40 Exciting Facts That’ll Surprise & Entertain You

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1Noodle dish

The most complex character in the Chinese language takes 57 strokes to write. It is a noodle dish.


2. If you type Illuminati backward in a browser, and then “.com”, it will take you to the official NSA website.


3. In France, it is legal to marry a dead person. It must be approved by the President and Justice Minister. The bride or groom stands beside the photo of their significant other and the phrase “till death do us part” is eliminated from the vows and “I do” is replaced with saying “I did.”


4. There were two AI chatbots created by Facebook to talk to each other, but they were shut down after they started to secretly create a language to communicate between themselves.


5. In Los Angeles in 1994, after an earthquake-induced power outage, calls came into emergency centers about a "giant silvery cloud." It was the Milky Way.


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6Bangladeshi farmers

Some farmers in Bangladesh have switched to raising ducks instead of chickens because, during catastrophic floods, ducks float.


7. There is enough gold at the core of the earth to cover the surface of the planet in 12 to 13 feet.


8. The voice actors for Mickey and Minnie Mouse are married in real life.


9. Greyhounds are known as universal blood donors. With few exceptions, blood from any greyhound can be given to any other breed of dog.


10. Inhabitants of the Chinese town of Liqian have blond hair and white skin. Historians have speculated they are the descendants of a lost Roman settlement.


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11Koala bear

Koala bear fingerprints are almost indistinguishable from human fingerprints. A forensic scientist suggested that koala bears were unlikely to be at the scenes of crimes, but police should be aware of the possibility.


12. Sergeant Stubby, a stray dog found during military training in 1917, served with the 102nd Infantry Regiment in World War 1. He saved them repeatedly with his ability to smell mustard gas at a distance. After the war, he became a celebrity, meeting three presidents and traveling around the country.


13. Tomato sauce was sold in the 1800s as medicine.


14. Alnwick Garden is a garden in Northern England dedicated entirely to poisonous plants. It's the most dangerous garden in the world. It holds over 100 killer plants such as hemlock, strychnine, and nightshade.


15. Male penguins give female penguins a pebble as a sign of love.


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16Nils Olav III

In 2008, the King of Norway knighted a penguin called Nils Olav III that lives at Edinburgh Zoo. The King described him as a penguin "in every way qualified to receive the honor and dignity of knighthood". He is a Brigadier and Colonel-in-Chief in the Norwegian army.


17. Rats laugh when tickled.


18. Cheetahs can’t roar, they can only meow, because of the absence of the hyoid bone in its neck.


19. Penguins are not heavy enough to set off landmines. Because of this, there is a huge nature preserve on the Falkland Islands, with 1 million penguins of 5 distinct species.


20. Sea otters have pockets and many adults carry their favorite rock at all times to break open clams and other shellfish.


21Squirrels

Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year simply by forgetting where they put their acorns.


22. In 1926, President Coolidge and his wife were gifted a raccoon as a Thanksgiving dinner gift. They did not want to eat her, so they named her Rebecca and kept her as a pet. She had a free range of The White House and would go on trips with the couple.


23. There is a small island named Okunoshima Island in Japan that is the site of an abandoned World War 2 chemical weapons manufacturing facility and is now home to hundreds of cute bunnies.


24. According to FDA standards, an eight-ounce glass of juice is allowed to have up to 5 fruit flies.


25. A sloth can hold its breath for up to 40 minutes, 4 times longer than a dolphin. They sleep for 15 hours a day and its internal organs like the heart, spleen, and liver are arranged to accommodate living upside down. The grip of a sloth is so strong that when they die they sometimes remain hanging on trees.

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