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    Myth Or Fact: In Statues, The Number Of Feet The Horse Has Off The Ground Indicate How The Rider Died

    Common wisdom has it that in equestrian statues, the number of hooves lifted into the air actually reveals the fate of the rider: Two feet off the ground: the rider died in battle One feet off the ground: the rider was wounded in battle and was later on died as a result of those wounds […]

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    Here’s How Coroners Determine The Time Of Death

    Let’s assume you’re a forensic investigator and you walk into a crime scene. The time you enter the room is 08:57am. The victim’s body is right there laying on the floor. How do you determine the exact time of death? You’ve seen this scenario countless times on movies. Well, now is the time to know […]

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    This Is The Difference Between ‘Rap’ And ‘Hip Hop’

    Back when i was in high school, i was into hip hop. So, one day, a friend of my brother’s asked me this very question: “What’s the difference between hip hop and rap?”. Little did i know, that my answer still haunts me to this very day: Graffiti. Yes, graffiti; that was my answer. Silly, […]

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    How Did Franck Ribéry And Carlos Tevez Get Their Permanent Scars?

    I know, i know… the real question we all want to know the answer to is how did Joker get his scars. But because there’s no true origin of our favorite villain’s distinctive facial characteristic (he always tells a different story), let’s just focus on the title of this post. For both Franck Ribéry and Carlos […]

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    You CANNOT Ace This General Knowledge Quiz

    You think you know everything, but before you get the title, you have to correctly solve this general knowledge quiz. So, let’s see if you are indeed, a Useless Info Junkie! If you like what you read then you will definitely love this one: QUIZ: How Much Of A Useless Info Junkie Are You? Let’s See […]

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    The Interesting Reason Why Ice Cream With Syrup Desserts Are Called ‘Sundaes’

    I need to admit something: i just looove sundaes. Chocolate, caramel, strawberry, you name it. But what’s up with their name? What in the world is a ‘sundae’? It kind of looks like Sunday, but why the -e on the end? Well, wonder no more you useless info junkie because we’ve got you covered. And the […]

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    Why Are Telephone Directory Of Businesses Printed On “Yellow Pages”?

    Do you remember yellow pages? Yes, there was a time households relied on printed telephone directories to find the number of any given business. But then… internet happened and printed yellow pages became obsolete (in the UK, they are discontinued as of January 2019). But have you ever wondered why yellow pages are yellow? Well, […]

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    Here’s Why Breathing Helium Changes The Sound Of Your Voice

    We’ve all done it. Inhaling helium from a balloon and then speak in a funny voice is a “must” in every children’s party. But why? Why does helium change your voice? A lot of people believe that helium changes the pitch of their voice. However, this is not the case. It all has to do with […]

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    Do People Get Anything When They’re Knighted By The Queen?

    Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Sean Connery, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Elton John, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Paul McCartney. The list of famous actors, musicians, scientists and politicians who’ve been knighted by the Queen gets bigger every year. Have you ever wondered though, what do people get when they earn this prestigious title? In other words, […]

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    Why Do People Say “God Bless You” When Someone Sneezes?

    In English speaking countries, when someone sneezes, it’s kind of a social obligation to say “God bless you”. But have you ever wondered why? I mean, why does someone needs to be blessed by God simply because he or she got air out of their lungs through their nose and mouth? Well, just like the […]

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    The Story Of How Toy Bears Were Named ‘Teddy Bears’ After Theodore Roosevelt

    To answer why teddy bears were named after Theodore Roosevelt we’ll have to go back to 1902. You see, in November of that year, Mississippi Governor, Andrew H. Longino, invited President Theodore Roosevelt to a hunting trip. “Teddy” accepted the invitation and went to Mississippi for a three day bear hunting. But after three days, the […]

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    The Simple Reason Why Birds On A Power Line Usually Face The Same Direction

    Have you ever noticed that birds sitting on a power line face the same direction? I mean, they usually look just like the picture above, don’t they? But why? Well, it’s actually for the same reason why pilots prefer head wind when landing. Let me explain. (the article continues after the ad) WIND RESISTANCE Because […]

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