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

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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Michael Jackson And The Beatles Song Catalog

Beatles songs do not belong to the living Beatles. (Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr). Neither to the families (John Lennon and George Harrison) for that matter, because Michael Jackson bought the copyrights  for the music in 1985. He acquired the rights for a paltry $45 million, to the chagrin of Paul McCartney. The catalog is presently valued at more than a billion dollars.

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Is Having A Picnic French?

The word 'Picnic' gets its origin in France around late eighteenth century by joining the common form of the verb ''piquer'' (meaning "to pick or peck" from old French") and the phrase "Dire nic" (meaning "something of little value").

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Bridges And Resonance - A Physical Phenomenon

It is very dangerous and banned for a battalion of soldiers to cross a bridge marching in step. Indeed the bridge can enter into a resonance, a physical phenomenon that makes the bridge wave and may lead to its destruction.

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Why Do Casino Dealers Have No Pockets?

Casino staff, especially the dealers, have no jacket or pant pockets to avoid concealing cards, tokens or dice.

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A Volcano Discovered In their Backyard!

On Feb. 20th 1943, a couple of Mexican farmers were surprised to find a fissure in their cornfield. The next day, the cone of the volcano had already reached a height of 164 feet (50 meters. In less than six months, its height had reached 1391 feet (424 meters) and destroyed the village of Paricutin.

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The Hidden Dangers of Cannonballs

During 18th-century naval battles it was not the cannonballs themselves that posed a danger, but the explosion of wood that occurred during the firing process. This process often resulted in injuries of the men on the bridge. In fact, cannonballs do not explode.

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Why Do Butter Is Normally Darker In The Summer?

Butter is normally darker in the summer due to an increased presence of chlorophyll and carotene in the diet of cows. To maintain the same color of butter throughout the years, manufacturers sometimes add dyes. This dye is added so as not to disrupt the consumer. It is either carotene or a natural pigment.

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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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Dewey Defeats Truman - A Famous False Headline

"Dewey Defeats Truman" was a famous banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948. This happened the day after incumbent president Harry S. Truman won an upset victory over Republican challenger and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.

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Hugo Boss - Tailor To The Nazis

Before and during the second world war, the Hugo Boss company produced the black SS uniforms And the SA brown shirts for the Nazi party. This fact was uncovered following after years of investigation by journalists in 1997.

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The Oldest and Largest Known Meteorite Impact

The dome of Vredefort, situated in South Africa, is the result of a meteorite that crashed into Earth over 2 billion years ago. Easily observed on satellite images, it has a diameter of roughly 186 miles and is the oldest and largest evidence of a meteorite crash. According to leading scientists it had a considerable influence on the evolution of the planet.

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