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Froggyboy

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#31
The mantis shrimp has 16 color receptive cones. To compare this, a dog only has 2 and humans only have 3. Where we see a rainbow, a mantis shrimp sees thousands of different more colors.
Also, the mantis shrimp taught Bruce Lee the 1 inch punch, as it's limbs move at a speed so quick it literally boils the water around it, and even produces tiny bursts of light, making it one of the most deadliest animals on earth.
 

Revnarh

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#32
Yellowjackets are more aggressive than other stinging insects such as wasps, hornets, mud daubers or bees. Yellowjackets can sting and bite. Since they don't lose their stinger, they can sting numerous times, and will do so unprovoked.
 

jedipony

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#33
When Philip II of Makadonia threatened to raze Sparta if he entered Lakonia, Sparta replied with one word: If
 

jedipony

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#35
There is a 50-square mile area in Yellowstone National park which is in Idaho, but claimed by Wyoming. Legal professors agree that it would be impossible to form a jury of people who live in this jurisdiction, making any crime that takes place there completely unprosecutable.
Guess I gotta plan my murders there
 
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#36
A guy named Forest Fin buried a treasure somewhere in the Rockies Mountain. He made a poem with clues for anyone to find.
 
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#37
An estimated 1 million spiders live in one acre of land. The number might be closer to 3 million in the tropics. It is estimated that a human is never more than 10 feet away from a spider - ever.
 

Revnarh

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#38
When there was a cotton shortage during World War I, Kimberly-Clark developed a thin, flat cotton substitute that the army tried to use as a filter in gas masks. The war ended before scientists perfected the material for gas masks, so the company redeveloped it to be smoother and softer, then marketed Kleenex as facial tissue instead.

In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

The original oranges from Southeast Asia were a tangerine-pomelo hybrid, and they were actually green. In fact, oranges in warmer regions like Vietnam and Thailand still stay green through maturity.

The longest English word is 189,819 letters long. It would take you three and a half hour to say it out loud. You can read it here.
 

Revnarh

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#41
Did you know that there are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).

A human organ that no-one knew about has been hiding in plain sight all this time. Called mesentery, it connects the intestine to the abdomen and is believed to perform important functions for the body ranging from helping the heart to aiding the immune system.
 

Twisted_iN_Tux

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#43
Approximately 70% of people in the U.S. admit to fantasizing about group sex at some point in their life, and more than 50% of those people actually follow through.
 

Twisted_iN_Tux

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#46
Couples in Greece have the most sex, approximately 164 times per year. Brazil follows a close second with 145 times per year. The global average is 103.
 

Revnarh

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For the first time in human history, gene-editing has been performed to fix a mutation for an inherited disease in embryos. Using a powerful tool called Crispr-Cas9, scientists successfully altered the DNA in defective embryos so they were no longer programmed to develop congenital heart failure.
 
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#48
Dave Brubeck Quartet (Take Five) members Joe Morello (drums) and Gene Wright (bass) played on Simon & Garfunkel's 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy).
 
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