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Curious things to know
The oldest inhabitants
The King did not come back on stage
Pepsi Red Army
Schwarzenegger, the pioneer
James Bond, boring?
The (very expensive) scene that changed everything
A planet of planets
Galactic guillotine
The blue country
Very friendly cows
Advantage or disadvantage?
Size issues
The immutability of Space Jam
A very special dedication
Worldwide exclusivity
Ultra muscular
Pool of saliva
Little but strong
Long naps
Purple carrots
The right pillow choice
Golden vatican
Water compounds
Without food, yes; without water, no
Too much sleep
Galaxy expiration date
Atomic danger
The Everest Mortuary
The coldest point on the planet
The Mariana Trench
Sleeping
The maternal instinct for cuddles
Open your eyes (if you can)
The origin of the Canary Islands
Rihanna just won
All in good health ... and one more
Dan Brown's past
Which side is the fuel tank inlet on?
Enid Blyton and the children
Shall we create a color?
History of water
Memory failure
Impressive
Sacred variety
Samsung's past
Incalculable advantages
Unsuspected possibilities
From the garage to the whole world
Toblerone
A ridiculous salary
Happy birthday and rights
A $35 logo
Without expiration date
Blessed rain
Whoops
The sound of water
While walking
Abercrombie
Curious things to know

How many hours do cats sleep? How many hamburgers does McDonald's sell around the world? Where is the coldest place on the planet? What author of children's books hated children? All these questions and many more are answered in this gallery full of surprising facts.

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The oldest inhabitants

Sharks have been on the planet longer than trees.

The King did not come back on stage

Elvis Presley was not a fan of the encore. When he left the stage, he never came back. Hence the expression "Elvis has left the building," which was announced by loudspeaker to the spectators of each concert, Elvis so that they would not wait in vain for his return, ended up becoming a slogan of American pop culture.

Pepsi Red Army

In 1989, the Soviet Union gave Pepsi 17 submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer. At the height of the Cold War, in 1972, Pepsi managed to market its product in the USSR after years of negotiations. But in 1989, the Soviet system collapsed and Pepsi received military equipment in exchange for its sales in the USSR. This made Pepsi the sixth largest military fleet in the world (according to established legend).

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Schwarzenegger, the pioneer

Arnold Schwarzenegger was the first civilian to own a Hummer vehicle.

James Bond, boring?

Ian Fleming wanted to give his most famous character the most boring name in the world. So he ended up calling him Bond, James Bond.

The (very expensive) scene that changed everything

The Wachowski sisters asked for $80 million to make 'The Matrix,' but Warner only gave them $10 million, and that's what they spent on the opening scene. When they showed the opening scene, the studio was convinced it was worth spending the millions.

A planet of planets

Uranus could be as large as 63 planets earth.

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Galactic guillotine

When 'Star Wars' came out (1977), France was still using the guillotine.

The blue country

About 17% of the total area of Sweden is covered with blueberries.

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Very friendly cows

Cows have best friends and spend most of their lives with them.

Advantage or disadvantage?

Pigs can have 30-minute orgasms.

Size issues

NASA had to change the 'small,' 'medium', and 'large' labels on the tubes to urinate in the spacesuits to 'large,' 'giant,' and 'huge.' The reason is that astronauts always took the largest size even if it didn't match their actual measurements.

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The immutability of Space Jam

The 'Space Jam' website has remained unchanged since 1996 when the film was released.

A very special dedication

Gene Cernan, one of the members of Apollo 17, inscribed the initials TDC on the surface of the Moon. These are the initials of his daughter and everything suggests that they will remain written on the moon for several thousand years.

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Worldwide exclusivity

For a brief moment, we were all the youngest people on the planet.

Ultra muscular

The muscles in our eyes move a lot more than you think… about 100,000 times a day! In comparison, the leg muscles would have to walk about 80 kilometers per day to do the same exercise.

Pool of saliva

In a lifetime, a person produces enough saliva to fill two Olympic swimming pools.

Little but strong

Despite what it may seem, the little finger is fundamental to the hand as a whole. Without it, the hand would lose 50% of its strength.

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Long naps

Cats sleep more than 70% of their life. That's about 17 hours a day.

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Purple carrots

It is estimated that the carrot appeared around 3000 BC in Afghanistan. What is curious is that at the time, they were purple on the outside and yellow on the inside. The first orange carrot was produced artificially in Holland in the 16th century to match the color of the Dutch royal house.

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The right pillow choice

Visco-elastic, foam, feathers? The truth is, when the first pillows appeared in ancient Mesopotamia, they were made of stone. Far from helping you sleep, they kept crawling insects away from your mouth, nose, and ears.

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Golden vatican

The amount of gold held by the Vatican places it second in the world after the United States.

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Water compounds

The human body contains on average about 37 liters of water. This amount is equivalent to 66% of the body mass of an adult. The whole brain is made up of 75% water, while the bones contain 25% and the blood 83%.

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Without food, yes; without water, no

A person can survive for a month without food but can go a maximum of seven days without drinking water. For good hydration, a person should consume a minimum of 2 liters of water per day. Thus, in a lifetime, a person drinks about 75,000 liters of water.

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Too much sleep

If you get eight hours of sleep a day, as medical professionals recommend, by the time you are 99, you will have spent 33 years asleep.

