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

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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Catch a Glimpse of Corsica From the European Continent

If you look at a map, Corsica appears to be located at a considerable distance from Europe. Yet, at sunset and with favorable meteorological conditions Corsica can be seen from Nice and the surrounding areas.

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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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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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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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Origin of the Word Dandelion

One traces the origin of this word back to the times when England had French as the official language. This weed was known as the 'Pissenlit'' or its nickname, ''Dent de lion'' (Lion tooth). The English retained this name, but with an inaccurate spelling.

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The Origin Of The Names Of The Simpsons Characters

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, has parents who are named Homer and Marge and two sisters, Lisa and Margaret (Maggie is). Only the name of Bart was invented, derived from Brat.

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How Are Stripes On The Toothpaste Made?

The toothpaste stripes are made through a compartment located just at the top of the nozzle exit and drilled with holes. When you press the tube of paste, the dye contained in this compartment is also pressed by the pulp and escapes through the holes, forming stripes.

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There Is No Robespierre Street in Paris - Strange Isn't It?

Maximilien de Robespierre, a central figure of the French Revolution, does not have any avenue, street, nor even an alley that uses his name in Paris. In 2009, by a narrow majority, the city council rejected a proposal to name a square or street "Robespierre".

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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 Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons with iTunes

The license to use iTunes, the digital content management software of Apple specifies that you are limited as to its use. There, you have been warned!

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When Luke Skywalker Becomes the Joker

Mark Hamill is known worldwide for his role of Luke Skywalker, the central protagonist of the original film trilogy of the Star Wars universe. What is not common knowledge, however, is that he has turned to dubbing, starring as the voice of a superhero in movies and video games. He is notably the voice of the Joker in the Batman movie.

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