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Inventor of the iconic game Tetris, Alexey Pajitnov, created a much lesser known game called Hatris; the game is, as you may have imagined, essentially a Tetris-variant played with hats.

Inventor of the iconic game Tetris, Alexey Pajitnov, created a much lesser known game called Hatris; the game is, as you may have imagined, essentially a Tetris-variant played with hats.

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Famed stuntman Evel Knievel broke 35 bones and suffered more than 433 bone fractures over the course of his career.

Famed stuntman Evel Knievel broke 35 bones and suffered more than 433 bone fractures over the course of his career.

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The dots on dice and dominoes are called “pips”; the term means a group of small but easily counted items and is also used to refer to the small hard seeds of some fruit such as tangerines, apples, and pears.

The dots on dice and dominoes are called “pips”; the term means a group of small but easily counted items and is also used to refer to the small hard seeds of some fruit such as tangerines, apples, and pears....

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The North Magnetic Pole, distinct from the Geographic North Pole and the Geomagnetic North Pole, moves 34-37 miles (55-60 kilometers) per year and is presently drifting from its prior location in Canada towards Russia.

The North Magnetic Pole, distinct from the Geographic North Pole and the Geomagnetic North Pole, moves 34-37 miles (55-60 kilometers) per year and is presently drifting from its prior location in Canada towards Russia....

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Chart topping song “American Woman” was penned and performed by the thoroughly non-American Canadian rock band The Guess Who.

Chart topping song “American Woman” was penned and performed by the thoroughly non-American Canadian rock band The Guess Who.

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The simplistic male and female logos that adorn public bathrooms around the world are the most visible examples of Isotype (International System of Typographic Picture Education), a pictorial communication system conceived by Otto and Marie Neurath, and designed by Gerd Arntz, in the 1920s.

The simplistic male and female logos that adorn public bathrooms around the world are the most visible examples of Isotype (International System of Typographic Picture Education), a pictorial communication system conceived by...

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Pen knives, diminutive pocket knives with small sharp blades, derive their name from their original purpose: to slice through quill tips and turn them into writing pens.

Pen knives, diminutive pocket knives with small sharp blades, derive their name from their original purpose: to slice through quill tips and turn them into writing pens.

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Chameleons change their colors using chromatophores, a specialized type of cell that contains tiny sacs of pigments; when a chameleon shifts color, they do so by expanding or contracting these sacs to change the color of the cells.

Chameleons change their colors using chromatophores, a specialized type of cell that contains tiny sacs of pigments; when a chameleon shifts color, they do so by expanding or contracting these sacs to change the color of the ...

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The highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world is Angel Falls, located in Venezuela. It has a total height of 3,212 feet (979 meters) and a plunge of 2,648 feet (807 meters).

The highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world is Angel Falls, located in Venezuela. It has a total height of 3,212 feet (979 meters) and a plunge of 2,648 feet (807 meters).

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Writers for That ’70s Show got creative with their titles as the show progressed; all the episode titles in season five were the titles of Led Zeppelin songs, in season six they were The Who songs, in season seven they were The Rolling Stones songs, and in season eight they were Queen songs.

Writers for That ’70s Show got creative with their titles as the show progressed; all the episode titles in season five were the titles of Led Zeppelin songs, in season six they were The Who songs, in season seven they...

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The success of Sudoku, a form of number-placement puzzle, led to a 700 percent increase in British pencil sales in 2005.

The success of Sudoku, a form of number-placement puzzle, led to a 700 percent increase in British pencil sales in 2005.

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The father of modern taxonomy, Carl Linnaeus (a.k.a. Carl von Linné), would name “unpleasant” species after associates he didn’t care for; the noxious weed Siegesbeckia, for example, is named after the German botanist Johann Siegesbeck.

The father of modern taxonomy, Carl Linnaeus (a.k.a. Carl von Linné), would name “unpleasant” species after associates he didn’t care for; the noxious weed Siegesbeckia, for example, is named after the Ge...

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“Huh?” as a linguistic filler that indicates the speaker is surprised or didn’t know something, is something linguists consider a universal human word.

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