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The 1st book in history to provide the formula to gunpowder dates back to 1044 AD under the Song dynasty in China

The 1st book in history to provide the formula to gunpowder dates back to 1044 AD under the Song dynasty in China

The Parental Advisory sticker eventually came into being after Tipper Gore heard her 11-year old daughter listening to Prince's "Darling Nikki", causing her to co-found Parents Music Resource Center

The Parental Advisory sticker eventually came into being after Tipper Gore heard her 11-year old daughter listening to Prince's "Darling Nikki", causing her to co-found Parents Music Resource Center

Nutrition professor Mark Haub lost 27 pounds on a Twinkie/Dorito/Sugar diet to prove that weight loss is based on caloric intake, and not on nutrition.

Nutrition professor Mark Haub lost 27 pounds on a Twinkie/Dorito/Sugar diet to prove that weight loss is based on caloric intake, and not on nutrition.

In 1999, NASA lost a $125 million Mars orbiter because half the project staff used imperial measurements and the other half used metric.

In 1999, NASA lost a $125 million Mars orbiter because half the project staff used imperial measurements and the other half used metric.

Since 1953, the Italian bank, Credito Emiliano, has accepted giant wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as collateral for business loans.

Since 1953, the Italian bank, Credito Emiliano, has accepted giant wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as collateral for business loans.

California is the fifth largest economy in the world, only surpassed by the total GDP of the United States, China, Japan, and Germany,

California is the fifth largest economy in the world, only surpassed by the total GDP of the United States, China, Japan, and Germany,

The word "utopia" is a pun. It comes from the Greek word for "good place" but also "no place." It's good, but it doesn't exist.

The word "utopia" is a pun. It comes from the Greek word for "good place" but also "no place." It's good, but it doesn't exist.

The chocolate layers between the wafer layers in a Kit-Kat bar is made of crushed up Kit-Kat bars that didn't make it past quality control.

The chocolate layers between the wafer layers in a Kit-Kat bar is made of crushed up Kit-Kat bars that didn't make it past quality control.

The piano Freddie Mercury used to record "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the same one Paul McCartney used on "Hey Jude"

The piano Freddie Mercury used to record "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the same one Paul McCartney used on "Hey Jude"