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Pepsi was first introduced as "Brad's Drink" in New Bern, North Carolina, United States, in 1893 by Caleb Bradham, who made it at his drugstore where the drink was sold. It was later labeled Pepsi Cola, named after the digestive enzyme pepsin and kola nuts used in the recipe. Bradham sought to create a fountain drink that was delicious and would aid in digestion and boost energy. Continue reading for more.

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We may be hearing a lot about Mars, especially with the Mars One project underway, but did you know that the Red Planet is only half the size of Earth? It's also less dense than Earth, having about 15% of Earth's volume and 11% of the mass. Its surface area is only slightly less than the total area of Earth's dry land. Continue reading for more fascinating things about Earth that may surprise you.

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Thanks to the company's many franchisees, there are now over 34,000 McDonalds locations worldwide, surpassing the number of Burger King, Arby's, Wendy's, and Taco Bell restaurants combined. In 2012 alone, McDonalds opened 1400 new locations, which is equal to the number of Chipotle's in the US. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's most epic Slip 'N Slide party.

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If the world was a village of 100 people, this is how it would breakdown, according to current statistics. Starting off, there would be 93 people who have never touched a computer in their lives, with just 7 using them regularly. Continue reading to see more.

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Death Wish Coffee may be the world's strongest (50.4 mg of caffeine per fl. oz), but have you ever wondered how it stacks up against the rest of the competition? If so, this infographic by Thrillist is just for you. As you can see, Starbucks and Peet's Brewed Coffee come in at #2 / #3 with 20.6mg / fl. oz and 16.7mg / fl. oz respectively. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video on false memory implants in humans.

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Did you know that there are 2-million Google Searches performed every minute online? Or, that there are 41,000 Facebook posts every second and 1.8-million "Likes" every minute? This is just some of the insane amount of activity that happens online every minute. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the vanishing coin trick done right.

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Back in the old days, 1939 to be exact, Batman got by with a simple $10 suit, $600 Batmobile, and a few low-cost gadgets. Now, just the Batcave alone cost a whopping $54.4-million to build, not to mention the $60-million Batplane. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a video showing what Sonic the Hedgehog would be like as a first person game.

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It's never too late to find that perfect career, and at this time, being a mobile geek / nerd might actually pay off if you're a programmer or developer. Let's just say that the IT space is definitely headed in an upwards trend, with no end in sight. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a video of a fully-functional LEGO steampunk walking ship.

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Did you know that playing video games can actually change you for the better? That's right, video games can improve early literacy, and some, like Wii Fit and Kinect Fitness, can boost stamina as well as heart levels. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a video of an otter that will actually fetch items from a vending machine for you.

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Ever wonder what the different types of coffee say about you? If so, then wonder no more, as the infographic above attempts to explain just that. For example, many espresso drinkers actually like the taste of coffee, without all the added extras. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures. Continue reading for a video of road bikes like you've never seen them before.

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