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The Internet weighs about as much as a strawberry. The weight of all the electrons in motion that make up the internet at any given moment is equivalent to 50 grams. On April 15, 1912 (the day after Titanic sank), a steward, who hadn't yet heard about the Titanic sinking spotted an iceberg smeared with red paint and snapped a photo of it (pictured above) For 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Titanic Check out our full article click here. Gordon Ramsay nearly died in 2008 after falling down a 85m cliff in Iceland to icy water below. In 2011, he was doused in gasoline and held at gunpoint while investigating shark fin trading in Costa Rica. There are special bins in Mexico City where when you put your dog poo in it, you get free Wi-Fi. The more poo, the longer the free Wi-Fi. In 1995, Lena Paahlsson of Sweden lost her wedding ring, went to the extent of de-tiling her floor to find it. 16 years later while gardening, she pulled a carrot out of the ground and found the ring perfectly around it. In 2007, Iran arrested 14 squirrels on charges of spying. Rats in Tehran, capital city of Iran grew so big that in March of 2013, government deployed snipers to combat the cat sized rats. When Anders Celsius invented the temperature scale, he put 100 degrees as the point for freezing and 0 degrees as the point for boiling. Another scientist, Carl Linnaeus, waited until Celsius had died to change the scale to the way we read it today. American courts have begun citing Urban Dictionary to clarify slang terms whose meanings are important to the outcome of court cases, such as to "jack" meaning to steal. Ancient Babylonians were first to brew beer. They took their beer-making so seriously, that if one brewed a bad batch, they were to be drowned in it.

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In 2011, Norway went through a nationwide butter shortage, where smugglers would often get caught smuggling butter and online auctions for one packet of butter reached as high as $77. In Switzerland, it is illegal to keep just one guinea pig. You got to have them in pairs For more facts on Switzerland check out 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Switzerland. The Eiffel Tower was originally intended to be built in Barcelona, Spain in 1888 but was rejected due to being "too expensive and strange" The word "Arctic" is derived from the Latin word for "bear," which means the "Antarctic" is where there are "no-bears." The marker for the South Pole has to be repositioned annually because the ice sheets in which it's placed move 33 feet per year. A standard 52 card playing deck has so many possible arrangements (52 factorial) that it is practically a statistical improbability for any shuffled outcome to repeat itself since the existence of playing cards. Harvard researchers were able to store 700 terabytes of computational data on a single gram of DNA. The Motion Picture Academy refused to nominate the movie, Tron (1982) for a special-effects award because, according to director Steven Lisberger, "The Academy thought we cheated by using computers" for graphics. Disney's Snow White was 14 years old, and Ariel and Aurora (sleeping beauty) were 16. Somalian piracy originally was a response to European toxic waste dumping on their shores.

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It has been estimated that a total of 106 billion people have been born since the dawn of the human species and that dead outnumber the living 15 to 1. Irelands first ever Olympic medal was for painting and was won by Jack Butler Yeats (a popular Irish Artist) in 1924 Paris Olympics in the arts and culture segment. Since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II, the world has created more than 125,000 nuclear weapons. The US and Russia account for more than 97% of those weapons. The venom of Conus snails could be used to make a pain-killer 1000x more powerful than Morphine and even then it wont be addictive. For more facts check out on 30 Kickass Facts About Poisons, Venoms and Toxins. Samuel L. Jackson of Pulp Fiction fame got rid of his stutter by developing an affinity for the word "motherfucker." In 2010, China had a traffic jam so bad that some people were stuck in it for five days. According to a study conducted by scientists, bat droppings contain numerous infectious organisms (about 320,000 unknown viruses), many of which if spread to the human brain could make you literally "bat shit crazy". Camels originated from North America. While filming the Expendables, Sylvester Stallone kept telling Stone Cold Steve Austin to hit him harder during their fight scene. Austin ended up breaking Sly's neck by accident. Taylor Ramon Wilson from Nevada, USA built a nuclear fusion reactor at the age of 14 in 2008.

