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

The Planet Tatooine In Star Wars Is, In Fact, A Real City

In Star Wars, the planet Tatooine is directly inspired by the Tunisian town of Tataouine and the desert of the same name. Several scenes of young Anakin Luke Skywalker were shot at this site. The movie set was left intact and is a tourist attraction today.

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Ostriches Don't Bury Their Heads In The Sand

Ostriches have never buried their heads in the sand in case of danger or fear. They run either run away or attack what scares them. In this case you better be fast, because they can run at 45 miles per hour for over 30 minutes.

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Is Having A Picnic French?

The word 'Picnic' gets its origin in France around late eighteenth century by joining the common form of the verb ''piquer'' (meaning "to pick or peck" from old French") and the phrase "Dire nic" (meaning "something of little value").

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Bridges And Resonance - A Physical Phenomenon

It is very dangerous and banned for a battalion of soldiers to cross a bridge marching in step. Indeed the bridge can enter into a resonance, a physical phenomenon that makes the bridge wave and may lead to its destruction.

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UEFA Champions League Anthem - Lyrics In Three Languages

The lyrics of the soccer Champions League© anthem (Football in Europe) is a mix of three languages: English, French, and German, which are the three official languages of the UEFA.

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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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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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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 Marathon Distance: 26.21875 miles (42.195 km)

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 26 miles and 385 yards (42.195 km). In 1908, during the London Olympics, the royal family wanted the race to leave from Windsor Castle and to finish facing the royal box in the Olympic Stadium, which gave this distance.

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Scaffolding Since Prehistoric Times

Prehistoric man, to paint several meters up the Lascaux cave, fabricated scaffoldings. Archaeologists have discovered halfway up the wall lines very regular holes, evidence of the establishment of a temporary wooden structure, ancestor of the scaffolding.

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Pixar Always Leaves Clues About It's Upcoming Movies

As an example, in ''Monsters an company'', Boo gives a clown fish (Nemo) to Sully the monster. In the next movie, the main character in Nemo is the clown fish. Moreover, in Nemo, the dentist has a comic book titled" The Incredibles."

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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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