Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

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    Group "brainstorming" makes each individual in the group less creative and doesn't work as efficiently as the same number of people working alone and then later pooling their ideas.
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    A man earned 4 million airline miles for free without breaking any laws by using his credit card to purchase free-delivery $1 coins from the U.S. mint.
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    The chills you sometimes feel when listening to music is called "musical frisson."
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    The key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than possessions, according to studies.
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    In 1976, an underachieving Princeton junior undergraduate wrote a term paper detailing how to make a nuclear bomb. He got an "A", but never got his paper back because it was seized by the FBI.
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    If the human eye was a digital camera, it would have 576 megapixels.
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    Mentally doing a task makes you better at it. Your mind can barely tell the difference.
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    The full moon causes a tidal wave to roll up the Amazon river once in day and once in night for a period of only three weeks in a year. This results in continuous 4m high wave that can be surfed for up to 13km.
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    Wearing red increases attraction.
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    The cat featured in the popular internet meme "grumpy cat" has a permanently grumpy face is due to feline dwarfism. Her real name is Tardar Sauce.
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    If you chew gum when you study a subject and then chew the same flavor when you take the test, it will help you remember!
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    "Big Ben" in London isn't a tower, the bell inside the tower is called "Big Ben", the tower itself is called "The Elizabeth Tower".
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    There's a plant that has survived in a sealed bottle for 63 years. It was watered just once in 53 years.
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    Sunflowers can be used to clean up radioactive waste.
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    To get a song out of your head, try doing something like a puzzle or Sudoku.
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    In the case of an emergency, a Crayola crayon can be used as a candle and will burn for about 15 minutes.
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    Teddy bears were named after U.S. President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt.
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    The harder you concentrate on falling asleep, the less likely you are to fall asleep.
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    NYC's Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) dumps old subway cars into the ocean to serve as artificial reef.
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    The strangers in your dreams are actually people that you've seen in real life.
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    GTA V achieved $1 billion in sales just 3 days after its launch.
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    Real diamonds do not show up on x-ray.
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    Passengers on the Beijing subway can pay with plastic bottles.
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    If you have 1 billion dollars and spend $1,000 every day, it would take you 2,740 years to go broke.
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    The "Cobra Effect" is where a solution for a problem actually makes the problem worse.
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    Camping can help to reset your body clock, according to research.
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    "Dysania" is the state of finding it hard getting up out of bed in the morning.
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    Those things you see in your eyes when you stare into space are called Mouches Voltanes, which are also broadly referenced to as Floaters.
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    Music is as addictive to the brain as sex and drugs.
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    An experimental program in Canada in the 1970's gave everyone a minimum income just for being a citizen.
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    Speed dating was invented by a Rabbi in 1999.
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    It's impossible to sink in the Dead Sea without equipment!
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    Every year around 1 billion Valentine cards are sent. After Christmas it's a single largest seasonal card-sending occasion.
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    In Finland, Valentine's Day is called "Ystävänpäivä" which translates into "Friend's day".
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    A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.
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    Water is actually naturally blue.
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    A million dollars weighs about a metric ton. Hence the expression "a ton of money."
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    The yin-yang pattern's earliest use is in Rome - not China!
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    Cash machines are as dirty as public toilets.
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    Daft Punk named their band after a negative reviewer called their act "a bunch of daft punk."
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