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Only Orange smarties are flavored.

For those who don't get Smarties in their countries, they are sugar coated chocolates. The coating comes in many different colors, much like M&Ms. However, a little known secret behind these delicious candies is that the orange colored Smartie has orange flavoring! If you have any smarties from your Halloween candy, taste the coating of each one.

They all have the same flavor except for the orange ones which tastes like oranges! This flavoring is added in a separate process during manufacturing


A crack in Antarctica might break apart and make an iceberg the size of Brazil

The 18 mile (30 kilometer) long and 165 feet (50 meter) crack in western Antarctica is getting bigger every day by 6.5 feet (2 meters)! If the ice breaks off from the rest of the continent, the iceberg produced will be sized at 340 square miles (880 square kilometers)

This is part of a natural cycle, not a result of global warming. Large icebergs form every few years, the last one was formed in 2001. Scientists are hoping to gather more data on this crack in 2016 when ICESAT 2 (Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite) is launched.


The rich really are above the law: Andrew Carnegie once killed 2000 people and got away with it!

The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the failure of the South Fork Dam situated on the Little Conemaugh River, 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The flood was made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall.

The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water from the reservoir known as Lake Conemaugh. With a volumetric flow rate that temporarily equaled that of the Mississippi River, the flood killed 2,209 people and caused US$17 million of damage.

The club's members were some of the richest men in America—including Andrew Carnegie—but efforts to hold them legally responsible went nowhere.


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A new species of snake has been discovered, but scientists won't say where they live!

A previously unknonwn species of bush viper has been found in Southern Tanzania. The colorful yellow and black snake also has a set of protruding scales from it's head which look a little like horns. 

It's being called Matilda's Horned Viper and it measures only about 60 centimiters. It's exact location is being kept secret because scientists don't want poachers and illegal pet collectors to catch and sell them.

Illegal animal trade is second only to drug trade nowadays and reptilian populations are particularly sensitive to poaching. Bush vipers are particularly vulnerable because they are targeted for their colors.

Check out the awesome pic of the snake and more info at the source!


Men actually take break-ups harder than women!

Contrary to popular belief it is men who suffer more when a partnership ends. It found that men in their early twenties find breaking up and the highs and lows of romantic relationships more traumatic than women.

This is because by that age women may already have a network of close relationships made up of friends and family in addition to a partner. Young men, however, often lack that support. If their romantic partner is the only person that they confide in they are more emotionally vulnerable when that is taken away - even if they don't put their feelings on display.

When a relationship goes wrong it has a greater impact on younger men's identity and self-worth. While men found rocky relationships more stressful than women they were also more likely to reap greater emotional benefits from an ongoing happy romance.

Sociology experts have suggested that the results collected from 1,000 unmarried adults aged 18-23 could be partly influenced by the current economic crisis. If young men find it difficult to find employment then their sense of identity is more likely to be reliant on personal relationships.



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