38 Perfectly Awesome Random Facts For Humans of All Ages | Random List #201

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26Nasal cycle

Nasal cycle

Your body automatically stuffs and un-stuffs alternating nostrils so you only use one nostril at a time. This is called the "nasal cycle."

27. It’s an Australian tradition to eat sausages at polling places on Election Day. They are called Democracy Sausages and for many communities, this is the biggest fundraising event of the year.

28. Queen Elizabeth II retains real powers like the ability to dissolve the Australian and Canadian parliaments.

29. LEGO has a secure, temperature- and humidity-controlled, fireproof underground vault in Denmark that contains every LEGO set ever made.

30. As of Aug. 14, 2012, scientists have discovered that the fighting on D-Day was so heavy that 4% of Normandy's sand was still shrapnel.

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A ladybug can travel at speeds of up to 37 MPH for up to two hours at heights of up to 3,600 feet.

32. Celery was a very popular food in the 1800s through early 1900s. It was the third most popular menu ingredient in New York City restaurants, behind coffee and tea. The celery cost more than caviar because it was so hard to cultivate in those days.

33. The Przewalski's horse was long considered the last wild horse on Earth to never be domesticated at any point in history. However, a 2018 study found that they are actually descendants of domesticated horses owned by a long-extinct ancient civilization.

34. The Futurama episode "Roswell That Ends Well" is the 51st episode of the series. It takes place largely in Area 51.

35. In the 1500s, Incas had cotton armor so densely woven it could repel spears and arrows almost as well as metal armor.

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Every banana sold in the UK is a clone of the banana grown at the famous Staffordshire theme park 'Alton Towers.' 

37. The survival rate on the Titanic was 61% for the first-class passengers - but only 23% for the third-class passengers.

38. In 1903, a man named Ellis Hughes stole a 32,000 lb meteorite by secretly moving it from a neighbor's property onto his own. It took Hughes, his son and their horse 90 days to move it 3/4 of a mile. Once it arrived, he claimed he found it there and charged 25 cents admission to see it.


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