Facts About Facebook

1. Mark Zuckerberg’s First Idea Was a Site Called Facemash When Zuckerberg was in Harvard, he had the idea of creating a site that allowed users to compare people’s faces. With the platform, users could pick “who’s hotter.” Not surprisingly, his idea didn’t impress Harvard’s administrators. Zuckerberg’s project was shut down and he was threatened …

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Facts About Food

Pound cake got its name from its recipe. The early recipes of pound cake called for one pound of butter, one pound of eggs, and one pound of sugar. That’s a huge cake! Most supermarket wasabi is actually horseradish. Real wasabi is challenging to make and expensive. As an alternative, most wasabi for sale is …

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Facts About Fish

  The word “halibut” means “holy flatfish” (hali=holy + butte=flatfish) because it was only eaten on holy days.[5] Most fish reproduce by laying eggs, though some fish, such as great white sharks, give birth to live babies called pups.[6] Lungfish can live out of water for several years. It secretes a mucus cocoon and burrows itself under the …

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Facts About Eyes

Eyecare is an important part of life at any age. Many people with poor eyesight or eye health issues seek vision correction techniques ranging from wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses to having LASIK and cataract surgery. Eyes are incredibly powerful, complex organs, and there’s a lot you probably didn’t know about them, which is why we’ve compiled a …

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Facts About Europe

Home to some of the world’s most visited attractions and incredible feats of nature and humanity, Europe is one fascinating continent. From the smallest town in the world to the biggest church on earth, and from a knighted penguin to a country free of mosquitoes, there are hundreds of random and fun facts about Europe. 1. The Louvre …

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Facts About Elephants

Elephants are gentle creatures that captivate our hearts and imaginations. There are two elephant species on the Earth today—African elephants and Asian elephants. However, some genetic studies suggest that the African elephant is two separate species—savannah elephants and forest elephants.1 All elephants are at risk. Asian elephants roam forests and grasslands in India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast …

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Facts About Earth

1. Earth is not a perfect sphere. Yes, we’ve all been taught that the Earth is not flat, but it may shock you to learn that it’s not perfectly spherical either. As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) points out, Earth spins while gravity pushes toward the center and a centrifugal force, perpendicular to Earth’s axis, …

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