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Almost any domestic cat can run faster than Usain Bolt.

According to a 2015 poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, 30% of Republicans polled in favour of bombing the fictional city of Agrabah, featured in Disney’s Aladdin (1992).

Kali is the Hindu goddess of death, violence, sexuality and, motherly love.

In 2015, there were more days with a mass shooting than days without a mass shooting in the United States.

The Moon has earthquakes that last for up to 10 minutes. Because the Moon is so dry and dense, they earthquakes it vibrate like a tuning fork.

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The bee hummingbird is the world’s smallest bird. It weighs about as much as a tea bag.

If all the Lego bricks ever manufactured were clipped on top of each other, they would reach ten times as high as the distance to the Moon.

The highest military honour in the Roman Republic was the Grass Crown or corona graminea; it was made from plant materials taken from the battlefield, including grasses, flowers, and cereals.

Haile Gebrselassie, the famous Ethiopian distance runner, used to run six miles to and from school each day.

John Calvin believed humans had an innate sense of divinity; for this dogma he used the term semen religionis, ‘the seed of religion’.

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Earth is Born


Birth of a planet
4.5 billion years ago

Earth grew from a cloud of dust and rocks surrounding the young Sun. Earth formed when some of these rocks collided. Eventually they were massive enough to attract other rocks with the force of gravity, and vacuumed up all the nearby junk, becoming the Earth. The Moon probably formed soon after, when a planet-sized chunk of rock smashed into the Earth and threw up a huge cloud of debris. This condensed into the Moon.

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Berliner Luft is a dessert cream, liqueur, and canned air – a famous Berlin souvenir – a small can filled with air supposedly from the German capital.

Camels store fat in their humps, not water.

One day on the Moon is 29 1/2 Earth days. This rotation coincides perfectly with its rotation around the Earth so that we always only see one side of the Moon.

On 11 February 2013, confirmed Pope Benedict XVI would resign the papacy on 28 February 2013 as a result of his advanced age, becoming the first pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415. The move was considered unexpected. In modern times, all popes have stayed in office until death. Not only that, Benedict will be the first Pope to have resigned voluntarily since Pope Celestine V in 1294.

In the Eon Production James Bond films, the third actress to play Miss Moneypenny was called Samantha Bond.

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Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young is listed as a co-inventor on seven U.S. Patents related to model trains.

Louis XIV of France

Louis XIV of France

On 26 November 1867, due to a loophole in the law, Lily Maxwell became the first woman to vote in a British parliamentary election. As it turned out, British women would have to wait to 1928 to get the vote.

The Photocorynus Spiniceps is the smallest known vertebrate, a quarter of an inch long, about half a million times smaller than the female.

On the 27 October 1662, much in need of money, Charles II sells the strategic port of Dunkirk to Louis XIV of France.

When American Republican politician Newt Gingrich was running as a presidential candidate in January 2012, he presented the idea of making the moon into the 51st member of the United States. He also proposed to establish a permanent colony on the moon by 2020 to reinvigorate the American Space Program.

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The most expensive car ever made had no doors, no roof, no windscreen, it produced one horsepower and had a couple of garden chairs for seats. It cost 25 million pounds in 1971 and in its entire life it covered only 56 miles, which works out to about 500.000 pounds per mile. The one-off car was called the Lunar Rover or Moon Buggy and was designed by NASA for three lunar missions. The buggy was left behind by the Apollo 17 crew – the last humans to visit the moon. It is still there.

Millennium bridge at dusk, looking west up the...

Millennium bridge at dusk, looking west up the river Tyne, between Newcastle and Gateshead.

In San Fernando Valley, California, the pornography Hollywood of the world, around 4000 pornographic films are shot a year where around 60 gallons of semen are ejaculated in front of the camera.

Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, had a preference of photographing naked under-aged children aged between 6 and 14 with parental consent. He also coined the word Bandersnatch.

Pornography in the Soviet Union was largely suppressed until the final years of the USSR. According to The Pornography and Erotica Debate: USSR, sex in general was viewed as “a wasteful consumer of energies better devoted to the building of Communism.”

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge linking Gateshead and Newcastle across the River Tyne is the world’s first and (so far) only tilting bridge. It is so energy efficient it only uses £3.60 worth of electricity every time it opens and closes.

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