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

St Bernards And A Barrel Of Alcohol

St Bernards have never worn barrel of alcohol around their neck. It is an image that was created by the painter Edwin Landseer describing the rescue of mountain climbers after an avalanche. This image was so endearing that the St Bernard and the alcohol barrel have been associated since.

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Drug Use Measured on Bills - You Probably Have Cocaine In Your Wallet

Sound outrageous? Not really! According to a recent scientific study, more than 90% of all US dollar bills present trace evidence of cocaine. The study of these bills will reveal consumption by geographic zones as cocaine is sometimes snorted with the assistance of bills.

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Why Are Formula One Mercedes Called the Silver Arrows?

The origin of this nickname date back to 1934 when von Brauchitsch prepared for the maiden Mercedes race on the Nürburgring circuit. Discovering that the vehicle surpassed the regulation 1653 pounds, the driver and racing manager decided to strip off the original white paint, exposing the silver aluminum surface.

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An Ice Hotel Where You Can Sleep At A Cool 23 Degrees

In regions that are appropriate, temporary hotels can be built by using snow and carved ice blocks. The first one was built in Sweden in 1989 and is located in the village of Jukkasjärvi, 200km from the Arctic Circle.

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Why Do We Say Spam In Electronic Communications?

Spam is a brand of several canned precooked Spicy Ham made by the Hormel Foods Corporation, first introduced in 1937. It's widely believed the term SPAM was derived from the 1970 SPAM sketch from Monty Pythons Flying Circus.

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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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Do You Know the Difference Between Cyclones, Hurricanes and Typhoons?

Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different locations. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used.

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Giants of the Vegetable World - A 35 Pound Broccoli, Realy?

Some US farmers have taken vegetable growing seriously and have world records to prove it. You won't find these in your local supermarket: Grown in Rhode Island, the world's largest pumpkin was shown at the Topsfield Fair of Massachusetts in 2007, weighing 1689 lbs.

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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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Autorotation - Landing A Helicopter Without Engine

A helicopter with an engine failure in flight does not always crash. A phase may occur called autorotation. In fact, during the fall air turns the blades, which gives sufficient lift the device to land quickly. This technique is taught to helicopter pilots to deal with emergencies.

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Do You Know Why We Say "Heroin" And "Junkies"?

Felix Hoffmann, of the Bayer company in Germany registered the trademark ''heroin'' in 1898 for their morphine product substitute. ''Heroin'' was chosen from German for heroic, because, in field studies, people using the medicine felt "heroic", but no evidence for this seems to have been found so far.

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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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