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In 1908, Russia showed up 12 days late to the London Summer Olympics.  While the UK had been using the Gregorian calendar for over 150 years, Russia still used the Julian calendar, which doesn’t have the same amount of leap days, so the team didn’t quite make it on time.  (, , )
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Eating carrots doesn’t make your vision better.  Though your body does convert beta-carotene into vitamin A, it’s not enough to enhance the average person’s eyesight.  The myth comes from WWII propaganda, when England tried to hide their new radar technology by tricking the Germans into thinking British pilots had developed a special ‘night sight’ from eating a lot of carrots.  (, )