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

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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Newton's Unintentional Invention

Newton could not shut the door since the cat would meow and scratch. His solution was to cut a small hole at the bottom of the door and place a piece of fabric to cover it. In this way, the cat could come and go at will. The cat flap has since evolved. We now have electronic chips sewn into animal collars that will only permit entrance to your pet.

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Giants of the Vegetable World - A 35 Pound Broccoli, Realy?

Some US farmers have taken vegetable growing seriously and have world records to prove it. You won't find these in your local supermarket: Grown in Rhode Island, the world's largest pumpkin was shown at the Topsfield Fair of Massachusetts in 2007, weighing 1689 lbs.

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A Volcano Discovered In their Backyard!

On Feb. 20th 1943, a couple of Mexican farmers were surprised to find a fissure in their cornfield. The next day, the cone of the volcano had already reached a height of 164 feet (50 meters. In less than six months, its height had reached 1391 feet (424 meters) and destroyed the village of Paricutin.

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Where Did Lady Gaga Get Her Stage Name?

Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta ) was the first artist to achieve one billion hits on YouTube. She has stated that her music producer Rob Fusari (who also happened to be her boyfriend) was the first to call her Gaga, after the Queen song "Radio Ga Ga”.

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AC/DC Lane Commemorates the Legendary Rock Band

The Australian rock band AC/DC has been honored by the city of Melbourne with a street named after them. The street sign features a lightning bolt, an image long associated with  the group. This street was chosen as the one of their videos was shot near there 30 years ago.

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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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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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Why Do Casino Dealers Have No Pockets?

Casino staff, especially the dealers, have no jacket or pant pockets to avoid concealing cards, tokens or dice.

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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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The Importance of Oral Hygiene for Athletes

Poor oral hygiene is a major contributor to cavities. Surprisingly enough it may also have other consequences for athletes, such as tendinitis. In the case of cavities, fragments of germ membrane pass through the blood and irritate the tendons.

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Winner and Loser, Two Brothers With Different Paths

An American named one of his sons ''Winner'', to see if it would bring him luck, and three years later, he named another son ''Loser''. But ''Loser'' went to university where he was an accomplished athlete and became a police officer, while ''Winner'' was arrested thirty times, spend several years in prison and became a career criminal.

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