Category: facts

Studies show that cats understand human commands but don’t…

Studies show that cats understand human commands but don’t care to follow them.

Three physicists flew around the world twice in 1971 with synced…

Three physicists flew around the world twice in 1971 with synced atomic clocks to test out the time dilation theory. Upon meeting up, they found that all 3 of the clocks disagreed with each other.

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Sarcasm is banned in North Korea.

Sarcasm is banned in North Korea.

When the 24/7 restaurant Denny’s decided to close for…

When the 24/7 restaurant Denny’s decided to close for Christmas in 1988, many stores realized that they didn’t have any keys, or even locks, since they never used them. 700 of the 1221 restaurants needed to get new locks installed for the holiday.

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There is a slug that can “borrow” DNA from algae it…

There is a slug that can “borrow” DNA from algae it eats giving it the temporary ability to perform photosynthesis. It is the only known animal to do this.

Photo : Heike Wägele & Annette Klussmann-Kolb / wikipedia

In Interstellar, the depiction of a black hole required…

In Interstellar, the depiction of a black hole required completely new CGI rendering software and was so accurate that it provided enough scientific insight to publish three scientific papers.

There is a strip club in Canada that doubles as a church on…

There is a strip club in Canada that doubles as a church on Sunday.

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From the late 1860s until the 1970s, several American cities had…

From the late 1860s until the 1970s, several American cities had ugly laws that deemed it illegal for persons who were “unsightly” or “unseemly” to appear in public.

In 1972, Canada had a contest to complete the saying “As…

In 1972, Canada had a contest to complete the saying “As Canadian as…”. The winner was “As Canadian as possible under the circumstances.”

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The FBI started compiling a file on Sacha Baron Cohen while he…

The FBI started compiling a file on Sacha Baron Cohen while he was filming Borat after receiving numerous complaints about a strange man traveling around the country in an ice cream truck.