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

An Ice Hotel Where You Can Sleep At A Cool 23 Degrees

In regions that are appropriate, temporary hotels can be built by using snow and carved ice blocks. The first one was built in Sweden in 1989 and is located in the village of Jukkasjärvi, 200km from the Arctic Circle.

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Pixar Always Leaves Clues About It's Upcoming Movies

As an example, in ''Monsters an company'', Boo gives a clown fish (Nemo) to Sully the monster. In the next movie, the main character in Nemo is the clown fish. Moreover, in Nemo, the dentist has a comic book titled" The Incredibles."

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Stefan Edberg And The Death Of A Linesman

During a junior tennis match at the 1983 US Open Junior Championship, Stefan Edberg unintentionally caused the death of a linesman. While returning a served ball, he accidently hit the linesman, causing him to fall to the ground where he hit his head. He died a few days later as a result of the fall. Edberg was deeply affected by this tragedy and considered quitting the game.

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You’ll Never See a Clock or a Window in a Casino

In order to eliminate all notion of time, many casinos have removed all clocks from their establishments. In this way, players have no idea of the time and continue gambling. For the same reason, casinos are designed without windows in the gambling areas.

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Monkfish Also Known As Anglerfish - The Ugliest Fish Alive

This fish is so ugly that fishmongers always remove the head before putting them on a shelf. That is why we only find monkfish tails on shelves. When you see its face you will probably never order it when you see it on the menu.

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There Are More Than 60,000 Roundabouts In the World

In your travels around the world, you are sure to encounter roundabouts. US drivers might know them as traffic circles, road circles, or rotaries. Half of the world’s 60, 000 roundabouts are found in France. The construction cost of a roundabout varies from  100,000 to a million USD.

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Alan Smithee - The film director who never existed

In some films, the director is named Alan Smithee. This name is fictitious and is used when a director is in conflict with producers over content and does not want to have his name associated with the movie.

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Sweeney Todd - A Movie Based on True Crimes of London and Paris

Tim Burton’s movie, Sweeney Todd, found its inspiration in a sordid story in London in the 19th century. Strangely enough a similar story had unfolded in Paris over 500 years before: a barber had slaughtered his customers.

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The Symbolism of the Flag of the United Kingdom

The flag of the United Kingdom, also known as  the Union Jack, symbolizes 3 of the 4 countries of which it is composed: Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. In fact, it is composed of a juxtaposition of the flags of Scotland, England, and St Patrick’s Cross, the patron saint of Ireland.

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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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Why Do We Clink Glasses Before Drinking Alcohol With Another?

The custom of clinking glasses comes from the Middle ages. Before drinking, the wooden mugs were hit together so that a small amount of liquid would pass from one mug to the other, therefore ensuring that your host would not attempt to poison you.

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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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