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Canadian Lottery

Canadian Lottery Winners Must Be Able to Answer a Math Question Correctly without Using a Calculator Before They Can Claim Their Winnings.

The probability of winning the Lottery Jackpot is one in 292.2 million. The chances of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are slimmer, at one in 302.6 million. But did you know what you need to do before claiming your winnings from the Canadian Lottery?  Before winners can claim their prize, the Canadian Lottery requires them …

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Chocolate Giri Japan Valentines

Japanese Women are Expected to Gift Chocolates to Men During Valentines Day. Giri Choco or Obligation Chocolates are Part of This Tradition. Men are Then Supposed to Reciprocate the Gesture on March 14.

Valentine’s Day is known as the day of love. Of course, chocolate is one of the most ideal gifts to give your loved ones. It is also a great treat, easy to work with, delicious, and allows you to indulge yourself and others. In 2018, nearly $ 1.8 billion was spent on Valentine’s Day sweets …

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Chicago Public Schools

For Over 50 Years, Chicago Public Schools Required Male Students to be in the Nude While Attending Swimming Classes. Only Female Students were Allowed to Wear Swimsuits.

In most countries, swimming lessons are attained during the curriculum process. Swimming test certificates are required for further training in aquatic abilities. Many countries have established a minimum swimming level that children should achieve by the end of primary school, in most cases with the assistance of school swimming classes that are part of the …

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Captain Edward John Smith

Edward John Smith, the Captain of the Titanic, was also the Captain of the Olympic when She Collided with a Warship in 1911. The Collision Delayed Titanic’s Maiden Voyage

The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner operated by the White Star Line. The vessel sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. But did you know that Captain Smith was also the Captain of the Olympic? Captain Edward …

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Nasa Boy Scouts

At Least 207 of NASA’s 312 Astronauts Have Been Active Boy Scouts; All Three Crew Members of the Apollo 13 were Boy Scouts Too

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest scouting organizations in the United States. The mission of the organization is to prepare the youth and help them make ethical and moral choices throughout their lives by instilling certain values. But did you ever wonder how many of NASA’s astronauts were active boy scouts …

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Bats

Bats are Quite Beneficial to the Agriculture Industry Since they Eat Enough Insects to Save the US Over a Billion in Crop Damage and Pesticides

Bats are among the most misunderstood creatures in nature. They are essential to our ecosystem’s health and economy, despite being sometimes feared and detested. Did you ever wonder how bats help large-scale farming? Bats can consume enough insects and pests to prevent agricultural damage and pesticide use, costing the US agriculture industry over $1 billion …

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Whale Tail

The Whale Tail on Cruise Ships is Designed to Direct Diesel Exhaust Over the Stern and Away from the Passengers

You’ve undoubtedly seen the towering whale tail embellishing ships belonging to a prominent cruise company if you’ve traveled the oceans. The attractive and functional red, white, and blue funnel with fins on both sides. But do you know what this is for? On cruise ships, the whale tail is used to deflect diesel emissions over …

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Donald Duck and His Friends Wish You a Merry Christmas on Christmas Eve

Swedes Have a Bizarre Tradition of Watching Donald Duck Every Christmas Eve

Donald Fauntleroy Duck is an animated character created by Walt Disney as a foil to Mickey Mouse. He made his screen debut on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen. But did you know that the Swedes can’t celebrate Christmas Eve without Donald? Every Christmas Eve at around 3 PM, Sweden’s main channel broadcasts …

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Mundane

Mundane Science Fiction is a Literary Movement Driven by Creating Plausible Extension of Existing Science and Technology

Science fiction deals with innovative and futuristic ideas such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life. Did you know that a subgenre called mundane science fiction exists? Mundane science fiction, is a sci-fi literary movement focused on making plausible extensions of existing science and technology, setting stories on …

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Elephant

How Well Elephants Swim?

If you enjoy watching animals on television, you may have seen elephants in the wild playing with water. Even at a safari park, elephants are frequently seen splashing about in their enclosure’s pool. Elephants clearly enjoy the water, which is quite evident. But how well can elephants swim? Elephants can swim for long distances. They …

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