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The Mason jar is named after American tinsmith John Landis Mason who invented it in 1858. He was really prolific, too: He also invented the first screw top salt shaker.

What they used before Mason jars: http://bit.ly/1Le1yyV
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A “cork-tease” is someone who constantly talks about the wine he or she will open but never does.

More wine facts: http://bit.ly/1LxzibQ
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Alan Rickman​ was the only Harry Potter​ actor who knew his character’s ultimate fate.
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The adult Luna moth doesn't have a mouth. After it emerges from its cocoon, it lives for about a week to lay eggs, then starves to death.

More moth facts: http://bit.ly/1GhrJxr
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We will run out of helium in 25-30 years.

Why this is a serious problem: http://ind.pn/1ephZew
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Shanghai and Beijing have a one-dog policy.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1NiqzY3
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A hyena researcher sued Disney for “defamation of character” for its portrayal of hyenas in The Lion King​.

Learn why here: http://bit.ly/1FJ3KZ9
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An article in The American Journal of Psychiatry from 1900 counted over 350 synonyms for drunk. Just among the forms that begin with 'drunk as a' we see that someone can be as drunk as an ass, a boiled owl, a brewer’s horse, a drum, a fiddler, a fish, a fly, a lord, a mouse, a pipey, a tapster, a rat, a sow, and a wheelbarrow.

More on drunkenness in the English language: http://bit.ly/1J7K6vP
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St. Vitus is the patron saint of oversleeping.
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