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There is a dinosaur named after Harry Potter!

Dracorex hogwartsia or just Dracorex is a dinosaur genus of the family Pachycephalosauridae. His name means “dragon king of Hogwarts” and it was named such as a tribute to dragons (which it resembles) and the world of Harry Potter!

These were discovered in the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota by three amateur paleontologists from Iowa. They described it as an herbivore, with a skull with spiky horns, bumps, and a long muzzle.Besides it's flat, nodal skull, the most prominent feature of Dracorex is the pair of huge unrestricted superior temporal openings!

The name itself however, was inspired not by the paleontologists, but by young visitors to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis as a tribute to both dragons (Dracorex means “dragon king”), which the dinosaur resembles, as well as the Harry Potter series of books (Hogwartsia for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the fictional school from the awesome series).

So yes, Harry Potter has contributed to science! How awesome is that?


John Quincy Adams was a big fan of skinny dipping!

John Quincy Adams was known as the Skinny Dipping President!He was a skinny dipper. Even though pools and Jacuzzis didn’t exist back in his time, rivers did! And he had one very closely to the White House, so throughout his presidency you could see Quincy Adams wading through the river nude every morning!

He loved to tried new stuff, so besides being the first President known to enjoying swimming completely nude he was also the first president to be photographed. Also, he was the first President to be interviewed!

Ann Royall, took advantage of the President’s morning routine, and while he was swimming she sat on his clothes and denied to move until the President granted her an interview (and apparently he was also the first president to conceal an interview while being nude).Some Presidents make history by taking huge nation’s decisions, John Quincy Adams made history by being a total daredevil.


Kryptonite was invented when the voice actor for the radio Superman show wanted to go on vacation!

We’ve all seen how Lex Luthor just keeps getting kryptonite over, and over again, however the whole kryptonite idea came from the Superman radio series and not the comic book!

When Bud Collyer, who played Superman on the live radio series wanted a vacation, the writers invented kryptonite to incapacitate him for a few days and so that he could enjoy his vacation!

Also, the identity of Colley remained a secret from 1940 to 1946, until the character of Superman was used in a promotional campaign for racial and religious tolerance and Collyer did a Time magazine interview about the campaign.

The whole idea of kryptonite was brilliant! Just when everyone thought there was nothing that could hurt superman, this guys were able to give the whole series a new plot and hence create awesome new villains and a great story!


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Ovulating strippers make more money!

An evolutionary psychologist at the University of New Mexico and his research conducted a study that showed an interesting, but very obscure fact. Strippers earned more tips by lap dancing when they were ovulating than when they were not, and also more than women on the pill, who don't ovulate.

The research assistant first noticed this because he worked at a strip club assisting the performers. One of his duties was handing out tampons. He noticed women who requested them earned less than the others. This was the basis for their study.

They set up an anonymous website where they gathered data for 296 work shifts, or about 5,300 lap dances. The women would include info about their earnings, productivity and menstrual cycles.

The results? Women ovulating would earn in average $30/ hour than women in their periods and $15/hour more than women at other stage in their cycle. Women on the pill, who don't ovulate, made significantly less than women in their natural cycle.

The theory is that women ovulating are at their peak of fertility and that makes them more attractive to males. What they haven't found yet is how men can subconsciously recognize that a women is in estrus (their fertility peak).



An economist predicted both the .com and housing bubbles. Nobody listened to him!

Robert Shiller, a professor at Yale University predicted the future through two of his books and he was right about what was going to happen!In one of his books he predicted the dot-com bubble and the other, the housing bubble.

His first book titled “Irrational Exuberance” came out in March 2000 and he explained the dot-com boom and he demonstrated through arguments how the stock markets were overvalued at the time. The stock market collapse of 2000 happened the exact month of the book’s publication!

In 2005 he published the second edition of the book in which he covered the housing bubble and how the real estate bubble was soon to burst and one year later the housing prices peaked in 2006 and the housing bubble burst in 2007 and 2008!

You might want to check when his next book will come out before deciding to invest your money somewhere!



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