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Neil Armstrong may have been the first man to go to the moon, but it was Buzz Aldrin who has the honor of being the first man to go on the moon. Yes, history […]
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One of the most successful products in history is the Rubik’s Cube. Since its rollout in 1980, more than 350 million cubes have been sold. You can call it a toy, but […]
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