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The Bayeux tapestry—a 224.3-foot long textile artwork dating back to at least the 11th century—is actually an example of embroidery and not tapestry as it was embroidered with needles and not woven on a loom.

The Bayeux tapestry—a 224.3-foot long textile artwork dating back to at least the 11th century—is actually an example of embroidery and not tapestry as it was embroidered with needles and not woven on a loom....

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Due to licensing laws and contracts, all the Kit-Kat candy bars made in the USA are produced by Hershey’s and all the Kit-Kats made in the rest of the world are produced by Nestle.

Due to licensing laws and contracts, all the Kit-Kat candy bars made in the USA are produced by Hershey’s and all the Kit-Kats made in the rest of the world are produced by Nestle.

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The reason most people vomit when severely motion sick is because the symptoms of motion sickness (vertigo, disorientation, and balance problems) mimic the symptoms of poisoning and the body attempts to purge itself of any remaining ingested toxins as a self-protective measure.

The reason most people vomit when severely motion sick is because the symptoms of motion sickness (vertigo, disorientation, and balance problems) mimic the symptoms of poisoning and the body attempts to purge itself of any re...

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The Nopili Rock-Climbing Goby has a rather peculiar talent: it uses suckers in its mouth and on its belly to suction onto the rock faces of waterfalls and scale them one well-timed movement at a time.

The Nopili Rock-Climbing Goby has a rather peculiar talent: it uses suckers in its mouth and on its belly to suction onto the rock faces of waterfalls and scale them one well-timed movement at a time.

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Babies love games like peek-a-boo because they haven’t developed object permanence (the ability to understand that objects exist even when not perceived) and actually believe a person concealed in the game of peek-a-boo has vanished and then reappeared before their eyes.

Babies love games like peek-a-boo because they haven’t developed object permanence (the ability to understand that objects exist even when not perceived) and actually believe a person concealed in the game of peek-a-boo...

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Between 1935 and 1961, the Academy Awards included a Special Honorary Academy Award category for child stars called the Academy Juvenile Award—the first one awarded went to Shirley Temple.

Between 1935 and 1961, the Academy Awards included a Special Honorary Academy Award category for child stars called the Academy Juvenile Award—the first one awarded went to Shirley Temple.

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One ton of grapes yields enough wine to fill a little over two barrels and results in about 720 bottles of finished product.

One ton of grapes yields enough wine to fill a little over two barrels and results in about 720 bottles of finished product.

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Cucurbita pepo is one of the most diverse plants used in cooking. Various cultivars of the plant include: pumpkins, winter and summer squash, acorn squash, zucchini, and variations of the aforementioned cultivars.

Cucurbita pepo is one of the most diverse plants used in cooking. Various cultivars of the plant include: pumpkins, winter and summer squash, acorn squash, zucchini, and variations of the aforementioned cultivars....

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The oldest surviving piano is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and dates from 1720. While not the first piano created, it was crafted by the inventor of the piano, Bartolomeo Cristofori.

The oldest surviving piano is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and dates from 1720. While not the first piano created, it was crafted by the inventor of the piano, Bartolomeo Cristofori....

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Contronyms are words with multiple and opposing meanings. For example, the word “dust” can indicate removal (you dust your furniture to clean it) or addition (you dust some powdered sugar onto confections).

Contronyms are words with multiple and opposing meanings. For example, the word “dust” can indicate removal (you dust your furniture to clean it) or addition (you dust some powdered sugar onto confections)....

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It takes a lot of growing to become the biggest mammal on Earth—blue whale calves are around 5,950 pounds at birth and gain up to 200 pounds per day until they become adults, weighing from 200,000 to 300,000 pounds.

It takes a lot of growing to become the biggest mammal on Earth—blue whale calves are around 5,950 pounds at birth and gain up to 200 pounds per day until they become adults, weighing from 200,000 to 300,000 pounds....

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Mount Everest was originally calculated to be 29,000 feet tall in 1856, but the reported number was changed to 29,002 feet to avoid people assuming it was merely an estimate. The most current figure, established by a 1955 Indian survey, is 29,029 feet.

Mount Everest was originally calculated to be 29,000 feet tall in 1856, but the reported number was changed to 29,002 feet to avoid people assuming it was merely an estimate. The most current figure, established by a 1955 Ind...

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Australia’s constitution includes a provision that allows New Zealand to become an Australian state.

Australia’s constitution includes a provision that allows New Zealand to become an Australian state.
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