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During mating season, the testicles of some fruit bats become so swollen that flight becomes impossible.

In Spanish, the verb trasnochar means ‘to stay awake all night’.

The Atlantic Ocean is slightly saltier than the Pacific Ocean.

In the Arabic broadcast of The Simpsons episodes, Homer drinks soda instead of beer and eats Egyptian beef sausages instead of hot dogs.

In 2006, a Gallup poll revealed that 53 percent of Americans believe the entire cosmos was created six thousand years ago – interestingly, the Sumerians had invented glue one thousand earlier.

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In its most general sense, a cosmos is an orderly or harmonious system. It originates from an ancient Greek term meaning “ordered world” and is the antithetical concept of chaos. Today the word is generally used as a synonym of the word Universe when considered in its orderly aspect.

In philosophy Pythagoras is said to have been the first philosopher to apply the term cosmos to the Universe, perhaps from application to the starry firmament.

In theology, the term can be used to denote the created Universe, not including the creator. In Christian theology, the word was also used to refer to ‘worldly life’ or ‘this world’ as opposed to the afterlife.