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.

#1

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter 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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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.

#2

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter 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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"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."

#3

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter 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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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.

#4

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Sea otters hold hands when they sleep and have a favorite rock to hold onto in a secret pouch.

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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-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Oxford University in England is older than the Aztec empire.

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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."

#6

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.

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#7

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter 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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#8

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Cows have "best friends" and get stressed when separated.

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#9

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter 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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#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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#11

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue!

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#12

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Tigers have striped skin

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#13

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Wombat poop is cube-shaped.

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#14

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter 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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#15

Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn.

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#16

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Cows get excited when they solve puzzles.

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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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#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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#19

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

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#20

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter 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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#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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#22

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter 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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#23

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

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#24

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Bees tell their friends about good nearby flowers by dancing.

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#25

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

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#26

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter 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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#27

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

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#28

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Pufferfish are full of water....not air.

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#29

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Bananas are berries, but strawberries aren't

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#30

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter At birth, a baby panda is smaller than a mouse.

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#31

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter There's an island in Japan populated by fluffy bunnies!!

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#32

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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#33

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter There is a bank in Italy that trades entirely in parmesan cheese.

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#34

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter The pyramids were ancient when Cleopatra was around.

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#35

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Cashews come from a fruit.

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#36

Sharks predate trees.

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#37

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

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#38

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.

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#39

Otters have skin pockets for their favorite rocks.

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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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#41

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter A polar bear's skin is black.

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#42

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Apples float but pears sink. Apples float because they are 25% air.

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#43

A Siamese cats fur color is dependent on its body temperature. That’s why the colder areas of the body such as the nose, paws, and tail are darker than the rest.

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#44

Mandarin for zebra translates as ribbon horse. Similarly, giraffes are long-necked deer, and pandas are big bear cats.

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#45

Pineapples used to be so expensive that people would rent them as a centerpiece for their party.

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#46

You can always see your own nose, but your brain learns to filter it out.

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#47

the word "bed" actually looks like a bed.

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#48

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Butterflies smell with their feet.

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#49

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter There are more ways to arrange a deck of cards than there are stars in our galaxy.

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#50

Some penguins propose to mates by bringing them rocks for a nest.

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#51

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter It snows metal on planet Venus.

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#52

Kangaroos will often lead predators to water, then continuously jump on and off of their heads to drown them to death.

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#53

If today, you took off in a rocket that travels at 99% the speed of light and spent 10 years travelling in space at that same speed, when you get back to earth it would be the year 2048.
10 years would have passed for you but the earth would have experienced 29 years. You just effectively time travelled 19 years into the future.

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#54

France was still using the Guillotine when Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope came out.

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#55

A group of ferrets is called a business.

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#56

Giraffes have the same number of vertebrae in their neck as humans.

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#57

Babies are born without kneecaps.

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#58

Disney World is the second largest buyer and importer of explosives in the USA.

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#59

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter A snowflake takes around 2 hours to reach the ground.

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#60

It took humanity 4 times longer to switch from copper swords to steel swords than it took us to switch from steel swords to nuclear bombs.

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#61

New Zealand has an official wizard.

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#62

Rabbits usually sleep during the day, but they often sleep with their eyes open so you can’t tell. If you look closely, sleeping bunnies don’t twitch their noses.

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#63

The worlds smallest bat is the size of a bumblebee.

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#64

If you live in the USA, you have better odds of dating Taylor Swift than dying of Ebola or Bird Flu combined.

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#65

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Whales are closer to cows than to sharks.

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#66

6-year olds laugh an average of 300 times a day

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#67

Rainbows are circles.

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#68

Elephants are usually right or left tusked, the same way humans are right or left-handed.

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#69

Male seahorses carry the baby in their tummy instead of the mommy.

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#70

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

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#71

You are physically able to bite your own thumb off with ease, but your body automatically prevents you from using full force.

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#72

Some frogs will glow when they eat fireflies.

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#73

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter The building in the world with the most toilets is Wembley Stadium.

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#74

a platypus lays eggs and has milk. making it the only mammal that could, in theory, make its own custard.

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#75

A single bat can eat half of their body weight, or up to 1,000 mosquitoes, a night.

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#76

Calls to plumbers double the day after Thanksgiving.

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#77

Cocoa was called cacauhatl in Aztec language meaning water of life. Same as Irish Gaelic word uisce beatha, but they meant whisky.

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#78

In France, it's still illegal to call your pig 'Napoleon'

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#79

The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters.

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#80

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Fish can drown.

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#81

Horses can’t vomit.

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#82

Jellyfish and lobsters are immortal unless outside forces intervene.

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#83

Broccoli is classified as both a vegetable and a flower.

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#84

You share 60% of your DNA with a banana.

You are 60% banana.

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#85

A human’s ears and nose never stop growing.

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#86

Male lions sleep 23 of the 24 hours in a day.

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#87

A photon takes 40,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to the surface of the sun. But it takes just eight minutes to travel from there to the earth.

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#88

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Worms have 5 hearts.

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#89

About 1 million people die from mosquito bites every year. That’s about 100 per hour.

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#90

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter They played golf on the moon one time.

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#91

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter There's a D in Fridge but not in Refrigerator

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#92

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter J K Rowling is richer than the Queen.

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#93

Messages from the human brain travel along nerves at up to 200 miles an hour (322 km/h).

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#94

For an adult human, taking just one step uses up to 200 muscles.

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#95

Betty White is older than sliced bread.

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#96

Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes once ran 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days

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#97

The red food-coloring (carmine) that's used in a lot of candy is made up of a kind of beetle.

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#98

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Some fish cough.

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#99

Making pennies cost more than their actual value.

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#100

Koalas sleep 22 hours a day.

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#101

If a human being’s DNA were uncoiled, it would stretch 10 billion miles, from Earth to Pluto and back.

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#102

Snails have the most teeth of any animal.

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#103

Camels have three eyelids.

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#104

Elephants cant jump.

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#105

Pigs can get a sunburn.

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#106

A teaspoon of a neutron star would weigh 10 million tons on earth.

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#107

Baby bats are called pups.

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#108

Slugs have four noses.

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#109

A woodpecker can peck 20 times per second

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#110

A new star is born in our galaxy every 18 days.

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#111

Violin bows are usually made from horse hair.

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#112

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter Giraffe tongues are black.

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#113

Bullfrogs never sleep.

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#114

One of the founders of this coffee empire was a fan of the book Moby Dick, and wanted to name the company after the stories’ fabled ship Pequod, but they settled instead on naming the company after the ships first mate, Starbuck.

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#115

Sharks don't blink.

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#116

ABC and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star are the same song.

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#117

Most people have more than the average number of arms.

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#118

The average american eats approx 35,000 cookies in his/her life.

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#119

You are closer to death now than you have ever been.

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#120

Balls lose their bounce when stored in the freezer.

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#121

Father-Asks-Internet-Mind-Blowing-Facts-Daughter One time a guy ate an aeroplane. It took him several years but he did it.

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#122

Fleas can jump around 130times their own height. So if a flea were a person six feet high, it can jump 780 feet high just like that.

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#123

John Quincy Adams had a pet alligator that he kept in a White House bathroom.

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#124

Harry Potter was the first children book series to make the NY Best Sellers List since Charlotte's Web in 1952.

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#125

A person’s sneeze can travel at speeds of about 100 miles per hour!

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#126

A human’s little finger contributes over 50% of the hand’s strength.

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