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

Birth Rates Higher During a Full Moon?

Contrary to popular belief. The moon has absolutely no influence on provoking births. Several studies have examined thousands of births, and their conclusions are identical: a full moon sees no increase in the number of births.

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God Save The King Was Created For The King Of France

The French Marquise de Créquy wrote in her book "Souvenirs", that the song ''Grand Dieu Sauve Le Roi'', was written by Jean-Baptiste Lully. According to the Marquise de Créquy, Lully created the song to celebrate the success of an operation to remove an anal fistula from the French king Louis XIV.

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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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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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Sherlock Holmes Never Said "Elementary My Dear Watson''

The phrase "elementary my dear Watson" does not appear in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles novels of the adventures of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. This phrase was only used in the television adaptations that have famously coined the phrase.

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The Funny Thing About The Newman Logo

The logo of the brand Newman Clothing seems classic at first glance, yet it has a funny feature: it's the same whether you look at it normally or if you rotate it at 180 °

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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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Michael Jackson And The Beatles Song Catalog

Beatles songs do not belong to the living Beatles. (Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr). Neither to the families (John Lennon and George Harrison) for that matter, because Michael Jackson bought the copyrights  for the music in 1985. He acquired the rights for a paltry $45 million, to the chagrin of Paul McCartney. The catalog is presently valued at more than a billion dollars.

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The Weird Street Names in Emerainville

In Seine-et-Marne the city of Emerainville is noted for its originality in street names, In fact, primary school students are charged with choosing the names. For this reason, you might find yourself strolling down Singing Toad Street, wandering on Green Rabbit Street or even browsing the shops on Pink Crocodile.

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The Symbolism of the Flag of the United Kingdom

The flag of the United Kingdom, also known as  the Union Jack, symbolizes 3 of the 4 countries of which it is composed: Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. In fact, it is composed of a juxtaposition of the flags of Scotland, England, and St Patrick’s Cross, the patron saint of Ireland.

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Why We Have a Seven Day Week and the Meanings of the Names of the Days

We can thank the Chaldeans, a people from Babylon, for providing us with the names of the days of the week. Four thousand years ago they noticed seven stars in the sky and chose their names to represent the days of the week:

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US President Vomits on Japanese Prime Minister

The American President George W. Bush will long be remembered for his public goofs. One must note that his father, George H. W. Bush, was a notable role model: on January 8th 1992, while on a presidential tour of Japan, vomited on the Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi before fainting at an official dinner.

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