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A Chicken Egg In a Chicken Egg in a Chicken- The Elusive Xzibit Egg

A Chicken Egg In a Chicken Egg in a Chicken- The Elusive Xzibit Egg

Karl Smallwood February 17, 2015 1

Unless you didn’t quite get enough info from the title- yes, it is entirely possible for a chicken to lay an egg that contains another fully developed egg, what we now officially dub an

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Fascinating Facts About Every U.S. President

Fascinating Facts About Every U.S. President

Daven Hiskey February 16, 2015 0

  There have to date been 43 people who’ve held the highest political position in the United States since the founding of this republic under the current constitution. (And quite a few more Presidents

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The Surprisingly Poor Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

The Surprisingly Poor Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Karl Smallwood February 16, 2015 3

Prior to his role as Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Willard Smith (yes, Willard) enjoyed a successful career as a rapper under the pseudonym, “The Fresh Prince” as part of a

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Time Before Ubiquitous Clocks

Time Before Ubiquitous Clocks

Melissa February 13, 2015 0

Anonymous asks: Through most of history there were few clocks and only recently alarm clocks, so how did people know when to get up precisely? Or how did they schedule meetings or when to

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Why Do Drawn Hearts Look Nothing Like Real Hearts?

Why Do Drawn Hearts Look Nothing Like Real Hearts?

Karl Smallwood February 13, 2015 1

Mark R. asks: Why do drawn hearts look nothing like real hearts? Who first drew them this way? The heart symbol is one of the single most enduring and widely recognised symbols in modern

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How Do They Make White Gold White Given That It’s an Element?

How Do They Make White Gold White Given That It’s an Element?

Sarah Stone February 12, 2015 9

Elizabeth F. asks: Is white gold really gold? If it is, how do they make it white when it’s an element? The purest form of gold is, of course, golden and is referred to

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That Time an Argument Over the Quality of Ale Resulted in a Battle Between Oxford Students and the Townsfolk

That Time an Argument Over the Quality of Ale Resulted in a Battle Between Oxford Students and the Townsfolk

Karl Smallwood February 11, 2015 0

Oxford University is well known for being one of the most prestigious and elite places of learning in history. Over the years, it has seen some of the finest minds the world has ever

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Bushu-Suru

Bushu-Suru

Sarah Stone February 11, 2015 0

Taking the job as President of the United States means that people across the world know just about everything you do or say, including occasionally making a fool of yourself. Former President George W.

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A Lesson in Failure- The Rise of the Mars Candy Company

A Lesson in Failure- The Rise of the Mars Candy Company

Matt Blitz February 10, 2015 5

The legendary Roald Dahl’s book Charlie & Chocolate Factory from 1964 (and its subsequent two film adaptations from 1971 and 2005) told the story of a magical candy factory and its eccentric and mysterious

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The Invention of the Cardboard Box

The Invention of the Cardboard Box

Matt Blitz February 9, 2015 11

Gared O. asks: Who invented the cardboard box? The cardboard box goes largely unappreciated. Yet, it is indispensable to our daily living. It holds all of our knick-knacks and personal mementos when we move

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Herbert K. Pililaau vs. the North Korean Army

Herbert K. Pililaau vs. the North Korean Army

Karl Smallwood February 9, 2015 1

Hollywood often makes up stories about nigh-unkillable, enemy-stomping individuals who laugh in the face of certain death, only to deliver that death to countless bad guys instead. In real life, if you put a

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Weekly Wrap Volume 74

Weekly Wrap Volume 74

Daven Hiskey February 7, 2015 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Bizarre Mating Practices of the Arabian Camel Some people are into feet, others like

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Why Do Judges Wear Robes?

Why Do Judges Wear Robes?

Sarah Stone February 6, 2015 1

Juana R. asks: Why do judges wear robes? Is this still a requirement or just a tradition? Most of us in the western world expect judges to wear a robe when they sit behind

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The Curious Tale of Turnspit Dogs

The Curious Tale of Turnspit Dogs

Karl Smallwood February 6, 2015 3

Considering how most dogs in the Western world these days are treated as a member of the family, it’s often easy to forget that the vast majority of our furry friends up until very

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Why was Lead Added to Paint?

Why was Lead Added to Paint?

Sarah Stone February 5, 2015 2

Julie H. asks: Why did lead used to be added to paint? The use of lead in everyday objects dates back to the ancient Romans. They used lead in makeup, as an additive in

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The Origin of Valentine’s Day

The Origin of Valentine’s Day

Matt Blitz February 5, 2015 5

While not thought to be directly related to modern Valentine’s Day traditions, the beginnings of celebrating love (of a sort) in February date back to the Romans. The feast of Lupercalia was a pagan

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The Curious Practice of Trepanning

The Curious Practice of Trepanning

Melissa February 4, 2015 0

Older than writing, evidence of the practice of drilling a hole in someone’s head in order to improve their health and well-being has been found from as far back as 6,500 BC. Although most

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A Space Race for the Dogs… and Monkeys and Fruit Flies

A Space Race for the Dogs… and Monkeys and Fruit Flies

Matt Blitz February 4, 2015 2

The first Earthlings sent into space were brave, calm under pressure, and heroic. They were also not human and many of them were furry. Yes, before Apollo 13, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Yuri

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