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Covering your mouth to yawn has several backgrounds, one being that many thought the soul was escaping and evil spirits were entering.

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Paper cuts are so painful because paper is rough at a microscopic level. While knives make straight cuts, paper cuts like a saw blade, doing more damage to nerve endings and your skin cells.

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When you recall a past event, you’re actually remembering the last time you remembered it. Every time you remember something, your brain networks change in ways that can alter the memory.

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Nikola Tesla once paid an overdue hotel bill with a box he said contained a working model of his "death beam." He warned employees never to open it, and they hid the box. Years later the box was found, opened, and it contained nothing but old electrical parts.

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Introverts are more likely to be ‘natural’ social psychologists, according to researchers from Yale. They’re particularly good at accurately evaluating truths about a person’s “social nature” without formal training or tools.

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Psychopaths comprise about 1% of the general population, but make up an estimated 21% of CEOs in the US.

And here's a perfect example...

Billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty installed a payphone in his mansion for guests to use so that he wouldn't be charged for their calls.

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Cats often avoid consuming food or water from the sides of their bowls to prevent 'whisker fatigue'. Whiskers brushing against a bowl can trigger sensory overload, causing them pain and stress whenever eating or drinking.

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