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Bizarre Facts – Jetpack Firemen, Headless Cockroaches and Tittles!

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“In The Jungle…”

  1. Seventy per cent of all animals in the jungle rely on figs for their survival.
  2. The name “Argentina” comes from “argentum”, the Latin word for silver. Early European settlers believed the country was full of silver.
  3. The five cities in the US with the worst air pollution are all in California.
  4. One pint of donated blood can save up to three lives.
  5. Small animals such as flies and hummingbirds experience time in slow motion, which is why they can avoid your swats.

“You Learn Something New Everyday”

  1. The Amazon accounts for more than half the planet’s remaining rainforest. It is also home to more than half the world’s species of plants and animals.
  2. Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s.
  3. The Lut Desert in Iran is the hottest place on earth – temperatures can reach over 70°C.
  4. Headless cockroaches are capable of living for weeks. They die from starvation.
  5. There are about 500,000 earthquakes in the world each year. 100,000 of those can be felt, and 100 of them cause damage.

Who Doesn’t Love LEGO?

  1. More Colombians die every year from American tobacco than Americans die from Colombian cocaine.
  2. In 5,000 years of human history, only one disease has been eradicated: smallpox.
  3. During the Christmas season, almost 28 LEGO sets are sold every second.
  4. Publisher Bloomsbury offered just £2,500 in advance for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book of the series.
  5. There are more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people, a study found.

Facebook is the New BlackBerry

  1. Facebook has over 100 million active users in Africa.
  2. It would take less than six months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph.
  3. Anne Frank’s sister, Margot, also had a diary. It was never found.
  4. Firefighters in Dubai use jetpacks to tackle blazes in high-rise buildings.
  5. Microwaving food does not diminish the nutrients. When done right, it’s actually one of the most nutritionally sound methods of food preparation.

“One Who is Awake”

  1. With over 520 million followers as of 2019, Buddhism is the world’s fourth-largest religion.
  2. The word “Buddha” is a title, which means “one who is awake”, in the sense of having “woken up to reality”.
  3. When Columbus “discovered” the Americas, the continent was already inhabited by 90 million people, a third of the world’s population at the time.
  4. The dot over a lowercase “i” or “j” is called a tittle.
  5. Disney forbid their theme park workers from growing facial hair until 2000.

That’s Bananas!

  1. In professional shooting, alcohol is considered a performance-enhancing drug because it relaxes you and slows your heart rate enough to give you an edge.
  2. People drink more slowly when alcohol is served in straight glasses than curved ones, research found.
  3. China has treatment camps for internet addicts.
  4. Bananas have more trade regulations than AK-47s.
  5. When Montenegro became independent from Yugoslavia, its internet domain name went from .yu to .me.

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