Praying Mantis

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Praying mantises are known for their cannibalistic females, but there is much more to the insects. The name has its root in Greek meaning prophet or soothsayer. Out of approximately 2,000 species only 18 are native to North America. However, … Read More

Coca Cola

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The pharmacist John Pemberton wanted to find a cure for headache, so he combined coca leaves with cola nuts – and Coca-Cola was born. The Coca-Cola company came to live in 1889 and reigned supreme, until PepsiCo entered the market … Read More

Star Treck

“Beam me up, Scotty” is never said verbatim in the original series. Star Trek the original series is responsible for many iconic inventions, among them the Vulcan neck pinch and the Vulcan salute. Both were created by the actor playing … Read More

Escalator

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The first escalator was exhibited at the world’s fair in Paris in 1900. The original design from of Charles D. Seeberger in 1900 has been slightly improved over time, but the actual way escalators function has been the same since … Read More

Week

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Have you ever wondered, why a week is made of seven days? Most believe it to be grounded in the biblical connection, the six days it took god to create the world followed by a day of rest. However, the … Read More

Phone

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The original telephone greeting suggested by Alexander Graham Bell was ‘ahoy’. The familiar ‘Hello’ was introduced later by Thomas Edison. The first phone call was made in the year 1876. Bell was working on his “harmonic telegraph” for two years, … Read More

Tea

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After water, tea is the most consumed beverage worldwide. While tea comes from China, the country most associated with tea is England. And there is a good reason for that: The brits drink 62 billion cups per year or 165 … Read More

2 Rounds General Knowledge Quiz

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Welcome to our two-part General Knowledge Quiz! You will be presented with two rounds of unique questions designed to test the limits of your knowledge about the world around you. The questions will increase in difficulty level as you go … Read More

Geek Quiz

Welcome to our special Geek Quiz! Are you a real Geek? Do you know your Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Cult trivia? Than you came to the right place. We will present you 10 different and unique questions designed to test your … Read More

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