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Tsundoku is a Japanese word that means “the act of piling a purchased but unread book with a pile of other purchased but unread books”.

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The popular candy bar Snickers was created by Frank and Ethel Mars, of the Mars candy family, and named after their favorite horse.

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The Library Hotel in New York City is arranged based on the Dewey Decimal System; its ten guest floors correspond to ten of the major categories in the Dewey Decimal System and its 60 rooms are outfitted with books, artifacts, and artwork related to sub-categories thereof.

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The scientific term for your fifth, and typically smallest, digit on both your feet and hands is “minimus”.

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The system bus, a component of computer hardware architecture, derives its name from the Latin word “omnibus”, meaning “for all”, a reference to how a bus shuttles all the data between the components it links.

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The lens of your eye casts everything it sees upside down onto your retina; only when the image reaches the visual processing center of your brain is it inverted.

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You can find all manner of canned vegetables, but not broccoli: the temperatures required for canning turn it into an unappetizing mush.

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The [Bandai] Pippin was Apple’s 1996 entry into the video game console market; it was a failure and only an estimated 42,000 units were sold worldwide.

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Since 1903, every driver in England has been required to apply for and carry a driver’s license. Everyone, that is, except the Queen, who is exempt from the law.

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The average depth of the ocean is nearly 12,100 feet.

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Alfred Hitchcock anonymously purchased the rights to Robert Bloch’s novel, Psycho, and then quietly bought up as many copies of the freshly published book as possible to avoid anyone reading the novel and spoiling the ending of the movie.

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One Times Square, once home to the New York Times and now the focal point for the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop, is almost entirely empty with few tenants; the majority of the revenue the building’s owners take in is from the many large billboards on the exterior of the building.