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Interesting Facts

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    When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
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    Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.
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    Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
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    The most children born to one woman was 69, she was a peasant who lived a 40 year life, in which she had 16 twins, 7 triplets, and 4 quadruplets.
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    Your fingernails grow faster in summer.
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    There are approximately three million shipwrecks on the ocean floor, worth billions in value and treasure.
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    There's a company in China that allows you to hire someone to stand in line for you for $3-$5 an hour.
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    The Band-Aid was originally made for the inventor's wife, who often cut and burned herself while cooking.
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    Taking a nap after learning something can help your retention of it.
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    The chocobo in Final Fantasy was based on a real creature called a “Gastornis” that existed 45 million years ago.
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    According to the New York Times, a study conducted during the 1980's found that men who kiss their wives before leaving for work live longer, get into fewer car accidents, and have a higher income than married men who don't.
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    The most expensive license plate is the number '1', bought by an Abu Dhabi businessman - costing a staggering $14.3 million!
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    The higher someone’s I.Q. the more likely they are to be sleep deprived.
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    Money can buy happiness, but researchers have found that its emotional well-being benefits max out at a salary of about 75K a year.
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    The small pocket in the larger pocket of your jeans was designed for pocket watches.
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    Drying your hands with paper towel will reduce the bacterial count by 45 - 60% on your hands. However, using a hand dryer will increase the bacteria on your hands by up to 255% because it blows out bacteria already living in the, conveniently, warm moist environment.
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    A Swiss man replaced his car's broken heater with a fully functional wood burning stove.
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    There's a love mattress that is specifically designed for couples who sleep on each other's arms.
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    There is a fake village with fake shops and restaurants that is actually a care home for elderly dementia sufferers in the Netherlands.
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    Any domino can knock over another object up to 1.5x its size. The 32nd object would be big enough to knock over the Empire State Building.
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    In Dubai, there’s a fridge magnet that orders a pizza delivered to your door.
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    The world’s smallest book, “Teeny Ted from Turnip Town”, is 100×70 micrometers in size and requires a scanning electron microscope to read, as light beams are too large.
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    Author J K Rowling wrote the final chapter of the last Harry Potter book in "something like 1990", seven years before the release of the first book.
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    Japanese engineers were asked to redesign the front end of the Bullet Train because it carried enough speed to create a sonic boom whenever it exited a tunnel. Residents could feel the blast from miles away.
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    ‘Qatar’ is the world's most expensive bar of soap. Infused with gold and diamond powder, it costs a squeaky clean $2,800.
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    You can hear the blood flowing through your ears if you find a quiet place and cover them tightly.
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    The hole in the soda can tab is actually used to hold a straw in place and stop it from rising.
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    Sudbury Valley School allows students to do whatever they want; no curriculum, tests, homework, or even classes unless requested. 82% of students get accepted to college, as opposed to the 63% national public school average.
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    Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money. The rest exists only on computers.
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    At the time of your birth, you were, for a few seconds, the youngest person on the planet.
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    Macklemore and his hit “Thrift Shop” was the first time since 1994 that a song reached number 1 on the Hot 100 chart without the support of a major record label.
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    The French named one of their aircraft carriers after Ferdinand Foch, a man who once said "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value".
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    The top sales at Walmart as a storm approaches are Pop-Tarts and beer.
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    At 90 degrees below zero, your breath will freeze in mid-air and fall to the ground.
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    In Georgia, there is an airtight room called the Crypt of Civilization that was sealed in 1940. It contains numerous artefacts documenting what life was like at the time of sealing, and is scheduled to be opened in the year 8113 to show people of the future exactly what life was like.
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    Listening to music while working helps to create a positive mood, and helps you to become more productive.
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    An underwater forest off the coast of Alabama that is 50,000 years old was uncovered by Hurricane Katrina.
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    Some nursing homes in Germany have fake bus stops to keep Alzheimer's patients from wandering away.
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    The 1 yen coin can be used as a weight, because it weighs exactly one gram. Also, it can float on water.
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    The Gate Tower Building skyscraper in Japan has a highway passing through its fifth, sixth and seventh floors.
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    An Australian study found that homework is of little to no academic value to students in elementary and junior high schools.
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    Not swinging your arms when you walk increases the effort of walking by 12%, the equivalent of walking 20% faster or carrying a 10 kg backpack.
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    It's impossible to kill yourself by holding your breath.
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    Anuptaphobia is the fear of staying single.
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    We forget why we have entered a room because passing through doors creates an ‘event boundary’ causing the brain to file away what we were just thinking about.

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