One father started telling his daughter very random yet very interesting facts before bedtime but her curiosity has outlasted his knowledge. So, desperate to keep his little one entertained, Redditor u/ExpiringFrog asked people to share tidbits of interesting things that could do the trick. His post quickly went viral, generating nearly 100k upvotes and over 20.5k comments, with cool facts about pretty much everything you could think of. From guinea pig owning laws in Switzerland to the time it takes a snowflake to reach the ground, I think it's safe to say that the father is covered with fun facts for kids and adults alike! The best part, however, is that you can enjoy these snippets even if you're not a little girl trying to fall asleep.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Some species of burrowing spiders keep teeny tiny frogs in their burrows to keep it free of bugs too small for the spider to get that might try to eat the spider's eggs. This means that tiny frogs are spider cats.

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Win-win!

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You might say collecting weird facts don't really translate into anything useful. However, experts believe that playing trivia games can provide a dopamine rush much like gambling, just without the negative effects. And scrolling through posts filled with things to know might just prepare you for these competitions.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Maybe not mind-blowing, but sometimes dogs/wolves in movies need CGI tails if they’re supposed to be acting mean bc they’re so excited to be doing a good job acting that their tails can’t stop wagging.

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

I knew this but it's still one of my favourite facts ever and I'm so glad to read this here! :)

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"You get a rush or a neuroreward signal or a dopamine burst from winning," John Kounios, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the doctoral program in applied cognitive and brain sciences at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, told Healthline. "I think whenever you’re challenged with a trivia question and you happen to know the random fact, you get a rush. It's sort of like gambling."

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses In Switzerland, it's illegal to own just one guinea pig; if you have any, you have to have at least two. They get lonely!

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

Switzerland for the win

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Also, remembering these little pears of wisdom is easier if you're really passionate about the subject matter. "People really like to have some expertise on something and the brain is very good at focusing on things that you’re interested in," Deborah Stokes, Ph.D., L.P.C., B.C.N., a psychologist in Virginia, who focuses on neurotherapy, said.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Sea otters hold hands when they sleep and have a favorite rock to hold onto in a secret pouch.

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Silverfish_13
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2 years ago

Yeah, it's so cute! they do this so they don't float away from eachother

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"In typical people, my observation, not backed up by any research, is that their interest in trivia is confined to topics that they are generally interested in," Kounios added. "So if a person is very interested in history, then they may either seek out history trivia, or they might just naturally pick it up in the course of learning about nontrivial aspects of history."

#5

Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Oxford University in England is older than the Aztec empire.

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varwenea
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2 years ago

Did NOT expect this one. 🤯

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But being a killer at trivia games doesn't necessarily mean you're more educated. "Some people soak up facts," the professor said. "Plenty of people with a lot more education may not remember what they had for breakfast yesterday morning."

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

That makes sense, never thought about it before though.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Dogs can tell when you're coming home by how much of your scent is left in the house if you have a daily routine

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Lenka Smetanová
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2 years ago

cat can do it too... actually, when I still travel to schol by train,she Even start waking me up just a few minutes before my phone start to ring, also know, that on Tuesday I traveled the later rain because I start at schol by noon, and also know in which train that dayI would came back and waiting at the window to see me walking home.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Cows have "best friends" and get stressed when separated.

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Lenka Smetanová
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2 years ago

I have a mare. She never have 'best' friend, but in the last stable, there was another mare, Angelika. My Sarah and Anelika become really good friend, Angelika always waiting for Sarah at the ener to pasture when I took her away to work or for a walk etc. ... Unfortunately, Angelika died this Febuary, she propably fell and broke her neck... My Sarah was so sad for several days, she start weaving at the pasture and after that she dont found another horse friend like Angelika :'(

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Humans are bioluminescent and glow in the dark, but the light that we emit is 1,000 times weaker than our human eyes are able to pick up.

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varwenea
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2 years ago

I feel very vulnerable to aliens now.

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#10

The Lichtenstein army went to battle in 1866, during the Austro-Prussian War with 80 soldiers and came back with 81. They befriended an Austria man along the way and he joined them.

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chi-wei shen
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2 years ago

This was not World War 1 but the war between Austria , Prussia, and Italy in 1866.

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#11

Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue!

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AloofFox
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2 years ago

*splutters*

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#12

Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Tigers have striped skin

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Rissie
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2 years ago

I thought at first glance this was some kind of grain field. But better, actual tiger stripes!

