Best Facts of the Month - Page 2

There’s a haunted house so terrifying few people actually make it through!

Haunted houses are always popular around Halloween, and just like everything we do, humans always find a way to go a little overboard. There is one haunted house, called “Blackout Haunted House,” where you must be over 18 to enter and must go through alone. After you enter, you have to stay on the line or will be immediately removed from the house. You can’t touch the actors or walls, and you’re not even allowed to speak!

The house is so violent that a protective mask has to be worn at all times. So what makes it so terrifying? Ridiculously violent, and sexual, acts are constant on the walk and the majority of people are so disturbed they leave by saying, “safety,” which is the only word allowed to be uttered. Would you go? Tell us in the comments!


A 15-year old was arrested for stealing virtual goods in the game Runescape

Runescape is a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG). In its medieval setting, players can hone their characters skills in things like mining, fishing and woodcutting. Now, also some real life thievery.

An unnamed minor in the Netherlands was convicted for stealing virtual items from another boy back in 2007. The perp allegedly held the victim at knife-point at his computer until he logged in and dropped his items.

The defense argued that the items could not be considered 'stolen' because they weren't tangible and had no economic value. However, the court said that the objects had an intrinsic value because of the time and energy invested.

Man, we've been playing a lot of Minecraft around the office, but I don't think I would threaten Gaby with a knife for a diamond sword, no matter how hard they are to get.


You should NOT brush your teeth after every meal.

It may seem like a good idea to brush your teeth after eating to clean out any stray food particles, and maybe to get a bad taste out of your mouth. However, according to Colgate your teeth are most vulnerable to damage after eating and drinking. The acidic foods and drinks we consume softens the enamel on our teeth. Brushing within 60 minutes after eating can wear down this enamel.

Though brushing after every meal isn’t a good idea, you should still brush 2-3 times every day. Brushing at night is the most important; when your mouth gets dry during sleep bacteria can more easily damage your teeth. Brushing in the morning is important to clean out the plaque that collected on your teeth overnight. Technically, it’s more effective to brush your teeth after breakfast than before (but again, it has to be at least an hour after you’re done eating). Brushing during the day is also a good idea, but brushing more than three times in one day can cause damage to the gums. I bet you didn’t think brushing teeth could be this complicated!

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Sapphires and rubies are the same stone. They only look different due to slight impurities!

Sapphires and rubies look quite different. While both precious stones, sapphires are known to be deep blue and rubies are red. However, they are actually the same stone. Corundum is a crystalline form of aluminum oxide. It is naturally clear but can be different colors when it has impurities.

If corundum is red, it is known as ruby. If it is pink-orange, it’s called padparadscha. All other colors are referred to as sapphire. So sapphires can actually be other colors besides blue. For example, there are green sapphires.

Apart from its beauty, corundum is known for it's hardness (it can scratch almost every other mineral) and it's high density. It is mined in Russia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and India.



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