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Vitamin D is actually a hormone and can greatly affect your…

Vitamin D is actually a hormone and can greatly affect your sleep quality and many other bodily functions.

A Roman soldier once farted causing a riot that led to the…

A Roman soldier once farted causing a riot that led to the deaths of 10,000 people.

In the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, three men were…

In the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, three men were caught alive on the roof of a hotel that was ablaze, and it was impossible to get them down. Rather than see the men fall and be burned alive, a nearby military officer ordered his men to shoot them.

People have more empathy for abused puppies and dogs than they…

People have more empathy for abused puppies and dogs than they do for adult humans who have been abused, a study suggests.

Photo : U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Valentine

The films The Hunger Games and Brave helped boost the popularity…

The films The Hunger Games and Brave helped boost the popularity of archery among women. Since the movies’ release in 2012, women’s participation rose by 105% in the US.

Photo : U.S. Navy / Gabrielle Joyner

In mid-14th century Europe, Jews were less likely to be infected…

In mid-14th century Europe, Jews were less likely to be infected with the plague than the rest of the population. One reason may be that their religious practices promoted hygiene. But the Jews’ lower infection rates led to accusations that they caused the plague, and many Jewish communities were massacred.

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Bill Murray once went to a Bluegrass concert in Charleston, SC,…

Bill Murray once went to a Bluegrass concert in Charleston, SC, bought every remaining ticket, and handed them out to the people waiting in line.

After being prohibited from wearing shorts during the hot summer…

After being prohibited from wearing shorts during the hot summer months, bus drivers in Sweden wore skirts to work, citing that since their female coworkers could wear skirts, it would be discriminatory to prohibit them from wearing skirts too.

Back in the 1980’s people were able to download Video…

Back in the 1980’s people were able to download Video Games from a radio broadcast by recording the sounds onto a cassette tape that they could then play on their computers.

Photo : Kevin Savetz / Flickr / wikimedia

A section of passenger railroad in Alaska call the Hurricane…

A section of passenger railroad in Alaska call the Hurricane Turn. Rather than making scheduled station stops, it operates as a flag-stop meaning passengers in this remote area can simply wave the train down to stop. It’s one of the last true flag-stop trains in the U.S.

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