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1Missing Link

There is no “missing link” in Human Evolution. The term “missing link” has fallen out of favor with biologists because it implies the evolutionary process is a linear phenomenon and that forms originate consecutively in a chain. Instead, the term ‘Last Common Ancestor’ is preferred.

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Categories: Science

2Beer purity law

There is a 500-year-old Beer Purity Law still in effect in Germany. It was decreed on April 23, 1516, by Munich’s Duke Wilhelm, protecting the country’s beer drinkers from contaminants, chemicals and any other additives that unsavory merchants might have thought of adding.

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Categories: Beverages, Law, Monarch, Places

3Immaculate Conception

The term "Immaculate Conception", was not coined to refer to the virgin birth of Jesus, nor does it reference a supposed belief in the virgin birth of Mary, his mother. Instead, it denotes a Roman Catholic belief that Mary was not in a state of original sin from the moment of her own conception.

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Categories: Religion

4Gaius Gracchus

Gaius Gracchus, the ancient Roman politician, had a bounty put on his head to the price of the head's weight in gold. Although the head was delivered, the prize was never paid, as it was discovered that Gaius' captor had emptied out his brain and replaced it with molten lead.

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Categories: History, Humanbody

5Chisso Corporation

A Japanese chemical company named Chisso Corporation once polluted a bay so thoroughly that some sediment contained up to 2 kg of mercury per ton. This concentration made mining economically viable, and eventually, the company set up a subsidiary to do just that.

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Categories: Corporation, Disaster, Disease

6Dead animals

When a cat brings back dead animals, it is actually acting out its natural role as mother and teacher. Human owners represent the cat's surrogate family and they are teaching us how to catch and eat prey, just as they would teach their young in the wild.

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Categories: Animals, Death, People

7Universe

Some scientists theorize that the origin of life is just the inevitable outcome of thermodynamics as a middle-step to increase overall entropy in the universe.

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Categories: Science, Space

8Patience and Fortitude

The marble lions outside the New York Public Library were named Patience and Fortitude by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia during the Great Depression.

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Categories: Architecture

9Boeing 747 Crash

The reason why Tenet features a real Boeing 747 crash is that when the numbers were crunched, it turned out that it was more efficient to wreck a real plane rather than use miniatures or CGI.

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Categories: Finance, Movies

10Alexey Pajitnov

Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of TETRIS (1984) did not receive any royalties from one of the most popular video game titles until 1996 as the rights were owned by his employer, the Soviet government.

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Categories: Games, People

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