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A female Komodo dragon can give birth without a male!

The female Komodo dragon is one independent woman. Mating for the dragon begins between May and August. About 20 eggs are laid in September in abandoned megapode nests or in self-dug nesting holes.

The eggs are incubated for seven to eight months and hatch in April. They need for be protected for while as they are especially vulnerable to predators and cannibalistic adults. However, if the female Komodo dragon cannot find a suitable mate, she can just make one.

Even if the female Komodo dragon doesn’t have her eggs fertilized by a male, she can still lay them. However, the offspring will only be male. These offspring can go on to reproduce with the mother to produce both male and female offspring. It’s like a lizard version of Oedipus Rex.


The ACT is now more popular than the SAT!

The SAT has historically been more popular than the ACT. This doesn’t mean that students preferred the SAT over the ACT – they would probably prefer to take neither. It does mean that more students took the SAT than the ACT. In 1986, 1,000,748 students took the SAT compared to 730,000 who took the ACT. In 1996, 1,084,725 students took the SAT while 924,663 took the ACT.

Slowly, the number of college applicants taking the ACT began to creep up. Finally, in 2012, the ACT’s popularity surpassed that of the SAT. That year, 1,666,017 students took the ACT and 1,664,479 took the SAT. This is most likely due to the fact that the ACT is a more consumer-friendly exam.

Its writing section is optional so if a school doesn’t require a writing score, students don’t have to complete this. There is no deduction for wrong answers so it is alright to guess. The ACT offers “score choice” so students can eliminate one day’s bad score if they need to. The ACT also does a better job of marketing itself to states as a replacement for high school exit exams.


The 15 Most Shocking Court Cases In History

A woman sued Cap’n Crunch because she thought Crunch Berries were a real fruit!

There are all sorts of ridiculous lawsuits against companies and civilians in the U.S. all the time. Everyone remembers the woman who sued McDonalds for not warning her that the coffee was hot.

Another classic is a woman who bought a Winnebago and set it to cruise control while driving and went in the back to make herself a sandwich. Shockingly, she wrecked the Winnebago and sued the company for not informing her in the owner’s manual that cruise control didn’t mean it could auto-drive the wheel and speed.

Well, a lady in California has now sued Pepsico, who makes Cap’n Crunch, for misleading her in believing that the cereal had actual fruit in it. For years she ate the cereal thinking she was getting a great deal of nutritional value and real fruit from it.

You can imagine her fury when she found out she was eating flavored jagged sugar. Surprisingly the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California dismissed the lawsuit.


The color of the twist tie on bread packaging means something!

The color on the twist tie of your break package isn’t just there for looks. No, the color actually signifies which day of the week the bread was baked on. Now, you may be thinking: Isn’t that kind of useless if barely anybody knows that? Well, the color is not for the customer but for the person stocking the shelf. It helps them determine which packets of bread are old and need to be removed from the shelf.

This way, employees don’t need to look closely at the tabs (which usually also show the “sell by” date); they can simply remove specific colours. Each manufacturer has their own color code. But, this code is not top-secret or anything; it is usually easily discovered online, by asking the bread stocker at the store, or by emailing the manufacturer.


As a McDonald's cashier, James Franco practiced different accents on the customers he served!

James Franco, the actor, has an interesting past. His parents met at Stanford University. His mom became and actress and writer and his father ran a Silicon Valley business. His paternal grandmother is a published author of young adults books and his maternal grandmother owns a prominent art gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.

In high school, Franco got in trouble with the law for theft, vandalism, and graffiti. He got his act together and went to UCLA majoring in English. He quickly dropped out, because he really wanted to be an actor.

So, he got a job at McDonalds while he pursued his acting career to support himself. Until working there, he had been a vegetarian. He practiced his accents on customers to his perfection. His first paid gig was a Pizza Hut commercial and soon after he was cast in Judd Apatow's TV show Freaks and Geeks. From there he continued to climb the acting ladder.



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