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The medical term stroke comes from the 16th century, when a person suffering a cerebral hemorrhage was thought to have been hit by "the stroke of God's hand."
 
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Moths are falsely blamed for eating clothing. It's actually their larvae that cause the fabric damage.
 

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On September 27 1922, the first 3D film was shown at the Ambassador Hotel Theater in Los Angeles. It's title was "The Power of Love". The film is believed to be lost forever.
 
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Before the invention of nylon bristles in the late 1930's, tooth brushes actually enabled decay and disease. Up until that time, the bristles where made from hog hair; the hollow shafts of the hair tended to retain bacteria.
 

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October 22 and June 28 are International CAPS LOCK DAYS. They started as a parody, and became more and more popular with the use of the internet. They day in October was created in 2000, the one in June is said to have been created in 2009, in memory of Billy Mays, a pitchman who sounded like he was talking in caps.
 
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Instead of being nocturnal or diurnal, some animals are "crepuscular," meaning they are primarily active during the twilight hours of dawn and dusk.
 

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Laurence Kim Peek had an exceptional memory. He was an American savant.

At the age of 18, he was hired to manage payrolls for 160 people. He needed a few hours, and no calculator, to perform this task. When he was fired, a computer and two full-time accountants were needed to replace him.
 
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The bald eagle became America's national symbol when it was placed on the great seal in 1782. One member of Congress who did not support the bald eagle selection was Benjamin Franklin. He thought the Continental Congress should have selected a more uniquely American bird. His choice was the turkey.
 

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Ann Makosinski, a now 16-year-old Canadian girl, invented the "hollow flashlight", which only needs the warmth of the hand to turn on.
 
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Libra pondo was an ancient Latin word meaning "a pound of weight". It is from the word "libra" we have got the abbreviation of pound, which is lb.
 

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Pound is a Germanic adaptation of the Latin phrase libra pondo (a pound by weight).
Libra is a scale. There's also a constellation called Libra.
 
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The very first high heels were made for soldiers in the 1500s who needed a way to keep their feet snugly tucked into their stirrups while riding on horseback.
 

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