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

Dennis Bergkamp - The Non-Flying Dutchman

Dennis Bergkamp, a Dutch soccer player who was consistent star athlete for the Arsenal team, missed a lot of games. He suffered from a fear of flying, often preventing him from participating in away games, except when it was possible to travel by train or car to reach the match venue. His nickname was "The non-flying Dutchman".

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How Are Storms, Cyclone And Anticyclones Named

Each storm and anticyclone has a name and gender and is based on the calendar; female for even years, male for odd. More surprisingly, in Europe, the names are given by individuals who get paid for it.

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The Great Wall of China Is Not Visible From The Moon

The Great Wall of China or any other human construction is not visible from the moon. It can be viewed from space because space begins at a distance of 60 miles above sea level.

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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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The World’s Highest Unclimbed Mountain

Gangkhar Puensum which means “three brothers of the mountain” is located in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. This mountain peak soars 24,836 feet and has yet been conquered by mankind despite several attempts which resulted in failure.

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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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What is The Origin Of The Name Of The Video Game Mario?

The video game character Mario was originally called Jumpman. The name comes from the owner of the premises where Nintendo America was then established, a certain Mario Segali. The job of what would become the favorite Nintendo character was also carpenter at the time, not plumber.

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Bud Spencer - An Actor And Olympic Swimmer

The actor Bud Spencer (Carlo Pedersoli), famous for his roles as a thug in western movies with Terence Hill, was a two-time Olympic athlete (1952 and 1956). He was part of the Italian swim team and also tried water-polo.

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Curry - A Spice Or Not a Spice?

Curry is not a spice in itself but a preparation of multiple spices: salt, mustard, ginger, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, chilli, pepper, cloves, etc.

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