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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 11:28)

Orgone Accumulators were created in the 1950s and were basically just boxes to sit in that were said to have healing abilities

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 04:00)

In the early 2010s you could rent the country of Liechtenstein on AirBnB for £43,000 a night. The price included your own personalised currency and the ability to temporarily rename streets.

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 01:30)

NASA astronauts do not wash their underwear, instead sending them back to Earth or jettisoning them into space after use. They are told to wear clothes “as long as it is tolerable to the crew based on smell and crustiness”.

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 09:45)

In Japan, it is forbidden to show people suspected of a crime in handcuffs, as a court ruled it may imply their guilt. Thus, suspects are often shown on Japanese television with just their hands pixelated.

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 10:00)

The Cambridgeshire village of Pidley has a volunteer mountain rescue team, despite the fact that the highest point in the area is 27m above sea level.

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 06:30)

The island nation of Kiribati has villages named London, Paris, Poland and Banana.

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 12:15)

In the seventeenth century, Cockneys were also known as “eaters of buttered toast”.

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 05:15)

Between 1908 and 1940, you could buy a self-assembly house or school through the Sears catalogue. https://t.co/pVVCuPsD9p

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 02:45)

According to the Association for Psychological Science, children know an average of between 30 and 40 offensive words by the time they start school.

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 11:00)

In statistics, there is a method for detecting change known as ‘wombling’, named after its creator William H. Womble.

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 07:30)

It's a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the other way. CHRISTOPHER MORLEY

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 08:30)

Word of the Day: FATILOQUENT - prophetic or able to tell the future.

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 10:30)

Hyundai’s TIGER UMV is a transforming autonomous machine that can switch from wheels to walking. ⚙😍 🎥 @Hyundai_Global #engineering #robotics #innovation https://t.co/Cvtc4FThEV

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 11:00)

This ice hockey practice mechanism will push the limits to train your hard skills 😃🏒 Find more at https://t.co/apvIh9nNK2 🎥 heybarber / TikTok #engineering https://t.co/Jj4wpS7lwt

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2 years ago

(Feb 11, 2021 05:00)

Paper trimmer doing its job, and doing it good. 📜 Find more at https://t.co/apvIh9nNK2 🎥 Instagram / boastman112 #engineering https://t.co/mEchMmGiBj

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