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  • Ever wondered why your dog can't eat grapes, who paints the Eiffel Tower, or what the numbers

  • on airport runways mean? I've got the answer to these and a ton of other questions!

  • - Your pooch can't have grapes or raisins because these products contain a substance

  • that's super toxic for dogs.

  • - The cardboard holder you put around your takeaway cup has an official name. It's called

  • "zarf." It goes back centuries ago when it was made from metal, wood, or coconuts.

  • - When domains first appeared, many people bought them only to sell later at a hefty

  • price. Some of them cost from 3 to 90 million bucks.

  • - The smallest possible size is the Planck length, which has even made it to the Guinness

  • World Records. This length is a millionth of a billionth of a billionth of a billionth

  • of a cm across. See? No? oh well.

  • - A Canadian study found that the woman's heart beats 2.3 hours ahead of the male's

  • heart. While the average male's heart beats around 70 times a minute, a woman's heart

  • rate goes up to 80 beats.

  • - Honeybees have three million hairs and 5 eyes. The large eyes on the sides of their

  • head have tiny hairs on them. It's believed they can detect wind direction.

  • - A group of dolphins is called a pod, a group of rhinoceroses is a crash, and a group of

  • ferrets is called a business. Hmm, I think I worked for some ferrets once.

  • - The human eye is so sensitive that if Earth did not have a curve, and it was completely

  • dark, you'd be able to see a candle from dozens of miles away.

  • - 71% of the Earth's surface is covered with water. Almost 97% of this water is in the

  • oceans. Lakes and rivers hold only a tiny percentage.

  • - Scientists believe nothing in the Universe travels faster than the speed of light, just

  • ahead of gossip on Twitter. At the same time, they admit the Universe may be expanding faster

  • than the speed of light.

  • - The center of a comet is called a nucleus. It's made of rock, dust, and frozen gases.

  • Which reminds me...

  • - There are around 6,600 known comets. But scientists believe there're more than a trillion

  • of them in our Solar System alone.

  • - Until 1909, naturalists believed that hippos were related to pigs. Later, it was discovered

  • that their closest living relatives were dolphins, whales, and porpoises.

  • - Airport runway numbers are connected with compass directions. Runway 9-27 is oriented

  • east-west. And runway 18-36 goes from the south to the north.

  • - Even though chocolate isn't healthy for your teeth, pure cocoa beans can prevent tooth

  • decay. The chemicals in these beans help get rid of harmful bacteria.

  • - April 12th is the official Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. And the first Saturday of September

  • is International Bacon Day. October 1st is known as International Coffee Day. Now I need

  • some breakfast.

  • - It takes 7 to 8 trees to provide enough oxygen for a person. Around 27,000 trees are

  • cut every day to meet the world's toilet paper demand.

  • - The butterflies you get in your stomach is actually your body's reaction to stress.

  • It starts to produce more adrenaline in the flight-or-fight response.

  • - Unlike modern reptiles, dinosaurs shed their skin gradually. By the way, scientists are

  • still trying to figure out how these animals reproduced. I'm guessing dinner and a movie,

  • but uh

  • - Scientists have proved reindeers can see UV light - unlike other mammals.

  • - It took only 410 days to build the Empire State Building. It was completed in April

  • 1931 – 12 days ahead of schedule.

  • - If you keep fish in a tank without any light source, they'll lose their color.

  • - Your foot is the same length as your forearm from your wrist to the crook of your elbow.

  • The first person who documented this fact was Leonardo da Vinci.

  • - The seeds of stone fruits, such as cherries, plums, peaches, and apricots, contain a substance

  • that can break down into hydrogen cyanide. It's poisonous in large quantities.

  • - The first spacecraft that successfully orbited Mars was Mariner 4. It flew past the planet

  • in 1965 and made the first close-up photos. It stayed in orbit for 3 years.

  • - Your brain uses up to 20% of the entire body's oxygen supply.

  • - Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System. The giant could hold 11 Earths inside

  • of it. But the Sun is way more massive - the star is as big as 1.3 million Earths.

