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Questions:

  • All kinds of rocks are unable to float on water
  • Cotton Candy was originally known as Fairy Floss
  • Coca-cola was originally green
  • There's are orchid species that look like a monkey's face
  • Starbucks chains use round tables so that solo coffee drinkers would feel less alone

Answers:

  • FALSE - Due to their weight, rocks are believed to sink when submerged in water. However, that is not the case with pumice rocks. Pumice is very light, and is even considered to be classified as a glass because is contains no crystals or a mixture of minerals. It is the only rock that can float on water.
  • TRUE - Cotton candy was invented by a dentist. In 1897, dentist William Morrison and his partner John C. Wharton invented machine-spun cotton candy - but when they first introduced it at the 1904 World’s Fair, they called it “Fairy Floss.”
  • FALSE - The drink has always been brown, only the bottle was green
  • TRUE - Dracula simia and dracula gigas are species of orchids that look strikingly similar to a monkey's face.
  • TRUE - Round tables are supposedly more welcoming than tables with square edges. Starbucks house round tables to make people feel comfortable and make them buy more. So even if you are alone, you don't feel really alone as you enjoy your cup of coffee.

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