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Army Ant Sutures
Army ants are used as “natural sutures”. Their jaws are so powerful, natives staple wounds by forcing ants to bite them and break off the body.
The Firefox mascot isn't actually a fox, but a red panda.
Cherry Blossom Diplomacy
The pink cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. were a gift from Imperial Japan in 1912. They sent more than 3,000 seeds to be planted near the Potomac River as a symbol of friendship between the two nations.
Google was originally called "BackRub".
1054 AD Supernova
In the year 1054 AD, there was an explosion in the sky so bright that it was visible for 23 days straight, even during the day.
The Chinese city of Chongqing has the world's first dedicated pavement for mobile phone users.
There's a mushroom that tastes like chicken and grows in the wild throughout much of the world.
Until the 1920s, there was a profession called 'knocker-up', which involved going from client to client and tapping on their windows (or banging on their doors) with long sticks until they woke up.