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  • The original Super-man didn’t fly

 

  • The first computer was invented in the 1940’s

 

  • Space smells like seared steak

 

  • The longest wedding veil was the same length as 63.5 football fields

 

  • The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland

 

  • Bees sometimes sting other bees

 

  • Kids ask around 300 questions a day

 

  • The total weight of ants on earth once equaled the total weight of people

 

  • “E” is the most common letter and appears in 11 percent of all english words

 

  • A dozen bodies were once found in Benjamin Franklin’s basement

 

  • The healthiest place in the world is in Panama

 

  • A pharaoh once lathered his slaves in honey to keep bugs away from him 

 

  • Some people have an extra bone in their knee (and it’s getting more common)

 

  • Pringles aren’t actually potato chips

 

  • There’s a giant fish with a transparent head 

 

  • There’s a decorated war hero dog 

 

  • Showers really do spark creativity 

 

  • Abraham Lincoln’s bodyguard left his post at Ford’s Theatre (the place he was assassinated) to go for a drink

 

  • Dolphins have been trained to be used in wars

 

  • Playing the accordion was once required for teachers in North Korea

 

  • Childrens medicine once contained morphine

 

  • Plastic Easter eggs and plastic Easter grass were invented by a man who holds more patents than Thomas Edison

 

  • Water makes different pouring sounds depending on it’s temperature 

 

  • Most laughter isn’t because things are funny 

 

  • One man has saved over 200 people from suicide 

 

  • European ancestors were cannibals

 

  • Dogs actually understand some English 

 

  • You have a nail in your body

 

  • Redheads aren’t actually going extinct 

 

  • Pro baseball once had women players

 

  • Koalas have fingerprints

 

  • Humans are just 1 of the estimated 8.7 million species on earth 

 

  • Riding a roller coaster can help you pass a kidney stone 

 

  • Dinosaurs lived on every continent 

 

  • Bee hummingbirds are so small they get mistaken for insects

 

  • Sea lions  can dance to a beat 

 

  • Rolls-Royce makes the most expensive car in the world

 

  • The famed “Typhoid Mary” infected more than 50 people by cooking for them 

 

  • The legend of the Loch Ness Monster goes back nearly 1,500 years 

 

  • Nutmeg can be fatally poisonous 

 

  • Chinese police use geese squads

 

  • The first iPhone wasn’t made by Apple

 

  • There’s a country where twins are most likely to be born 

 

  • The Comic Sans font came from an actual comic book 

 

  • For 100 years, maps have shown an island that doesn’t exist 

 

  • Babies are physical anomalies 

 

  • The Queen has some hidden hideaways 

 

  •  The man who wrote Dracula never visited Transylvania

 

  • The Australian government banned the word “mate” for a day

 

  • Many languages have the same roots

 

  • A tick bite can make you allergic to red meat

 

  • Harriet Tubman was even more heroic than you thought

 

  • Tornadoes can cause “fish rain”

 

  • Napoleon was once attacked by thousands of rabbits

 

  • Star Trek‘s Scotty stormed the beach at Normandy

 

  • Apple Pie isn’t actually American

 

  • Pigs are constitutionally protected in Florida

 

  • Mr. Cherry breaks all the records you’ve never heard of

 

  • Sweat doesn’t actually stink

 

  • Some planets produce diamond rain

 

  • Sharks can live for five centuries

 

  • There’s an entire town under a rock

 

  • It is illegal to sell a “bounceless” pickle to somebody in Connecticut

 

  • The Bermuda Triangle isn’t any more likely to cause a mysterious disappearance than anywhere else

 

  • There’s a world record—and a happy ending—for the greatest distance thrown in a car accident

 

  • You can sneeze faster than a cheetah can run

 

  • The fire hydrant patent was lost in a fire

 

  • Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia

 

  • One man once survived two atomic bombs

 

  • The cast of Friends still earns around $20 million each year

 

  • Pluto technically isn’t even a year old

 

  • Cows kill more Americans each year than sharks do

 

  • Newborns don’t have kneecaps

 

  • In Germany, people help toads cross the road

 

  • Cheetahs don’t roar

 

  • France has a dozen time zones

 

  • Humans aren’t the only species to adopt 

 

  • Blue Ivy Carter is the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart

 

  • The majority of Americans choose dogs over love

 

  • Star Wars was expected to be a flop