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Female Hurricanes vs Male Hurricanes

There has been a study showing that, historically, hurricanes that have female names have killed more people than hurricanes with male names. Looking at death rates from 1950 to 2012, of the 47 most damaging hurricanes, female named storms have averaged 45 deaths while male named storms have averaged 23.

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Joerg Koch, Getty Images

The First Kiss More Memorable Than First Sex

According to psychologists a first kiss is more memorable than the first sexual encounter. Up to 90% of people can remember their first romantic kiss because the lips are sensitive. It also activates feelings of closeness and arouses the brains love chemicals.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Pac Man 34 Years Old and Still Going Strong

The video game Pac-Man celebrated its 34th birthday on May 22, and what a classic game it has been all these years.  The idea came from 27 year old Toru Iwatani, a Japanese student, and it the world by storm.

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What’s the Meaning Behind Leaving Coins on Military Headstones?

Have you ever wondered about the coins that seem to be placed on top of military headstones at cemeteries? You might be surprised to find out their meaning.

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George A. Wyman and His Incredible Journey

The first person to cross America on a motorized vehicle was George Wyman of San Francisco, California. Wyman made his trip in 1903 when there weren’t many roads in America and making even more difficult, he did on a motor bicycle, his brand new 1902 ‘California’ brand motorbike.

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Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images

Chicago Cubs Lose Their 10,000th Game

The Chicago Cubs have only won two World Series in 1907 and 1908, and they did play in one in 1906, the year they had 116 wins and a percentage rating that still stands today at .763. The Cubs now have the distinction of being one of only three Major League Baseball teams to lose 10,000 games.

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John Moore, Getty Images

Venezuela Tops the Misery Index

The Cato Institute, the people that publish the misery report has named Venezuela as the most miserable nation in the world. The formula used to determine the list includes inflation, unemployment, GPA growth and lending rates.

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Mark Maniz, Getty Images

May 4th is Star Wars Day

This Sunday is May 4th, is Star Wars Day, May the 4th be with you or as they say ‘May the Force be With You’. It was the internet that made this day possible because once Star War fans were able to connect, May 4th became a tradition.

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Francois Durand, Getty Images

Ben Hur Coming Back to the Big Screen

The classic 1959 film Ben Hur, starring Charlton Heston, may make a big screen comeback in 2016. MGM and Paramount studios would release the movie with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey as producers.

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What Is the History of Cinco de Mayo?

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, a few of you may be wondering, what exactly is Cinco de Mayo? Put down that sweet margarita and let us enlighten you.

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