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It’s All About the Facts – Free Petrol, Deadly Vending Machines and Heavy Bacteria!

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It's All About the Facts – Free Petrol, Deadly Vending Machines and Heavy Bacteria!

It’s all about the facts, and we have plenty to give you! You can also find more here.

Small But Mighty

  1. The smallest known dinosaur was about four inches (10 cm) tall and weighed less than a chihuahua.
  2. The word “Dinosaur” comes from the ancient Greek and means “terrible lizard”.
  3. One-third of Earth’s land surface is partially or totally desert.
  4. The word “desert” comes from the Latin “desertum” which means “an abandoned place”.
  5. Benjamin Franklin invented bifocal eyeglasses in 1784.

What An “A-Muse-Ing” Fact!

  1. Vending machines kill four times as many people as sharks per year.
  2. Anne Frank was born Annelies Marie Frank in Frankfurt on June 12th, 1929, but her family moved to Amsterdam in the early 1930s when the Nazis gained control.
  3. The duration and frequency of a donkey’s bray is unique to each individual animal.
  4. Ancient Rome was eight times more densely populated than modern New York.
  5. 144 prisoners have escaped Auschwitz successfully.

‘I’ll Be Bac’

  1. The Berlin Wall was more than 87 miles long.
  2. Theodore Roosevelt Jr was the only General involved in the initial assault on D-Day, after insisting to his superiors to be one of the first ones off the boats. He survived, then died of a heart attack one month later.
  3. Some 15,152 types of life forms, from insects to bacteria, have been identified on the New York subway.
  4. In Japan, Ronald McDonald is Donald McDonald due to a lack of a clear “r” sound.
  5. Sand from the Sahara is blown by the wind all the way to the Amazon, recharging its minerals. The desert actually fertilizes the rainforest.

Don’t Take the World for “Planted”

  1. The Amazon rainforest has been in existence for at least 55 million years.
  2. The bacteria in our body collectively weigh about four pounds.
  3. A starfish arm can regenerate a whole body.
  4. Argentina’s national sport is not soccer. It’s pato, an ancient game played on horseback.
  5. Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.

This Will Bow Your Mind

  1. It’s scientifically proven that even a small amount of power changes how a person’s brain operates and diminishes empathy.
  2. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined.
  3. Licence plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.
  4. In Turkmenistan, car drivers are entitled to 120 litres of free petrol a month.
  5. Cockroaches appeared 120 million years before dinosaurs.

It Really Makes You “Sphinx”

  1. Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, was actually Greek, not Egyptian.
  2. Cy Twombly’s painting “Untitled” is worth up to US$41.6 million.
  3. In 1967, the Nigerian Civil War ground to a halt for two days because both sides wanted to watch soccer player Pelé in an exhibition match.
  4. Mathematician Paul Erdos could calculate in his head how many seconds a person had lived when he was just four years old.
  5. In 2015, a man dressed up as an armoured truck driver and tricked Walmart into giving him US$75,000.
  6. An average four year-old asks over 400 questions a day.
  7. A TI-83 calculator from 1986 had six times more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon in 1969.

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