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word of the day euouae a type of cadence in classical music and the longest word in the english language conta
WORD OF THE DAY: EUOUAE - a type of cadence in classical music and the longest word in the English language containing only vowels.
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word of the day remord archaic to remember with a hint of regret
Word Of The Day: REMORD (archaic) - to remember with a hint of regret.
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in south african there is a company that sells ice cream made from insect larvae
In South African there is a company that sells ice-cream made from insect larvae.
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at ronnie barkers memorial service in westminster abbey in 2006 vergers carried four candles instead of the us
At Ronnie Barker’s memorial service in Westminster Abbey in 2006, vergers carried four candles instead of the usual two.
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how old are yoga poses
How old are yoga poses? 🧘
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years ago we discovered the exact point the dead centre of middle age it occurs when you are too young to take
Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead centre of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net. FRANKLIN P. ADAMS
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in one study when football fans saw a man said to support their team receive a shock they had a strong empathi
In one study, when football fans saw a man said to support their team receive a shock, they had a strong empathic neural response. When a fan of a rival team received the same shock, activation was registered in a part of the brain associated with pleasure.
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roman emperor nero founded a school of applause where more than 5000 young plebeians studied different styles
Roman emperor Nero founded a school of applause where more than 5,000 young plebeians studied different styles of clapping which they then used during Nero’s singing performances.
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to scare away predators giant honeybees use shimmering a defence mechanism whereby hundreds or thousands of be
To scare away predators, giant honeybees use ‘shimmering’ — a defence mechanism whereby hundreds or thousands of bees rapidly turn their abdomens upwards, as if they were doing a Mexican wave.
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astronomer johannes kepler wrote in 1619 that based on his calculations every planet sings a song each in its
Astronomer Johannes Kepler wrote in 1619 that, based on his calculations, every planet sings a song, each in its own voice: Mars is a tenor, Mercury is a soprano, and Earth is an alto that sings two notes Mi and Fa, which Kepler read as ‘Miseriam & Famem’, ‘misery and famine’.

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word of the day tasleek saudi arabic to nod along and pretend you care what another person is saying
Word of the day: TASLEEK (Saudi Arabic) - to nod along and pretend you care what another person is saying
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in english a french exit is to sneak out of a party without telling anyone in french it is known as partir a l
In English, a "French exit" is to sneak out of a party without telling anyone. In French, it is known as "partir à l’anglaise" - to leave the English way.
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independence from britain is celebrated somewhere in the world on average one in every seven days
Independence from Britain is celebrated somewhere in the world, on average, one in every seven days.
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a kakistocracy is a state or country run by the worst least qualified or most unscrupulous people
A KAKISTOCRACY is a state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous people.
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in washington dc the slovakian and slovenian embassies meet once a month to exchange wrongly addressed mail
In Washington DC, the Slovakian and Slovenian embassies meet once a month to exchange wrongly addressed mail.
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the last date that all living humans were together on earth was november 2nd 2000 since then there has always
The last date that all living humans were together on Earth was November 2nd 2000. Since then there has always been someone onboard the International Space Station.
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gary numan is 13 days older than gary oldman
Gary Numan is 13 days older than Gary Oldman.
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word of the day gluggavedur icelandic weather that looks lovely from inside your house but is horrible to be o
Word of the day: GLUGGAVEÐUR (Icelandic) - Weather that looks lovely from inside your house, but is horrible to be outside in. Literally 'window-weather'.
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an 81 year old australian with a rare antibody has retired from donating blood going every fortnight for 60 ye
An 81-year-old Australian with a rare antibody has retired from donating blood. Going every fortnight for 60 years, officials believe he has helped save the lives of over two million babies.
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there is a ned flanders themed metal band in arizona called okilly dokilly photo casey peters
There is a Ned Flanders-themed metal band in Arizona called Okilly Dokilly. (Photo: Casey Peters)
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