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Best Selling Novel

The best-selling work of fiction isn’t Harry Potter. As of 2011, the Harry Potter series of books is believed to have sold in the region of 450 million, but on an individual basis, none of them come close to Charles … Continue reading

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Entire Old Testament Written on Pin Head

Nanotechnology, the ability to manipulate matter on a molecular and atomic scale, is becoming increasingly sophisticated. In 2007, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology successfully printed the entire Old Testament onto a silicon chip the size of a pin head. This … Continue reading

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Longest Movie

If you thought James Cameron’s, Titanic was a long movie, then try sitting through a film that lasts 162 hours. Cinématon, made up of 2432 silent vignettes, is an experimental film that took 33 years to compose. Although you’re unlikely … Continue reading

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First Video Game Was Not Pong

If you ask someone to name the very first videogame, they might mention Pac-Man (1980), Space Invaders (1978), or maybe even Pong (1972). But to find the granddaddy of them all, you have to go back another 20 years. If … Continue reading

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Most Heavily Armed Country

The idea of the gun-toting American is a little cliche, but a 2007 study demonstrates that this stereotype is firmly based in fact. Of the estimated 875 million firearms that exist in the world, almost a third are owned by … Continue reading

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Youngest Licensed Gun Owner

In 2007 in Illinois, 10-month old Bubba Ludwig was gifted a shotgun as a family heirloom. The baby’s family, perhaps wanting to ensure that they were not breaking any laws, applied for a gun license on Bubba’s behalf . . … Continue reading

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Most Bizarre Cosmetic Surgery?

Many believe that cosmetic surgery is as natural as getting a haircut. Others claim that cosmetic surgery has gone too far. You can determine on which side of the argument you fall by measuring your reaction to Neuticles®. As suggested … Continue reading

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The Year is 2004….in Ethiopia

If you travel to Ethiopia and pick up a newspaper, you might be shocked to discover that you’ve apparently gone back in time — by about eight years! Relax; that taxi cab you took wasn’t a DeLorean. You’re simply in … Continue reading

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Electric Cars Once Ruled the Road

Although we may think of the electric car as being a modern invention, it actually flourished in the 19th century. For a considerable period, electric cars were more popular than the internal combustion engine equivalent; they were quieter, vibrated less, … Continue reading

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A Day is Not Exactly 24 Hours Long

If you have ever lived in a daylight savings area, you probably rejoice for that extra hour in bed, or maybe wince when it is taken away. However, you may have completely missed the fact that over the last 30 … Continue reading

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