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

Haagen Dazs - The American Version

You are probably a fan of the delicious Haagen Dazs ice cream. But did you know that it is a 100% American product, whose name was chosen to sound Scandinavian? The brand name was created in the Bronx by Reuben Matus in 1961.

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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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Common Surnames in China

In China, the majority of its residents share surnames. In fact, at least a billion Chinese people have surnames found in the list of  the 100 most common ones. If one considers only families with the surnames Wang, Li, or Zhang, we can account for at least 250 million individuals.

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Scaffolding Since Prehistoric Times

Prehistoric man, to paint several meters up the Lascaux cave, fabricated scaffoldings. Archaeologists have discovered halfway up the wall lines very regular holes, evidence of the establishment of a temporary wooden structure, ancestor of the scaffolding.

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Birth Rates Higher During a Full Moon?

Contrary to popular belief. The moon has absolutely no influence on provoking births. Several studies have examined thousands of births, and their conclusions are identical: a full moon sees no increase in the number of births.

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The 7 Wonders Of The World - Reality Or Fiction?

Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, there remains only one: the pyramid of Cheops. Other sites have either been destroyed, and some may not have even existed, including the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which is a legend and not a proven fact.

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The Hidden Arrow Of The Famous FedEx Logo

The logo of the FedEx Company, specializing in rapid delivery of packages, has an arrow "hidden" between the E and the X of its name, symbolizing its activity.

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Why Are The Simpsons Characters Yellow?

According to their creators, the Simpsons are yellow, so they are instantly recognizable when you turn the TV. Indeed, at the time of their conception yellow color was only slightly present in the "cartoons".

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Do We Have To Wait A Few Hours After Eating to Swim?

When you were a child, you probably heard someone tell you to wait a few hours after eating to swim. Yet, It does not increase the risk of hydrocution (Immersion Syndrome) to go swimming right after a meal.

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The Maggie Simpson Supermarket Scan

In one of ''The Simpsons'' TV episodes, Marge and Maggie are checking out groceries at the supermarket. Maggie, who is sitting on the conveyor belt, is accidentally scanned along with the groceries as Marge reads her magazine, Mom Monthly. Maggie is scanned at $847.63 (which represented the monthly cost of raising a child at in the United States) and is dropped into Marge's shopping bag.

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Goldfish Have Great Memories

Contrary to popular belief, goldfish are pretty intelligent. Studies have proven that their memory spans over several months. If you combine sound and food during a certain period of time, then cease, they will still make the association several months later.

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