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

Snow And Ice Hits the Sahara Desert

As unbelievable as it may seem, snow fell on the Sahara Desert on February 18, 1979. Furthermore, the word Sahara in Arabic means desert so by saying Sahara Desert one is, in fact, uttering a redundant phrase.

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The 1969 Movie Production of ''Shark'' - The Attack Sequence Is Real!

In one of the scenes, a stuntman had to fight with a tranquilized shark. Unfortunately, the drugs didn't work as predicted, and the actor got totally shredded by the beast.

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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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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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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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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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Tne Smallest Army in the World Protects the Pope

The Pontifical Swiss Guard is a military force responsible for the security of the Pope in the Vatican. Numbering 110 men, it is the world’s smallest army.

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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 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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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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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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