Mind Blowing Facts of the Day list#29

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1) In 1885, Edison offered Tesla $50,000 for redesigning his company’s DC generators. After months of work, Tesla inquired about the payment. Edison said he was only joking, replying, “Tesla, you don’t understand our American humor.” Tesla quit his job shortly after.- Source

2) Men and women see colors differently. In general, women are better at discriminating among colors while men excel at tracking fast-moving objects and discerning detail from a distance. – Source

3) In Old English, ‘man’ was a gender neutral term. Males were known as ‘wermen’ and females were known as ‘wifmen’. – Source

4) In Tajikistan the unibrow is viewed as an attractive quality in men and women alike. – Source

5) A recent study showed 25% of US drivers making a turn failed to use signals correctly. 48% of US lane changers failed to use signals. Such failures are responsible for up to 2M preventable accidents a year. – Source

6) Dogs have ‘Eureka moments’ and enjoy the experience of solving a problem in order to obtain a reward. – Source

7) David Trang, the creator of “Sriracha” named his company “Huy Fong Foods” in honor of the ship that helped him escape Vietnam in 1978. – Source

8) Hitler had a relative called “Paddy Hitler” who ended up joining the US Navy, where, along with all recruits, he had to fill out a form listing any relatives who might be fighting for the enemy.  – Source

9) ‘Woman on top’ is most dangerous sex position, scientists conclude. Source

10) Male orangutans can be attracted to women with red hair. One male, Hsing Hisng, has even ripped pictures of Nicole Kidman out of magazines and placed them in his enclosure. – Source

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