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The Ache tribe of Paraguay believe that babies inherit the characteristics of all the men who have had sex with the mother during pregnancy.

In Latin, testis both means witness and testicle.

The “M” on M&M’s candies were stencilled by hand until WWII labour shortages forced the confectioner to automate the process.

The international telephone code for Antarctica is 672.

In 2012, nearly half of Americans were not aware that Judaism is an older religion than Christianity – that is to say, nearly half of Americans did not figure out that, in Christianity, the Old Testament is older than the New Testament.

See other: Quite Interesting Facts

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The Antarctic is a continent entirely surrounded by oceans; the Arctic is an ocean almost entirely surrounded by continents.

English: Detail from photographic portrait of ...

Charles Dickens

The main component of air is nitrogen not oxygen.

Charles Dickens claimed that Chelmsford was, “The dullest and most stupid spot on the face of the Earth.” He also invented the word “Boredom”.

Barbara Cartland holds the world record for the most books written in a single year, with 23 books. She was buried in a cardboard coffin beneath an oak tree planted by Elizabeth I.

The ozone layer is 15 miles above the surface of the Earth and smells of geraniums.

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In Greek mythology, Atlas was punished by Zeus and was forced to carry the sky.

Deutsch: Atlas' Gesicht

Atlas was sentenced to carry the sky, even though it is always portrayed as the earth

Over 50% of the world’s oxygen is provided by algae.

The driest place on Earth is the Dry Valleys Region of Antarctica. Some regions of the Dry Valley have never seen a drop of rain in all of human history.

The length of a day is not exactly 24 hours. The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service is responsible for adding on occasional leap seconds.

President of Uganda and Field Marshal Idi Amin (c. 1925 – 16 August 2003) declared himself King of Scotland. He also declared himself Lord of all the Beasts of the Earth and the Fishes of the Sea and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and in Uganda in particular.