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Who invented the zipper?

We encounter them everyday. They are on our jeans, dresses, bags, throw pillow covers, even on the tents we used for weekend camping! Who should we thank for this ubiquitous and very useful invention?

Whitcomb L. Judson, who was a U.S.-born inventor, started a series of experiments. He came up with the clasp-locker, a product that was very much like the modern-day zipper. He was granted a patent for that on November 7, 1891. Years after that, Gideon Sundback had invented the ‘Hookless Fastener No. 2,’ which was a version with the very same concept as the zipper of today.

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Is it true that crocodiles can’t chew?

Yes, it’s true. These fearsome creatures don’t even bother to chew their prey. They eat them whole! However, they don’t swallow their food because don’t have table manners but because their jaws aren’t designed to move sideways and can’t grind food down in a traditional chewing motion like what we humans do.

So that they don’t choke up on a huge prey, like this impala on the video below, crocodiles rip off large chunks of their prey and swallow those chunks whole. Pretty nasty.

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What is the most eaten fruit in the world?

More mangoes are eaten fresh than any other fruit in the world making it the most popular fruit on earth. The Himalayas are the origin of the mango trees, but because of the freezing temperature, their fruits are small, bitter and unsuitable to eat.

Because mangoes are a sub-tropical fruit, they need a long hot period to produce sweet and succulent fruits. Travelers who planted the seeds on lower grounds yielded succulent delicious fruits and since then, mango trees were propagated in East India, Burma and the Andaman Islands bordering the Bay of Bengal.

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When was wine discovered?

Though there was no exact date as to when the first wine was made, a Persian poet and astronomer named Omar ‘Khayyam (A.D. 1050-1122) claimed that wine was discovered by accident. According to his story, the first wine was drunk by a member of the Persian king’s harem.

During that time, grapes were stored in jars for eating out of season. One day a jar of grapes were discovered to have developed foaming grapes and a strange smell. Thinking that the fruits have gone bad and could even be poisonous, the jar was set aside in the palace kitchen.

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What is the most poisonous fish in the world?

The stonefish, which lives off the coast of Australia, is the most poisonous fish on Earth! Also known as the Reef Stone fish, it has thirteen spines on its dorsal fin, filled with highly toxic venom that can cause inexplicable pain or even death to humans who were stinged.

usually brown and grey in color, the stone fish lives in coral bottoms. They can dig into the sandy bottoms with their fins too, where they live nicely camouflaged while keeping a wary eye out for prey.

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