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

Adam And Eve Didn't Bite Into The Forbidden Apple

Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Adam and Eve had bitten into an apple. The apple nevertheless became the symbol of original sin, but it is never mentioned anywhere in Genesis. It simply speaks of the 'fruit of the tree which is in the garden.

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In Saudi Arabia, Water is More Expensive Than Oil

In Saudia Arabia, oil is found in such abundance that it is cheaper than drinking water, a natural resource of limited supply. In fact, the country has been forced to invest massive amounts of money in desalination plants in order to meet the demands of the region which lacks natural waterways and groundwater.

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What is The Origin Of The Name Of The Video Game Mario?

The video game character Mario was originally called Jumpman. The name comes from the owner of the premises where Nintendo America was then established, a certain Mario Segali. The job of what would become the favorite Nintendo character was also carpenter at the time, not plumber.

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When Hergé Makes A Cameo Appearances In Tintin

In the animated cartoon adaptation of Tintin; his creator Hergé makes a designed "cameo appearances" as it appears in each episode as a different character, but with a similar Belgian designer face.

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The Eiffel Tower Was a Publicity Stand

Today the Eiffel Tower is bathed in lights, but in the past it served as a support for commercials: in 1925, a logo of the automotive company Citroen was affixed to the Eiffel Tower. Situated on  the second and last floors, the illuminated inscription held letter measuring 30 meters in height.

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Book Covers Made Of Tanned Human Skin

In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, some books, mostly dealing with medicine, were bound with a cover made of tanned human skin, which usually came from people on the death row. Today, you can still find copies sold to collectors for a fortune.

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The Marathon Distance: 26.21875 miles (42.195 km)

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 26 miles and 385 yards (42.195 km). In 1908, during the London Olympics, the royal family wanted the race to leave from Windsor Castle and to finish facing the royal box in the Olympic Stadium, which gave this distance.

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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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Dennis Bergkamp - The Non-Flying Dutchman

Dennis Bergkamp, a Dutch soccer player who was consistent star athlete for the Arsenal team, missed a lot of games. He suffered from a fear of flying, often preventing him from participating in away games, except when it was possible to travel by train or car to reach the match venue. His nickname was "The non-flying Dutchman".

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Scaffolding Since Prehistoric Times

Prehistoric man, to paint several meters up the Lascaux cave, fabricated scaffoldings. Archaeologists have discovered halfway up the wall lines very regular holes, evidence of the establishment of a temporary wooden structure, ancestor of the scaffolding.

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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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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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