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Post by Riddick » 08-02-2023 01:29 AM

Are There Any Synonyms for the Word ‘Synonym’?
Technically, yes. But don’t expect anyone else to know what you’re talking about.

How Many Dimensions Are There in the Universe?
According to string theory, there are at least 10 dimensions of space, most of which are impossible for humans to perceive.

What Are Pimentos, And How Do They Get Inside Olives?
For years, people pushed the tiny peppers into olives manually. Some high-end brands still stuff them by hand today.

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Post by Riddick » 08-10-2023 01:20 PM

Whatever Happened to Vibrating Beds?
Once a staple of seedy motels, road trippers used to look forward to getting shaken up on buzzing mattresses, but the good times didn't last.

How Far Can You Fall and Still Survive?
In a high free fall how and where you land is one of the major factors in whether you get up from the ground or go 6 feet further into it.

What’s the Difference Between Bugs and Insects?
The difference comes down to more than semantics—All bugs are insects, but under the definition, not all insects are bugs.

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Post by Riddick » 11-15-2023 02:49 PM

Why Do the Lions & Cowboys Always Play On Thanksgiving?
Well, DUH? Isn't it obvious? Because it’s tradition! But how did this tradition begin?

What’s the Difference Between Yams & Sweet Potatoes?
Americans tend to use the terms ‘yam’ & “sweet potato’ interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing.

Why Do We Eat Certain Foods On Thanksgiving?
Not every classic Thanksgiving dish has a long history. Some staples were the result of good marketing.

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