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Simpsons Did It

##EMBED## Click Here to Learn How One Way Mirrors Work Text Version The Italian town of Viganella gets no direct sunlight for about seven weeks each winter.  In order to solve this problem, in 2006, a computer controlled mirror was installed which is approximately 25 feet by 15 feet.  The mirror is controlled such  that it reflects sunlight into the […]

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Why Fish are White Meat

##EMBED## Click Here to Read More Interesting Meat Related Facts Text Version Fish are primarily white meat due to the fact that they don’t ever need their muscles to support themselves and thus need much less myoglobin or sometimes none at all in a few cases; they float, so their muscle usage is much less than say a 1000 pound […]

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How Peanut Butter is Made

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn Interesting Facts About Peanut Butter and George Washington Carver Text Version Peanut butter is made by: First roasting the peanuts at around 240 degrees Celsius (464 degrees Fahrenheit).  At this stage, the peanuts turn from white to light brown. The peanuts are then cooled rapidly so that they don’t continue to cook […]

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Bananas Don’t Grow on Trees

##EMBED## Click Here to Read More Interesting Banana Facts Text Version Bananas do not grow on trees.  Rather, they grow from a root structure that produces an above ground stem.  The plant is specifically classified as an arborescent (tree-like) perennial herb; in fact, it is the largest herbaceous flowering plant.  The banana plant being an herb is that the banana […]

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Johnny Carson Once Caused a Month Long Toilet Paper Shortage

toilet paper shortage caused by Johnny Carson

##EMBED## Click Here to Read More Toilet Paper Facts Text Version Johnny Carson once caused a near month long toilet paper shortage in the U.S. in December of 1973.  In his show, he said, “You know what’s disappearing from the supermarket shelves?  Toilet paper… There’s an acute shortage of toilet paper in the United States.”  Americans promptly went out and […]

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Medieval Bread Names

##EMBED## Click Here to Read More Bread Related Facts Text Version In medieval times in Western Europe, breads were typically named after the class of people who typically consumed a given type of bread.  There were knight’s loafs, squire’s loafs, varlet’s loafs, court’s loafs, pope’s loafs, common loafs, table loafs, etc.

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