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The color orange was named after the fruit and not the other way around!

Pretty shocking isn’t it?

The color orange was named after the fruit, not the other way around. Before then, the English speaking world referred to the orange color as geoluhread, which literally translates to “yellow-red”.

The word orange itself was introduced to English through the Spanish word “naranja”, which came from the Sanskrit word nāraṅga, which literally means “orange tree”.

The English dropped the leading “n” and eventually we got the word “orange”.

In the early 16th century, the word orange gradually started being used to not only refer to the fruit, but also what we now know of as the color orange.

As an extra fact, Christopher Columbus brought the first orange seeds to the New World on his second voyage in 1493.


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Japanese teens started having “potato parties” when McDonald’s lowered the price of fries!

You’re probably kicking yourself for not throwing yourself a classic potato party for your last birthday.

While it is a festivity most Americans would look at and say “huh?” We think it sounds like a splendid idea! So what is a potato party?

It’s pretty much exactly what you think! Last October, McDonald’s lowered the price of fries in Japan. Now an order of large fries isn’t so expensive and people have been taking advantage of it.

Kids are even holding potato parties, in which they order so many fries a post-meal heart attack has to be in the cards. Then they invite their friends and eat them.

Sound fun? Not as much fun as looking at the mandatory pictures uploaded after the party and comparing just how close you came to matching the greatest potato party!

The real question is: How long until schools everywhere abandon pizza parties and focus just on French fries? Think it will catch on? Tell us in the comments!


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The four ghosts in Pac-man are programmed to act differently!

We all know Pac-man, we all love it!

Nothing better to do with your spare time than feeding this little yellow friend through many different levels! However, it's enemies, the ghosts, can sometimes make your life a nightmare when you are trying to feed your little friend.

However, there is a way to plan a strategy against them. By knowing their next movement and next conduct you’d be able to know where to lead little Pac-man.

The four ghosts in Pac-man are programmed to act differently: Red chases you, pink just tries to position itself in a set way, blue tries to ambush you, orange is random.

Hopefully this will help you next time you play Pac-man!


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A woman dropped her 2 year old son into a pit of African wild dogs. She sued the zoo for negligence!

In a tragic turn of events, a 2-year-old-boy named Maddox died when his mother dropped him into a pit of African Wild Dogs during his trip to the zoo with his parents.

Jason and Elizabeth Derkosh, perhaps because they were grieving and not thinking rationally, or because they refuse to accept the blame, are suing the zoo for negligence and not having a large enough barrier to prevent parents from holding their children up to better see the exhibit.

According to the legal argument presented by the Derkosh's says that the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium needs to have more obvious warnings of the dangers of holding your children up to see the exhibit, like so many other zoo's across the country!


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The Nazis passed a number of really strict animal protection laws!

The Nazi Party in Germany are known for committing some truly horrifying acts, namely carryout the extermination of Jewish people during the Holocaust.

Considering their complete disregard for humanity, you may be surprised that they were very caring toward animals.

When they came to power in January 1933, they passed a number of anti-animal cruelty laws. These laws were detailed and carried with them severe penalties for breaking them.

This same year, they passed more laws concerning the slaughter of animals, and one of their targets was kosher slaughter. No surprise there.

Adolf Hitler himself said "in the new Reich, no more animal cruelty will be allowed." More laws were passed prohibiting hunting and regulating animal transportation.

Hitler along with several Nazi officials became vegetarian - though not strictly. However, allegedly SS Officers earned their stripes by breaking the neck of a German shepherd dog in front of their officers.