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trr1

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Kleenex tissues were originally intended for gas masks​

When there was a cotton shortage during World War I, Kimberly-Clark developed a thin, flat cotton substitute that the army tried to use as a filter in gas masks. The war ended before scientists perfected the material for gas masks, so the company redeveloped it to be smoother and softer, then marketed Kleenex as facial tissue instead.
 

trr1

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The super popular and tasty M & Ms candy was invented in 1941 exclusively for the military.
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M&Ms were the first candy to go to space.​


Astronaut Loren J. Shriver, Mission Commander of STS-46, eats floating M&M's on the flight deck of the shuttle Atlantis during its orbit of the earth in 1992.
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The same qualities that made them durable wartime rations made them perfect for space travel. So on request from the crew aboard NASA’s first space shuttle, Columbia, M&M’s became the first candy to rocket into space in 1981. To commemorate NASA's final space shuttle launch in 2011, Mars even made special-edition M&Ms just for the flight, decorated with images of the Atlantis shuttle, the phrase "3, 2, 1...Lift Off!" and date of the launch: July 8, 2011.
 

trr1

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Dogs sniff good smells with their left nostril​

Dogs normally start sniffing with their right nostril, then keep it there if the smell could signal danger, but they’ll shift to the left side for something pleasant, like food or a mating partner.
 

trr1

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The Tootsie Pop, a hard-candy lollipop filled with chocolate-flavored chewy, was created back in 1931. It became well-known for its very catchy slogan – “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?”. Well, according to engineer students at Purdue University who created a ‘licking machine’, it takes between 252-364 licks.
 

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