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Bruce Lee once kicked a man so hard that it broke a bystander's arm when the man fell into him. The longest word is the chemical name for titin, the largest protein ever found. It is 189,819 letters long, eats up 65KB as a text file and takes 3 1/2 hours to read out loud. James Bond was modeled after a real spy named Wilfrid "Biffy" Dunderdale - MI6s man in Paris, he was also friends with Ian Flemming and it appears that several of Dunderdale's stories ended up in Flemming's books. For more facts check out 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Paris. Between the 7th and 17th century there were outbreaks of dancing mania - uncontrollable dancing - throughout Europe. Some of the afflicted dancers would suffer exhaustion, heart attacks, and death. Doctors thought it was a disease, with the only cure being more dancing. In Ashgabat (capital of Turkmenistan), water, gas and electricity are free. The UK, for economic reasons, sent up to 150,000 poor children to Canada, New Zealand and other parts of the Commonwealth from 1869 to the 1970s, often telling them their parents had died, and telling parents that their children had been placed for adoption elsewhere in the UK. In Christmas 2010, the Colombian government covered jungle trees with lights. When FARC guerrillas (rebels) walked by, the trees lit up and banners asking them to lay down their arms became visible. 331 guerrillas re-entered society and the campaign won an award for strategic marketing excellence. Niccolo Paganini, thought by many to be the greatest Violin Virtuoso of all time, was so incredibly good that many thought he was the Son of the Devil or he had sold his soul for his talent. He was even forced once to publish letters from his Mother to prove he had human parents. The wheel was invented thousands of years after boats, woven cloth, rope, sewing needles, baskets and even the flute. Contrary to popular belief, Einstein never failed math. In fact, by fifteen he had already mastered differential and integral calculus.

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The origin of the word "Butterfly" may have come from its yellow excrement and the middle Dutch word boterschijte. The literal meaning is butter-shitter. US President George Washington was bled to death by doctors who were treating him for a cold. Bloodletting was a common medical practice at the time in order to remove "dirty blood," when in reality it only weakens the patient. Half or more of his blood was removed within a few hours. The people of Oslo, Norway present the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree each year in gratitude to the people of London for their assistance during World War 2. For more facts on London check out 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About London. Jamie Hyneman, co-host of Myth-Busters, created a robot for Robot Wars named 'Blendo' which was so powerful, it tossed bits of enemy competitors out of the arena, and damaged arena walls. A bacteria called actinomycetes causes 'the smell of rain' after it starts pouring on a hot summer day. Regular coffee drinkers have a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other health problems due to an unidentified component interacting with the caffeine. 65% of the world drinks goat milk over cow milk. Costa Rica has no army, it abolished it in 1949. They have no army, but their police have tanks and machine guns. Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder/Chairman/CEO of Facebook called his first few thousand users as "dumb fucks" for trusting him with their personal data. Vietnam War, the US military produced recordings of ghostly voices and eerie sounds to play to the Vietcong (army of South Vietnam), who believed that if a body wasn't buried, the person's soul would wander the Earth forever.

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The world's quietest room (anechoic chamber-pictured above) is so quiet you can hear yourself blink. A British Prisoner of War in WWI was released by the Germans, so he could visit his dying mother, and then returned because of a promise he had made the Emperor of Germany. The Taj Mahal was covered with a huge scaffold during WW2 to make it look like a stockpile of Bamboos and misguide any Japanese bombers. It was again disguised again in 1971 during Indo-Pak War. For more facts check out 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About World War 2Part 2 American man named Mike Merrill decided to sell shares in himself at $1 a share (100,000 shares) allowing his stockholders decide what he should do with his life The wealthiest 20% of the world's population receives 76.6% of the world's income, the poorest 20% of the world's population receives just 1.5% of the world's income. There are ATMs in Dubai that dispense gold bars. There's a park with a statue of John Lennon (English musician and singer) in La Habana in Spain where a security guard is paid to sit next to the statue and put his eyeglasses on and off if requested because the glasses always got stolen / vandalized. The worlds deadliest chemical weapon is VX gas and it only takes 1 milligram of it on your skin to kill you In 2010, a woman with her daughter tried to board a plane from Berlin to Manchester with her dead husband in a wheel chair in order to avoid the fees associated with transporting a corpse. She claimed that, "he always sleeps like that," when authorities asked about his slouched appearance. There are stray dogs in Russia who figured out and trained themselves how to use the subway (underground railway) to find food in more populated areas.

