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20 ‘DID YOU KNOW’ FACTS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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China’s Anji Bridge, built in 605 CE, is the largest and oldest stone-arched bridge in the world and is still in use today. It’s survived 1400 years of floods, war, and earthquakes without needing to have any of its 28 original structural slabs...

Michigan’s Village Elementary gets visited by the same duck every year. For 13 years in a row, ‘Vanessa’ has returned to the school’s courtyard and nested under the same shrub. Once her babies are hatched, teachers clear a path through the halls so...

The Tree of Ténéré was once used as a landmark by travelers in the Sahara Desert because it was the only tree around for 250 miles. Despite being the most isolated tree in the world for over 300 years, a drunk driver managed to run it over with his...

When a young girl who dreamed of becoming a scientist wrote a letter to Albert Einstein regretting the fact that she wasn’t a boy, he responded, “I do not mind that you are a girl, but the main thing is that you yourself do not mind. There is no...

Dolphins sleep with one eye open. When a dolphin goes into deep sleep mode, only one half of their brain rests at a time while the other half remains active, keeps an eye out for predators, and prevents them from drowning. Thanks to this adaptive...

Creative people are more likely to possess psychological androgyny. Men and women who aren’t slaves to gender-role stereotyping are more innovative and have double the amount of ways they can interact with the world because they’re able to be...

50 Shades of Grey started out as Twilight fan fiction. Source

Cats kill billions of animals every year, have been labeled one of the top threats to wildlife, and are blamed for causing the global extinction of at least 33 species. Source Source 2 Source 3
Today is National Blame Someone Else Day, which occurs...

The 13th day of the month is slightly more likely to be a Friday than any other day of the week. Source Source 2

Andrew Jackson’s pet parrot was removed from his funeral for cussing incessantly. Source

London is opening its first nude restaurant in June 2016. The Bunyadi, a pop-up eatery, encourages customers to dine naked, offers a natural environment free of electronics, and already has over 36,000 people on the waiting list. Source Source...

Darwin’s bark spiders have oral sex. Every male that researchers have studied routinely salivated onto the females’ genitals up to 100 times before, during, and after copulation. Source

Tylenol doesn’t just kill your pain, it also kills your emo. Studies show its main ingredient, acetaminophen, reduces your positive emotions and diminishes your empathy for the pain of others. Source

Wal-Mart, Kroger, Whole Foods, Dollar General, and restaurants like Red Lobster and Olive Garden purchase shrimp that is hand-peeled by slaves in Thailand. Source Source 2 Source 3

In 1992, a boat carrying thousands of rubber ducks, turtles, frogs, and beavers was hit by a storm that spilled the toys into the Pacific Ocean. They’ve been washing ashore worldwide ever since, and their accidental journeys have been providing data...

This painting of Einstein is made entirely of tiny Marilyn Monroe portraits. Artist Kim Dong Yoo creates images of celebrities and world leaders out of smaller likenesses of other famous people, all of which are rendered completely by hand....

There are more pyramids in the northern Sudanese desert than there are in the entire country of Egypt. Source Source 2 Source 3
Photo: David Stanley/Creative Commons
Photo: David Stanley/Creative Commons
Photo: Retlaw Snellac Photography/Creative...

Half of your friends probably don’t think of you as a friend. Studies show this may be due to social climbing because some people are more likely to claim friendship with those higher up the ladder, while the more popular people are very selective...

On BananasGoneWild.co you can request a custom banana to send to a friend for $10. Davonte Wilson creates them in his apartment and his business is doing so well it’s projected to make $100,000 a year. Source Source 2

There are designer grapes that
taste just like cotton candy. Source

 

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