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15 Youngest CEOs in the World

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Sindhuja Rajaram: Seppan

When she was just 14 years old, Sindhuja Rajaram became the CEO of a computer animation company called Seppan. She reportedly became interested in animation after her father taught her how to draw.

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Shravan and Sanjay Kumaram: Go Dimensions

At 12 and 10 years old, brothers Shravan and Sanjay Kumaram became the President and CEO of their very own company: Go Dimensions. The business, which they started in their bedroom, creates mobile phone applications for both iPhone and Android.

According to Shravan, “We developed more than 150 test apps before releasing the first app, Catch Me Cop. That app was launched within a week of submission to Apple, and that was really exciting.”

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15 Seismic Facts About Earthquakes

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Earthquakes Are Common

While we generally only hear about earthquakes in the news on rare occasions, they actually occur quite often. Around 500,000 detectable earthquakes shake the world annually, and 100,000 can be felt.

All in all, only 100 of these yearly earthquakes will cause any real damage.

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Largest Quake in History

The most massive earthquake in recorded history happened in Chile in 1960. The magnitude 9.5 quake created seismic waves that rippled throughout the entire earth.

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Ten Amazing Urban Legends That Are Actually True

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The Boy in the Picture

Legend: A man is dropping groceries off at the home of an eccentric old lady when he notices something funny about a picture hanging on the wall. When the man asks who the boy in the picture is, the lady says, “Isn’t that beautiful? You can hardly tell that he’s dead.”

Beleve it or not, from the late 19th through the 20th century, it was common to take pictures of people at funerals. The practice was known as memorial photography. The bodies were dressed and propped up, with their eyes held open. Sometimes, the photos would be retouched to add color to the person’s face. Since photography was so expensive back then, it was one of the only times a person would be photographed. Thankfully, this practice eventually went out of style.

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Father of Traffic Safety

Legend: The man who wrote the first traffic safety laws never drove.

This is true! William Phelps Eno is known as “the Father of Traffic Safety,” and he wrote New York City’s (and the world’s) first city traffic code in 1903. He later also developed traffic plans for London and Paris, in spite of having never driven a car in his life.

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10 Facts on the Flu

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Spanish Flu

The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 was the deadliest strain of influenza in history. It killed over 20 million people worldwide. That was around 5% of the world’s population at that time. 

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Children

More children than adults come down with the flu, but anyone of any age can catch it. This may be due to the fact that children are in school, which means they’re constantly surrounded my germs.

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Old School: 15 Classic Educational Video Games

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Museum Madness

Museum Madness is an excellent game that teaches the player facts about American history, geology, dinosaurs, space, technology, and more. The main character is called to help save a museum from a computer virus that is causing displays to come to life.d

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The Secret Island of Dr. Quandary

This educational game pits the player against a number of logic-based puzzles in an attempt to escape Dr. Quandry’s island. The graphics aren’t great, but the puzzles are challenging and the narration is good.

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15 Clever and Creative Tear-Off Ads

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Dentist

This attention-grabbing ad for a dentist in Michigan is a simple but creative form of tear-off advertising. You actually get to tear out the teeth!

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Divorce Lawyer

This tear apart divorce lawyer’s business card is a graphic reminder of what divorce is all about. Luckily the other half is printed on the back of the card!

 

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15 Essentials for Your Doomsday Survival Kit

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Water Filter

Clean water will go from being plentiful to a luxury resource when doomsday happens, and being able to make your own clean water will be a huge advantage. A water filter will make water you get from a river or lake safe to drink. Unfortunately, most water filters can only clean 100-200 gallons before they stop being effective, so it isn’t a long-term solution.

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MREs

If you’re planning on being stuck in your home, then you should load up on nonperishables, like canned goods and dehydrated foods. However, if you end up on the run, then your stockpile of food won’t do you any good. MREs (which stands for “meals ready to eat”) are the perfect choice for your doomsday bag. It’s the meal of choice for military men in the field and will provide you with the essential nutrition you need.

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Which Snacks are Less Than 100 Calories

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Skinny Cow Ice Cream

Not all ice cream offerings from Skinny Cow come in at under 100 calories, but quite a few fit that standard! Here are some of their under 100 calorie options for you to check out:

  • Caramel Truffle
  • Fudge Bar
  • Mini Fudge Pops
  • White Mint Truffle
  • Cookies ‘n’ Cream Bar

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Jelly Beans

You can have a pile of 25 jelly beans for under 100 calories! So grab a handful from the local candy store and enjoy! These tiny treats still have plenty of sugar, so don’t exceed one serving. 

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15 Signs Made Funnier With Vandalism

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Push Button, Receive Bacon

You’ll never look at a hand dryer the same way ever again.

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Caution, Snakes Will Chase You

Hopefully they aren’t poisonous.

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What Are the Facts About Naps?

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Coffee + Power Nap = Bonus Nap

Did you know that it takes about 20 minutes for caffeine to kick in after you drink it? You can take advantage of this little piece of knowledge by drinking a cup of coffee immediately before taking a short 20-minute nap. Then when you wake up, you have the benefits of the nap and the caffeine hitting you at the same time. This is especially helpful if you are preparing for something like an all night cramming session.

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Best Time to Nap

The best time to nap is usually in the early afternoon, between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m., for those who keep regular hours. This falls just after lunch, when our bodies naturally get tired anyway. For those who sleep odd hours, prime nap time is about seven hours after waking up.

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