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

Crooked Forest - Another Example of The Strange and Unexplained

There is a crooked forest in Western Poland where over 400 pine trees grow horizontally (90-degree bend at the base of their trunks). It seems like the trees grew normally for 7-10 years, then developed this curvature in the trunk structure.

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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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Do You Need Perfect Vision to be an Airline Pilot?

Contrary to public opinion, an airline pilot can indeed have less than perfect vision. In fact, during the initial examination a candidate need only have 10/10 vision in each eye but can wear glasses or contact lenses during the test. The only restriction is that of the strength of the lenses.

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Darth Vader In the Cathedral Of Washington

The Washington National Cathedral has unusual items for this type of building, including its gargoyles. Indeed, one of them is a corrupt politician with $ 100 bills in his pockets, and one is Darth Vader, the villain in Star Wars.

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Do We Have To Wait A Few Hours After Eating to Swim?

When you were a child, you probably heard someone tell you to wait a few hours after eating to swim. Yet, It does not increase the risk of hydrocution (Immersion Syndrome) to go swimming right after a meal.

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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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Why Are The Simpsons Characters Yellow?

According to their creators, the Simpsons are yellow, so they are instantly recognizable when you turn the TV. Indeed, at the time of their conception yellow color was only slightly present in the "cartoons".

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The Only Actor to Have Played in Six Episodes of Star Wars

Only one actor played in all six Star Wars movies (spanning a period of 30 years). Ironically, he is never directly seen. We are talking about Anthony Daniels - who, under his armor, is none other than the robot C-3PO.

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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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In Saudi Arabia, Water is More Expensive Than Oil

In Saudia Arabia, oil is found in such abundance that it is cheaper than drinking water, a natural resource of limited supply. In fact, the country has been forced to invest massive amounts of money in desalination plants in order to meet the demands of the region which lacks natural waterways and groundwater.

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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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The Popular Misconception About Classical Music

One usually believes that the term “classical music” refers to art music originating from the Renaissance period. However, this label is incorrect as this genre of music encompasses music spanning several epochs (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern ….). Thus, Mozart belongs to the Classical era as Jean-Sébastien Bach is of the Baroque period.

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