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1 If Earth’s history were condensed into 24 hrs, life would’ve appeared at around 4am, land plants at 10:24pm, dinosaur extinction at 11:41pm, and human history would’ve began at 11:58:43pm.Picture1 Ref
2 Scientists have revived a flowering plant from a fruit stored away in permafrost by Arctic ground squirrel 32,000 years ago.Picture1 Ref
3 The University of Oxford (teaching since 1096) predates the Aztec empire (1428 - 1521).Picture1 Ref
4 In the Victorian era, they had special tea cups that protected your moustache from getting dunked in your tea.Picture1 Ref
5 Iceland has been so culturally isolated through history since the Vikings, that compared to other Scandinavian counties, people who speak Icelandic can still read the old Norsk sagas.Picture1 Ref
6 The Lion's Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before the dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago).Picture1 Ref
7 Your body is creating and killing about 2.4 million red blood cells per second.Picture1 Ref
8 The strangers in your dreams are actually people that you've seen in real life.Picture1 Ref
9 Not only are there rogue planets floating through space completely alone, not orbiting any stars, but it’s possible that these pitch-black lonely planets support life.Picture2 Refs
10 In 2011, archaeologists discovered the skeletal remains of a Roman couple who have been holding hands for 1,500 years.Picture1 Ref
11 The oldest stone tools found are dated from 2.7 - 2.9 million years ago. The species that made these tools is unknown.Picture1 Ref
12 If you have 1 billion dollars and spend $1,000 every day, it would take you 2,740 years to go broke.PictureMore Info
13 Only about 2% of the world population has green eyes.Picture1 Ref
14 There are so many kinds of apples that if you ate a new one everyday, it would take over 20 years to try them all.Picture1 Ref
15 There is a persistent storm in Venezuela that produces lightning 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour and has been going since at least the 16th century.Picture
16 Scientists at the Zhejiang University in China have developed an ultra-light material known as carbon aerogel.Picture
17 Lurch, a Watusi bull, had the largest horns in the world.Picture
18 A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.Picture
19 The largest breed of rabbit is the Flemish Giant.Picture
20 Some monks can increase their body temperature so much they can dry soaking sheets in a freezing room!More Info
21 No one knows Albert Einstein's last words. Just before he passed, he spoke several words in German, but his nurse only knew English.
23 An unprotected human can survive up to 1.5 minutes in space with no permanent bodily damage.Picture
24 It's possible to die from a broken heart; it's called Stress Cardiomyopathy.
25 Your thumb is about the same size as your nose.
26 The average person in their lifetime will spend an estimated 20,160 minutes kissing!
27 Daizi Zheng, a Chinese designer, made a Coca-Cola powered cell phone. She designed a battery that uses enzymes to generate electricity from the carbs.Picture
28 Cows can sleep standing up, but they can only dream lying down.
29 A cow produces around 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
30 The 409 escalators in the London subway cover a distance every week which is approximately equivalent to several trips around the globe!
31 The oldest glowing lightbulb was first switched on in 1901 and lives in fire stations in Livermore, CA. It is known as the Centennial Light.Picture1 Ref