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

Goldfish Have Great Memories

Contrary to popular belief, goldfish are pretty intelligent. Studies have proven that their memory spans over several months. If you combine sound and food during a certain period of time, then cease, they will still make the association several months later.

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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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The Popular Misconception About Classical Music

One usually believes that the term “classical music” refers to art music originating from the Renaissance period. However, this label is incorrect as this genre of music encompasses music spanning several epochs (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern ….). Thus, Mozart belongs to the Classical era as Jean-Sébastien Bach is of the Baroque period.

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Louis Pasteur And The Invention Of Vaccine

It was not Louis Pasteur who invented the principle of vaccine, but Edward Jenner. He had observed that farm laborers in contact with cows developed a natural immunity against human smallpox.

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A Mushroom That Should Not Be Served With Wine

The shaggy mane, also know as the shaggy ink cap or lawyer's wig is an edible mushroom that taken alone is safe for humans. However, it should not be eaten with alcohol.

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Jack The Ripper Whitechapel Murderer Has In Fact No Name

The name Jack the Ripper which is the best-known name given to the unidentified Whitechapel serial killer, came from a letter signed with that name (Jack the Ripper). But the letter is widely believed to have been a hoax.

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Wearing Green on Stage - Is It Really a Sign of Bad Luck?

While it is common knowledge that wearing green on stage brings bad luck, do you know the origins of this superstition? First of all, during the 18th century green dye contained arsenic, and Molière, the famous playwright, died while clad in green.

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Scorsese And Tarantino Have A Common Passion For The Word Fuck

Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino movies often use raw language. The word ''Fuck'' was counted 398 times in Casino (3rd movie for the record of the use of the word Fuck), 265 times in Pulp Fiction and 269 times in Reservoir Dogs.

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The World's Largest Pizza Ever Weighed 26,883 Pound

According to Guinness World Records the largest pizza ever created was not in Italy (the most likely location) but in Norwood, South Africa. The pizza measured 122 feet, 8 inches in diameter, weighed 26,883 lbs, and contained 9,920 lbs. of flour, 3,960 lbs. of cheese, 1,763 lbs. of mushrooms, 1,984 lbs. of tomato puree, and 1,984 lbs. of chopped tomatoes.

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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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Japanese Judoka, Unbeatable Until 1961

Until 1961, no judoka had ever beaten a Japanese judoka in the world championships. The very first to break this long-lasting winning streak was Anton Geesink from the Netherlands, with an impressive 6 feet 6 inches and 254 pounds (2 meters/115 kilos).

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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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