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Australia vs. Emus: The Great Emu War
History

Australia vs. Emus: The Great Emu War

It wasn’t a war, exactly What we call the “Great

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140 Genders and Whistling: World’s Weirdest Languages
History Lifestyle

140 Genders and Whistling: World’s Weirdest Languages

There are over 7,000 languages spoken on Earth today. With

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Emu Eggs and Mermaid Purses: 7 Egg Facts
Science

Emu Eggs and Mermaid Purses: 7 Egg Facts

One week after Easter, the small candied eggs must be

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It’s All About the Bell: 8 Facts About Big Ben
Geography History

It’s All About the Bell: 8 Facts About Big Ben

It had several names “Big Ben” isn’t the only name

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Doctor Seuss: Actually a Doctor After All
History

Doctor Seuss: Actually a Doctor After All

He actually ended up a doctor It’s a common saying

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7 Things You Know About the Civil War That Are Wrong
History

7 Things You Know About the Civil War That Are Wrong

Whether due to proximity or sheer bloodiness, the Civil War

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You Are More Bacteria Than Human and Other Facts About the Digestive System
Science

You Are More Bacteria Than Human and Other Facts About the Digestive System

Your digestive system is not all you Really, you’re more

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9 Facts You Didn’t Know About the History of Christianity
History

9 Facts You Didn’t Know About the History of Christianity

All we can say is that Christianity has a long

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3 Good Reasons to Stop Freaking Out About GMOs
Science

3 Good Reasons to Stop Freaking Out About GMOs

Take a deep breath. That’s good. Are you comfortable, or

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Nine Weird Ways of Gravity
Science

Nine Weird Ways of Gravity

Gravity: it’s all around us, pulling on us every moment

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Why We Aren’t All Dying of Smallpox: the History of Vaccines
History Lifestyle Science

Why We Aren’t All Dying of Smallpox: the History of Vaccines

WARNING: This article includes an image of smallpox patients. First

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Short List: The World’s Most Dangerous Trees
Science

Short List: The World’s Most Dangerous Trees

With all the dangers that appear on the news these

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Cradle of Civilization: Ancient Mesopotamia
History

Cradle of Civilization: Ancient Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia – the area of the Middle East between the

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The Weirdest Headlines of March 2015
Lifestyle

The Weirdest Headlines of March 2015

As we move further and further into spring, it is

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7 Incredible Facts about Yellowstone Park: Land of the Volcano
Geography History

7 Incredible Facts about Yellowstone Park: Land of the Volcano

Yellowstone National Park has a long and storied history, of war,

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Don’t Forget the Moon: 12 Facts About Our Celestial Partner
History Science

Don’t Forget the Moon: 12 Facts About Our Celestial Partner

It seems that, lately, Jupiter has been getting all the

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7 Clownfish Facts That Make Finding Nemo More Interesting
Movies Science

7 Clownfish Facts That Make Finding Nemo More Interesting

Clownfish are protected by snot The only reason clownfish don’t

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T. Rex: the Tyrant Lizard Was Scarier Than We Thought
History Science

T. Rex: the Tyrant Lizard Was Scarier Than We Thought

Tyrannosaurus Rex is the most famous dinosaur that there is. Through

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Lords of the Andes: 11 Facts of The Inca
History

Lords of the Andes: 11 Facts of The Inca

The Incan Empire came to an end in 1572 at

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The Enormous Planet That Could: 10 Crazy Facts About Jupiter
History Science

The Enormous Planet That Could: 10 Crazy Facts About Jupiter

Jupiter has gained renewed attention following the study which concluded

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Downward-facing Tusk Monster: 9 Megafauna from Africa
History

Downward-facing Tusk Monster: 9 Megafauna from Africa

As we at Phactual have discussed multiple times, the world

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Romans Before They Were Cool: 7 Short Facts About the Etruscans
History

Romans Before They Were Cool: 7 Short Facts About the Etruscans

They were big before the Romans were The beginnings of

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11 Fascinating Facts About Sand Dollars
Science

11 Fascinating Facts About Sand Dollars

I am so excited – I didn’t know a single fact about

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7 Ways Real Ninjas Were Way Cooler Than Pop Culture Ones
History Pop Culture

7 Ways Real Ninjas Were Way Cooler Than Pop Culture Ones

The modern image of a ninja is of a crouched,

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The Oncoming Swarm: 7 Facts About Mice
Science

The Oncoming Swarm: 7 Facts About Mice

Across the nation, snows are melting, flowers are blooming, and