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Did you know that the word “platonic” came from Plato, the Greek philosopher’s name? See! Even brilliant ancient Greeks were put in the friend zone, it seems.

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Many humans have two eyeballs. I’m pretty positive about that, but one can never be too sure.

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It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter. Should you tell Susan Miller, or should I?

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Hippo milk is pink, which is adorable.

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Apparently, to make the sound of E.T. walking, someone squished their hands in Jell-O. Next time you’re at a party with Jell-O shots, dump them all in a bowl and try it. If it works, consider it your new party trick. If it doesn’t, consider it your un-invitation!

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James Cameron’s first choice to compose the music for Titanic  was Enya. She RSVP’d “no thnx,”  so instead, JC went with the guy who did Braveheart.

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Truman Capote wouldn’t begin or end a piece of work on a Friday. This should make you feel better about all the work you don’t start or finish on Fridays.

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Fist bumps may be healthier than handshakes because fewer germs are spread. However, they can be equally as awkward to properly execute.

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Apropos of absolutely nothing and yet also everything, Nicolas Cage once bought a pet octopus.

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The galaxy of little lights you see when you rub your eyes are called “phosphenes.” The galaxy of little lights you see around your cat Orion’s neck are called Stop Watching Men In Black at 3 AM.

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Cows can walk upstairs, but they cannot walk downstairs. Because of this, cows require doorman buildings — or at least ones with elevators.

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Almonds are a member of the peach family. Though James downsized to a medium-sized peach once his kids went off to college, he is rumored to have a summer home in an almond somewhere in East Hampton.

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During your next round of speed dating, consider this: 1 in every 18 males has a third nipple

 

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Karaoke means “empty orchestra” in Japanese.

 

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The word cliché originally referred to a printing plate cast from moveable type…also known as a stereotype. When a bunch of letters or sets of words were used over and over together, printers found it easier to create a stamp of the word or phrase instead of typing it out letter by letter each time. Think of it as the original autocorrect.

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The Heinz ketchup bottle has a “57” because that’s how many varieties of pickles the company once had.

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According to a commercial I saw on a Virgin Atlantic flight, Cetaphil, the popular facial cleanser is pronounced See-ta-fill. I’m sorry, what?

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A horse cannot throw up. Aside from cost, this makes them better pets than cats.

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It doesn’t just look like a dick, that is a dick: a UK teenager drew a giant, 60 foot wiener on the roof of his house because he watched a show about Google Earth, naturally. It was discovered a year later and his dad wasn’t too mad.

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Buzzfeed once called pubic hair, “Nature’s Ugg.”

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Either a great reason to demand you get that new Dries Van Noten blazer come December, or, perhaps, further reasoning behind disliking cats: according to Icelandic Folklore, a Yule Cat will eat you if you don’t receive new clothes by Christmas.

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When he wasn’t writing Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain invented the bra clasp. Do you feel lazy now?

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An “aglet” is the plastic or metal part on both ends of a shoelace that you may or may not still chew on when you’re nervous.

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