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

"The Boat" Famous Painting by Matisse Exposed Upside Down

In 1961, the Museum of Modern Art in New York exhibited the painting "Le Bateau" ("The Boat") by French painter Henri Matisse. But someone goofed up by hanging the painting upside down ... and it remained this way for 47 days before anyone noticed this error.

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Fallen Astronaut - The Work of Art on The Moon

Yes indeed, there is a work of art on the Moon. This aluminum sculpture of an astronaut in a spacesuit measures a little more than 3 inches and  commemorates astronauts and cosmonauts who have died in the advancement of space exploration. It was placed there by the crew of Apollo 15 on August 1, 1971.

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Why Do We Dye Heating Oil?

Some fuels are colored to allow authorities to detect fraud inconsistent with the their intended use. This is the case of heating oil, which is colored pink to detect motorists who are using it as fuel. Note that in case of fraud with heating oil, the motorist is liable for a heavy fine and in some countries, the fine is based on the vehicles cumulated mileage.

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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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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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Recaptcha - An Anti-spam System That Digitizes Old Books

You've probably already used the human verification system reCAPTCHA which helps fight against spam, retyping two words written in a contact form. But did you know that this system allows a clever way to digitize thousands of paper books through your own contribution? Indeed, the two words you type, only one is known and verified.

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Wearing Green on Stage - Is It Really a Sign of Bad Luck?

While it is common knowledge that wearing green on stage brings bad luck, do you know the origins of this superstition? First of all, during the 18th century green dye contained arsenic, and Molière, the famous playwright, died while clad in green.

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The 7 Wonders Of The World - Reality Or Fiction?

Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, there remains only one: the pyramid of Cheops. Other sites have either been destroyed, and some may not have even existed, including the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which is a legend and not a proven fact.

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AC/DC Lane Commemorates the Legendary Rock Band

The Australian rock band AC/DC has been honored by the city of Melbourne with a street named after them. The street sign features a lightning bolt, an image long associated with  the group. This street was chosen as the one of their videos was shot near there 30 years ago.

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Sega Sonic 3 - A Michael Jackson Hit?

Michael Jackson co-wrote some of the music for the Sonic 3 Sega Genesis. In the final theme, there are some elements that Jackson used later in his hit song "Stranger in Moscow". However, Jackson's name does not appear anywhere on the game because he was not satisfied with the final result of the console, due to the units limited audio capabilities.

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Google Death Benefits!

If an active Google employee dies, the company will continue to pay, his or her spouse, 50% of their salary for the next ten years. Additionally, if the employee has children, the firm will pay each child a monthly stipend of 1,000 dollars till the age of 19. If a child is a full-time student, the stipend will continue to the age of 23. There are 34,000 employees who currently have this benefit.

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A Castle’s Spiral Staircase Was a Defensive Measure

In medieval times, a castle’s spiral staircase were usually made of stone and rose in a clockwise fashion when looking up from the bottom. So this way, the attacking swordsmen ascending the stairs, would have his swing blocked by the wall.

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