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None of the Beatles knew how to read music. (Paul McCartney eventually taught himself.)
There's a species of soft-shelled turtle in China that 'pees' in puddles through its mouth.
Forrest Gump Novel
In the “Forrest Gump” novel that the movie is based on, Forrest goes into space with NASA. Upon return, he crash lands on an island full of cannibals. He only survives because he beats the head cannibal at chess everyday.
There's a real religion called "Dudeism" that spawned from the movie "The Big Lebowski." Dudeism advocates and encourages the practice of "going with the flow," "being cool headed," and "taking it easy."
Terms & Conditions
It would take 76 work days (8 hours a day) for the average person to read the Terms and Conditions they agree to in a year.
Hippo Blood Sweat
Hippos secrete a red-pink fluid, dubbed "blood sweat", which acts as a skin moisturizer, water repellent, sunscreen, and antibiotic.
'Niblings' is the plural, gender-neutral term for nieces and nephews.
Sharks have been around longer than trees.