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Business and economics majors are more likely to be psychopaths. 

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The Ouija Board named itself. According to its inventors, “Ouija” was the game’s response to the question of what it wanted to be called. They also claim that when they asked it what Ouija means, it ‘replied’: “Good luck.” 

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Ravens can spot a cheater and will shun one another for being unfair. 

The birds work together to get equal amounts of food - but if they notice another raven taking more than its fair share, they immediately lose trust and won’t cooperate with them in the future.

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The happiest couples are those who consider each other their best friend. 

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Your body is younger than you. 

No matter how old you are, most of your body is less than 10 years old, because your cells are always recycling themselves. 

The epidermis recycles every 2-4 weeks, red blood cells are replaced every 4 months, and your skeleton turns over every 10 years. 

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People who appreciate dark humor are more likely to have higher levels of intelligence. 

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‘The Raven’ was almost ‘The Parrot’. When Edgar Allen Poe first conceived of the poem, he wanted a ‘melancholy’ feel and planned to use 'nevermore’ as a refrain. 

Deciding that a talking, non- reasoning animal would be the best way to repeat the word, Poe first thought of a parrot - until he realized ravens are 'equally capable of speech, and infinitely more in keeping with the intended tone.’

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Lewis and Clark brought mercury chloride, a strong laxative, with them on their expedition across the US. 

Because the mercury it contains passes right through the system, archaeologists have been able to find their trail by locating what’s left of their makeshift latrines and testing the mercury content. 

More than 100 years later, their footpaths are overgrown, but their poop remains. 

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Ambient-Mixer.com has a section dedicated to the background sounds of fictional worlds, so you can study to the sounds of the Gryffindor common room, read in Belle’s library, or browse the Internet while you’re being chased by a hoard of Dothraki.

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Albert Einstein once said his 2nd-best idea (after the theory of relativity) was soft-boiling an egg at the same time as he was cooking his soup, so he could get two meals and only have to wash one pot. 

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