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STRANGE BUT TRUE: DO YOU KNOW?

13 Apr
  1. That sharks have two penises? Though they can only use one at a time.
  2. That there is “Facebook Nursery and Primary School” in Lagos, Nigeria?
  3. That if you search for “Google Gravity” and press “I’m Feeling Lucky” the page will fall apart?
  4. That it is possible to die from a broken heart? This condition is called Stress Cardiomyopathy.
  5. That ducks have the ability to put half their brain to sleep, and keep the other half awake?
  6. That having a pair of identical breasts was important for women to qualify for the civil service in the province, Hunan, in Southern China?
  7. That in the state of Kentucky, every citizen is required by law to take a bath at least once a year?
  8. That if you were to fall into a black hole, you’d be stretched into a very long and thin string through a process known as “Spaghettification”?
  9. That there’s a nightclub in Russia that celebrates every day as if it were New Year Eve? ‘Purga’ in Russia celebrates every day with typical New Year Eve customs and whatnot.
  10. That Whitney Houston was buried with $500,000 dollars worth of clothes and jewelry?
  11. That Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark?
  12. That male koalas bears have a penis with two heads?
  13. That in China, killing a panda is punishable by death?
  14. That there is a real religion called “Googlism”, and supported by “The Church of Google?
  15. That dopamine (chemical responsible for bonding) can cause a loss of appetite and an inability to sleep – symptoms of falling in love?
  16. That searching for ‘elgoog’ on Google will take you to a Google website that is completely backwards?
  17. The word Spain means “the land of rabbits”?
  18. That when hippos are upset, their sweat turns bright red?
  19. There are about 6,800 languages in the world
  20. That Bic pen was originally called Bich pen? The name was changed in 1940’s for fear that Americans would pronounce it ‘Bitch’.
  21. That in Salem, Massachesetts, USA, sleeping in the nude in a rented room is forbidden, even for married couples?
  22. That the wristwatch was invented in 1904? It was invented by Louis Cartier.
  23. That tapeworms are hermaphrodites? Hermaphrodite is a plant or animal with both male and female xtics and reproductive organs.
  24. That there’s a 233 page novel without a verb. It was written in 2004 by French author Michel Thaler. It’s titled “Le Train de Nulle Part” (The Nowhere Train)
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