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Because news traveled so slow, slaves in Texas didn’t know they were free for more than two years after Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Nokia used to sell toilet paper and Samsung sold noodles and fish in early days.

Only 35 percent of the ocean floor has been mapped in as much detail as the surface of Mars.

1 in 8 Americans has worked at a McDonalds restaurant.

A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.

In 21 US states, Wal-Mart is the largest employer.

Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee’s head and 2 larger ones in front.

Comedians and funny people are usually more depressed than average, research found.

About 3,000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.

The United States has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but twenty-two of the world’s prison population.

There are roughly 200 corpses on Mount Everest that are used as way points for climbers.

The pound sterling is 1200 years old, which makes it the world’s oldest currency still in use.

The London 2012 Olympics was the first time that every country had at least one female athlete.

There are more tigers privately owned in Texas than tigers in the wild.

The Earth experiences 50,000 Earth quakes per year and is hit by Lightning 100 times a second.

Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.

A category three hurricane releases more energy in ten minutes that (than) all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

The average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time he enters first grade.

The world’s quietest room is located at Microsoft’s headquarters in Washington state.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170526-inside-the-quietest-place-on-earth

The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; “7” was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and “UP” for the direction of the bubbles.

Bookkeeper’ and ‘bookkeeping’ are the only 2 words in the English language with three consecutive double letters.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

All US Presidents have worn glasses; some just didn’t like being seen wearing them in public.

The country code for Russia is “007”.

In 1878 the first telephone book made contained only 50 names.

Saudi Arabia imports sand and camels from Australia.

Netflix proposed in 2000 that Blockbuster should use Netflix as its online service and Blockbuster “nearly laughed us out of the office,” recalled Netflix’s outgoing CFO.

Bill G, Vinod Khosla and Yahoo refused to pay 1 million $ to Google for 100% stake in 2000

There are more 100 dollar bills in Russia currently than there are in the United States.

There are more than 2,000,000 millionaires in the United States.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.

The original name of Bank of America was Bank of Italy founded by an Italian immigrant who faced discrimination.

Ralph Lauren’s original name was Ralph Lifshitz.

Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Donald Trump were all born within a 66-day stretch.

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

After losing a poker bet, a New Zealand man had his name legally changed to “Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova.” It took five years to be approved by the government.

The United States has no “official language.” Most people just assume it’s English.

Taste bud cells undergo continual turnover even in adulthood, and their average lifespan has been estimated as approximately 10 days.

Nearly two humans die each second on earth.

Ten years ago, only 500 people in China could ski. This year, an estimated 5,000,000 Chinese will visit ski resorts.

The language of La Gomera spoken off the coast of Spain consists entirely of whistles. (…but what if you can’t whistle?)

Written by amitdipsite

April 24, 2021 at 12:21 pm

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