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To assist sailors, time balls were devised.

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Long before it was used on New Year's Eve, a ball dropped from the top of England's Royal Observatory in Greenwich at 1 p.m. every day (beginning in 1833) to assist ship commanders in coordinating their navigation equipment. Similar balls have been installed in coastal places across the world.

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Did you Know? Benjamin Franklin invented bifocal lenses

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An Octothorpe is a technical term for the hashtag sign.

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Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night

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We may thank a famous author's brother for conspiracy theorists' tinfoil hats.

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To visit Bhutan, tourists must spend a minimum of US$200 per day.

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What Is the Name of French Cinema?

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Although you might consider it a vegetable, it's actually a fruit.

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Use as an alternative to pine nuts in pesto!

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Insomnia can be deadly.

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How are the themes determined?

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Grant Wood's American Gothic


Optical technology underlies it

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Egypt Borders Two Seas

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Venus flytraps' favourite food is NOT flies.

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The Bront siblings collaborated to create fantastical worlds.

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Porcelain was marked by the emperor's reign and dynasty.

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Flowers are produced by Venus flytraps.

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Stomach cancer was No. 1 in the 1940s, now it’s No. 8


What exactly is niacinamide?

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Did you Know? Some planes can fly 5 hours after their engine goes off

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Did you Know? Insects are widely eaten throughout Cambodia

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Wales is abundant in natural resources.

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Did you Know? The thickness of egg shell depends upon the age of laying hen.

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Mrs. Claus is Santa's wife.