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a single strand of spaghetti is called spaghetto, and other facts

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In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the U.S. into the "United States of the Earth."

The Japanese call their green traffic lights 'blue' as historically they do not distinguish between the two colors.

Japanese artist Aki Inomata has created a coat made from the fur of her terrier Cielo, collected over several years. In return, she has given the dog a coat made from her own hair.

A single strand of spaghetti is called spaghetto.

The practice of copying and producing fakes is so entrenched in Chinese culture there's even a word for it - Shanzhai.

There are four cars and eleven light posts on the back of a ten-dollar bill.

In 1840, British Astronomer and Chemist, Warren de la Rue, enclosed a platinum coil in a vacuum tube and passed an electric current through it, thus creating the world's first light bulb a full 40 years before Edison.

On 15 April 1912 the RMS Titanic sunk on her maiden voyage and over 1,500 people died. Fourteen years earlier a novel …