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One of the best things about learning something new is being able to share that knowledge with others. Back ina physicist at the University of Sydney went viral after he placed a grape in the microwave and filmed the fiery aftermath. And oddly enough, scientists couldn't explain the phenomenon until quite recently. A March study published in  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  reported that the fruity fireball occurs as a result of the loose electrons and ions that cluster to form plasma when grapes get hot.

So, with a little math, we know that theoretically, there are 7, possible seven-digit phone numbers in each area code. Although it might sound a little strange, the word for an individual piece of spaghetti is spaghetto. The same goes for a single piece of confetti, which is confetto, as well as a single piece of graffiti, which is graffito, according to Merriam-Webster. And obviously, some are more successful than others.

But their bubblegum-flavored broccoliwhich the fast-food chain developed in as a tastier version of the leafy green for children, was a complete failure. But you may be interested to know that researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology found that most mammals weighing more than six pounds take 21 seconds to pee.

The ban was established in Inexceptions were made for therapeutic, dental, or nicotine gums. Whether you've been inspired by  Marie Kondo  or not, you probably still have close to a third of a million items in your home. One report found that  the average U. Yeah, we like stuff. Lots of stuff. That's even more astounding when you consider that 'e' is the most commonly used letter in the English and French! Most of us are well aware that lobster shells change color when exposed to heat like in a pot of boiling water, for example.

Lobster blood is initially clear and  turns blue when it hits oxygen. Buyer bewareas they say. If you ever dreamed of being a ninja, now might be the time to make it a reality. Unfortunately, this is one of the facts you probably can't repeat to your friends—and that's because it's nearly impossible to pronounce.

Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu is in New Zealand and is 85 letters long. More than million years ago, the  Meganeura established itself as the largest known flying insect to ever exist on Earth. The dragonfly-like creature had a wingspan that stretched around 2.

The bugs were also big enough to hunt prey like frogs and newts, which it could eat with its teeth-like mandibles. Shakespeare wrote some of the most beloved and revered pieces of literature the world has ever known, but in order to craft his plays and poems, he sometimes resorted to making up his own words.

In fact, The Bard is said to have come up with more than 1, words including moonbeam, laughable, eyeball, bump, puking, champion, bedroom, excitement, and zany. When Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein passed away on April 18,he left behind specific instructions when it came to the disposal of his body, according to one National Geographic investigation. From there, things got even weirder. InJoao Maria de Souza was lying in bed when a cow that had been grazing on a hill behind his house walked onto the asbestos roof and fell throughlanding on de Souza, according to the BBC.

The injured man was taken to a hospital where he later passed away. As strange as this incident might seem, locals claim that it was the third time a similar thing had happened in the area in the past three years, although no one was killed the first two times. Frank Duryea reached a top speed of 7 mph when he raced the second car he had ever built with his brother, Charles, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, The Chicago-Times Herald sponsored race featured a mile course that ran from downtown Chicago to Evanston and back.

For reference, that's about 19 football fields. The U. Antarctic Program also notes that if the ice sheet ever suddenly melted, it would raise the sea level worldwide an estimated feet and submerge much of the Gulf and Atlantic coastal areas of the U. This phobia is often connected to a fear of choking or a fear of sticky textures, but it can also be its own isolated fear.

The crowd's reaction to the game's final pass registered as an earthquake by a seismograph located around 1, feet from the stadium. A seismologist noticed the reading the next day and the game went down in LSU history as the "Earthquake Game. Garry Turner from the U. Turner is capable of such an elastic-like feat thanks to a collagen-defective condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil recently confirmed that she also has Ehlers-Danlos syndromeeven demonstrating the stretchiness of her skin on social media. A few lucky mice were given the ability to see perfectly in the dark when scientists utilized nanoparticles that convert infrared light to visible light.

The same method could be used to give humans the same night-vision superpower sometime in the future. There are plenty of extreme sports out there if you happen to be an adrenaline junkie. From the classics like skydiving and surfing to newcomers like parkour and blobbing A. Other than the fact that it hit an iceberg and sank, a lot went wrong during the Titanic tragedy. But one of the most jaw-dropping facts about the incident is that, according to passenger Arthur Godfrey Peuchenwho later recalled what had happened during his testimony at congressional hearings in Washington, a routine lifeboat drill was supposed to take place the morning of the disaster, but the crew never assembled and the drill was canceled.

It's not quite true that there's a Starbucks on every single corner in every major city. Hopefully, they were able to sleep it off. The copper section alone is feet and one inch tall. But if Lady Liberty needed a new pair of sandals, it would take size shoes to cover her massive feet.

Guinea pigs are social animals that prefer the companionship of another guinea pig. Supreme Court building. Located on the top floor and therefore higher than any other court in the building, which is how it got its namethe former storage room was turned into an exercise area for courthouse workers in the s before nets were eventually installed.

Not every celestial object has a shape that's as perfectly majestic as planet Earth. In fact, some of them are downright hilarious to look at. Take Haumea, for example. This  dwarf planet is cool for a number of reasons. About the same size as Pluto, Haumea orbits the sun beyond Neptune and has rings similar to Jupiter. But what makes this object even more interesting is that it's shaped like a potato.

There are also ridges which are called reeded edges on the side of a quarter, on the side of a half dollar, on a dollar coin, and on a Susan B. Anthony dollar coin. Wombats produce around 80 to pieces of excrement each night and until recently no one knew why it was cube-shaped. Just one drink can quickly go to your head, whether you feel it or not.

Researchers at Heidelberg University Hospital found that just six minutes after consuming alcoholchanges are already taking place in the brain. Which, on reflection, makes it a really weird looking word. And the people over at Google can sympathize thanks to the fact that they deal with shark attacks that threaten the internet. What state do you live in?

Does it have a "q" in the name? Hardcore body-art fans have started inking their eyes all kinds of colors, from purple to green. But beware of the risks that come along with such an extreme modification. You might think that throwing a little bread to the birds is a nice thing to do, but in San Francisco, it could get you into trouble.

All Rights Reserved. Open side menu button. Smarter Living. These are the incredible trivia questions you'll want to ask all of your friends. By Desirée O May 7, Spaghetto, confetto, and graffito are the singular forms of spaghetti, confetti, and graffiti.

A Brazilian man was killed in bed when a cow fell through the roof and landed on him. The top speed of the winning car in the first U. Crowds at one Louisiana State University football game once cheered so loudly that it registered as an earthquake on a local seismograph.

Daniel Radcliffe went through nearly 70 wands and pairs of glasses during the making of the Harry Potter films. Three U. Read This Next. Latest News. Don't let these spices put your health in danger. She's appearing with her dad in "Coming 2 America. His winning smile couldn't save these films. And it also led to her first-ever kiss. Don't let this stand in the way of you getting your shot.

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