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This Reddit user seems to have figured out the answer.
Almost every Filipino household has a kawali or wok. It’s the quintessential kitchen equipment: used for everything from searing meats and sautéing vegetables to frying an egg. Most Pinoy woks are made of aluminum, carbon steel or cast iron, and often silver or ...
 
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“Lahat magkakaibigan lang.”
When there’s talk of the greatest rock music venues ever in Manila, all the usual suspects are mentioned: Club Dredd, which burned bright for a few years before disappearing like a comet in the night sky; Kalye, where the crowds were a ...
 
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Apparently, the floppy disk is what keeps Boeing 747-400s up in the air.
In the age of cloud computing, quantum computers, and even quantum teleportation, the airline industry is relying on an ancient piece of contraption invented some ten thousand years ago: the 3.5-inch floppy disk. Apparently, the 1.44-mb storage device is what keeps Boeing 747-400s ...
 
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The insects are thriving in the 3,000-hectare property of U.P. 
Common insects living in your backyard could still be unknown to science. That is what researchers from the University of the Philippines proved when they discovered three new species of crickets that were previously undocumented. The Museum of Natural History of the University ...
 
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There are tons of compact crossovers available in the market today, but you can’t go wrong with the CRV.
My friend Pedi had a silver Honda CRV in the early 2000s. We took that thing everywhere—gigs, concerts, dinner and drinking sessions, and even the occasional road trips. I remember thinking how easy and dependable that ride was, and thought to myself ...
 
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Even though it’s been abandoned for years.
Anyone who has ever passed through Roxas Boulevard must have seen that massive building in Manila’s Malate district. It still bears the sign of Grand Boulevard Hotel, but those of a certain age remember it as Silahis Hotel. The building has been ...
 
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Why is whale vomit so valuable? 
If you happen to stumble upon a waxy mass on the beach, you might be set for a decent windfall. A fisherman from Thailand found a strange mass on the beach while walking one morning in October 2019. He took it home, but ...
 
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A quick guide for the damned.
If you clicked on this story, then you know hell was meant for you. Welcome to the horde of the damned. Maybe you pissed off a priest or ran over a dog. Maybe you bookmarked Pornhub or let your rage out on ...
 
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The DENR is currently investigating the incident.
The viral ostrich that was caught on video this week running around a village in Quezon City has reportedly died, according to a report on DZBB. The giant bird has allegedly died of stress after people chased it around Mapayapa Village 3 ...
 
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And what country searched for beer the most?
Few things are more satisfying after a long hard day at the office (or working from home) than a bottle of cold beer. It’s probably why we’re celebrating International Beer Day today, August 7.Also read: The Most Prominent Families in Manila There’s no question ...
 
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The oldest church in Mindanao was built by the Jesuits.
The San Salvador del Mundo Church in Caraga, more commonly known as the Caraga Church, is the oldest church in Mindanao. It had been closed for two years to give way to much-needed restoration work and was reopened to the public in ...
 
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The U.S. kept it a secret from the Philippines until 1989. 
There is a one-megaton nuclear bomb sitting at the bottom of the Philippine Sea, and no one knows exactly where it is.In December 1965, the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga from the U.S. Navy left Subic Naval Base, which was once America’s largest ...
 
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Apparently, there were two ostriches.
The nation was treated to comic relief on August 4, when two ostriches were seen running around a village in Quezon City, one of which was being chased by a goat. Panicked motorists were unsure of what to do when they encountered ...
 
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It was the biggest hoax of the century that fooled the world.
In 1971, the Philippines shocked the world when a surviving prehistoric tribe was reportedly found in the rainforests of Mindanao. National media outlets from around the world feasted on the discovery. Some of the headlines read: “Primitive Stone-Age Tribe Discovered in the Philippines.” ...
 
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They’ve been there for over 100 years.
Fort Bonifacio is the epitome of modernity. This busy megacity, touted as the Philippines’ next business capital, is home not only to multinationals and embassies, but also trendy clubs, restaurants, and glamorous boutiques. It is poised to grow even further, thanks to ...
 
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The ruins of Old Pantabangan Town is an eerie sight.
The historic town of Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija was abandoned in the 1970s when floodwater from the newly created dam submerged the town and its environs. Residents were forced to relocate on higher ground, but many pieces of heritage were lost to the ...
 
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This is how the Manila Zoo came to be Mali's caretaker.
Mali, the only elephant in the Philippines, is 47 years old. By elephant standards, that’s young, considering they live up to 80. In 2017, Mali made headlines after an animal rights group depicted her as the loneliest elephant in the world. It even ...
 
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This Philippine-made flatiron is a work of art. 
Not everything that is rusty is worthless. In the 1800s, Filipinos used to iron their clothes using a wooden roller and a flat board, as seen in this rare photo owned by John C. Tewell. The contraption is called prensa de paa or foot ...
 
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Gotta catch ‘em all, whatever the cost.
“Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for,” said Publius Syrus in the 1st century B.C. For the person who bought a pokemon card for P11.5 million, that piece of advice rings true. The record-breaking sale of the Illustrator Pikachu was sold ...
 
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"The U.S. is indeed a troublemaker," said a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman.
The Trump administration's rejection of broad Chinese claims to much of the South China Sea came across in Asia as an election-year political move, with some appealing for calm amid fears of greater tensions.China accused the U.S. on Tuesday of trying to ...
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