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The Eiffel Tower Actually Moves

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The Eiffel Tower can sway back and forth in the wind and can grow up to six inches due to the heat of the sun.

The Most Talented Beatle?

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George Harrison of the Beatles could play 26 different instruments.

Golf Balls are Tiny but Detailed

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Golf balls have 336 indents.

Hummingbirds Have a Unique Way of Drinking Nectar

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Hummingbirds have w-shaped, hairy tongues that help them slurp nectar.

Bananas’ Strange Fruit Classification

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Bananas are considered berries.

Ketchup as Medicine?

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In the 1830s, people used ketchup as medicine to cure gastrointestinal illnesses.

Rice’s Role in the Great Wall of China

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Parts of the mortar on the Great Wall of China are made from sticky rice.

The Many Genres of Music

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Over 1,300 genres of music exist.

Finland Is Obsessed With Saunas

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There are over 3 million saunas in Finland.

Goats Have Their Own Language

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Goats have accents they adjust based on their social surroundings.

Try This Trick Out

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You can’t hum while you are plugging your nose.

All but the Letter “A”

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Spelled out, numbers 1 to 999 do not include the letter “a.”

Your Eye Color Might Have a Name for It

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Some people are born with two different-colored eyes, a condition called Heterochromia.

You’ll Never Roll Dice the Same

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Opposite sides of dice always add up to seven.

Donuts Gallore

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In the U.S., over 10 billion donuts are made every year.

Bees Have More Than Two Eyes

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Bees have five eyes.

Your Heart Works Really Hard

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Your heart can beat up to 100,000 times each day.

Not All Oranges Are Orange

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Some oranges are green.

Dolphins Have a Cool Sleeping Habit

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Dolphins usually sleep with one eye open.

Guess How Much Your Brain Weighs?

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An adult human brain weighs around three pounds.

A Group of Kittens Has This Adorable Name

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A group of kittens is commonly referred to as a kindle.

Sharks Are Super Old

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Sharks are older than Saturn’s rings.

Sneezes Travel Pretty Fast

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A human sneeze can travel up to 100 miles per hour.

There’s Been a Lot of Repeat Mr. Olympia Winners

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From 1965 to 2020, there have only been 16 winners of the Mr. OIympia bodybuilding competition.

Rainbows Can Happen Anytime

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Rainbows can happen at night and are called moonbows.

This is a Surprising Use for Sunflowers

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Life jackets were originally filled with sunflower stems, which are extremely buoyant.

How many cells can the human body make?

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The human body makes around 330 billion cells each day.

Do you know what slime is made of?

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Nickelodeon slime is made of vanilla pudding, oatmeal, applesauce, and green food coloring.

High Heels Weren’t Always for Women

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High heels originated in Persia and were first worn by men.

Giraffes and Humans Have This in Common

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Humans and giraffes have the same number of neck bones.

The Danish Flag is Older Than Everybody Else’s

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Denmark has the oldest national flag in the world at over 800 years old.

How many thoughts do you have per day?

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A human can have between 12,000-60,000 thoughts each day.

A Diamond Has Many Sides

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The average diamond has 58 facets.

Most Tulips Don’t Have a Scent

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Over 80% of tulip varieties are odorless.

Apple Pie Isn’t Entirely American

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Apple pie originated in England, not America.

Eyelashes Don’t Last Forever

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An eyelash can last up to eight weeks.

Flying on a Plane Doesn’t Help Your Taste Buds

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You can lose around 30% of your taste buds during an airplane flight.

America Sure Loves Cashews

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The United States consumes 90% of the world’s cashews.

There’s More Than One Lady Liberty

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There are over 100 replicas of the Statue of Liberty, with more than 30 copies in France.

What is the strongest muscle in your body?

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The masseter, which is used for chewing, is the strongest muscle in the body.

Butterflies Don’t Taste With Their Tongues

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Butterflies taste their food with their feet.

Nepal’s Flag Shape Is Pretty Unique

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Nepal is the only country with a non-quadrangular flag.

Fruit Salad Trees are a Real Thing

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Fruit salad trees are trees that grow up to 6 different fruits on one tree.

Antarctica Has a Higher Birth Rate Than You’d Think

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Eleven babies have been born in Antarctica.

Cosmetics Have Been Around for Awhile

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Makeup originated in ancient Egypt in about 4000 BCE.

The First Female Senator Wasn’t in Office Very Long

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In 1922, Rebecca Latimer Felton became the first woman on the United States Senate, and served for just 24 hours.

Cheetahs Are Similar to Housecats

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Cheetahs can meow and purr just like pet cats.

Lobster Wasn’t Always a Luxury Food

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Before the 1800s, lobster was served as prison food.

Pianos Have a Ton of Moving Parts

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The average piano has about 10,000 moving parts.

Do you know Barbie’s real name?

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Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

This Dracula Actor Took His Role to the Grave

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The original Dracula actor Bela Lugosi was buried in his vampire costume.

Camels’ Eyes Are Fascinating

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Camels have three eyelids and two rows of eyelashes.

Guess How Many Ridges a Bottle Cap Has?

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A standard bottle cap has 21 teeth.

Oceans Get Their Color from the Sun

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The ocean gets a blue tint from absorbing red light waves from the sun.

This Moroccan University Is Older Than Everyone Else’s

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Founded in 859, the University of al-Qarawiyyin in Morocco is the oldest university in the world.

A Star on the Walk of Fame Isn’t Free

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You pay $50,000 to have your name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Purple Is the Least Common Flag Color

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Only two countries, Dominica and Nicaragua, use the color purple on their national flags.

Dogs’ Feet Have a Specific Scent

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Natural bacteria can make dogs’ feet smell like corn chips.

Metallica Has Performed on Every Continent

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Metallica was the first band to perform a concert on all 7 continents.

We’ve All Been Calling LEGO the Wrong Name

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The plural of “LEGO” is either “LEGO” or “LEGO bricks.”

Hippos’ Milk Isn’t White

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Hippos’ milk is pink due to the reddish acid they produce.

Marco Polo Didn’t Record His Adventures While On The Road

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Marco Polo’s memoir, The Travels of Marco Polo, was written while he was in prison.

There’s Hundreds of Corn Kernels on a Single Cob

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An average ear of corn has 800 kernels arranged into 16 rows.

A Smell Can’t Wake You Up

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You cannot smell anything while you are asleep.

This Country Has the Most Time Zones

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Russia has 11 time zones, the most out of any country in the world.

The World’s First Speeding Ticket Wasn’t That Fast

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Issued in 1896, the world’s first speeding ticket was for going 8 mph in a 2 mph zone.

What does yellow and red equal?

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Combined, yellow and red can spark hunger in people, which is often referred to as the “Ketchup and Mustard Theory” in marketing.

The Giza Pyramids Are Huge

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Combined, the bricks from the three Giza Pyramids could build a 10-foot tall wall around France.

People Steal This Food Most Often

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Cheese is the most commonly stolen food.

Cheetah Claws Are Unique Compared To Other Cats’

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Cheetahs are the only cat species that can’t fully retract their claws.

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