power Of A Crocodile's Jaws - 50% Awesome

If you ever find yourself face to face with a crocodile, you can control its snout by preventing it from opening its mouth (Do not try this at home). Although its jaw has phenomenal power to clamp onto prey, the muscles allowing the jaw to open are incredibly weak. That is is why when transporting these animals; a simple strip of duct tape is enough to neutralize their lethal capacity.

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Secrets Of The Snake Charmer - Music Has Nothing To Do With It

Snakes are not charmed by the sound of a flute since they do not have the capacity to sense sound. They react to the movement of the flute tip thus following its trajectory.

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Google Death Benefits!

If an active Google employee dies, the company will continue to pay, his or her spouse, 50% of their salary for the next ten years. Additionally, if the employee has children, the firm will pay each child a monthly stipend of 1,000 dollars till the age of 19. If a child is a full-time student, the stipend will continue to the age of 23. There are 34,000 employees who currently have this benefit.

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John Franklin's Ship Found In The Arctic After 169 Years

The wreckage found on september 2014 in the arctic's Victoria Strait, is indeed that of the HMS Erebus, the ship in which the English explorer John Franklin sailed in 1845 by attempting to discover the Northwest Passage.

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Snails Force Closure Of Nice International Airport

Nice international airport has been repeatedly blocked because of snails, they invade the runways, making them slippery and therefore dangerous for aircraft. This phenomenon occurs in areas where it rarely rains. In fact, snails can remain dormant for months in grass, and wake up collectively when it starts to rain ... hence the invasion!

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