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Rival ice cream truck drivers in Glasgow, Scotland in the 1980s sold drugs from their trucks, shot at each other, and committed arson in the Glasgow Ice Cream Wars One fourth of all animal species are beetles, and when famous biologist J.B.S. Haldane was asked what could be deduced of The Creator based upon the study of nature, he said that He must have 'an inordinate fondness for beetles.' The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin is coated with an anti-graffiti chemical. It was manufactured by the very same company that made the Zyklon B gas that was used in concentration camp gas chambers during WW2. For more facts on WW2 check out 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About World War 2-Part 1 As much as 3% of corporate leaders and other people in leading positions are psychopaths. They are more determined to advance in their careers. In 1980, drilling in Lake Peigneur in Louisiana, USA resulted in accidentally draining the entire lake into a mine, creating a massive vortex which swallowed 11 barges and a tugboat. The ocean flowed backwards into the lakebed, and it's now a saltwater lake. Crying affects men physically and lowers their testosterone levels. The Windows 95 startup music was composed on an Apple Mac. 29% of San Francisco's air pollution comes from China. In 1904, tea bags were invented accidentally. The inventor, Thomas Sullivan, decided that it was cheaper to send small samples to potential customers in silk bags instead of boxes. The recipients believed they were meant to be dunked and soon Sullivan was flooded with orders for his tea bags. Sony and other Japanese companies have banishment rooms where they transfer surplus employees and give them menial or useless tasks or even nothing to do until they become depressed or disheartened enough to quit on their own, thus not getting full benefits.

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In 2006 a man from Portland, Oregon hired a hit man to kill his wife. His wife ended up killing the hit man with her bare hands. Germany made tires for bicycles out of metal springs after WW1 because there was no more rubber available. For more facts on WW1 check out 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About World War 1 Part-1 The price of admission for a zoo in 18th century England was a dog or a cat -- they were fed to the lions. Most Japanese schools don't have janitors. Instead children do the cleaning daily as part of a practice rooted in Buddhist traditions that associate cleaning with morality. "The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the hardest tongue twister in the world. In 1999 in a chess match called Kasparov versus the World, World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov played against over 50,000 players voting for the best opposing move over the internet. Kasparov won. Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics in the early 1990's so that he could play Spider-Man in his own produced movie British expelled the entire population of the island nation Diego Garcia, sending them to live in Mauritian slums in 1971, so that the US could build a military base on the Island. You can train at Massachusetts Institute of Technology to become a pirate, tested in archery, fencing, pistols and sailing. In 2009, Israeli woman, Rachel Krishevsky, died at age 99 when she had 1400 direct descendants.


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Despite the world's hottest pepper (chili) scoring 2 million Scoville Heat Units, and pure capsaicin reaching 16 million, there is another still hotter Moroccan cactus called Euphorbia resinifera that produces a resin that hits an estimated 16 billion. It has been 50 years since Stephen Hawking (popular theoretical physicist) was diagnosed with motor neurone disease related to ALS. Doctors at the time gave him a life expectancy of two years. During World War 1, German and Allied forces came out of their trenches, on the Christmas day of 1914, to sing carols, trade equipment and even played football between their lines. For more facts check out 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About World War 1 Part 2 Cats can re-hydrate by drinking seawater, due to their extremely efficient kidneys. Greek scientist Eratosthenes was nicknamed 'beta' because he was second-best in the world in almost every field. In 1955, Jonas Salk chose not to patent his polio vaccine for the betterment of humanity. As a result, he missed out on earning an estimated $7 billion. The US government can legally destroy (food) wheat on farms that produce in excess in order to "stabilize the market," even if the excess is for personal consumption only. Urban birds in UK now perform a sort of 'avian rap' with short and fast songs while their rural counterparts stick to slow melodies. In the movie Lion King, it took approximately three years to animate the two-and-a-half-minute wildebeest stampede scene. A jail in Brazil allows its inmates to pedal exercise bikes to power lights in a nearby town in exchange for reduced sentences.


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In 1994, teenager Jeremy T. Brenno, a golfer was killed by his own club when he threw it in frustration. It bounced back and pierced his heart. Sharks have been around for longer than trees Mars Rover "Curiosity" is officially designated by NASA as "she". For more facts on NASA check out 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About NASA-Part 2. Beijing subways are allowing travelers to use plastic bottles as form of payment to encourage recycling. When Washoe, first chimp to use sign language, was told that her caretaker's baby had died, she signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don't shed tears). Before alarm clocks, there was a profession called a knocker-upper who would go around and knock on your door until you awoke. In USA, women were not the first choice as telephone operators. Prior to September 1, 1878, when a woman named Emma Nutt became the first female operator, boys were the preferred choice. It soon became apparent, however, that boys would insult, curse at, and prank the customers. 9/11 caused an extra 1600 people to die in automobile accidents, after they switched their travel plans from flying to driving. In the American Civil War, soldiers were required to have at least four opposing front teeth so they could open a gunpowder pouch. Some draftees had their front teeth removed to avoid service. In 1997, Thomas Passmore from Virginia USA cut off his hand after he decided that it made him sin and was also possessed by the devil. In the hospital, he demanded it not be reattached. Later he returns and sues the hospital for 3 million dollars for not reattaching his arm.


