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Why do billy goats urinate on their own heads?


Billy goats urinate themselves to attract female goats(doe) and to make them know that the male goat is ready to mate. The billy goats urinate on their own heads, and they stink with a strong musky odour that comes from their scent glands which are located close to their horns. The reason behind the foul smell is that they spray urine on their face, chest, legs and beards.

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Which famous painter only sold one painting in his lifetime?


Those who do not know, Vincent van Gogh managed to sell only one painting in his entire career.  The painter who is believed to have constantly struggled with poverty, got depressed as he did not receive the much-needed recognition in his entire life and committed suicide at the age of 37. The one painting that Gogh sold was called “The Red Vineyard” or “The Red Vines” (1888), and he sold it in early 1890 in Brussels for 400 Belgian francs.

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Which day is officially the Snowman Burning Day?


Snowman Burning Day is celebrated on March 20 each year. On the day, the people burn a large snowman to mark that the winter is about to end, and it is the beginning of the spring. The tradition began in 1971, and the Unicorn Hunters (a former campus club at the Lake Superior State University) were the first one to celebrate the day. The idea of this day came from Germany’s ‘Rose Sunday Festival’.

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Who were the first passengers in the hot air balloon?


A scientist named Pilatre De Rozier launched the world’s first air balloon on September 19, 1783, and the balloon was called ‘Aerostat Reveillon.’ The first passengers of the hot air balloon were a rooster, a duck, and a sheep. The average time that the balloon stayed in the air was 15 minutes, after which it landed to the ground.

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