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The Greatest Misquotes In History

We’re a quotable society, and we love to echo the famous words of others. However, many of the most popular quotes we love to recount are actually wrong. Here are some of our favorite legendary misquotations. Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This short, pithy …

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This Space Survival Kit Has Everything A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs

While it took the engineering expertise of hundreds of engineers, scientists, and pilots to ensure that Russian cosmonauts could survive space itself, landing back on Earth didn’t always mean they were out of danger. Unlike their Apollo mission counterparts, who touched down in the ocean and were picked up via …

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The Great Wall Has Stood For Centuries Thanks To Sticky Rice

Totaling more than 13,000 miles in length, the Great Wall of China continues to astound and awe visitors with its ancient defensive architecture. Boasting a 2,300-year-old history, the wall was built to prevent invasion from the Mongols and protect the Silk Road Trade. Thousands died during its construction; many remain …

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Wearing Dresses Made Of Ocean Plastic Underwater

Karina Oliani, also known as the adventure doctor, she’s climbed Everest twice and is Brazil’s first physician specializing in Wilderness Medicine, a specialty that serves her well as she travels the world as an athlete, explorer, and activist. Though she’s been diving since she was 12, the waters of São …

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An Ocularist’s Glass Eyeball Collection

The first prosthetic eye is estimated to have been produced in the 29th-century B.C. The eye belonged to a woman in what is now Iran. Historians believe it was made using a waterproof paste, then covered in gold and engraved with a sunlike iris. Golden thread held the crude eye …

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This Three-Continent Ant Mega-Colony WILL Conquer Earth Soon

Generally speaking, we humans like to think that we’re the dominant species on Earth. We’re untouchable, right? Other animals exhibit great intelligence, granted, but have they developed a McDonald’s delivery service or paw-and-claw resistant smartphones of their own? They have not. There’s nothing to worry about. Or so you might …

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Indian Men Cracking Open 12 Metres of Rock

The video is said to have been taken in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The video shows a group of men hammering a chisel into a rock repeatedly. The rock splits into two amidst a cloud of dust.

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Disney Has a Code and Procedure for Vacuuming Ashes

The urban legend that some people have scattered the ashes of their loved ones at the Disney World and Disneyland parks is actually much truer than we think—and it happens so often that the employees have a specific code word for it! If you’ve ever been casually walking down Main …

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