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There is a railroad station in Kinokawa, Japan whose Station Master is a cat. Wile E Coyote catches Roadrunner only once on the 31st anniversary episode of the series. He then hold up a sign that says "Okay wise guys, you always wanted me to catch him. Now what do I do?" An electric car from 1912 had a range of nearly 100 miles with batteries that were fully functional until the 1980s, replaced only because of a leaking case. NASA is currently working on the development of a Star Trek style warp drive that could get astronotus to Alpha Centauri (second nearest star to the sun) in just 2 weeks. For more facts on NASA check out 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About NASA Part 1 In Japan, if you commit suicide by jumping in front of a Train, Rail Companies charge your family a fee. Christopher Columbus punished a man found guilty of stealing corn by having his ears and nose cut off and then selling him into slavery Aluminum used to be one of the most expensive metals in the world. Only the wealthiest ate with aluminum utensils, while lesser nobility ate with gold. Boris Yeltsin, when he was president of Russia, was found by American White House secret service drunk and in his underwear on Pennsylvania Ave, trying to hail a cab to get some pizza. Honey bees initially have up to 21 virgin queen bees, who fight to the death until there is only one. In 2008, the Dutch voted 'Swaffelen' as word of the year. It means to repeatedly smack one's penis against something.


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After The Lion King was released a hyena biologist sued Disney for defamation of character for portraying hyenas as villains. After committing a $5.4 million bank heist, Japanese robbers penned a thank-you note to the bank In 2003 the US troops found approximately 650 Million US Dollars inside the walls of Saddam Hussein's palace. Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint's (Ron Weasley) greatest ambition was to be an "Ice Cream Man" and so bought an ice cream truck with his paycheck from acting in his first Harry Potter movie. For more facts on Harry Potter check out 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Harry Potter For one day in 2008 there was an app in the App Store that cost $999.99 USD and did nothing. 8 people bought it. Potato chips were invented in 1853 when a cook got fed up with a customer sending his fried potatoes back to the kitchen for being too soggy. To spite the customer, he sliced the potato as thin as he could, deep fried them to hell, and dumped piles of salt on them. They were instantly loved. BAKHTIYAR Khilji, the Muslim general destroyed the ancient university and library of Nalanda in 1193 in hopes of uprooting Buddhism. The destruction of the library is considered responsible for the demise of ancient Indian scientific thought in Maths, Astronomy, Alchemy, and Anatomy. In Albania, there are the Burrnesha: a whole group of women who choose to remain virgins and live their life as men. An estimated one third of the population will often sneeze when looking at the sun or a bright source of light; this is due to a genetic quirk known as the photic sneeze reflex; a condition described by neurologists as having to do with crossed wires in the brain. In Korea, wisdom teeth are called "love teeth" in reference to young adulthood and the pain of first love


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There is a fruit called The Miracle Berry that, when eaten, causes sour foods to taste sweet, and has been used to treat diabetes, among other things. Three people tried to sell Coca Colas secrets ingredients to Pepsi, but Pepsi reported them to Coke and the FBI. For more facts on Coca Cola check out 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Coca Cola. In the late Devonian period (during the evolution of terrestrial plants), there was a 'wood crisis'. Trees became abundant, took CO2 out of the air, and caused an ice age, simply because the fungi that eventually would decompose dead wood & return the CO2 to the air hadn't evolved yet. In 1942 there was a man called the Phantom Barber, who would break into peoples houses in Mississippi at night and cut their hair. There is a disease called Face Blindness, which means you can't recognize people's faces even if you've known them for years Diamonds are not rare or valuable. They are nowadays found more in abundance than they did in the past. The only reason demand is high is because of a marketing campaign by DeBeers (company who owns right for most of the diamond mines) to sell more engagement rings. A company called The SeaStead Institute is trying to establish permanent autonomous ocean communities to enable social, political and legal system experiments. They plan on launching their first island 2014 and had received $500 000 donation by a Co-founder of PayPal. Ford was offered Volkswagen for free in 1948, but Ford declined. The Scottish parliament and the Tourist Board of Scotland in 2007 spent 125,000 coming up with the slogan "Welcome to Scotland" There are still 8 people alive who were verified to be born in the 1800s. They're all female.