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Galaxy expiration date

The solar system and planet Earth both have an expiration date. It is estimated that in 4 billion years our galaxy will collide with Andromeda.

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Atomic danger

There is research that reports 49 nuclear bombs lost across the globe. This is the legacy of the Cold War and, for the most part, the disintegration of the USSR. Urban legend or reality?

The Everest Mortuary

On Mount Everest, there are about 200 frozen bodies of climbers. It's easier to leave them there than to risk dropping them, and some even serve as a point of reference for climbers. Most of these bodies are those of people who made it to the top but lacked oxygen, energy, or food to descend the mountain.

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The coldest point on the planet

The coldest place on the planet is Antarctica. In winter, temperatures can drop to -73° C. It also has 70% of the Earth's fresh water and almost 90% of its ice.

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The Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench is the deepest place in the earth's crust. Located in the western Pacific Ocean, it is approximately 2,550 km long and 69 km wide. It also reaches a maximum known depth of 10,994 meters. Almost 11 km!

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Sleeping

Most humans need about eight hours of sleep a day to be healthy and have enough energy, but some people can sleep up to 12 hours or more if no one interrupts them. Other people, on the other hand, only need four hours of rest. This is due to a mutation in the hDEC2 gene, which regulates the duration of sleep and wakefulness, thereby reducing the amount of rest we need each day.

The maternal instinct for cuddles

A mother's desire to hug and kiss her baby is more than just motherly love, it is a survival instinct. When a mother smells her baby, she becomes familiar with the pathogens present on her skin and these are detected by the mother's immune system, which sends signals to her B cells. As a result, antibodies begin to be built up. products in the breast milk that the baby consumes, which helps protect against various diseases.

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Open your eyes (if you can)

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. Go and try!

The origin of the Canary Islands

According to some historians, the Canary Islands owe their name to the wild dogs (dog in Latin is canis) that the first explorers found in abundance in the archipelago.

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Rihanna just won

The song 'Umbrella,' which propelled Rihanna to star status, was rejected by Britney Spears.

All in good health ... and one more

Liechtenstein sent a brigade of 80 men to the Austro-Prussian War in 1866. When they returned, there were 81 because they had made a friend ...

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Dan Brown's past

Dan Brown, the author of 'The Da Vinci Code,' was a pop singer, and he even had his own record company called Dalliance.

Which side is the fuel tank inlet on?

The arrow on the fuel gauge icon tells you which side the fuel cap is on.

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Enid Blyton and the children

Enid Blyton, the author of series such as 'Five on a Treasure Island' and 'Five Go Down to the Sea,' among others, hated children, especially when they made a fuss in the streets.

Shall we create a color?

Impossible to imagine one more color...

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History of water

A bathtub is the opposite of a boat.

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Memory failure

You can't remember the second to last time you cut your nails.

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Impressive

McDonald's sells 75 hamburgers per second. At least that's the promotional legend that the leading fast-food restaurant has forged.

Sacred variety

Coca-Cola offers more than 3,500 drinks and 500 brands, including soft drinks, energy drinks, dairy products, soy drinks, and more. It would take more than nine years for a person to try all of their products.

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Samsung's past

In the beginning, Samsung was a Korean company that only exported fish, vegetables, fruits, and its own noodles. It wasn't until 1969 that Samsung Electronics, its electronics segment, was established.

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Incalculable advantages

Walmart earns almost two million dollars an hour. This represents a profit of $17.52 billion per year. Again, typical promotional data that the Walmart-owning family loves to spread.

Unsuspected possibilities

At Starbucks, it is possible to place up to 87,000 different orders with the combinations offered on the Starbucks menu.

From the garage to the whole world

It wasn't just Apple that started in a garage. Amazon, Disney, Google, Harley Davidson, Microsoft, Nike, and even The Beatles started the same way.

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Toblerone

The logo of the famous Toblerone chocolates represents a bear. It is a tribute to the symbol of the city where the brand was born: Bern, Switzerland.

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A ridiculous salary

Steve Jobs' salary at Apple was 1 euro per year. Just enough to have health insurance.

Happy birthday and rights

For years, Warner Chappel Music owned the copyright to the song 'Happy Birthday,' which generated over $1 million annually through commercial use of the song. Until 2015, when a judge ruled it wasn't exactly legal because the lyrics were copyright free.

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A $35 logo

The designer of the Nike logo was paid $35 for her work. Carolyn Davidson created the first sketch of the famous icon in 1971, for her friend and former classmate Phil Knight. She had to wait until 1983 to receive a luxurious ring and 500 shares of the company.

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Without expiration date

Honey does not go bad. You can eat honey that was made 3,000 years ago. Be careful, however, for it to keep well, it must be kept in a tightly-closed container and in a place where there are no extreme temperatures.

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Blessed rain

On Jupiter and Saturn, the rains are composed of diamonds. A study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison claims that gemstones are generated in the atmosphere of both planets and fall to the ground.

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Whoops

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.

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The sound of water

You can tell if the water is hot or cold by the sound it makes as it falls. But you have to have a very good ear.

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While walking

It is estimated that in a lifetime, a human being has walked enough to have circled the Earth's equator five times.

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Abercrombie

In 1892, the store established by David Abercrombie was sporting goods and shirt store, not a student clothing store. The version of Abercrombie & Fitch as we know it today, began when Limited Brand bought it out in 1988.

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