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It’s Thanksgiving here in Canada. Thanks!
About 117 billion members of our species have ever been born on Earth...If every one of them shuffled a deck of cards once a second from the Big Bang until now we still wouldn’t have seen the same shuffle twice. It wouldn’t even be close.
Nintendo was founded in 1889
On Netflix in a typical day, the Skip Intro button is pressed 136 million times, saving members an astonishing 195 years in cumulative time!
A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus: Venus rotates very slowly on its axis, (It is the only planet that spins clockwise) taking about 243 Earth days to complete one rotation. In contrast, it only takes about 225 Earth days for Venus to orbit the Sun. This means that a day on Venus (one rotation) is actually longer than a year on Venus (one orbit around the Sun). https://pau1.substack.com/p/-im-your-venus-baby
The space shuttle design was partly based on the size of horses. https://pau1.substack.com/p/the-space-shuttle-and-the-horses
The Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal is east of the Atlantic entrance.
Dead skin cells are a main ingredient in household dust.
There are 120 times more water molecules in the cubic inch of water than there are stars in the observable universe.
There are more tigers in captivity in America than there are in the wild around the world.
The pyramids were as old to Cleopatra as Cleopatra is to us.
Atoms are 99% empty space.
The circulatory system in the human body stretches 66,000 miles, more than two and a half times the circumference of the Earth. The heart beats 2.5 billion times during the life of a 75-year-old. The heart expels 2 ounces of blood with each beat, five quarts of blood each minute, 220 million quarts in 70 years.
Sudan has more pyramids (255) than any country in the world (Egypt has 138).
The Baha Men, who asked “Who Let The Dogs Out?”, started their band in 1977. That’s closer in time to the last British conviction for witchcraft (1944) than today.
The Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and the supposed epitome of luxurious opulence, is not connected to a sewer system. Loads of trucks gather Burj Khalifa's sewage daily to be trucked out of the city and be hauled off to...somewhere. https://inhabitat.com/the-incredible-story-of-how-the-burj-khalifas-poop-is-trucked-out-of-town/
Sharks are older than the rings of Saturn.
The white lines on interstate highways are 10 feet long.
There are parts of Africa in all four hemispheres and is nearly 12 million square miles in size.
A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
When the pyramids were built, there were still mammoths roaming around.
Reno is further west than LA.
Windsor Ontario, Canada is south of Detroit Michigan, USA
A tyrannosaurus was closer to seeing an IPad than it was to a stegosaurus
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and the alphabet song, have the same melody as Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, which was written by Mozart.
The word shit entered the modern English language via having been derived from the Old English nouns scite and the Middle Low German schite, both meaning "dung," and the Old English noun scitte, meaning "diarrhea." Our most treasured cuss word has been with us a long time, showing up in written works both as a noun and as a verb as far back as the 14th century.
If you are of European ancestry, you are absolutely, positively related to Charlemagne. https://www.colleengenealogy.net/everyonecharlemagne.html
Pelee Island is a little island in Lake Erie and is the most southern place in Canada. I was a disk jockey at a hotel on Pelee Island when I was 18 years old. Geographically, Pelee Island rests on the same line of latitude as northern California's wine country at 41 degrees and is actually further south than 27 of the United States.
Vikings used the bones of slain animals when smithing new weapons believing this would enchant the weapon with the animals spirit. This made the weapons stronger because the carbon in the bones coupled with the iron made a primitive version of steel.
There was a bear enlisted in the polish army who made it to the rank of Corporal. He also smoked, drank and carried weapons to the front during battles. His name was Wojtek.
Shaq hit almost 12,000 baskets in his career. He attempted 22 three pointers and made just one.
Chilies are spicy because birds can't taste it. Animals don't travel far enough on land before shitting out the seeds so the spice is to put off land animals and have the seeds dispersed over a wider area via bird shit.
If fruits are produced by plants for animals to eat and spread seeds around, how come lemons are so sour? Well, a lemon is not a naturally occurring fruit, it's actually bred from a sour orange and citron, the sour orange itself being bred from a pomelo and mandarin. So it's not the product of evolution but selective breeding. Life didn't give us lemons after all.
Lemons float, but limes sink.
There are more hydrogen atoms in a teaspoon of water than there are teaspoons of water in the sea.
90% of the population on Earth lives in the Northern Hemisphere.
The wingspan of a 747 is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
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