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

The Meaning of the Amazon Logo

The logo of Amazon, the Internet-based company based in the US, was created to represent the message of a smile (satisfaction of customers) and an arrow that goes from A to Z (the endless array of products).

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Ostriches Don't Bury Their Heads In The Sand

Ostriches have never buried their heads in the sand in case of danger or fear. They run either run away or attack what scares them. In this case you better be fast, because they can run at 45 miles per hour for over 30 minutes.

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Wedding Ring And Left Ring Finger - The Explanation

If the wedding ring is worn on the left ring finger, that is because in ancient Rome, doctors thought that a vein connected this finger to the heart. That’s why they called it the "Vena Amoris" vein of love. The name Ring Finger comes from the fact that we put the rings on this finger.

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The Meaning of the BMW Logo

The logo of  BMW is a spinning white propeller on a blue background (colors of Bavaria), in relationship to their early activities of manufacturing airplane motors. BMW is an acronym that means Bavarian Motor Work.

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Lightning Rod and Power Surge Protector Different Functions

Lightning rods and surge protection are different devices with different functions : the lightning rod is used to channel lightning to earth in a direct impact on a structure to protect it from fire for instance, while the SPD is to prevent surges in power lines and telecommunications.

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Foam Day Hits Australia - A Natural Phenomenon

This natural phenomenon is simply amazing: about once a year a veritable wall of sea foam, sometimes reaching heights up to 9 feet, smashes on to shore. In order for this freaky event to occur certain factors need to be present:  it's created by wind and waves churning up organic matter in the ocean. Decaying algae offshore are also often a major contributor.

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The Real Story of Inspector Gadget’s Mustache

In the beginning, the hero of the cartoon Inspector Gadget was intended to have a mustache. However, the creators decided to eliminate it (rather than risk a lawsuit) as the principal character bore a striking resemblance to Inspector Clouseau of the famous Pink Panther films.

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Why Pens Like Bic Have A Hole In The Cap?

Bic pens have a hole in the cap so that, if ingested by a child, a stream of air can still continue to pass, therefore avoiding asphyxiation.

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Pirates Of The Caribbean - First An Attraction

The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction of the Disney parks in the world is not a film adaptation of the same name. It is the film that is an adaptation of the original attraction opened for the first time in 1967 in Disneyland, California.

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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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Alan Smithee - The film director who never existed

In some films, the director is named Alan Smithee. This name is fictitious and is used when a director is in conflict with producers over content and does not want to have his name associated with the movie.

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Google Death Benefits!

If an active Google employee dies, the company will continue to pay, his or her spouse, 50% of their salary for the next ten years. Additionally, if the employee has children, the firm will pay each child a monthly stipend of 1,000 dollars till the age of 19. If a child is a full-time student, the stipend will continue to the age of 23. There are 34,000 employees who currently have this benefit.

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