Why Coca-Cola invented Fanta in Nazi Germany

The German branch of Coca-Cola created Fanta during World War 2 due to trade embargoes with the US that prevented the import of Coke supplies.

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Watch: Here's why some scientists think Pluto should still be a planet

2019-08-30 17:38

Back in the '90s, most people took Pluto for granted. But fast forward to 2005, and then scientists discovered Eris, Pluto's twin.

Watch: Turtles can breathe with their butt underwater thanks to their shell - here's how

A turtle's shell is part of the reptile's skeleton, and it protects some of the strangest features in the animal kingdom. Here's what's inside.

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Watch: If Earth spun sideways, extreme winters and summers would doom life as we know it

If Earth's axis tilted to 90 degrees, extreme seasons would cause intense climate change on every continent.

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Why bonsai trees are so expensive

Bonsai is the art of dwarfing a regular tree to create a perfect miniature representation in a small pot.

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We had our earbuds tested for bacteria to find out if it's gross to share headphones

We tested 22 pairs of headphones for bacteria to try and see if it's safe to share earbuds. Here's what we found.

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Watch: Why fruit flies are so hard to kill

Fruit flies can smell food from over a kilometer away and can lay up to 100 eggs a day. To get rid of them, make a trap and throw out rotting fruit.

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Watch: Here's why NASA spacesuits are white

NASA astronauts wear white suits to reflect as much light as possible, keeping them safe from solar radiation and lowering their risk of cancer.

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Watch: male contraception hasn't changed much since the condom was invented over 5,000 years ago. You can blame biology.

It's not due to a lack of interest, but a lack of funding for research - and biology.

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Watch: Rising global temperatures are creating bubbling, methane lakes you can light on fire

Thousands of flammable lakes are popping up all over Alaska and Siberia. They're called thermokarst lakes and they're making global warming worse.

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WATCH: This new Mercedes seat 'squeezes' you when you go around corners. It also has eight massage modes

Should you swerve or avoid an obstacle the seats will hold you firmly in an upright position.

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Watch: Take a look inside the real-life 'Flintstones' home that costs R39 million

The Flintstone House in Hillsborough, California is unique on the inside and outside. We got a peek inside the R39 million home.

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Watch: More women are having babies in their 30s than in their 20s and studies suggest it's healthier in the long run

In 2016, for the first time ever, more American women had babies in their early 30s than in their 20s.

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Look inside the new R19 billion complex at Singapore's Changi Airport, with a 40 metre indoor waterfall

Singapore's Changi Airport just opened up "Jewel," a R19 billion mall and lifestyle hub open to visitors with and without airplane tickets.

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Watch: Why pink Himalayan salt is so expensive

Pink Himalayan salt has a slightly higher amount of minerals than table salt, but that doesn't mean it's healthier. So why is it so expensive?

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These R2,000 goth Crocs combine punk and comfort

Now even rockers can wear crocs.

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It's time for iTunes to die, even though it was key to Apple's early success

2019-06-10 12:26

Apple will replace iTunes with Apple Music, Podcasts, and Apple TV apps. Years ago, iTunes was one of the most important products Apple ever made.

Watch: Why Netflix is using anime to take on Disney

Netflix will rely more on its original content as other companies like Disney start streaming services. Anime could give Netflix a major advantage.

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Watch: humans are some of the only animals that don't have tails — here's why

Humans and other apes don't, even though our close primate relatives do.

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