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

There Are More Than 60,000 Roundabouts In the World

In your travels around the world, you are sure to encounter roundabouts. US drivers might know them as traffic circles, road circles, or rotaries. Half of the world’s 60, 000 roundabouts are found in France. The construction cost of a roundabout varies from  100,000 to a million USD.

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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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Drug Use Measured on Bills - You Probably Have Cocaine In Your Wallet

Sound outrageous? Not really! According to a recent scientific study, more than 90% of all US dollar bills present trace evidence of cocaine. The study of these bills will reveal consumption by geographic zones as cocaine is sometimes snorted with the assistance of bills.

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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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Humidity Sensors in Mobile Devices

Many mobile devices (phones, mp3 players, etc..) have moisture sensors that allow the manufacturer to determine whether the device received for service had been exposed to a liquid. If this is the case, the warranty will be refused.

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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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The Symbolism Of The 52 Card Deck

The number of cards in a deck is based on the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 colors for the four seasons of the year, 12 figures for the 12 months, 52 cards for 52 weeks and the sum of all points in a deck of cards plus the joker is 365 representing the number of days per year.

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Foam Day Hits Australia - A Natural Phenomenon

This natural phenomenon is simply amazing: about once a year a veritable wall of sea foam, sometimes reaching heights up to 9 feet, smashes on to shore. In order for this freaky event to occur certain factors need to be present:  it's created by wind and waves churning up organic matter in the ocean. Decaying algae offshore are also often a major contributor.

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The Sahara Is Not The Largest Desert In The World

The Sahara at 3.47 million sq mi / 9 million km2 is NOT the largest desert in the world. If we accept the definition of a desert as a wilderness area that receives less than 7.9 inches of rainfall per year and has a definite lack of vegetation and an almost nonexistent population.

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The Dead Sea Facing a Certain Death

The Dead Sea is situated 1407 feet below sea level, making it the deepest point on earth. Due to intensive human water consumption, climatic changes, and evaporation the Dead Sea level is dropping at an alarming rate of 3 feet per year, causing many to fear it will disappear.

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John Kennedy Toole - A Successful Writer After His Death

John Kennedy Toole, a writer, was convinced at the age of 31 that he was a failure and committed suicide. After his death, and through the efforts of his mother, his book "A Confederacy of Dunces" was published and sold over 1.5 million copies. He even won the Pulitzer Prize in 1981. Toole's novels were always rejected during his lifetime.

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Wedding Ring And Left Ring Finger - The Explanation

If the wedding ring is worn on the left ring finger, that is because in ancient Rome, doctors thought that a vein connected this finger to the heart. That’s why they called it the "Vena Amoris" vein of love. The name Ring Finger comes from the fact that we put the rings on this finger.

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