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Powered by kites, ovulation during full moon, and more

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mary, Queen of Scots, was a poor judge of character.

Experiments by Delft University of Technology show that power generated by giant kites could provide electricity for 100,000 homes.

When Clark Gable opened his shirt to reveal a bare and matted torso in his Oscar-winning performance in It Happened One Night (1934), men's undershirt sales took a 40% drop.

A study of 826 women showed that 28% began menstruating during the four days around the new moon, whereas no more than 13% did so during any other four-day period. This puts the peak of ovulation at the full moon.

Until 1948, it was illegal in California for Chinese-Americans to marry whites.

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