A pineapple is called a pineapple because it has a scratchy divided exterior resembling a pinecone and a firm interior pulp like that of an apple.
The dibs are the knucklebones of a sheep or pebbles used in an old 17th century English game by children. Whenever you’d get a dib, you’d earn a claim.
We have moles because the pigment that gives our skin color is not evenly spread out throughout our body and at places, it would cluster and form moles.
There are only 28 days in February because the Romans didn’t regard this month as important. To them, it was just a cold, useless part of winter.
DNA lasts for a little over 1,000 years. For example, scientists have extracted DNA from the leg bones of an extinct moa bird in New Zealand, 500 years old.
There are no snakes in Ireland because it was too cold here during the ace ice and then the country was cut off from the rest of the continent.
Songs get stuck in your head because of earworms, songs which have quite a fast tempo and a common melodic shape with unusual intervals of repetitions
Earworms are undesired catchy tunes that keep repeating in your head. A recent study shows that about 98% of the people living in the western world have
Duty free is where you go when you want to spend your leftover foreign currency before heading for home. Usually, this happens in the airport which also serves as the border between countries. No matter if you want that or not, you inevitably walk into a duty-free shop to spend your remaining $20 or $50…
Paper cuts hurt so much because the paper is quite rough, much like a saw blade rather than a knife and it does a lot more damage to cells and nerves
The Santa Ana winds are dry and often hot winds that blow through Southern California towards the coast and originate from the high-elevation deserts
Teeth whiteners provide for an entire $11 billion industry in the US. Studies show that more than 12 percent of American households use teeth whiteners. People are definitely crazy about whiter teeth ever since those TV ads of families with perfectly-white teeth and now all these Instagram influencers and TV starts whose teeth are flawless…
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