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Slinky has gone in space shuttles to test zero-gravity on the physical laws that govern the mechanics of springs. In space, Slinky behaves like neither a spring nor a toy, but as a continuously propagating wave.

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Statistically speaking, UFO sightings are at their greatest number when Mars is closest to Earth.

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In ancient Egypt, the entire family would shave their eyebrows off as a sign of mourning when the family cat died.

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If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

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If you aply a small amount of Goop to the threads of your bolts, you won't lose your nuts. George:cool:

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Between 1993 and 1996, Madonna lived in a 9-story-tall castle in Hollywood that once belonged to gangster Bugsy Siegel.

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Hookers got their title during the Civil War, when Gen. Joseph Hooker, of the Union Army, tried to boost morale by allowing prostitutes access to his troops. Quickly dubbed "Hooker’s girls," the prostitutes shortened the name to "hookers." The term stuck.

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One ounce of the material that constitutes a spider’s web could stretch 2,000 miles.

 

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The smokin hot Rebecca Romijn married the fat kid from Stand By Me

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In October 1994, Jeff Bezos wanted to name his new Web venture "Cadabra," as in "abracadabra." But his attorney convinced him that this magical moniker sounded a bit too much like "cadaver." Reluctantly, Bezos went with his second choice: Amazon.com.

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