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Why We Dye Eggs Red for Easter

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There exists a tradition which makes Mary Magdalene out to be the originator of the custom of using red eggs on Easter day. Magdalene went to Rome to preach the Gospel and appearing before the Emperor Tiberius, offered him a red egg, saying: CHRIST IS RISEN.” Tiberius, who was skeptical over the woman’s sayings, told…

A man who was attacked and beaten outside of a bar turned into a math genius. Jason Padgett understood the concept of pi and had a sudden ability to hand-draw complex fractals.

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A man who was attacked and beaten outside of a bar turned into a math genius. Jason Padgett was once a jock who never made it past pre-algebra, but after the injury he started seeing the world in pixelated, geometric shapes, understood the concept of pi, and had a sudden ability to hand-draw complex fractals.

Kiss helps boost your immune system

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Bonus facts The science of kissing is called Philematology. Several studies have shown that kissing, in addition to being extremely pleasurable, is actually good for you. While most of our bacteria is identical to everybody else’s, 20 percent of it varies between each individual. This means that every kiss actually helps boost your immune system.…

Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire

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Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.  

Hedgehogs’ resistance to snake venom is 35-45 times higher than that of a Guinea pig the same size. A hedgehog can also tolerate doses of arsenic that may kill 25 persons.

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Bonus facts It’s hard to imagine that such a weak animal like a hedgehog can kill a viper. A viper attack is a blind attack and a retreat. But against this attack, the hedgehog opposes an armor of spines. The hedgehog irritates the viper continuously and each attack on the armor of spines further wounds…

Carrying wife over burning coal

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This is one of the weird Chinese culture. Husband carries his bride over burning coal when they enter their home together for the first time. It is done as a result of the belief that this will help the wife carry the baby and have a successful labour. By walking across those coals, Chinese men get…

The inventor of the cruise control was blind

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Bonus facts The inventor of the cruise control was blind. Ralph R. Teetor – an accident left Teetor blind at age 5. Inspired by the story of Thomas Edison, Teetor began working with machinery and by age 13 had built an automobile capable of traveling 25 mph. Teetor’s increased sensitivity of touch and hearing gave him an…

The small town depicted in Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night is Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in the south of France. Van Gogh painted the work while he was a patient at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, a psychiatric hospital in Saint-Rémy

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The small town depicted in Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night is Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in the south of France. Van Gogh painted the work while he was a patient at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, a psychiatric hospital in Saint-Rémy. Presently, the hospital has a wing named after the painter.

Although “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is considered to be the shortest sentence that includes all the letters of the alphabet, alcohol lovers came up with one of their own “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs”

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Although “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is considered to be the shortest sentence that includes all the letters of the alphabet, alcohol lovers came up with one of their own “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.”