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Big Cats at Heart
- A genetic study in 2007 concluded that domestic cats descend from Near- Eastern wildcats, having diverged around 8,000 BC in Western Asia.
- Genghis Khan killed about 40 million people across Asia and Europe. in the early 13th century
- Unlike many mammals, bears can see in colour.
- Banana ketchup is popular in the Philippines.
- Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world.
Talk About a HUGE Teddy Bear
- Italian traffic police have two Lamborghini Gallados in service.
- The average temperature on Mars is -63°C.
- Polar bears are the earth’s largest land predators, standing over 11 feet and weighing over 120 stone!
- 48% of the world’s population older than 15 claim to have never consumed alcohol.
- Autism affects about 21.7 million people in the world.
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- The longest complete dinosaur is the 89-foot long Diplodocus, discovered in Wyoming.
- Going to church is good for you: Services lower your blood pressure, a study found.
- The world consumes close to 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day.
- There are more bicycles in Copenhagen than people.
- Europe and Africa are only separated by 9 miles of ocean and there are talks of creating the longest bridge ever to cross the gap.
- The world’s oldest company, Kongō Gumi, operated in Japan from 578 AD to 2006.
- Japan consists of over 6,800 islands.
- People with many friends live 3.7 years more than those who are isolated.
- Women live longer than men partly because their immune systems age more slowly.
- Most people can survive for up to two months without eating, but people can only live up to 11 days without sleeping.
Small But Mighty
- Throwing away food has been illegal in Seattle since 2015.
- Norman Borlaug, an agricultural scientist, developed new strains of crops which yielded four times as much food. He is said to have saved the lives of over a billion people, making him one of the most influential men in human history.
- The average height of women in Bolivia, Indonesia and Guatemala is short enough for them to be considered dwarfs (4 feet 10 inches or under).
- Obama was the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba in almost a century.
- The 23 foot-long Greenland shark hunts polar bears and can live for 200 years.
No Sight-seeing for You Hitler
- Ancient Romans celebrated “Saturnalia”, a festival in which slaves and masters swapped places.
- It’s illegal to own just one guinea pig in Switzerland. It’s considered animal abuse because they’re social beings and get lonely.
- During WW2, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel Tower so that Hitler would have to climb the steps if he wanted to reach the top.
- Kangaroos are almost always left-handed.
- Horses can sleep standing up.