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20 ‘DID YOU KNOW’ FACTS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Jackie Chan isn’t leaving any of his estimated $130+ million fortune to his son because, “If he is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money.“ Source

It’s palindrome week. Every date this week is the same backwards as it is forwards. Source: your calendar

Women are much safer drivers than men. Studies have shown that since 1975, accidents involving female drivers have resulted in less than half the fatalities than accidents involving male drivers. Source

In 2012, water mysteriously started dripping from the toes of a Jesus statue in India, and people began to worship, collect, and even drink it. When a local ‘miracle buster’ found it was coming from a nearby clogged toilet, he was threatened, charged...

‘Cleaning for a Reason’ is a free cleaning service in the US and Canada for women undergoing cancer treatment so they can focus on their health without having to worry about keeping their houses clean. Source

In 1872, women’s suffrage activist Victoria Woodhull became the first female candidate nominated for President of the United States, nearly 50 years before she would have been able to vote for herself. Source

The Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVDs have a disclaimer at the beginning given by Whoopi Goldberg. She explains that the cartoons are a product of their time and contain racial and ethnic stereotypes that have not been censored because ‘editing...

In Sweden, you may pitch your tent for a night or two in the countryside as long as you don’t disturb the landowner or cause damage to nature. Source

On the day his body was returned to Louisville, KY, the city of his birth, a swarm of 15,000 bees showed up in a tree next to Muhammad Ali’s ‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’ mural. Source Source 2

‘Fadoodling,’ 'horizontal refreshment,’ 'shot twixt wind and water,’ 'play at couch quail,’ 'join giblets,’ 'have your corn ground,' and 'ride a dragon upon St. George' were all slang terms for sex in the 16th through 19th centuries. Source

America was officially supposed to start using the metric system in the 70s. President Gerald Ford signed the Metric Conversion Act into law in 1975, but it wasn’t mandatory for the general public, so nobody bothered. Source Source 2 Source 3

This photo of politician R. Budd Dwyer was taken just seconds before he shot himself in the head at a 1987 press conference. The state of Pennsylvania had discovered its workers overpaid federal taxes due to errors in state withholding, and many...

Male pandas do a handstand when they pee to compete for dominance by marking trees. Whoever pees the highest, wins. Source

Pluto was named by Venetia Burney, an 11-year-old from England, while she was having breakfast with her grandpa, who was reading about the new planet and wondered what it would be called. Since she’d read about Greek and Roman legends, she said ‘why...

Rent A Goat is one of many landscaping companies that uses goats instead of machinery or pesticides to get rid of invasive plant growth. Source

An artist in China spent 3 days and nights painstakingly building a massive, $15,000 sculpture of Nick from Zootopia for a LEGO Expo in Ningbo, China. Some kid pushed it over and destroyed it within the first hour of the exhibition. Source Source 2...

The world’s first horses were pretty small to begin with, but an ancient global warming event caused them to shrink to the size of small housecats. Source Photo via: Wikipedia CC/Eduard Sola

? Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain were best friends and mutual fanboys. Source HAPPY BEST FRIENDS DAY!!! Idk about you, but I have some pretty awesome besties. Love to you all. Here are some bonus facts about amazing, adorable, and/or unlikely...

There are only about 100 people in the world who can speak fluent Latin. Most people who learn the language don’t practice speaking it, because it’s mainly used to read ancient texts. Source

Ukrainian artist Rita ‘Rit Kit’ Zolotukhina dips plants, leaves, and flowers into ink and uses them as stencils to create unique, botanical tattoos. Source Source 2

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