The clever reason Moscow’s cemeteries are getting Wi-Fi. (Plus, how to hatch a dinosaur at home!)

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Here's What's Buzzing Around The Office:
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How do scientists in Antarctica eat fresh eggs all year long? It isn't by keeping chicken coops at the South Pole. Instead, the research teams use an old farmer's trick to seal in the eggs' freshness. Click here to see how they do it... and why it involves throwing a party! 
 
2
At first I was totally confused about why the government is putting free Wi-Fi in Moscow's graveyards. But after reading this, it makes a whole lot of sense. 
 
3
Everyone knows the smell of Cinnabon lures customers to the counter, but I had no idea how strategically the company used that knowledge. Ovens are always positioned in the front of the store so that the scent carries, and employees bake buns every 30 minutes to keep customers coming. Oh, and the stores also heat sheets of brown sugar and cinnamon in the meantime! Click here to read more of Cinnabon's secrets.  
 
4
I just assumed that John Heisman was a great football player. But I had no idea that the namesake of college football's most prestigious trophy was famous for trick plays and all sorts of hilarious shenanigans. Also, the trophy doesn't look like him! 
 
5
Remember that time scientists thought it would be way better to launch airplanes merry-go-round style, rather than using runways? This will jog your memory. 
 
6
Want to know why cats were treated way better by early Muslims than by early Christians? It goes back to the time a kitten saved the prophet Muhammad's life.  
 


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Dinosaurs


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firebox

Travel


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YouTube // gehtdoch75

Movies


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Frank Sinatra and his pals didn't refer to themselves as the Rat Pack. They called themselves "The Summit," playing on a 1960 summit of world leaders in Paris.

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