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Why are black cats considered unlucky?

Everyone knows that when a black cat crosses your path bad luck is sure to follow, but have you ever wondered how black cats got their dark reputation? Is it simply due to the color of their coat, or something more sinister?

Thousands of years ago, cats of all colors enjoyed the good life in ancient Egypt, where killing a cat came with a swift death sentence. A few millennia later, Christianity spread throughout Europe by overthrowing local pagan customs and traditions.

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42% of people using dating app Tinder already have a partner, claims report

Tinder shot to fame as a dating app for tech-savvy single people. Except, as it turns out, a big chunk of its users may not be single after all.

That’s according to research firm GlobalWebIndex (GWI), which released some figures on Tinder from its latest survey of more than 47,000 internet users around the world that suggest the app has a wider demographic.

In fact, the research claims that 30% of Tinder users surveyed are married, while another 12% are in a relationship. 54% classed themselves as single, while 3% were divorced or widowed.

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10 Geeky Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day is celebrated on May the 4th every year because of a simple play on words: “May the Force be with you,” becomes “May the 4th be with you.” Its origins can be traced all the way back to 1979, but Star Wars Day has only really been a thing in more recent years thanks to its legend spreading via Star Wars geeks using the Internet and social media.

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Complete List of 303 Slurpee Flavors

So, in case you did not know, Slurpees are a carbonated, frozen drink, served at 7-11 stores around the world. They have been around for a long time, and have a rich history.

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React Fruit
7-Elemon
7-Up
7-Up Green
7-Up Ice
7-Up Tropical
Adults Only
Amp Energy Freeze
Apocolyptic Ice
Apple Berry Blast
Apple Blackcurrant
Arctic Burst
Baja Blast Freeze
Bammin’ Jammin’ Cherry

Microsoft can guess your age using facial recognition

The site is powered by Microsoft Azure’s Face APIs that not only recognize features and predict both gender and age. They can also group faces and determine if someone in multiple pictures is the same person. If you’ll recall, Windows 10 will use facial recognition as a log-in option, and the tools that this Azure API offers would certainly come in handy for organizing that personal photo album — expanding features already available in OneDrive.

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Does the Taurine in Red Bull Really Come from Bull Semen?

Taurine is the ingredient in Red Bull and other energy drinks that helps muscle function, may aid athletic performance and endurance, helps reduce anxiety, and appears to aid blood sugar regulation and cardiac health. It’s an organic molecule (not an amino acid) named for the Latin taurus, which means ox or bull, because originally taurine was extracted from bull semen and ox bile.

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