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#didyouknow Sinan the architect purposely placed ostrich eggs in the centre of the chandeliers that dangled from mosque domes. The chemical structure of the eggs aimed to repel insects which were attracted to candles or oil lamps. Due to these clever placement of eggs, there cannot be found a single spider web in a centuries old Ottoman mosque.

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#didyouknow Sinan the architect purposely placed ostrich eggs in the centre of the chandeliers that dangled from mosque domes. The chemical structure of the eggs aimed to repel insects which were attracted to candles or oil lamps. Due to these clever placement of eggs, there cannot be found a single spider web in a centuries old Ottoman mosque.

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