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Cockroaches shed their skin!


Yes, cockroaches shed their skins, however this isn't uncommon amongst other insects, especially when developing into their mature form, however cockroaches can do this several times a year, growing larger each time.

The newly shedded cockroach is white with black eyes and is soft until after 8 hours where it's shell will harden and form colour. Their cast off skin and waste byproducts are allergens that can trigger allergic reactions, asthma and other illnesses, especially in children.

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7 Little-Known Facts About the Godfather

The cat in The Godfather was just a stray that lived on set.


In the movie The Godfather, Don Vito Corleone, played by Marlon Brando, is the founder and mob boss of the Corleone Family. In the film’s opening scene, Don Vito Corleone is seen holding a cat on his lap while he sits in his office during his daughter’s wedding ceremony. 

Francis Ford Coppola, the film’s writer and director, found the stray cat while walking through the lot at Paramount studios. Originally, the cat was not in the script at all, but right before the scene was filmed, Coppola gave the cat to Brando to see how it would play out. 

Evidently, the scene was left with the cat, which ended up creating one of the more memorable images from the Godfather films. The cat did create a problem, though, because its purring muffled some of Brando’s lines, which meant they had to be looped over. 

The placement of the cat is often seen as representing the hidden claws beneath The Don’s warm facade. 

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A chain falls faster if it hits onto a table because it pulls itself!


Physics, physics, physic. While some of you might think it’s boring and not interesting there are other people like Sheldon Cooper making it happen and most of all, making it awesome.

During this experiment, when two identical chains were released from a certain height, we realized that a chain falls faster if it hits onto a table than if it free falls because it pulls itself!

This is because of the tension that the table creates. This makes the chain accelerate rather than slow down due to the collision with the table.Check the source link to see the video of this interesting phenomenon

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Only 1 in 10 Shishito peppers are spicy. There's no way of knowing if one is before breaking them!


The shishito pepper is a type of sweet pepper grown in Japan of the species Capsicum annuum. As you can see, it looks pretty innocuous, right? Turns out that about one in ten of these peppers is spicy.

These peppers get spicy by factors such as illumination and other kinds of stresses. The interesting thing is that there's no way to differentiate between a sweet and a spicy pepper without breaking it open.

There are a bunch of 'rules' on the Internet that supposedly let you know if the pepper you're holding is spicy or not, but they are not very reliable. Be careful when cooking with these!

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There's a Spanish town where people descend from samurai!


Samurais are just one of the many awesome things that Japanese culture can offer us.Back in the 17th Century, Hasekura Tsunenaga was sent to Europe, where an embassy was set up and six samurai stayed on and decided to start a new life there.

The embassy was located in Coria del Rio, which is a small town near Seville, and up to 700 of 25,000 Coria’s residents use the surname “Japon” which helps them to be identified as the descendants of the first Japanese official envoy to Spain.

Even a statue of Tsunenaga can be found at this town, which was donated by Japan in 1992.So if you ever decide to visit Coria del Rio try to be nice to their people, you never know when you’ll find someone with samurai blood that will be willing to teach you a lesson, punk.

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