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bizarre, and amazing facts,
because here are 50 amazing
facts to blow your mind.
In the United States, the
government can legally read
any emails that you have
that are over 180 days
old without a warrant.
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act
was enacted long before
everybody had email,
but the government says that the law
still allows them to do this.
India-based Graviky Labs has found a way
to use pigment from carbon
soot-polluted air to make pens,
oil-based paints, and spray paint.
A single Air Ink pen
contains 30 to 40 minutes
of carbon emissions from a single car.
As of July 2016, Apple has
sold over one billon iPhones.
NASA's robotic spacecraft, Juno,
traveled a total distance
of 1.74 billion miles
to arrive on the planet Jupiter.
It launched from Cape
Canaveral on August 5th, 2011,
and arrived on Jupiter on July 4th, 2016.
In California, on July 30th, 2016,
42-year-old paratrooper Luke
Aikens became the first person
to jump from an airplane
without a parachute or wingsuit.
He jumped 25,000 feet to Earth,
setting a world record
for the highest jump.
He landed safely in a 100-square-foot net.
That's about one third the
size of a football field.
Good thing he's got some accuracy.
According to a study done in 2008,
smells can influence our dreams.
Subjects of the study
where the scent of roses
were infused when they were dreaming
gave nearly all of them pleasant dreams.
However, when the air
around those subjects
were infused with the smell of rotten eggs
while they were dreaming,
they had negative dreams.
There's an inn in Idaho
called the Dog Bark Park Inn,
where guests can stay in
the world's largest beagle.
You enter the body of the
beagle from a second-story deck.
Up another level into the
head of the dog is a loft,
and there's an additional sleeping space
and a cozy alcove in the muzzle.
In 1958, Robert Lane from New York City
named his son Winner, and
later another son, Loser.
Winner ended up as a criminal
with a lengthy arrest record,
and his son loser went on to
prep school on a scholarship,
graduated from college,
and joined the New York Police Department.
The crew of Apollo 15 placed
a small aluminum sculpture
on the moon to memorialize
In 1971, that number was 14.
There's also a plaque bearing their names.
Squirrels have actually been known
to adopt another squirrel's
baby if the parent dies.
There are fireworks that
can be set off in daylight
by using colored smoke.
That dark band that you
can see between the primary
and secondary bows of
a rainbow has a name.
It's been referred to as Alexander's band
or Alexander's dark band,
after Alexander of Aphrodisias
first described it in 200 AD.
The Chinese giant salamander
is the world's largest living amphibian
and can grow up to six feet long,
which is bigger than some of you,
and can weigh as much as 110 pounds.
Watermelon is made up of 92% water.
It's actually an excellent
choice to stay hydrated
and is low in calories.
It's possible for a poisonous snake,
after being decapitated for hours,
to bite and inject venom
and still kill you.
According to Steven Beaupre,
biology professor at the
University of Arkansas,
snakes are well-known for
retaining reflexes after death.
For venomous snakes like
cobras and rattlesnakes,
biting is one of those reflexes.
In the 15 and 1600s, women
who were seen gossiping,
riotous, or troublesome were
made to wear scold's bridle,
also known as branks, as punishment.
Disturbingly, it was made of an iron frame
that encased the head, and at
the front was a bridle or bit,
like a horse, that extended into the mouth
and held down the tongue
with a spiked plate.
It literally made it impossible to speak,
so it was basically a muzzle for a woman.
After Abraham Lincoln was assassinated,
his body was taken on a two-week,
1,600-mile tour via train.
He was accompanied by the body of his son,
William Wallace Lincoln, who
had died of typhoid fever
at the age of only 11, and
buried in the DC area of 1862.
The train made a tour
through 400 train stations,
and viewings were arranged
where his body was on
display for mourners.
In 2006, Michigan woman
Lynn Sterling tried to sell
a mummified human skeleton on eBay.
eBay removed the posting
because it violated their policy
against selling human remains.
Damn, it's hard times out here.
It's possible for cats and dogs
to be allergic to human dander.
Dander is made up of tiny cells
shed from hair, fur, or feathers.
And though you mostly hear
it in relation to pets,
humans produce it too.
The mantis shrimp can punch
with a speed equal to a bullet,
fifty times that of a blink of an eye.
In fact, a blow from a mantis shrimp
can easily break through the
shell of a crab or mollusk.
According to neuroscientist Glen Jeffrey,
who investigates vision at
the University College London,
the eye color of reindeer changes
depending on the time of year.
