Dolphins intentionally chew on toxic pufferfish to get high.
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More than 20 snake families are currently recognized, comprising about 500 genera and about 3,400 species.
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Earth's helium supplies will run out within 25 years, so party balloons should cost US$100 each.
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Of a total of about 7,000 staff at Auschwitz, only 750 were ever punished.
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Only 8% of the world's currency is physical money. The rest exists only on computers.
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46% of couples engage in "Netflix cheating," watching Netflix shows without their partner, even when they've agreed to watch it together.
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Jean-Claude Van Damme was once a starving homeless on the streets of Los Angeles.
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In 2015, a man legally named 'Santa Claus' was elected to city council in North Pole, Alaska.
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Paul McCartney is the only musician to have number one singles as a solo artist, as part of a duo, a trio, a quartet, a quintet, and a sextet.
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"Holland" is a province, South and North, in The Netherlands, not the name of the whole country.
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Drinking more coffee may reduce risk of developing gallstones, a 2019 study found.
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New Zealand is the fastest country in the world to start a business: just one day.
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McDonald's had 37,855 locations around the world in 2019.
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Hummer drivers get almost 5 times as many tickets as the U.S. national average for all vehicles, according to a 2009 study.
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In 536 A.D., there was a worldwide dust cloud that blocked out the sun for a year, resulting in widespread famine and disease.
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Nicole Kidman was born in Hawaii, while her Australian parents were temporarily in the U.S. on educational visas. She was given the Hawaiian name "Hokulani" meaning "Heavenly Star."
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Working Moms are Happier Than Stay-At-Home Moms, according to a study.
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The Death Penalty is legal in 32 U.S. states.
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When President Harry S. Truman visited Disneyland in 1957, he refused to come aboard the popular Dumbo attraction. Truman, a Democrat, didn't want to be seen riding in the symbol of the Republican Party.
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The world's smallest cat is called "Tinker Toy" and he's just 2.75 inches (7 cm) tall.
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To prepare for his role in the film 'The Mask of Zorro', Antonio Banderas practiced with the Olympic fencing team in Spain for 4 months.
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11.2 million people live in Cuba as of 2019.
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Germany and Japan have the lowest birth rate in the world.
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A man called Billy Owen lost an eye and half his face to cancer and used it to start a career as a zombie actor.
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Mark Twain was born shortly after a visit by Halley's Comet and died the day after the comet returned.
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Some lizards squirt blood out of their eyes as protection against predators.
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George Washington
was
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ginger.
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The largest denomination banknote ever used was the 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 Hungarian Pengo of 1946.
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A slug's anus is on its head.
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North Korea, independent since 1948, is not recognised by Japan and South Korea.
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City of Industry, California,
has a population of 219
but is home to
80,000 jobs.
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If it ever went up for sale, the White House would cost anywhere from $90 to $369 million.
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Women were first allowed to participate in the Olympic Games in 1900.
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Australia has over 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new beach every day for over 27 years.
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Houdini drew on his arsenal of magician's tricks to provide special instructions to American troops during WWI.
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Leonardo Da Vinci was the illegitimate son
of a wealthy Florentine legal notary and a peasant.
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Miley Cyrus'
real name is
Destiny Hope.
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To visit every child in the world, Santa Claus would need to travel at 3,000 times the speed of sound.
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Alexandre Dumas, author of The Count of Monte Cristo, fought a duel when he was 23 years old, but his pants fell down in the midst of it.
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The original torch of the Statue of Liberty replaced in 1984 by a new copper torch covered in 24k gold leaf.
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Texas produces the most wind power of any U.S. state.
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You can legally smash a car window to save pets from overheating in Florida.
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Microwaving food does not diminish the nutrients. When done right, it's actually one of the most nutritionally sound methods in food preparation.
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Sri Lanka has a Ministry of Coconut Development.
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1 in 8 people who are HIV positive don't know their status.
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Matt Groening designed The Simpson family to be immediately identifiable in silhouette, hence their distinctive hairstyles and head-shapes.
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The world's first labour strike was held on the site of a pyramid.
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On average, New Yorkers save $1,160 a month and $13,926 annually by relying on public transportation.
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Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no oranges in Florida, no bananas in Ecuador, no potatoes in Ireland, no coffee in Colombia, no pineapples in Hawaii, no rubber trees in Africa, no tomatoes in Italy, and no chocolate in Switzerland.
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There are more than 5,000 people who are eligible to succeed the British throne.
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If you could live long enough, it is inevitable that at least one of your cells would eventually develop cancer.
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