10 Unexpected Things You Can Overdose On

10 Unexpected Things You Can Overdose On

The word “overdose” typically brings illegal drugs to mind. But it is not only street drugs or the abuse of prescription medications that can overwhelm the body and cause damage or death. Substances that are considered harmless or even healthy...
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10 Unexpected Perks To Becoming The Queen Of England

10 Unexpected Perks To Becoming The Queen Of England

Facts Mark OliverJune 25, 2017 Looking for a job with good benefits? You can’t do much better than becoming the queen of England. Sure, it takes a certain skill to bring about the series of calamities you’d need to become...
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Top 10 Unexpected Outcomes Of Prohibition

Top 10 Unexpected Outcomes Of Prohibition

History Janice FormichellaMay 27, 2017 It’s hard to believe, but it happened, and it was less than 100 years ago. In what was perhaps the biggest flop in US legal history, the federal government passed a constitutional amendment in 1920...
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Top 10 Totally Unexpected Uses For Common Elements

Top 10 Totally Unexpected Uses For Common Elements

Our World Reuben JacobsMay 4, 2017 In the 200 or so years that mankind has been arranging and grouping elements, we have discovered 150 of them, and we have figured out what most of them are good for. Oxygen is...
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Top 10 Famous Companies With Unexpected Origins

Facts Oliver TaylorApril 19, 2017 We generally associate most companies with specific goods and services. For instance, we associate Shell with oil, Nokia with phones, and Nintendo with games. But these companies and a host of others never started in...
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10 Times Nature Smelled Like Something Totally Unexpected

Our World Catherine JonesMarch 28, 2017 While a human’s olfactory sense is significantly weaker than many animals’, we can still detect billions of different scents. And we expect things in nature to smell a certain way. Fruits smell sweet, flowers...
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10 Unexpected Discoveries That Were Incredibly Rare

The Arts Jana Louise SmitMarch 26, 2017 Many spend a lifetime searching for that one antique treasure. For the lucky few, historic gems are handed down as family heirlooms or snapped up at a yard sale. Success depends a lot...
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