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The longest jellyfish, measured by man, was almost 50 meters long - half the length of a football field. Here is a monster!
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European roundabouts rotate clockwise, the US - against
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In 1759, Arthur Guinness rented the St. Gates brewery for 9000 years with a rent of 45 pounds per year. They began to brew the famous beer Guinness
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Do you know the name of the sign of infinity - the horizontal eight? Lemniscate
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Since 1932, only Jimmy Carter and George Bush have not been elected for a second term.
Robert Lincoln, the son of President Lincoln, was rescued in an accident by a certain Edwin Booth. As it turned out, Edwin is the brother of the killer of Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth. Father tried to kill his father, and their children saved each other
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In 1981, Deborah Ann Fountain, Miss New York, was disqualified for her excessive use of wadding in a swimsuit competition.
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The first clip, which sounded on MTV Europe, was “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits
Madonna and Celine Dion are cousins ​​of the priest wife Charles, Camilla
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Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak died before finishing the tenth symphony
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BIC claims to sell more than 50 disposable pens every second since the 1950s. In September 2005, the account of such pens exceeded 100 billion!
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In the 16th century there lived an interesting person, whom we now would call a plastic surgeon. His name was Gaspare Tagliacozzi, and one of his crown operations was to change the shape of the nose of aristocrats, for which the skin of their slaves was used
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Sweet pepper, zucchini (sort of melon), cucumber and tomato are fruits. But do not even think of saying this to the US Supreme Court - these gentlemen in 1893 decided to consider tomatoes as vegetables. By what right? There was one explanation - we eat tomatoes with the main course, not as dessert. I wonder why then cucumbers or peppers did not please?
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Most ungulates (from horses to giraffes) sleep while standing. This gives them precious seconds in the event of predator attacks.
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At one time, billiards were played in the open air, so the table cover is green.
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Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar under the name Farrokh Bulsara
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The banner "No animals were hurt during the shooting," sometimes appearing at the end of the film, is related not only to attractive cute animals, but also to snakes, rats and insects
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A day on Mercury is longer than a Mercury year
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George Washington did not shake hands when meeting - he preferred to bow
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Giant squids sometimes feast on baby whales.
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Opossums do not pretend to be dead at the moment of danger - they faint from overexcitement
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If you are reading the works of writer Stephen King, you should note that most of the actions of his stories take place in the state of Maine. Paradoxically, this state has the lowest crime rate in the United States.
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The melody of the song "Happy Birthday" is written by church organist Mildred Hill (Mildred Hill) as a song for schoolchildren, and was originally called "Good Morning to All" - "Good morning, everyone!"
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If the CD’s “track” is stretched into a straight line, its length will be almost 5 kilometers.
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In our time, swallowing swords and other melee weapons is perceived as a circus trick, but meanwhile fanatically believers did it 4,000 years ago in India to prove their faith (to whom?)
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Barbarous tribes of Gauls and Celts used lime to bleach and fix hair
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The famous song "Hava Nagila" (Hava Nagila) was first sounded in 1918 in celebration of British victory over Palestine in the First World War.
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In the period from 1908 to 1927, the cost of the Ford Model T fell two and a half times - from $ 850 to $ 300, which was caused by improvements and optimization of production. That would learn from our manufacturers ..
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Rabbit Bunny (Bugs Bunny) became the second cartoon winner, immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The first was Mickey Mouse
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In August 1883, the volcano Krakatau, India exploded. The explosion was so strong that the air wave rounded the Earth 7 times, which was recorded by the Royal Society in London
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In the 16th century, the alcoholic drink gin was also called "maternal death" because, as it was believed, it provokes miscarriages
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Bill Clinton sent two emails for his entire presidency, one of which was a test to check that everything was working fine. I wonder who was the second letter? Maybe Monica?
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The weight of the core, which is pushed by the pushers of the core (sorry for the tautology) is about 7250 grams - as much as the biggest bowling ball
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Why do you think the CD holds exactly 74 minutes of music? It turns out that the president of the SONY Corporation decided, when approving the standard, that Beethoven’s longest symphony, the ninth, which lasts 74 minutes in classical performance, should fit on the disc.By the way, a fragment from it is included in the Windows OS sound library.
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The father of tennis player Andre Agassi represented Iran at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. He was ... a boxer
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50 highest mountains on Earth are located in Asia
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US President Warren G. Harding became famous for having somehow lost a large Chinese porcelain set from the White House during a dinner at a presidential mansion. Generally an entertaining person, read on the Internet
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The father of the famous comedian Leslie Nielsen ("The Naked Gun", etc.) served as a policeman in Canada, and his brother worked in the Canadian Parliament
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At the beginning of the last century, most Parisians were in favor of dismantling the Eiffel Tower, as spoiling the view of the city. By coincidence, the First World War began at that time, and the design became convenient to use as an antenna tower. After the war, the attitude to the architectural masterpiece changed, and the tower remained in its place. I wonder what Paris would look like without the Eiffel Tower? Probably nothing ..
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You can get nicotine poisoning by applying raw tobacco leaves to the surface of the skin.

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