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An isolated tribe in Papua New Guinea (Australian Island) met a white man for the first time in 1976 and thought the white man was covered in dirt/sand. Because Sharks have no rib cages, on land their weight can literally crush their own body. There is a waterfall in Chestnut Ridge Park of New York which curtains an 'eternal flame' - a natural gas leak, which visitors keep lit all year round. For more facts on New York check out 25 Kickass Facts About New York City The survival rate in plane crashes is 95.7 percent! The reason babies love peek-a-boo so much and never grow tired of it is because they lack object permanence, or the ability to recognize an object still exists even if it can't be observed. The worlds largest recorded tsunami occurred in Lituya Bay Alaska, USA in 1958. The wave was 516 meters (1720 feet) in height, and taller than the Empire State Building that stands 443 meters (1454 feet) in height. Domestic cats instinctively don't want to drink from the water bowl next to their food because in the wild any water next to their kill might be contaminated. They tend to look for running water like a toilet instead. The Dutch were the first to salute the American flag, and therefore the first to acknowledge the independence of, the United States on 16 November 1776. Between 1-3% of people genetically function perfectly on 5-6 hours of sleep. The molecules which produce the smell of lemons and oranges are exact mirror images. Surprisingly somehow our nose knows the difference!


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There is a prison on Norway where inmates can go fishing and swim at the beach. They also have TVs, computers and showers in their cells. The introduction of gloves to boxing made the sport significantly more dangerous. Just as the ribbon was about to be cut on the Sydney Harbor Bridge in 1932, a man in military uniform rode up on a horse, slashing the ribbon with his sword and opening it in the name of the people of New South Wales before the official ceremony even began. He was later arrested. For more facts on Sydney check out 25 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Sydney Adermatoglyphia is a disease where people are born without fingerprints. It is exceedingly rare, affecting only four known extended families worldwide. Grizzly bears have a bite-force of over 8,000,000 Pascals, which is enough to crush a bowling ball. Tutankhamun's body is not in a museum, but has been returned to his tomb. The Pentagon has twice as many toilets than it would have had if it were built today, due to being built in a time of segregation of white and the black workers. In ancient Rome during funerals, a person called an Archimime would walk behind the deceased and imitate the person like they were still alive. Adolph Hitler (whose first name means lead wolf) was fascinated by wolves and sometimes used Herr Wolf or Conductor Wolf as an alias. Also, several of his military bases were named after wolves. During the Cold War, President Nixon devised a strategy to make the USSR think he was crazy and capable of launching nukes at any moment. It was called the "Madman Theory".


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Tomacco (tomato/tobacco hybrid) from The Simpsons actually exists. The tomatoes grown have nicotine in them. The soviets trained dogs to serve as anti-tank bombers, but because they used soviet tanks to train the dogs, the dogs attacked Russian tanks instead of their German targets. Donald Trump (billionaire) tried to sue an author for $5 Billion. His only reason was that the author called him a millionaire instead of a billionaire. For more facts on billionaire check out 25 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Billionaires His Holiness the Dalai Lama feels that the institution of the Dalai Lama has served its purpose and considers himself to be semi-retired. It rarely ever snows in Antarctica. The snow there has been accumulated over many years and the temperature never rises enough to melt it. Teleportation was used in Star Trek because the budget didn't allow for expensive shots of spaceships landing on planets. Stores use the 'Goldilocks pricing' technique where one item is too expensive, one too cheap and the middle just right, to influence the buyer. Also Prestige or Premium pricing is when one item is given a huge price tag simply because people will think its better and buy it. Some elevators contain mirrors in order to make the elevator seem larger to help people who are claustrophobic. There is a psychosomatic illness called Pregnancy Syndrome that causes men to think they are pregnant with dogs. In 1962 a Japanese man became the first person to sail across the Pacific solo. He was arrested when he arrived in San Francisco for not having a passport or money.


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Until the 1980s, physicians routinely operated on infants without any anesthetic administering only muscle relaxants to prevent motion, under the belief that infants could not feel pain. Octopuses are so intelligent, they've been known to escape their aquariums and crawl into others in search of food. They've even boarded fishing boats and opened holds to eat crabs. Of the top 8 largest rivers by the volume of water discharge, the Amazon River is bigger than all the others combined. For more facts on Amazon Rainforest check out 25 Kickass and Amazing Facts About Amazon Rainforest In Warsaw, Poland, people born in a public transport vehicle are entitled to free travel until they die. The GDP of the 48 poorest nations in the world (a quarter of the worlds countries) is less than the wealth of the world's three richest people combined. 5% of India's population is on Facebook, but already it has the third largest Facebook population in the world The cure for Scurvy was discovered in the 1490s, lost in the 1870s, and re-discovered in the 1930s. Taliban uses space blankets to hide their heat signatures from NATO forces during night attacks Literacy in North Korea is measured by their ability to write the name of their Dear Leader. The first cat to be cloned was named Copycat.