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Wombat poop is cube-shaped.

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

do they have extra muscles down there to help them achieve this?

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses The name for the Arctic comes from the ancient Greek word for bear - arktos. Named after one of the constellations Ursa Major (Big Bear) or Ursa Minor (Little Bear), but there are bears living there too. So basically, the Arctic is called 'Bear', and the Antarctic is called 'Not Bear'

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The Cute Cat
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2 years ago

So, Arctic Bear equals Bear Bear?? Lol

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#15

Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn.

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

Unicorns, kilts, bagpipes, Nessie...Scotland does not do boring.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Cows get excited when they solve puzzles.

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Neon Petra
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2 years ago (edited)

Awww. That makes me so happy for some reason!

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#17

If you choose to not have children, you’re the first person in your direct line of ancestry to make this choice since the first organism to exist on Earth, about 4 billion years ago.

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furrybumkins
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2 years ago

Well then, good. End the stupidity.

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#18

From the time Pluto was discovered until the time it was demoted from planethood, it still hadn't made one complete revolution around the sun.

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Poor Pluto :,(

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#19

Adwaita, a giant tortoise who died in 2006, was born before the United States existed in 1750.

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Katrė
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2 years ago

And he still died because of a wound (thanks, Wikipedia). Who knows how much longer he would have lived.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses When a bee is chosen to be the new queen, they are given a special type of honey that completely changes their bodies. Kind of like how a Pokémon evolves.

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Alex Bailey
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2 years ago

I have no idea how pokemon works.

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#21

When a cat walks towards you with its tail up that means it likes you and is excited to see you.

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kasa alex
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2 years ago

Yes! My old cranky cat from childhood did like me! I have vivid memories of him running across the yard, his big belly swaying, tail in the air, ready to headbutt me

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses A day on Venus takes longer to complete Than a year on Venus.. how? It simply takes longer for Venus to do one complete rotation around its own axis, than it does for the planet to rotate around the sun.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Gives a new meaning to 'it's been a very long day'.

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#23

There were wooly mammoths on the planet when the Pyramids were being built.

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Neon Petra
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2 years ago

If only they made a pyramid especially for a mammoth...

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Bees tell their friends about good nearby flowers by dancing.

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

They also raise one leg to warn you off if you get too close. I read about it and then checked it out with a few bees in my garden and they really do. It's cute.

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#25

Before 1914 parents could mail their kids to Grandma’s – through the postal service.

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IzzieM
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2 years ago

Would they be boxed up? Or could you put the stamp on their forehead? I have so many questions.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Lobsters were considered disgusting and low-class food, to the point that feeding them to prisoners too often was considered cruel and unusual punishment. Also, they're basically just big sea roaches.

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Hans
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2 years ago

Food taboos are an odd thing. In Western countries, most people are disgusted by the thought of eating insects yet devour prawn. Rather odd...

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#27

The frequency of a cat's purr has been shown to improve bone density and strength.

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

Cat's purr heals everything around it. It's one of my favourite sounds in the world, especially if you put your ear right on the cat's head. (Even worth the scratch that sometimes follows.) I know that sick/injured cats purr to heal themselves so it definitely must be true.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Pufferfish are full of water....not air.

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A B C
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2 years ago

That's the fanciest watering can you'll ever see! ;)

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Bananas are berries, but strawberries aren't

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Neon Petra
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2 years ago

So... strawfruit and bananaberry?

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses At birth, a baby panda is smaller than a mouse.

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Neon Petra
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2 years ago

Must be pretty bored.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses There's an island in Japan populated by fluffy bunnies!!

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varwenea
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2 years ago

There's one with feral cats too.

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The Moon’s diameter is 400 times smaller than the Sun’s. However, the Sun is 400 times further away. This is why we can have both solar and lunar total eclipses.

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

Wow! Makes complete sense but for some reason, I never realized this.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses There is a bank in Italy that trades entirely in parmesan cheese.

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Giorgio Filardi
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2 years ago

Not true, IT only accepts parmesan as garantee

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses The pyramids were ancient when Cleopatra was around.

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chi-wei shen
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2 years ago

There is actually a bigger time gap between the first pyramids and Cleopatra than between Cleopatra and today.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Cashews come from a fruit.

