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CD's (again)

The optic line of a Compact Disc is 3.5 miles long !
Amazing, isn't it ?

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Atchoo !

It's impossible to keep your eyes open while sneezing ! Try it !

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Jimi Hallyday

Jimi Hendrix played 4 opening acts for… Johnny Hallyday !

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In Ze Nayville

The two founding producers of the “Village People” are French.

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Mine is the longest !

The longest swimming pool in the world is located in Algarrobo, Chile, and is 1,013 meters long.

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Sex and Rock n' Roll

According to a survey, young people consider that music is even more important than sex.

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Coke in a glass bottle tastes better than coke in a can, which, in turn, tastes better than fast-food's one.

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Break a leg !

Almost everybody has a number of feet above the average of the population.

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Evening dress

One woman out of two takes up to 50 pieces of clothing in her luggage for only two weeks of holidays.

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Manhole covers are round so that they cannot fall in the opening.

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The Irish flag

The green colour of this flag stands for the Catholics, orange for the Protestants, and white for the harmonious link between both religions.

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Help needed!

As you can see, we have very few DYK in english! But anyone can help!

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Bob Marley drove a BMW in order to see the name of his band written on his car!

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The world most sold pinball is “The Addams Family”, released in 1992.

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A CD has a radius of 4.7 in (12 cm) for a playtime of 74 minutes because it is the playtime of Beethoven’s 9th symphony.

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A plague of rats

The eradication of cats, due to superstitions and beliefs about witchcraft, allowed the spread of the plague.

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Chinese are everywhere

Apricots originally came from the northeast of China.

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There is no official language in the United States.

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Kids and grown-ups love it so…

HARIBO comes from “HAns RIegel, BOnn”, creator of the company, followed by the name of the city where he created it.

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There's a life before Apple

Before starting Apple in their garage, Steve Wozniak (and, to some extent, Steve Jobs himself) used to be quite well known in the Phreak/Blue Box community. Wozniak' nickname was… “The Woz”!

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