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Grand Central Station of New York, due to its granite construction, is radioactive enough to fail an inspection if it were a nuclear power station. In 1935 German engineers created a streamlined motorcycle with the engine in the front wheel. There was likely only one made and its current location is unknown. After the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, hundreds of people (many of them already injured), made their way towards Nagasaki. Of these, 165 survived, both the bombings and lived to tell the tale. For more facts on Hiroshima and Nagasaki check out 25 Interesting Facts About Hiroshima and Nagasaki Most world languages don't distinguish between blue and green. China kidnapped a 6-year-old boy, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima after he was named second highest Tibetan Lama. His whereabouts are still unknown. In 2001, Laura Buxton, a 10 year old girl from Staffordshire, England released a balloon with at note where she had written Please return to Laura Buxton, and on the other side, her home address. The note was found and returned by another 10 year old named Laura Buxton who seemed almost like her twin. 95% of the ocean is unexplored. Mentally doing a task makes you better at it. You can train your music skills or your muscles just by imagining the training. Your mind can barely tell the difference. The urge to jump from high places is called "Lappel du vide" which translates to "call of the void." Diomede Islands in the Bering Strait (between Alaska and Russia) are 4km apart but have a time difference of 23 hours. For this reason, they are sometimes referred to as "Tomorrow Island" and "Yesterday Isle".


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In 2009, German police were not able to bring a jewel theft case to trial because their DNA evidence matched two identical twins (not the ones pictured above) who each denied culpability. Both walked free. Continuum, a magazine devoted to the idea that AIDS was a conspiracy, went out of print around 2001 after all the editors died of AIDS. For more check out 20 Kickass and Crazy Conspiracy Theories Russia out produces Saudi Arabia in Oil Production by 1,000,000 barrels per day. Every Apple Macintosh from 1984 to the early 90s had Steve Jobs's and his team's signatures engraved on the inside of the case. Michael Jackson's chimp Bubbles once flew with the singer to Japan, met the mayor of Osaka and the three sat down together for some green tea Pirates used eye patches to quickly adjust their eyes from above to below deck, having one eye trained in bright light, and the other in dim light. Certain ticks can transmit a meat allergy to humans which causes the person to develop hives whenever they eat meat Beer bottles are brown in order to protect the beer from UV rays, which causes it to spoil. However, green and clear glass offers virtually no protection. The fastest supercomputer in 1976 ran at 80MHz and cost $80 million. Compare that to the cheapest (<$50) phone today that runs on 256 MHz. With the aim of launching guerrilla operations against the Chinese, the CIA funded the Dalai Lama $1.7 million a year in the 1960s.


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It rains diamonds on gaseous planets like Neptune and Uranus. They contain methane that at high pressures and temperatures, turn into diamonds which then fall to the center of the planet. Aaron Johnson (Dave from Kick-Ass Movie) 23 is married to a Sam Taylor-Wood, who is twice his age and they have a child together. For more facts related to Kick-Ass movie check out 15 Interesting Kick-Ass Movie Facts There is a neurological disorder called Capgras delusion where an individual holds the delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member has been replaced by an identicallooking impostor. A "Blue Moon" does not refer to the second full moon of a month, but the fourth full moon of a season. The common misconception became popular in the 1940s. Until the 17th or 18th century, 880 lb birds lived in Madagascar. They were called Elephant Birds and were over ten feet tall. There is a disease referred to as Stone Man Syndrome in which the body's repair mechanism causes fibrous tissue (including muscle, tendon, and ligament) to be ossified when damaged. An 18th Century pirate named Calico Jack stole a ship and ran off with another man's wife, Anne Bonny, who dressed like a man to hide her gender. Among Jack's crew was another woman dressed as a man, Mary Read. When captured and facing execution, both women were pregnant and were thus pardoned. Play-doh was originally invented to remove wallpaper. There is a fish called Goliath Tigerfish in Congo that eats crocodiles. The most expensive single object ever created is the International Space Station which cost $157 billion.