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

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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The Longest French Border Is With Brazil

The country with which France shares its longest border, is Brazil, with the department of French Guiana. This border is 454 miles / 730 km long as compared with Spain; 387 miles / 623 km and  Belgium 385 miles / 620 km.

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Why Does a Whip Make a Cracking Sound

The crack a whip makes is produced when a section of the whip moves faster than the speed of sound creating a small sonic boom. The creation of a sonic boom was confirmed in 1958 by analyzing the high-speed shadow photography taken in 1927.

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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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Vitamin C Doesn't Prevent Sleep Nor Helps Stay Awake

Contrary to popular belief, natural or synthetic vitamin C does not prevent from sleeping, even if taken at night just before going to bed. So, you can drink orange juice without worries! However, you should pay attention to certain chemical Vitamin C that are sold together with other components, such as caffeine, for example.

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How To Get Rid Of Garlic And Onion Odor On Your Hands

The odor on your fingers after peeling onions or garlic is difficult to remove even though you wash them with soap and water. To rid yourself of these odors, simply massage your hands with a metal object and the odor will magically disappear.

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Boeing Everett Factory Holds World Record

Located in Everett, north of Seattle, the Boeing assembly site is the largest building in the world per volume with 472 million cubic feet, covering 4.3 million square feet. It is where wide-body Boeing 747s, 767s,777s and the new 787 Dreamliner are assembled.

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The History of Pokémon

The creator of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri, collected insects while growing up in a suburb of Tokyo. Urbanization of the Japanese capital saw the demise of possible insect capture sites. This lead him to develop a digital version game replicating the hunt of insects but adapted for city children.

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The Big Mac Is Selling Well… Maybe Too Well

According to the fast food chain McDonald's, it sold 900 million Big Macs in 2007 or 28 per second. Just in the United States alone, 550 million hamburgers were eaten, followed by Japan at 170 million.

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Camels Do Not hold Water In Their Humps

Camels have fat and not water in their humps. The water is in their blood which makes them very resistant to dehydration. They can drink up to 66 US gallons / 250 liters of water at once.

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Gold, the Cultural Symbol of Wealth and Success

It is estimated that all the gold produced since the beginning of mankind would weigh a total of 163 000 tonnes. If all this precious metal would be melted down to form a cube, each side would not exceed 21 meters.

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Handball - An Outside Sport

Handball was originally  an open air sport, with 11 players on each team.The correct pronunciation is “hande balle” as the origin of this term is German and not English.

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