10 things I didn’t know last week #183

1. Triumph and several other English car brands – Spitfire, Austin-Healy or MGB – used to offer an overdrive button improving the driving experience. Thanks Fred

2. All possible Rubik’s cube combinations can be solved in 23 moves.

3. Jägermeister logo is a reference to the two Christian patron saints of hunters, Saint Hubertus and Saint Eustace, converted to Christianity after experiencing a vision in which they saw a Christian cross between the antlers of a stag.

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When Jägermeister was introduced in 1935, its name was already familiar to Germans—it was sometimes called « Göring-Schnaps. »

4. How anthimeria catch our attention.

5. The Hofstadter’s law is a statement regarding the difficulty of accurately estimating the time it will take to complete tasks of substantial complexity. Thanks Faris

6. The Cheerleader Effect: seeing faces in groups makes them appear more attractive.

7. Gatorade is born from the University of Gators in Florida. Thanks Charlotte

8. A fine Quora thread: What is a unique job that exists only in your country? Professional car plate number blockers, jokis, travel service catering exclusively to stuffed animals… Thanks Thomas

9. If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. Thanks Arthur

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

10. Mr. Splashy Pants

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