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Strange BUT TRUE


 

 

• Chickens can see and dream in full color. They also can taste saltiness, but not sweetness.

• Albino lobsters are the only variety that doesn’t turn red when cooked. But don’t count on testing this anytime soon, as the odds of catching one in the wild are estimated at one in 100 million!

• In 1834, American physician John Cooke Bennet added tomatoes to ketchup, which previously consisted of fish or mushrooms. As tomatoes contain a healthy dose of vitamins and antioxidants, Bennet then branded his sauce as a cure for diarrhea, indigestion, jaundice and rheumatism.

• Japanese high schools often enforce strict conformance when it comes to hair. Half of Tokyo’s schools require students whose locks aren’t naturally black to prove it with baby pictures, while in 2017, a Japanese student sued her school after being forced to darken her hair with dye.

• Contrary to what you’d likely expect, this juicy citrus fruit wasn’t named for its bright hue. Instead, the word “orange” came to us from a transliteration of the Sanskrit “naranga,” which was in turn derived from the Tamil “naru,” meaning “fragrant,” which describes its blossoms.

(c) 2020 King Features Synd.

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