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Did You Know: Sheep, Goats, Octopuses Pupils are Rectangular?

While most animals, including humans, have round pupils, the pupils of sheep, goats, octopuses and toads are of rectangular shape. The reason these animals have rectangular pupils is because this is what helps them avoid predators. Rectangular pupils tend to get very narrow during day time, which gives animals a greater accuracy of depth perception in their peripheral vision. Traditionally seen as prey, tha ...

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Did You Know: Soccer is the Most Followed Sport ?

With over 3.5 billion fans worldwide, football ("soccer") is the most popular sport on the planet. It always ranks at the top of the majority of the credible lists published. Usually, popularity is measured based on the "number of viewers/fans". According to a website called mostpopularsports.net, here are the top 3: Football (which is equivalent to American soccer) is the most popular overall Tennis is the ...

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Did You Know: The Safest Car Color is White?

Have you ever wondered if certain car colours are safer than others? If so, ponder no more. Monash University Accident Research Centre has conducted an extensive study examining the colour of the vehicles involved in crashes resulting in death, injury or the towing of a vehicle between 1987 and 2004. White has been considered the safest car colour for years and rightly so according to the research, which sh ...

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Did You Know: Tokyo was Once known as Edo ?

Tokyo was originally known as Edo, which means "estuary". Its name was changed to Tokyo (Tōkyō: tō (east) + kyō (capital)) when it became the imperial capital in 1868, in line with the East Asian tradition of including the word capital  in the name of the capital city. During the early Meiji period, the city was also called "Tōkei", an alternative pronunciation for the same Chinese characters representing " ...

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