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Does Anyone Own the Moon?

Date: 2019-10-30 17:00:00 Even if you never thought to ask who owns the Moon, you can’t deny it’s an interesting question. Not counting international waters, there aren’t many places on Earth that don’t belong to somebody. It just makes sense that someone would own the Moon too, right? So, who’s the rightful owner of the lunar landscape? It turns out people have been claiming the Moon long before anyone set foot on it. One such claim dates all the way back to 1756, when a man by the name of…

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Why Planes Can’t Fly Over Messi’s House

Date: 2019-11-05 11:00:03 Nice cars, private jets, designer clothes, your own personal No-Fly Zone around your sprawling $7-million mansion… Ok, that might not be the case for all famous people, but it is for Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi! His eco-friendly home is in Gava, a town that’s about 6 miles from Barcelona’s main airport El Prat. And get this: Messi’s estate is preventing the airport from expanding! Add to that the whole “planes are absolutely forbidden from flying over it” thing, and it seems like the soccer superstar is…

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If You Solve the Riddle, You Can Become a Secret Service Agent

Date: 2019-11-05 03:00:01 Ever fancied becoming a real-life spy? British National Cyber Security Centre, or NCSC, disclosed a riddle for their potential high-profile employees some time ago. If you’re able to solve it, then your mental abilities are enough for you to become a cyber-spy! Or maybe your dream’s to be an astronaut? Or perhaps you want to work for one of the biggest IT corporations in the world? Then you’ve got a chance to test your mettle and see if you’re witty enough for any of these jobs! Other…

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Why Public Toilet Seats Are Shaped Like a U

Date: 2019-11-07 17:00:02 We all use it every day —the John, the Throne, the Lavatory, the Potty, the Commode, the Latrine, the Privy…the Toilet! No matter what you call it, public restrooms aren’t always the most pleasant experience; the germs, unspoken etiquette…no one likes to talk about it, it’s can be a tender subject, but, Brightsider, today’s your lucky day! You’re gonna find out why public toilet seats are shaped like a U (this isn’t what they’re like at home, right?), which stalls are cleaner than others, what exactly the…

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Would You Survive If You Fell into a Volcano?

Date: 2019-10-28 03:00:04 Volcanos are essentially hollow mountains filled with toxic gas and hot molten rock. They’re just as rocky and shelfy on the inside as they are on the outside. Temperatures inside a volcano can top 2,000°F. That means pretty much anything but titanium or platinum, which won’t melt until they hit a toasty 3,000°F, will drip-drip-drip into nothing. But humans can survive falling into a volcano! A Maasai porter fell into a Tanzania volcano back in 2007 and lived to tell the tale. Of course, he didn’t come…

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18 House Details in the UK Foreigners Don’t Understand

Date: 2019-11-07 11:00:08 Great Britain is a country of centuries-old traditions, and some of them might seem strange to foreigners. But the Brits aren’t in a hurry to change something just because the rest of the world does it differently. Did you know, for example, that there are separate faucets for hot and cold water in Britain? And the tap with hot water has to always be installed on the left side when it’s possible to do so. By the way, you won’t find outlets in the bathroom. British safety…

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What If You Run for 24 Hours Without Stopping?

Date: 2019-11-06 17:00:15 They say that a brisk walk a few times a week can do wonders for your body. Maybe you’ve tried to boost the cardio factor by turning your walks into runs. With some work, you’d be able to build up some serious endurance. But what if you ran for an entire day? In 2015, Camille Herron set a world record by running 50 miles in about 5 and a half hours. Well, humans were built to run from an evolutionary standpoint (think of our ancestors chasing after…

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How to Survive a Day Without Money

Date: 2019-10-29 03:00:01 It seems impossible to survive even one day without money in the modern world. And yet, if you do find yourself in this situation, don’t panic. You don’t have to starve or use credit. Just follow the instruction! Of course, there are things you can’t do without, and if your fridge and your pockets are empty, what can you do? Don’t try to get a free ride on public transport. If you get caught, you’ll be fined and will have to pay money you didn’t have in…

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If an Asteroid Falls in the Ocean, Will It Cause a Tsunami?

Date: 2019-10-26 11:00:06 What’s the worst thing you could ever imagine happening? A massive wildfire? Maybe a huge flood? How about a gigantic asteroid hitting the Earth’s Ocean? Do you ever wonder what would happen to the Earth if it got hit by an asteroid in the middle of the Ocean? Asteroids hit the Earth and the Ocean all the time, but the amount of damage they cause is so insignificant, it usually goes unnoticed. This is because they’re tiny in scale, and they get slowed down by the earth’s…

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Why Cruise Ships Are White

Date: 2019-10-28 17:00:03 When you hear the word “ship”, what color will it be in your imagination? Probably white. We’re used to seeing big white cruise ships. Is this color necessary or just fancy? Cars come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Yellow, green, purple, red – you name it. There are absolutely no problems with color choice, giving you the option to paint your car any color you like. Then why do ships still all look the same? It turns out there are a lot of reasons for it,…

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