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Kristy P
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2 years ago

You cannot buy cashews with their shells because the outer parts can cause a rash like poison ivy. To protect consumers, they take them out of the shell before sale.

Kimberly Jordan
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2 years ago

I was so excited to find the tree in my yard was cashew tree. Read about preparing them .... had my hubby cut it down the next day!

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Andthenithitme
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2 years ago

Mind blown...check

Eric Mac Fadden
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2 years ago

In Brazil we take cashew juice. A lot!

Sandra Luz
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2 years ago

Delicious! 😋

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Anita Trenner
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2 years ago

Only one nut per fruit, which is why they're so expensive.

Walter Cheego
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2 years ago

That's nuts!

Ruth King
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2 years ago

Wow, didn't know that.

elfin
Community Member
2 years ago

So do almonds. It's part of the stone fruit family, which includes cherries, plums, peaches and nectarines.

Maurício Seabra
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2 years ago

And the fruit is delicious. Very popular in Brazil.

Umoh Bassey-Duke
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2 years ago

Yeah, we used to eat those growing up in Nigeria. The juice from the fruit leaves permanent stains on your clothes. We always left the seeds to the adults. I had a few friends at school who got burnt by the seeds

Salinger Foyard
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2 years ago

WHAT???

Bluebell Rizzi
Community Member
2 years ago

Cashews... my enemy. They tried to kill me

Pretty Pangolin
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2 years ago

There's a lawsuit going on here by a resort guest who was deathly allergic to cashews. So she asked again and again "Does this contain cashews?" They assured her, no, it doesn't. Well, guess what...they served her cashews and she had to jab herself with an Epi-pen because the doctor on call wasn't familiar with it(?). I'm eager to see how the case turns out - seems like the resort failed every step of the way.

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Tomatoes are fruits.

Foxxy
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2 years ago

Intelligence is knowing that tomato is a fruit, Wisdom is not putting tomato in fruit salad and Philosophy is wondering whether tomato sauce (ketchup) is a smoothie.

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Adeniji Wasilah
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2 years ago

In Nigeria we eat the fruit It's delicious

Emily Ashcraft
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2 years ago

I had no Idea it was a buy 1 get 1 free deal

Mike Flodin
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2 years ago

The hook is actually the fruit and inside is the seed (the nut).

Louise Stange-Wahl
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2 years ago

No wonder they cost an arm and a leg!

Èràìy Anbu
Community Member
2 years ago

The hard shells are fruits. Cashew apple is just a swollen stem

Èràìy Anbu
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2 years ago

The hard shell is the fruit. Cashew apple is just a swollen stem

Cookie
Community Member
2 years ago

The fruit is quite tasty too.

Nunu Numan
Community Member
2 years ago

In some village in Java-Indonesia, it called monkey guava. its have unique sweet-sour taste, very juicy and somehow it will make your tongue feel numb if too much you ate it. Village children use the sap from the cashew to make tattoos on their bodies.

sforshann
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2 years ago

They say that if you roast the nuts and chickens are nearby, the smoke will kill them.

Ash Nguyen
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2 years ago

did you know that, timmy timmy?

LaVerne Wheelbarger
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2 years ago

Seriously! How do they grow inside? I just can’t picture it.

Ringo Starkey
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2 years ago

Cashew wine is very good.

Callie Ge
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2 years ago

Cashew nuts are actually seeds

Carlos Benjamin
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2 years ago

I think that’s true of all nuts.....

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Farid Adiyanto
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2 years ago

in Indonesia, the fruit called "Monkey Guava"

lailyfnoor
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2 years ago

Sour and astringent-taste fruit

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#36

Sharks predate trees.

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

Sharks are awesome! My favourite animal when I was little. I still use this fact whenever there's the "say two truths and a lie about yourself" game.

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#37

A blue whale's heart is as big as a Volkswagen beetle.

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

But does it have a slot for a flower vase?

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#38

Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

I'm not very good at it either.

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#39

Otters have skin pockets for their favorite rocks.

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Becky Samuel
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2 years ago

Sea otters, not river otters.

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#40

There is the term „rubberducking“ which is used by programmers to help them find mistakes. They explain their problem to a rubber duck and by doing so often find a solution.

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Hans
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2 years ago

In fact, code reviews, i.e. manually checkling code (line by line) in a small group of people is oftentimes more effective than sophisticated testing techniques.

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