  • - There are around 16 million storms on Earth every year. And 2,000 of them are happening

  • right at this moment!

  • - Pound cake got its name because it contained 1 pound of each ingredientbutter, flour,

  • eggs, and sugar. Wait -- wouldn't that be a four pound cake? Anyway, the original recipe

  • dates back to the early 1700s. But nowadays, there are many other variations.

  • - A bookworm is any insect that munches its way through books and creates holes in their

  • pages. The most famous (or should I say infamous?) one is the booklouse. It feeds on the mold

  • that grows in old books.

  • - Double rainbows appear when two reflections happen inside the same drop of water. That's

  • also the reason why the second arc has its colors reversed.

  • - Red pandas have no close living relatives. Their nearest family members lived around

  • 3 – 4 million years ago.

  • - There's an island in the Bahamas known as the "Pig Beach." It's populated entirely by

  • pigs, a few stray cats, and some goats.

  • - There is melanin in the human iris. It builds up and gives eyes different shades. The darker

  • your eyes are, the more melanin you have. The most common eye color is brown - up to

  • 79% of people all over the world have brown eyes. And only 2% of the population have green

  • eyes.

  • - The only window that can open in a presidential car is the one on the driver's side. The vehicle

  • also has no keyholes, and just a few people know how to open it.

  • - Until 1912, the Olympic Gold medals were made of solid gold. Now, they're made of silver

  • and only 6 g of gold.

  • - Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt. There's a total of 255 pyramids in Sudan. It's about

  • twice the number of Egyptian pyramids.

  • - Red tomato, green basil, and white mozzarella on top of the "Pizza Margherita" represent

  • the Italian flag. The pizza itself goes back centuries ago when a Neapolitan pizza maker

  • prepared the dish to honor the Queen consort Margherita.

  • - When dogs are born, they're entirely blind and deafthat's because the nerves in

  • their eyes and ears aren't fully developed. Puppies usually open their eyes 1 to 2 weeks

  • later. During this time, the only sense that fully functions is touch.

  • - The most abundant element in the Universe is hydrogenit makes up 74% of all matter.

  • It's followed by helium and oxygen. The rest is trace elements.

  • - Neutron stars are so dense that just a teaspoon of their material would weigh a billion tons.

  • These heavy guys can also spin up to 43,000 times per minute.

  • - Snow is made of ice crystals. It means it can be classified as a mineral. The only problem

  • is that snow can't keep its form at room temperature.

  • - Animals like horses, zebras, and donkeys have only 1 toe on each leg. But some of their

  • extinct ancestors had 3 to 4 toes.

  • - Your tongue has 2,000 to 4,000 taste buds. It's also the only muscle in your body that's

  • attached only at one end.

  • - There are 12,000 known species of grass on Earth and 30,000 to 1 million species of

  • algae.

  • - The Eiffel Tower is painted by hand every 7 years. All the paint that's accumulated

  • on the tower over the years weighs almost as much as the Space Shuttle.

  • - The great pyramid of Giza has 8 sides, not 4. Even though it has a square in its base,

  • each side has a split going from its base to the tip. This creates small indentations

  • curved inward.

  • - The term biweekly has two meanings: happening twice a week or taking place every two weeks.

  • - Bulls don't really see red - they're color-blind. What angers them is the movement of the dancing

  • fabric.

  • - shhhhhh! The quietest room in the world is at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond,

  • Washington. The background noise there is close to the absolute zero of sound.

  • - Scientists from the University of Georgia estimate there are 5 million trillion trillion

  • bacteria on Earth. In case you're interested, that's 5 followed by 30 zeros.

  • - The most expensive coin in the world was sold for $10 million in 2013. It was the first

  • dollar coin issued in the US. It was minted between 1794 and 1796.

  • - In 2011, National Geographic found out that the most typical person is right-handed, makes

  • not more than $12,000 a year, and has a cell phone but no bank account.

  • - Finally, when Neil Armstrong sent his application to become an astronaut, it arrived too late.

  • Luckily, one of his friends managed to slip in the form along with the others.

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