In the summer, they actually turn golden,
reflecting more light through the retina,
which helps them deal with
the almost continuous
Arctic summer daylight.
In the winter however,
they turn a deep blue
to help them deal with
the almost continuous winter darkness.
There's a Sign Post Forest
just outside of Watson Lake, Yukon.
It was started in 1942 when a
soldier named Carl K. Lindley
was injured while working
on the Alcan Highway.
He was taken to the Army air station
in Watson Lake to recuperate.
And while he was there he was homesick,
so he decided to put up a sign
of Danville, Illinois, his hometown.
Tourists continued the tradition,
and there are currently 72,000
signs from around the world.
Since the first nuclear test
explosion on July 16th, 1945,
at least eight nations have detonated
2,054 nuclear test explosions
at dozens of test sites around the world.
There's something that exists
called elimination communication
where, instead of using diapers,
the parent learns to use
timing, signals, and cues
to know when their baby
needs to pee or poo.
That sounds risky to me.
Just sign me up for some Pampers.
Jackrabbits are actually
hares, not rabbits.
They can reach speeds of 40 miles per hour
and jump as high as 10 feet in the air.
The Lehe Ledu Wildlife
Zoo in Chongqing, China,
put the people visiting the zoo in cages
instead of the animals.
The cages are stalked by lions and tigers,
so the guests are warned to
keep their fingers and hands
inside the cage at all times.
The unborn babies of a female sea louse
actually chew their way
out of the mother's insides to be born.
A 63-year-old Tasmanian woman gave birth
to her first baby in August of 2016,
making her Australia's oldest new mother.
According to a report
from the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention's
National Center for Health Statistics,
American men now weigh,
on average, 196 pounds,
15 pounds more than 20 years ago,
and women weigh 168 pounds on average,
which is 16 pounds more than 20 years ago.
There's a flower called the corpse flower,
which is called that
because it smells like
putrifying and decaying flesh,
which only blooms every seven to 10 years.
According to a study done in 2012
by Japanese researcher Hiroshi Nittono,
looking at images of cute animals
like puppies and pandas at work
not only improve your mood
but also boosts your attention
to detail and overall performance.
Einstein actually had
an illegitimate daughter
that was born in 1902.
In the 1990s, Saddam Hussein
had the Quran transcribed
by an Islamic calligrapher
in his own blood.
He had over seven gallons of blood drawn
over a two-year period.
The voice of Chewbacca from Star Wars
was created by using bear vocalizations,
as well as the sound of walruses, badgers,
and the howls of sick animals.
The opossum is the only
marsupial in North America.
Walmart employs 2.3 million
people around the world.
Boston has poems on their sidewalks
that can only be seen when it rains.
They are painted with
special waterproof paint
that only appears when wet.
At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing,
white mice were fed 24 hours
before the athletes were fed
to protect the athletes
from food poisoning.
If there was a problem,
the food could be traced and destroyed
before being fed to the athletes.
A 19-foot-long Australian alligator
has a bite force of 3,700 pounds.
That's the highest bite
force ever recorded.
On January 12th, 2011,
49 out of the 50 states
had snow on the ground.
That's almost 71% of the country.
The only state without snow was Florida.
Theodore Roosevelt's mother and first wife
both died on Valentine's Day of 1884.
His mother died of typhoid fever,
and 12 hours later his wife
died from Bright's disease
and complications from giving birth
to the couple's first
child two days before.
Actor Steven Seagal received
a PETA humanitarian award
in 1999 for preventing the
export of baby elephants
from South Africa to Japan.
In 1965, 16-year-old high
school student Randy Gardner
stayed awake for 11 days and 24 minutes.
That's 265 hours straight.
He holds the record for a human
intentionally staying awake
without the use of stimulants.
To honor Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt,
Berlin gave him his own 12-foot-high piece
of the Berlin Wall.
It weighed nearly three tons.
He's not gonna take that home, is he?
The richest man in Hong Kong,
billionaire Li Ka-shing,
yes, that's his real name,
dropped out of school before he turned 16.
He has an estimated net
worth of $20.1 billion.
LSD or acid was legal in
California up until 1966.
In 1980, Detroit gave Saddam
Hussein the key to the city.
The olm salamander has a maximum
lifespan of over 100 years.
South Africa's Witwatersrand Basin,
which is only 2.7 square miles,
has produced more gold
than any other continent,
about 50,000 tons over 120 years,
which is nearly half the gold ever mined.
There's a pub in Athlone,
Ireland, called Sean's Bar
that has been open since 900 AD.
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