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The chess term "checkmate" comes from a 14th century Arabic phrase, "shah mat", which means "the king is helpless".
Earth is the only planet in our solar system that's not named after a god.
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English is the official language of the skies, and all pilots, regardless of their country of origin, identify themselves in English on international flights.
"Typewriter" is one of the longest common words you can type on the top row of a typewriter.
English is mainly a mix of Old High German, Old Norse, and Anglo-Norman. We only started speaking recognisable Modern English in the 14th Century.
The closest languages to English are Dutch and West Flemish.
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The game of marbles gave us the phrase "knuckle down" (placing your knuckles on the floor lined up a better shot).
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"Almost" is one of the longest English words to have all its letters in alphabetical order.
Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours.
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Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.
Male jewel beetles often prefer to mate with beer bottles instead of female jewel beetles due to the beer bottle's large size and attractive coloring.
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The first plastic Christmas trees were produced by a toilet brush manufacturer. They used the same bristles, they just dyed them green.
Pizza Hut was founded by two brothers who borrowed $600 from their mother in 1958 to open a pizza place.
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Cockroaches were there 120 million years before dinosaurs roamed the earth.
And they survived!
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In 2006, a woman lit matches in a flight to cover her fart smell. That forced an emergency landing.
She claimed she had 'a medical condition' that apparently involved flatulence.
Our skull consists of 29 different bones
If you put pineapple in salt, it will become sweeter.
Scrambled eggs are the most popular Breakfast in the world.
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The first wave of a tsunami is usually not the strongest, successive waves get bigger and stronger.