15 Crazy Facts About Common Things That Prove Life Is A Lie

3. Peanuts aren’t nuts, they’re actually legumes.

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Legumes are edible seeds encased in pods, which perfectly describes a peanut. But it seems clear how they got their name. A shelled peanut looks an awful lot like a pea pod, but the seeds are hard like nuts.

4. The world’s first webcam was created to watch a coffee pot.

Quentin Stafford-Fraser | Wikipedia

The academics at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge in 1991 were scattered throughout the building, but shared a single coffee maker.

Since it sucks to take multiple flights of stairs just to find the pot empty, they rigged up a camera to a local server so that everyone could check the pot without leaving their desks.

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