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

Haagen Dazs - The American Version

You are probably a fan of the delicious Haagen Dazs ice cream. But did you know that it is a 100% American product, whose name was chosen to sound Scandinavian? The brand name was created in the Bronx by Reuben Matus in 1961.

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Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

It has been discovered that time and speed are clearly linked: take two synchronized clocks, place one on the ground, the other in an airplane flying around the world.

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What Is The Most Dangerous Animal In Africa?

The most dangerous animal in Africa for humans is not the lion or rhino, but the hippo. They are responsible for many deaths, either on the water (boats capsize) or on land (it can charge at more than 25 mi / h or 40 km / h). Even if it's a herbivore, just don't stand between a hippo and his water pond. You will regret it if you survive.

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Michael Jackson And The Beatles Song Catalog

Beatles songs do not belong to the living Beatles. (Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr). Neither to the families (John Lennon and George Harrison) for that matter, because Michael Jackson bought the copyrights  for the music in 1985. He acquired the rights for a paltry $45 million, to the chagrin of Paul McCartney. The catalog is presently valued at more than a billion dollars.

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What You Need to Know About Hemorrhoids

In one sense, everyone has hemorrhoids, the clusters of veins that lie just beneath the mucous membranes lining the lowest part of the rectum and the anus.

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Koalas Don't Drink Water Except During Heat Waves

The koala is an animal that does not drink water, except in times of great heat. It feeds exclusively on foliage of more than twenty species of eucalyptus. The leaves provide ample water for the animal to survive. Moreover, in the aboriginal language "Koala" means "does not drink".

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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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Sweden Opts Out of British Driving System

In 1967, Sweden changed the direction of traffic. Instead of driving on the left side of the road as the were used to, they converted to right side driving like the rest of continental Europe. Authorities had to ban traffic for 5 hours in order to change all the signs, and the army was requisitioned to help.

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The 7 Wonders Of The World - Reality Or Fiction?

Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, there remains only one: the pyramid of Cheops. Other sites have either been destroyed, and some may not have even existed, including the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which is a legend and not a proven fact.

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Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies

As you surf the Net, you will probably come across a reference to Godwin’s Rule. Coined by US lawyer Mike Godwin, it states that in all probability an online discussion will eventually lead to a comparison to Hilter or Nazism.

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The 1969 Movie Production of ''Shark'' - The Attack Sequence Is Real!

In one of the scenes, a stuntman had to fight with a tranquilized shark. Unfortunately, the drugs didn't work as predicted, and the actor got totally shredded by the beast.

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The Voynich Manuscript Continues to Baffle the World

Since the beginning of the 20th century the Voynich manuscript has intrigued scientists the world over. The document that dates back to the Middle Ages is written in an unknown script, running left to right. There are 234 pages in five distinct sections. Leading cryptographers have yet to crack the code, even with the help of computer programs.

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