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1. Bagpipes Are Scottish
Sorry, Braveheart fans, they were prevalent in the Middle East centuries before Western Europe.

12. Slaves Built Egypt’s Pyramids

12. Slaves Built Egypt’s Pyramids
Anders Wenngren

Egyptologists reckon this ancient construction job was a great honour granted only to respected labourers, who were entombed near the site.

13. Ben Franklin Wanted the Turkey as the US Symbol

13. Ben Franklin Wanted the Turkey as the US Symbol
Anders Wenngren

While designing a national seal, Franklin proposed an image of Moses, not a wild turkey, to represent the USA.

14. All Your Fingernails Grow at the Same Rate

14. All Your Fingernails Grow at the Same Rate
Anders Wenngren

Because blood flow stimulates nail growth, your dominant hand’s nails grow faster than those on the other hand.

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