Spoiler: Clouds weigh over a million pounds.
Viagra makes flowers stand up straight.
Added to a vase with water, the pill will prolong their shelf life for up to a week.
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Termites eat wood twice as fast when they listen to rock music.
Termites are attracted to the vibrations from the harder sounds of rock music.
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Wells Fargo has an ATM in Antarctica.
It's at the McMurdo station, and someone goes down to service it once every two years.
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New Zealand is part of a hidden underwater continent called Zealandia.
It's submerged about two-thirds of a mile under the Pacific.
A bear fought in the Polish army during WWII.
His name was Wojtek. He was seen on the front lines carrying ammunition to load the guns.
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The second man to ever go over Niagara Falls in a barrel died by slipping on an orange peel.
When Bobby Leach slipped on the peel, he fractured his leg. It got infected, then amputated, and he passed away from complications two months later.
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By measuring the water inside the cloud in addition to the size of it, researchers can calculate the weight.
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Venus rotates so slowly, you can watch the sunset forever just by walking.
That's right. You could walk as fast as the sun is moving.
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There are about half as many pet tigers living in Texas as there are in the wild.
Over 2,000 tigers are in private collections in Texas, while there are less than 4,000 in the wild.
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Speaking of Texas, one time a boat capsized after all of the people on it rushed to one side trying to catch a glimpse of the nude beach it was passing.
Sixty people were thrown into the water. Nobody was severely injured.
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Corpses can get goosebumps.
It's the contraction of the hair muscles that causes this effect.
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Some sea turtles can breathe underwater through their butt.
It's called cloacal respiration, and turtles use the ability to hibernate under the ice in lakes and ponds during the winter.
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An American bald eagle once flew all the way to Ireland, and he was so tired that he had to be returned via airplane.
He got an official send-off from the Irish prime minister.
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Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than the construction of the Great Pyramids.
Cleopatra was born in 70 BC, which was 2,255 years after the end of the “pyramid building era.” The first iPhone was released in 2007, which was 2,077 years after her birth.
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Steven Hawking held a party for time travelers and nobody showed up.
In the experiment, Hawking threw a party for the public, but he didn't invite anyone until the day after. His theory was that if someone had seen the invitation, they would have had to travel in time to get to the party. Nobody showed.
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A group of monkeys escaped a research facility in Japan by using a tree to catapult themselves over a 17-foot electric fence.
They were, however, lured back in with peanuts.
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If you unwind a roll of Scotch tape fast enough, it can “generate enough X-rays to image a human finger.”
You'd need to unwind the tape with a vacuum at three centimeters per second to generate that kind of power.
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Mosquitoes pee on you when they suck your blood.
They need to expel fluids while they feed.
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It cost more money to buy Central Park than it did to buy Alaska.
New York bought Central Park's land for 7.4 million dollars. Alaska was bought from Russia for $7.2 million.
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The closest people to the most remote place on Earth are astronauts.
Point Nemo is the furthest point from land. It's between South America and New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean, at least 1,600 miles away from the nearest inhabited land mass. In comparison, the International Space Station orbits the Earth from around 240 miles away, making the astronauts on the ISS closer to the point than anyone else on the planet.
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Finally, the Vikings had rap battles.
It was called “flyting,” which is the rapid exchange of insults in poetic verse.
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