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Windows 'Con' Folder
It’s not possible to create a folder named “con” on a Windows computer.
The Eternal Fire
A natural gas vent in Iraq known as The Eternal Fire has been burning continuously for over 4,000 years, and is mentioned by Herodotus, Plutarch, and in the Old Testament’s Book of Daniel.
Napping After Learning
Taking a nap after learning something can help your retention of it.
Sectoral heterochromia is an eye condition where one part of the iris appears different to the rest. It's generally a result of excessive pigment.
Why is Facebook Blue?
Facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg is color-blind and best sees the shade of blue.
School Janitors in Japan
Most Japanese schools don't have dedicated janitors. Instead, children do the daily cleaning, which originated from the Buddhist traditions that associate cleaning with morality.
Hemlock Water Dropwort
There is a poisonous plant that leaves the victim with a smile on their face at the time of death.
Penguin Poop Seen From Space
Researchers find new emperor penguin colonies by looking for their poop from a satellite in space.