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Both humans and domestic dogs elicit a dramatic increase of oxytocin, the bonding hormone, from the other when staring into each other's eyes. Similar to a human mother and her infant.

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In 2016, a British man crowdfunded a ten hour film of paint drying in order to force the British Board of Film Classification to watch it, as part of a protest against it. This is due to independent filmmakers needing to pay £1,000 per submission in order to be certified. The film received a U.

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After his son tragically died in an road accident caused by a pothole, Dadarao Bilhore took it upon himself to fill potholes in and around Mumbai to prevent more accidents. Using sand, gravel, and cement gathered from building sites, he has filled 600 potholes since 2015 and is still on it.

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Vanity sizing is the practice of assigning smaller sizes to clothing to flatter customers and encourage sales. For example, a Sears dress with a 32 inch (81 cm) bust was labeled a size 14 in the 1930s, a size 8 in the 1960s, and a size 0 in the 2010s.

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Great white sharks do not mistake humans for seals, and often attack humans simply due to low visibility. Most importantly, they don't like the taste of humans as they are bony and low in fat and protein, unlike they're preferred food: seals.

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Agatha Christie wrote a novel in 1941 about World War 2 codebreaking featuring a character named Major Bletchley. Due to this, she was investigated by MI5, but the naming turned out to be coincidental and unrelated to the then secret codebreaking in Bletchley Park.

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The Toyota Land Cruiser originated after the Imperial Japanese Army captured an American Jeep during World War II and ordered Toyota to reverse-engineer it.

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A Chinese mining company and the Afghan government is going to destroy Mes Anyak, a 5,000 year-old Bronze age site and 2,000 year-old Buddhist Silk Road city.

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If woodpeckers are hungry enough they will peck into the backs of other birds heads and eat their brains.

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The PH scale was invented in Carlberg's laboratory to improve the brewing process of beer.

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