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20 ‘DID YOU KNOW’ FACTS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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In 1957, the Russian village of Ozyorsk fell victim to the third most serious nuclear accident ever recorded, which the USSR tried to hide from the CIA. The CIA found out, but they kept it a secret to prevent Americans from panicking about nuclear...

Dorodango is a Japanese art form in which a ball of mud is rolled in the hand and polished until it is shiny. Source Source 2

There’s a billboard that can kill mosquitoes. The Mosquito Killer Billboard lets out a mix of carbon dioxide and lactic acid that smells like human sweat and attracts mosquitoes, which then get trapped inside the billboard and die of dehydration....

Turtles can breathe through their butts and pee through their mouths. Source Source 2 Happy World Turtle Day!Turtle habitats are rapidly disappearing, and both turtles and tortoises are endangered due to many global threats. World Turtle Day was...

You can find traces of gold in the hair of newborn children. Source

Several security camera videos have gone viral because they randomly captured creepy guys groping women who properly kicked their asses. Source Source 2

There are trees in Australia that bleed when you cut them. Even removing a piece of bark from the Desert Bloodwood tree will open a ‘wound’ that oozes a blood-red sap, which flows until it crystallizes - much like coagulating blood forming a scab....

You make decisions more rationally if you think about them in a foreign language. Trying to process a second vocabulary eliminates your immediate emotional instincts, which makes you think more analytically and reduces your need to avoid the...

Close-up magician Lennart Green gave such an astounding performance at the 1988 World Championship of Magic that the judges disqualified him because they thought he used actors posed as volunteers to help him cheat. He returned 3 years later,...

The Khasis are a tribe in India that grow their own bridges. For generations they have passed down the art of tree-root manipulation, forming centuries-old ‘living bridges’ out of the powerful roots of the Ficus elastica trees. Source Source 2 Source...

Archerfish use their mouths as squirt guns to shoot down their prey. The high-powered streams of water they can spit out are so deadly that insects even 10 feet away are killed instantly and knocked into the water in just one-tenth of a second....

Speak these words aloud: GOOD EYE MIGHT. RISE UP LIGHTS. COCK RASH. You just said ‘g’day mate,’ ‘razor blades,’ and ‘car crash’ with an Australian accent. Source

Natalie Fletcher paints human bodies to create mind-bending optical illusions out of real people. Source

There’s a see-through book weight that will keep your hands from cramping up when you’re reading a heavy novel. ‘Book on Book’ was invented when a Japanese designer got tired of using his phone and wallet to hold pages open while he ate. Source

Researchers studying the effects of LSD found that the drug causes separated regions of your brain to connect while also breaking down its established networks. This mix-up of information can ease anxiety, especially in the terminally ill, because it...

Crisscrossing waves are the result of a natural phenomenon called ‘cross sea,’ which occurs when waves from different storms intersect. A shift in the wind can generate new waves that travel at an angle to waves from another weather system, creating...

Juniper the fox is in love with an Australian Shepherd named Moose. Juniper’s owner told Bored Panda: “I brought Juniper home when she was only five weeks old. Moose was raised around all kinds of animals so when she ran up to him tail wagging and...

MIT invented an invisible ‘second skin’ cream that makes wrinkles disappear. It’s easy to apply, protects any wounds underneath, reduces moisture loss, can safely deliver medications and withstand washing for up to 24 hours, and tightens the skin to...

There’s a Dutch village that has canals instead of roads. In the centuries-old village of Giethoorn, known as ‘Venice of the Netherlands,’ cars are prohibited, there are no roads for driving, and tourists are only allowed to arrive by foot, bicycle,...

Studies show the top two factors that determine how satisfied Americans are with their lives are money and appearance. Source

 

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