Interesting Facts

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The firefly is not actually a fly, but a beetle.
According to the Northern Kentucky University, mixing diet soda rather than normal soda with alcohol leads to faster intoxication.
Researchers say that lining the toilet seat with paper is pretty much pointless
It has been calculated that every 2 minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity in the 19th century.
30 years ago, you could buy a lifetime, unlimited first-class travel pass with American Airlines for $250,000.
Men are more attracted to women whose bone structure is similar to their own mothers. It's called "sexual imprinting".
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 brain receives 20% of the body’s oxygen and 25% of total body glucose utilization, despite it accounting for only 2% of a person’s weight (about 1.4 kilograms).
Scientists have developed a microparticle filled with oxygen that can be injected into the blood stream, enabling us to live without breathing.
If you're one in a million, there are about 7,234 people just like you.
By peeing in the shower, you can save 1,157 gallons of water a year.
Nearly half of the entire world's adult population has never drunk alcohol.
The Statue of Liberty is made out of copper. When originally built, it looked like a shiny new penny!
In 1963, the US Military created an artificial ring around Earth, similar to that of the planet Saturn. The ring was made of copper needles and was used for worldwide communications in the case that the Soviets disabled all other methods of communication.
Over its lifetime, the average microwave requires more energy to display a digital clock than to heat food.
The town of Villa Las Estrellas in Antarctica is the most remote town on Earth, and there's only three computers with internet access!