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Sandwiches really do taste better when someone else makes them for you!


This is mainly because when we make food for ourselves, we get desensitized to the smell, and a large part of tasting is actually smelling.

So when you make food for yourself and eat it, it's similar to tasting without smelling.

When someone else does the cooking for you, ideally when you're in another room where you can't smell it, the result is different.

When you walk in to have your food, you get to smell and taste it at the same time, so it tastes better to you. The same principle applies to eating leftovers.

Have you ever heard someone say that a certain food tastes better the next day? It's the same idea.

Typically, leftovers are preserved in the refrigerator, so they don't give off much of an aroma until heated. So there's actually a scientific explanation behind why your pizza tastes better the next day!

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Cats were used as live shields by the Persians


During the battle of Pelusium in 522 BC, Cambyses II, the King of Persia, used cats as leverage against Egyptians. He knew that Egypt revered cats, so during various ocassions, him and his soldiers would use cats as shields knowing that the Egyptians would be too scared to strike them in fear of hurting the cats.

Other tactics included simply letting the cats loose in the battlefield, and creating chaos in the egyptian armies. It was against Egyptian law to hurt or kill attack, so in many occasions, for fear of accidentally hurting a feline, the Egyptians would surrender the city.

Jim Carrey has only done one sequel in his career. He refuses to do any others!


Jim Carrey, one of the comedic front men of the 1990's and early 2000's has starred in a plethora of movies that were instant classics such as 'The Mask', 'Liar Liar' and of course, 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective'.

Despite sequels being almost instant cash grabs, Jim Carrey has only ever starred in a sequel to his films, as he starred in two Ace Ventura films.

Sources claim that Jim Carrey has too much integrity to do a sequel to his movies, because he doesn't want to essentially make the same movie a second time.

The only sequel Carrey starred in was still very early in his career and he was looking for any opportunity to make a name for himself!

Some other notable actors (for the most part) that refuse to do sequels despite pressure from executives are Bill Murray (without counting Garfield and Ghostbusters), Will Ferrel (without counting Anchorman 2), and surprisingly, Adam Sandler!

Although Sandler has released enough awful movies in the past few years that maybe he should consider starring in sequels to his classic hits.

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The Blanket Octopus rips off the Portuguese Man O'War's tentacles and uses them for defensive purposes


The blanket octopus is a type of octopus that occupies shallow waters in subtropical and tropical oceans. They are called this because of the long, transparent webs that connect the dorsal and dorsolateral arms of the adult females.

Unlike most species of animals, the females are much larger than the males. They can reach 2 meters in length while the males are only a few centimeters long. The male dies shortly after mating and the female carries nearly 100,000 eggs at the base of her dorsal arm.

The blanket octopus is immune to the poison of the Portuguese Man O’War. This allows the males and immature females to rip off the man o’war’s tentacles and use them for defensive purposes. The females also unfurl their net-like membranes to increase their apparent size.

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If you asked the founder of McDonald's what business he was in, the answer would surprise you!


Quick… what business is McDonald's in? If you said in selling fast food, you'd be wrong. At least if you asked the man who founded it. In 1974, Ray Kroc, the man who started the golden arch empire asked an MBA class at the University of Texas, Austin this same question. Of course, everyone said hamburgers. Kroc's answer surprised everyone: he said he was in the real estate business.

Here's the way he explained it: his primary business focus was to sell franchises of the restaurant. He knew, however that real estate and location were the most important factors of success for each franchise. A poorly placed restaurant would go broke. McDonald's is now the single largest owner of real estate in the world.

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