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Rabbits go into trance when they are put on their back!


Putting a rabbit on his back and watching him seemingly completely relax is often called “trancing”. The state the rabbit is put is part of a bag of instinctual tricks to escape a predator. When a rabbit is grabbed by a predator the rabbit will “freeze” and imitate prey that has been killed.

By doing this the rabbit will boost it changes of escape and fatal injuries!From the scientists’ perspective, this is called “Tonic immobility” or just “TI”. It is considered to be a fear motivated defense mechanism. When the predator drops the supposedly “dead” rabbit or just relaxes it's hold a bit, the rabbit will burst to life and try to escape!

Some people put their bunnies into “trance”. Especially since this position makes clipping nails, checking the body and head for abscessed and other problems easier. It is a useful way to restrain the rabbit for a few minutes.

It is recommended to only do it once a month though, so be careful!

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There are nearly 20 rivers hidden underneath London!


London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. Is the most populous region, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom.

Standing on the River Thames, London has been major settlement for two millennia. London is a leading global city; you can find beautiful art, great commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, tourism and marvelous accents throughout the whole city!

There are also many particularities around the city, for instance, there are nearly 20 rivers hidden underneath London!The subterranean rivers of London are tributaries of the River Thames and River Lea that were built over during the growth of metropolis of London!

Some rivers include: The Walbrook, The Tyburn, Stamford Brook, The Ricer Peck, The Falconbrook, The River Quaggy, among many others!

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There is an abandoned amusement park in China that was intended to be fake Disneyland!


Wonderland was an abandoned amusement park construction project located in Chenzhuang Village, about 20 miles outside of Beijing. It was designed to be the largest amusement park in Asia!

Construction stopped in 1998 following financial problems with local officials, while a 2008 attempt to start construction again also failed. The site featured a number of abandoned structures, including the farm work of a castle-like building and medieval-themed outer buildings.

It was being reclaimed by local farmers to grow their various crops while the site was abandoned. Even some people reported that sometimes when visiting the site, there would still be parking attendants in the site’s parking lot!Wonderland originally intended to be a Fake Disneyland, a park with a “made in China” symbol everywhere.

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Marijuana was partly made illegal in the US as an effort to suppress Mexicans!


Marijuana is a preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug and medicine. The principal psychoactive constituent of marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol.

Marijuana is most often consumed for it's psychoactive and physiological effect which can include heightened mood or euphoria, relaxation, and increase in appetite. Some unwanted side-effects include short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, reddening of the eyes and feeling of paranoia or anxiety.

The use of marijuana was once associated with oppressed ethnic groups!The intense anti-marijuana movement of the 1930s dovetailed nicely with the intense anti-Chicano movement of the same decade. They associated the use of marijuana with Mexican Americans, and by banning marijuana they thought this would discourage Mexican-American subcultures from developing!

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13 Facts About Famous Movies You Didn't Know

Michael Keaton didn’t want Michelle Pfeiffer in the first Batman because it’d be too awkward. She played Catwoman in the sequel!


The 1989 film, Batman, stars Michael Keaton in the title role, Jack Nicholson as the villain and Kim Basinger as the beautiful love interest. Just one in a long series of Batman movies, this particular Batman film was a critical and commercial success with over $400 million in box office sales.

Before this success though, the film's casting was a difficult task. A veritable who's who of Hollywood leading men were considered for the role of Batman, including Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, Pierce Brosnan and Tom Selleck.

Producer Jon Peters and director Tim Burton both favored Michael Keaton, though. His was a controversial casting, and Warner Brothers received 50,000 protest letters about it.

Burton then suggested that Michelle Pfeiffer play Vicki Vale, the role that would later go to Bassinger.

Keaton had been in a relationship with Pfeiffer though and thought it would be too awkward. Bassinger was then cast, but Pfeiffer would later play Catwoman in "Batman Returns."

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