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  • The word ‘Mamihlapinatapai’ is thought to be one of the most...
    on December 6, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    The word ‘Mamihlapinatapai’ is thought to be one of the most difficult words to translate. Derived from Yaghan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego, it’s listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the ‘most succinct word,’ and refers to “a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other would initiate something that they both want, but which neither wants to begin.” (Source, Source 2, Source 3) […]

  • Bob Ross filmed every single ‘The Joy of Painting’ episode for...
    on December 6, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Bob Ross filmed every single ‘The Joy of Painting’ episode for free. He could shoot a 13-episode season in less than a week, and his income came from selling his own line of painting supplies and teaching classes. (Source, Source 2, Source 3) […]

  • London has an annual conference for things that are really...
    on December 5, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    London has an annual conference for things that are really boring. The Boring Conference celebrates subjects that are considered mundane, ordinary, trivial, or pointless, but when examined more closely can be deeply fascinating. In the past, speakers have discussed sneezing, toast, vending machine sounds, the features of the Yamaha PSR-175 Portatune keyboard, and the Comic Sans font. (Source, Source 2) […]

  • You can’t usually smell your own house (or perfume) because of a...
    on December 3, 2019 at 12:40 am

    You can’t usually smell your own house (or perfume) because of a survival instinct called ‘olfactory adaptation.’ The brain is always looking for new, unusual, or changing smells as a sign of possible danger, so it ignores all the smells that have already become familiar. (Source, Source 2, Source 3) […]

  • The Ancient Egyptian sky god of infinity, eternity, and...
    on December 2, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    The Ancient Egyptian sky god of infinity, eternity, and endlessness is called “Huh.” (Source, Source 2) […]

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