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

You’ll Never See a Clock or a Window in a Casino

In order to eliminate all notion of time, many casinos have removed all clocks from their establishments. In this way, players have no idea of the time and continue gambling. For the same reason, casinos are designed without windows in the gambling areas.

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Pirates Of The Caribbean - First An Attraction

The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction of the Disney parks in the world is not a film adaptation of the same name. It is the film that is an adaptation of the original attraction opened for the first time in 1967 in Disneyland, California.

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Small Changes Result in Huge Savings for Airline Industry

There are no small-scale savings when it comes to airlines: in 1987, American Airlines is reputed to have implemented a cost-cutting measure of eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class. This ingenious move resulted in savings of 40 000 dollars. Northwest Airlines scored big in 2005 when they withdrew the packs of Pretzels offered to passengers, adding 2 million dollars annually to the company’s coffers.

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Monkfish Also Known As Anglerfish - The Ugliest Fish Alive

This fish is so ugly that fishmongers always remove the head before putting them on a shelf. That is why we only find monkfish tails on shelves. When you see its face you will probably never order it when you see it on the menu.

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Gender Symbols - Where Do They Come From?

The two original gender symbols are derived from astronomical symbols. They were first used to denote the effective gender of plants by Carolus Linnaeus in 1751.

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Nadal, Right-Handed Yet Serves with the Left

Rafael Nadal, one of the greatest tennis players of all times serves with his left hand. Yet off the court, he reverts to being right-handed. As a youngster, he played tennis equally well with both hands. As his strength increased in his left hand, he made the decision to always play in this manner.

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There Is No Robespierre Street in Paris - Strange Isn't It?

Maximilien de Robespierre, a central figure of the French Revolution, does not have any avenue, street, nor even an alley that uses his name in Paris. In 2009, by a narrow majority, the city council rejected a proposal to name a square or street "Robespierre".

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Alice In Wonderland - An Autobiographical Book?

Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was a victim of visual hallucinations due to severe migraines with aura (a relatively new name for the less common type of migraine headache. Aura refers to feelings and symptoms you notice shortly before the headache begins. These early symptoms are also called a prodrome). This had significant influence on his writings, and in particular the story of Alice, who suffers from several kinds of physical metamorphoses

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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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The Meaning Of The The Sports Brand Asics

The sports brand Asics is an acronym for the Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano". In English: A Healthy Mind In A Healthy Body".

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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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What's the Origin of "The Finger"?

The finger of honor in England is indicated by two fingers (when displayed with the palm inward). This practice dates back to the Hundred Years' War: the French would typically cut off the fingers (those necessary for archery) of their English captives. The English in turn would show the two fingers to provoke the French enemy.

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