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

The Million Dollar Homepage

In 2005, Alex Tew, a 21 year old student from Wiltshire, England, had the ingenious idea that would make him a fortune and a media sensation. He decided to create the Million Dollar Homepage, selling 100-pixel "blocks" measuring 10 × 10 pixels - one million pixels in all. Five months later, thanks to international media attention, he had reached his goal.

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Beets Have Strange Consequences on the Body

If you consume a significant amount of beets, you may indeed discover that your urine has a mauve tint. No need to worry, it is just that the human body has difficulty processing the coloring of this veggie. In fact, beets are used in the manufacturing of industrial dyes.

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John Travolta Has A Private Airport At Home

Actor John Travolta has a Falcon and a Boeing 707. He owns a private airport, including the control tower which is located just above his living room.

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The Old-Fashioned Way to Detect Diabetes

In the old days, doctors were sometimes forced to taste the urine of their patients to confirm their well-being. If the urine tasted sweet it was assumed that the patient was suffering from sugar diabetes. Luckily, this practice has been replaced by specialized blood tests.

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Your Hair Won't Grow Back Thicker or Faster After Shaving

Your hair won't grow back thicker, harder or faster when it is shaved. What gives this impression is that the hair is more rigid because it is shorter, and it itches because it is usually cut at an angle by the blade of the razor. It's only during adolescence that there is a change in the composition of the hair, making it harder.

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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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The Last Judgment By Michelangelo Was Censored

In 1564, the Church retouched "the Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo on the wall of the Sistine Chapel a few years earlier, to cover the nudes that caused a scandal. The Church spoke to Daniele Volterra, so that he covered the genitals of the characters. These additions are still in place today. These alterations earned Volterra the nickname "Il Braghettone" ("the breeches maker").

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"The Boat" Famous Painting by Matisse Exposed Upside Down

In 1961, the Museum of Modern Art in New York exhibited the painting "Le Bateau" ("The Boat") by French painter Henri Matisse. But someone goofed up by hanging the painting upside down ... and it remained this way for 47 days before anyone noticed this error.

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Pacman Could Have Been Called Fuck-Man

The famous Pacman game was initially named Puck-Man when it was released in 1979. Its name had to be changed however to prevent pranksters from scratching the loop of the letter ''P'' into an ''F'' on the arcade (that would have given Fuck-Man). According to legend, the shape of the character was inspired by its creator from a pizza that has missing slice.

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Ocean Seaweed And Oxygen Production

Contrary to what people think, it is not forests that produce the most oxygen, but rather ocean seaweed. This organism produces more than two-thirds of the oxygen on the planet.

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Why Is It Always 9:41 In Apple Advertising Campaigns?

The Apple brand is very picky when it comes to details and we often find a logical reason to Apple's choice. That even includes the time displayed on the devices used in advertising campaigns. Yes, you know, it's always the same time on the iPhone, iPad and Mac in the TV spots or the press: 9:41 am. You can do a test by visiting the Apple Store.

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Curry - A Spice Or Not a Spice?

Curry is not a spice in itself but a preparation of multiple spices: salt, mustard, ginger, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, chilli, pepper, cloves, etc.

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