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Did you know that crabs wee through their eyes? That maidenhair moss is so called because Anglo-saxons thought it looked like pubes? That Albanians have 17 different words for moustache? Astound us with your utterly useless and obscure knowledge.

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Glass not liquid shocker
It's a commonly held misconception that glass is a very viscous liquid that flows over time. This arose because the glass in medival cathedrals was noted to be thicker at the bottom than the top. However as the glassmaking techniques used at the time resulted in uneven thickness's and the glaziers sensibly orientated the panes so that the thinner areas where at the top of the window rather than the bottom.
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