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Do You Know Series – Lots of Tentacles, Ever-Lasting Plastic and Brain Freeze!

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Do You Know Series

Welcome to our Do You Know series, we have plenty of facts for you to share with all your friends and family! You can also find more here.

A Spoonful of Water Helps the Atoms Go Down

  1. More than 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
  2. Pre-Incan people still live on manmade floating islands of grass on Lake Titicaca, as they have for hundreds of years.
  3. It is illegal to tattoo someone without a doctor’s licence in South Korea.
  4. The extinct Ubykh language, spoken in the Caucasus until 1992, holds the record for most consonants: it had 83 but only two vowels.
  5. A teaspoon of water contains about 500,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms (500 sextillion).

From Money to Videos

  1. An octopus with 96 tentacles was caught in Japan in 2008.
  2. Snakes can’t blink and must sleep with their eyes open.
  3. Some monkeys and apes can recognise when a situation is unfair.
  4. YouTube was founded by three former employees of PayPal.
  5. While studying brain scans to search for patterns that correlated with psychopathic behaviour, neuroscientist James Fallon found that his own brain fit the profile.

Standing Tall and Enlightening the World

  1. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mother was also slain by a bullet.
  2. The Millennium Prize is a US$1 million award given to whoever can solve any one of seven maths problems, but to date only one of the problems has been solved.
  3. A man can be arrested in Italy for wearing a skirt in public.
  4. The village of Dull, Scotland, is a “sister community” to the US town of Boring.
  5. The Statue Of Liberty’s full name is “Liberty Enlightening the World”.

Drinks Are on the Jack Daniel’s Employees!

  1. There are roughly 170 million insects for every person on earth.
  2. Jack Daniels employees get a free bottle on the first payday of each month.
  3. The average American supermarket had 9,000 products in the 90s. Today, there are around 40,000.
  4. Every piece of plastic ever made still exists.
  5. Eighty percent of plane crashes occur in the first three or last eight minutes of a flight.

An Emmy for Kennedy

  1. You had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire 30 years ago. Today it’s down to three to four because newer homes and the furniture inside them burn faster.
  2. “Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia” is the scientific term for brain freeze.
  3. Jackie Kennedy won an Emmy Award for her televised tour of The White House in 1962.
  4. Scientists re-measured Norway’s beaches, islands and fjords in 2011, adding 11,000 miles to its coastline.
  5. We lose over a pound of weight during sleep by exhaling.

Shoot, That’s Fast!

  1. 600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts every day.
  2. Bamboo can grow about three feet in 24 hours.
  3. Albert Einstein didn’t like to wear socks.
  4. Two Polish doctors saved 8,000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.
  5. Apple earn US$300,000 per minute.

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