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

The Shortest Written Exchange Was Between Victor Hugo And His Publisher

In 1862, after completing his literary work ''Les Miserables'', Victor Hugo was so exhausted, he was forced by his doctor to go on vacation and have no contact with the outside world. Worried about the success of the release of his book, he could not resist sending a telegram to his publisher. The question asked was ''?''. The answer was "!'' to indicate success.

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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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Why Are Manholes Round?

Manhole covers are round because of the fact that it is the most practical solution to access underground infrastructure. If the cover was square and the plate disturbed on the diagonal, it would simply fall into the hole.

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Colds and Drafts

The common cold, contrary to popular belief, is not caused by exposure to drafts or cold air but solely by contamination (coughs, sneezes, contact with saliva or nasal secretions).

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Guiding Light Outlasts All Other TV Shows

Guiding Light is an American television soap opera that is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running television drama in history. There have been 15 762 episodes, broadcast from 1952 - 2009, preceded by a 15-year broadcast on radio. For courageous fans, please note that it would take 9700 hours (404 days) to watch the entire series.

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The Most Expensive Square Foot in The World

London is not the most expensive place per square foot in the world. The land surrounding the Great Mosque of Mecca comes top, where the square foot is now named the "Holy Meter" and costs over 11,452.84 USD.

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Lamborghini - From Tractors to Luxury Sports Cars

In the beginning, Lamborghini manufactured tractors and the company continues to produce these agricultural machines to this day. The desire to produce sports cars came about as a result of an altercation between Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini, who complained about the problems he was encountering with his Ferrari.

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The Symbolism Of The 52 Card Deck

The number of cards in a deck is based on the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 colors for the four seasons of the year, 12 figures for the 12 months, 52 cards for 52 weeks and the sum of all points in a deck of cards plus the joker is 365 representing the number of days per year.

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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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Heat is the Best Defense Against Bug Bites

Heat allows for the treatment of bug bites. Insect venom, as that of many animals, is thermolabile that is to say, destroyed by heat. Heat also allows for an influx of blood which in turn dilutes the venom present in the body. It is for the same reason that your skin will turn red near a heat source.

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Facebook At Country Level - The second Biggest Population in 2014

If the social network Facebook were a country, it would be the second most populous in the world after China (1.357 billion in 2013) and before India 1.252 billion in 2013). Indeed, as of the third quarter of 2014 Facebook had 1.35 billion monthly active users. Furthermore, at the speed Facebook is growing, It will be the most populous country by the end of 2015.

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The Meaning Of The Yamaha Logo

The Yamaha logo is three tuning forks, because the company's original manufacturing activity was the production of musical instruments.

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