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Holiday life hacks are here :D

John Green, from Mental Floss, is ready to go through a series of Holiday life hacks again. Most of them are valid, but there are some others that didn’t make the cut. I’d say the choices were rather subjective, but on most part i agree with John here. Life hacks that work: – turn a […]

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Mental Floss: 29 early sports rules

Ok, I didn’t knew the early sport rules were no rules at all. Some of the games would be played in any way you could. For example, soccer, the real football I mean, would be played with a ball, but you could grab it with the hand too to move it where you wanted. Or […]

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26 facts about amusement parks with Mental Floss

John Green, from Mental Floss, presents us 26 facts about amusement parks in the US and, without a doubt, you never knew some of these facts. In any case, one less known fact is that large media/content companies who love to have all the control in their verticals also like to use amusement parks as […]

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Mental Floss: 41 facts about dogs

Did you know that dogs sweat only through their paws or that the behave like they are guilty because they know that this way they might escape any punishment we would give them? Yes, dogs don’t feel guilt. Other facts: Poodle haircuts are practical for hunting, Malinois Shepeherd Dog can smell prostate cancer, dogs detect […]

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Mental floss presents 29 strange museums

As always, John Green, from Mental Floss, presents a list of the most interesting things that you need to know of. This time he presents a list of 29 weird museums. don’t ask about number 29. it’s pretty random, I guess. Here are my favorite weird museums from this list: – Museum of PEZ Momorabilia, […]

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Mental Floss: 32 cars names. Where they’d come from?

John Green tell us where 32 cars had their name from. Some of the cars either mean something like light, move, wheel, concepts or after the name of their creator or some others are named after places or regions. Some examples: – Huynday is a Korean term for: present day, modernity – Toyota was named […]

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Mental Floss: the origins of 40 English words

John Green tells us about the origins of 40 English word, origins which, not surprisingly, trace back to Roman times and to European or Asian places. so, here are some word origins for those who love English that much that they want to learn some history too> – muscle – from “little mouse”, in Latin […]

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Mental Floss: 29 misconceptions about alcohol

Mental Floss brings us 29 misconceptions about alcohol and you won’t believe that what you knew was true is, in fact, not true. For example: if you eat before drinking, you will not get drunk. That is not true, you will still get drunk, but a little later. Some other misconceptions: – if you mix […]

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Learn about Christmas: 27 winter traditions explained by Mental Floss

John Green, from Mental Floss, explains us why some traditions are older than we thought and how some other traditions originated in commerce, like for example, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which was a free storybook given to shoppers at Montgomery Ward Department Store in 1939. Rudolph became a hit song in 1949. So, at first, […]

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30 less known things about video games

Mental Floss has created another great educational video: it teaches us about 30 game changing video games. Nowadays 3D video games show incredibly vivid imagery and awesome physics. You can’t beat a shooter game that allows you to destroy buildings around you ๐Ÿ˜€ Now, some of the less knows things in regards to the video […]

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