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    How To Win At Rock–Paper–Scissors

    We all know the rules of rock-paper-scissors, right? Three simple choices: rock crushes scissors, scissors beats paper and paper covers rock. Be definition, each one loses once and wins once so it seems that there’s no strategy that you can follow to increase your chances of winning. Well, if indeed your opponent’s decisions were made […]

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    The Real Reason Why Mattresses And Pillows Come With A “DO NOT REMOVE UNDER PENALTY OF LAW” Tag

    Because (i think) this is only a US thing, let start with the basics so everybody can follow us here: mattresses, pillows and all stuffed furniture sold in the US come with this warning tag: This incredibly weird label had people asking the same question for decades: is it really illegal to remove the label […]

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    Why Is Saffron So Expensive?

    If you’ve ever eaten a properly made paella, then you’ve tasted saffron. It’s the spice that gives that distinctive yellowish color and with $5,000 a pound (453gr), it’s by far the world’s most expensive spice. To put that into context, the second most expensive spice, which is vanilla, is sold at $600 a pound. So one […]

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    Here’s Why European McDonald’s Signs Are Green

    If you’ve ever been to Europe, you’ve probably noticed that McDonald’s restaurants are not red and yellow but green and yellow. Here’s a picture I took last August when I was in Stockholm, Sweden so you know exactly what I’m talking about: I don’t know about you but I found that to be rather odd, especially […]

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    The Simple Reason Why A Mile Is Exactly 5,280 Feet

    I don’t know about you, but i’ve always wondered that: why the mile is 5,280 feet? I mean, why not 5,000 or something? Who decided that a mile should be 20 feet shy of 5,300 feet or 80 feet more than 5,200 feet? Well, the answer is quite interesting and it all has to do with […]

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    Why Do Chefs Season From A Height?

    Let me ask you a question: “from what height do you sprinkle salt onto your food?”. Well, If you’re like most people out there, chances are you’re doing it from a height of about 2-3 inches (5-8cm). But not chefs they don’t. Chefs season their food from way up. And when i say “way up”, i mean way […]

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    How Do Boomerangs Come Back To The Thrower?

    To be honest, I’ve always wondered that: how on earth, do boomerangs always come back to you? I mean, how is ti possible to throw an object into the air and then just watch it fly and return to your hands? I’ve always found it fascinating. I don’t know why i didn’t write about this earlier […]

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    QUIZ: Can You Answer These 9 Simple Sleep Science Questions?

    How well do you know your sleep? Answer these 9 simple, sleep science questions to find out. Take the quiz: (the article continues after the ad)   If you liked this quiz, then you will definitely love this one: QUIZ: How Much Of A Useless Info Junkie Are You? Let’s See If You Can Pass This […]

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    The Interesting Reason Why The Iconic Swiss Railway Clock Has This Red Circle On The Second Hand

    Out of all the clock designs out there, nothing screams more classic than the iconic Swiss Railway clock. Simple, stylish, elegant – a design so minimal that even Apple couldn’t resist adding to iOS 6 back in 2012. I happened to see one the other day and while i was watching thinking how beautiful it is, […]

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    Myth Or Fact: Did Ninja Actually Wear All-Black Costumes?

    Ninjas, the covert agents in feudal Japan that were masters in unorthodox warfare. Their missions varied from just spying to collect information, to sabotage missions, infiltration and of course, assassinations.  In fact, they were so much feared at the time, feudal lords invented a Brilliant Ninja Intruder Alarm System we’ve talked about in one of our previous […]

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    What Were People Eating On The Titanic? Menu Reveals What Was Served In First, Second And Third Class

    RMS Titanic is still considered by many people the most luxurious ship ever to be built. And that means that whether you were a first, a second or a third class passenger, you had to pay quite a sum to get on board (first class ticket was around $61,000 in today’s money). Therefore, one would assume […]

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