“Elephants can move their skin to crush mosquitoes between their rolls of skin.”
Image courtesy of flickr, wwarby
“Water towers main purpose is to control water pressure, not to store water.”
Image courtesy of flickr, David Noah1
New Zealand has a human population of a little over 4 million people and approximately 30 million sheep. That is 7 sheep a person.
Image courtesy of flickr, A Roger Davies
Note: The original post on Reddit said there were 60 million sheep. After a fact check, we updated the number.
“The ampersand (&) was once the 27th letter of the alphabet. It comes from the stylised calligraphic writing of ‘et’, Latin for ‘and’.”
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“Bananas emit anti-matter. They contain an isotope of potassium which undergoes a form of beta decay, releasing a positron (anti-electron).”
Image courtesy of flickr, 24oranges.nl
“‘Sweating like a pig.’ Pigs can’t sweat, that’s why they pant.”
“Turtles can breathe through their butts.”
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“The longest case of continuous hiccups was 68 years.”
Image courtesy of flickr, Amy Loves Yah
“Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.”
Image courtesy of facebook, Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – fear of long words
“Captain Crunch’s first name is Horatio.”
Image courtesy of flickr, StarsApart
Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/09/28/useless-facts-on-reddit/
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