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The Curious Reason Darwin Grew His Beard

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Whenever Charles Robert Darwin is mentioned in conversation it’s almost certain that your mind wanders to one of the B’s, the Beagle, the Book or the Beard.

Isaac Newton Knew How to Hold a Grudge

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It’s almost certain that everyone reading this has next to know clue who the hell Robert Hooke is, with the small exception of the few of you who remember being taught Hookes law in physics class. Well, you can thank Isaac Newton for that.

Freight Trains Are Like the Most Efficient Thing on Wheels

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Transporting something via freight train is a curiosity of a bygone age, the image of a dusty old train carting several tons of cargo along a rickety track isn’t just something that’s outdated, it belong in a history book. So then it may surprise you to learn that moving cargo via freight train isn’t just efficient, it’s wicked efficient. 

The Penny They Never Made In Case People Tried to Eat It

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There’s an oft repeated fact that it costs 2 cents to make a single penny, oddly, this is completely true, but we’re not here to talk about that today because we have a much cooler story about the time the U.S. Mint tried to make a cheaper penny, then had to destroy it almost immediately purely because they were worried about people shovelling them into their mouths.

Water Balloons Were Originally Supposed to be Socks

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Nailing someone on the melon with a water balloon is one of life’s sweetest feelings, especially when you put the balloon in the freezer for three hours first. So then, it was rather odd to learn that if it wasn’t for a guy being pissed off that he could make a pair of socks, water balloons may never had existed.