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

Is The Oyster Still Alive When We Eat It?

A properly stored oyster in a refrigerator with a damp towel over the container will live as long as a week. So, when exactly is an oyster no longer alive? The answer is ... it's the gastric sugar in your stomach that kills it.

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The Intentionally Blank Pages At The End Of A Book

The blank pages at the end of books aren't there to take notes. It's rather the result of technical constraints assembling the pages. A typical first chapter will start using an uneven number (i.e., 1). Since books are printed in multiples such as 8, 12, 16 etc., if a subsequent chapter starts with an even number, for technical reasons blank pages are accumulated at the end.

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Tennis Gets Its Origin From The ''Game Of The Palm''

The name of the sport ''Tennis'' gets its origin in the ''Game Of The Palm''. Once the game commenced, the player had to say ''Tenez!'' (Hold!). The Anglo-Saxons understood Tennis. The reason for this confusion comes from the fact that 17th century French the word ''Tenez'' was pronounced ''Tenets! ", using an ''S'' at the end, which does indeed sound like tennis.

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Strange Scientific Fact - Water Does Not Always Boil at 212 degrees F.

Water does not always boil at the usual 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees). It depends primarily on atmospheric pressure and related conditions. Therefore, high in the mountains, water will boil at an inferior temperature (and more quickly) as the pressure is lower, contrary to the water in a kettle.

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Why Do CDs Have A 74 Minute Capacity?

The CD has a capacity of 74 minutes, because during the design  the engineers decided that its ultimate capacity should be able to encompass Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in its long version. To accomplish this criterion, they had to choose a 12 centimeter 16-bit 44.1kHz disc format.

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Traci Lord, Porn Star of the 1980s Reveals A Secret

Traci Lord (born Nora Louise Kuzma; May 7, 1968), the highest paid star of porn flicks in the 80s was apparently a minor during her heyday. Using a friend's ID to hide her real age, she became the most popular actress in the adult film industry.

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Giraffes - A Difficult Birth When You Fall From More Than 6 Feet

The giraffe gives birth standing. It also happens that the baby giraffe is killed at birth because the fall is often more than six feet / two meters down, and it can break its neck.

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What You Need to Know About Hemorrhoids

In one sense, everyone has hemorrhoids, the clusters of veins that lie just beneath the mucous membranes lining the lowest part of the rectum and the anus.

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Charlie Chaplin And the Look-alike Contest

The famous actor and director Charlie Chaplin appeared incognito in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest in 1915 and did not even make the final.

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