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Where Did Bikini Bottom Get Its Name?

SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated comedy television series created for Nickelodeon by a marine science educator and animator Stephen Hillenburg. The series follows the exploits of the title character and his aquatic pals in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. But did you know where Bikini Bottom got its name? Bikini Bottom was …

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Mike the cat

Who Guards the Gates of the British Museum?

The British Museum is a public museum in Bloomsbury, London, dedicated to human history, art, and culture. Its permanent collection of eight million works is one of the most extensive in the world. It tells the story of human culture from its inception to the present day. The British Museum was the world’s first public …

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Cats on boats

Why Did Seafarers Always Keep Cats Aboard?

Since ancient times, sailors have traversed the open ocean for fishing, trading, and exploration. Because these early mariners faced many dangers and uncertainties, they relied on superstitions, omens, and luck to keep them safe and guide them home. Sailors’ superstitions provided them with a sense of control as they navigated the unpredictability of the seas. …

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Cheetah

Why Did Cheetahs Almost Become Extinct?

Cheetahs are known to be the fastest land animal. They are capable of sprinting up to 120 kilometers per hour and accelerating to 97 kilometers per hour in as little as three seconds. Essentially making them faster than most sports cars. But did you know, that these marvelous creatures almost became Extinct?  Cheetahs were once …

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Ahi Tuna Neko Matagi

How Did Ahi Tuna Turn from Cat Food to High-End Sushi?

Sushi offers a unique and flavorful eating experience, unlike any other dish. Legitimate Japanese cuisine is usually made from premium tuna, amberjack, snapper, or mackerel. But did you know that tuna wasn’t initially used for sushi? In the earlier twentieth century, tuna was caught as a sport. Once caught, it is turned into cat food …

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Finches

How Do Birds Keep Pests and Parasites Away?

Birds are renowned for designing their nest with vegetation rich in compounds that keep them away from parasites. But one unlikely component may actually help birds keep their nest pest free.  The nicotine in the cigarettes help keeps the parasite away. Some urban birds like finches and sparrows use cigarette butts as a form of …

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Narnia

Why Did The Producers Have to Use CGI on the Dogs in The Chronicles of Narnia?

The Chronicles of Narnia film series is based on C. S. Lewis’s novel of the same name. The series follows the adventures of children in the world of Narnia, led by Aslan, a wise and powerful lion with the ability to speak and the true king of Narnia. But did you know the producers of …

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Przewalski

What is the Only True Wild Horse?

While the majority of horses today are domesticated, others remain wild. Feral horses are the offspring of once-tame animals that have roamed the countryside for generations. Groups of these horses can be found all over the world. But do you know there is only one true wild horse?  Mongolia’s only truly wild horse is the …

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sheep fighting in algeria

How is Sheep Fighting Done in Algeria?

Algeria has battled lawlessly over the years the economic struggles of their country like suppression of the state, lack of jobs for the people, and tension on borders. Having strict marshals that supervise the country, young men found a scapegoat through sheep fighting. What was it? And how was this done? Sheep fighting is not …

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