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1Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen is a neighborhood in Manhattan, NYC most likely named after 2 cops watching an Irish riot. The rookie said "this is hell," and the veteran said, "It's hotter. It's Hell's Kitchen."

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Categories: Places, Riots

2Weight loss

If we lose 10kg (22lbs) of fat, 8.4kg (18.5lbs) turns into carbon dioxide which is exhaled when we breathe, while 1.6kg (3.5lbs) turns to water that is excreted through urine, tears, sweat

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Categories: Humanbody

3Toilet paper

The original inventor of perforated toilet paper included a diagram in the patent (filed 1891), which clearly shows the correct orientation of the roll is over, not under.

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Categories: People

4Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

The actor (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin) who played 11-year-old Voldemort (also known as Tom Riddle) in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is the nephew of Ralph Fiennes, the actor who played the grown-up Voldemort in the final 5 films.

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Categories: Actors, Movies

5British Library

There is such an expansive collection of books at the British Library in their archive, that if a person could read 5 books per day it would take the 80,000 years to complete.

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Categories: Books, Places

6Game of Thrones

According to the marketing director of SBS, Game of Thrones has the highest fan engagement rate of any TV series.

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Categories: Television

7Asteroid belt

The asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars is not the leftover debris of a destroyed planet as it was previously believed. It is, in fact, the remains of a planet that never formed due to Jupiter's mass.

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Categories: Mystery, Space

8‘Where have all the bloody teaspoons gone?’”

An Australian research institute ran a four-month study “to answer the age-old question, ‘Where have all the bloody teaspoons gone?’”. Results: 80% of the teaspoons in the study disappeared, with the half-life of the teaspoons calculated at 81 days.

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Categories: Science

9Big Wind

In an effort to fight oil well fires, Hungarian engineers recycled a Russian T-34 tank and replaced the gun turret with two Mig-21 jet engines. The team would inject water into the exhaust of the engines and literally blow an oil well fire out. They called the device Big Wind.

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Categories: Technology

10Mary Toft

In the 1700s, a woman named Mary Toft in England tricked doctors into thinking she could give birth to rabbits. Sometimes later she was forced to admit that she shoved dead rabbits into her vagina before 'birthing' them.

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Categories: Animals, Humanbody

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