We make personalized books packed full of curious facts about the year and day someone was born. In that fashion, we love learning curious facts about the world and the people/animals that live (and have lived) in it.

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Editor’s note: One incorrect fact was removed from the list and two were clarified with additional information.

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Martata
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1 year ago

Pitch perfect.

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Sasha Taylor
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1 year ago

Cool!

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Jonathon Smith
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1 year ago

They benefit from high altitude, a culture which values good runners and an unusually high percentage of their muscle mass is posture muscle (endurance) rather than twitch (strength). Funnily on the west coast of Africa (the ultimate origin of many Jamaicans) the twitch/posture ratio is reversed, which makes for very good sprinters and other sports requiring explosive power.

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Marc
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1 year ago

His IQ was 160, in case you were wondering (like me).

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

When Jesus was alive, the Stonehenge was already a ruin. It's sometimes hard to grasp where everything is in relation to each other on the historical timeline

Alexandru Bucur
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1 year ago

Yup. Cleopatra lived 500 years closer to the Apollo Moon Landings (1999 years after her death in 30BC) than the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza (2511 years before her birth in 69BC). And as for what 500 years mean, 500 years ago Martin Luther had just nailed his theses to the door, Ferdinand Magellan was setting of to find a better route to the East Indies, Hernán Cortés was just starting his conquest of Mexico and the same guy that would have ruled him in Spain would have ruled over my birth town in Transylvania as well as half of Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, bits of what are now the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as other assorted bits of Germany.

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Dani
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1 year ago

Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than the building of the pyramids.

Jonathon Smith
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1 year ago

That's one of my favourite facts showing just how deep time is

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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1 year ago (edited)

Also......There was more time between the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex than between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and you.

Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

That’s amazing! Thank you for posting this.

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Jonathon Smith
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1 year ago

But only on small islands north of Russia, I believe. And a pygmy species at that.

Jonathon Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm kinda surprised how many down votes this has got. Which etiquette rule did I break?

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Podunkus
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1 year ago

A visual map of history: https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/02/delicious-visual-map-history.html

Wordfloe-Acid-Test
Community Member
1 year ago

Mind blown

Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
1 year ago

I love that you are alle throwing these mindblown facts in comments! Thanx

Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
1 year ago

that's how they built them

Mel
Community Member
1 year ago

Aliens...

Harry Potter
Community Member
1 year ago

The birth of Cleopatra was closer to the making of the first pizza hut then to the building of the Pyramids

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

I would have gotten that wrong on a test. . .

Donna Reynolds
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1 year ago

Who do you think moved that stuff?

Agent K
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1 year ago

lol...

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Huey89
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1 year ago

The only thing Stonehenge is good for is causing painfully slow traffic

Agent K
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1 year ago

THIS IS NOT TRUE. Any expert sources indicate that the pyramids were put up about 5000 years ago, and mammoths died out 10,000 years ago. This is like saying that Jesus rode dinosaurs...

Kenneth Brown
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1 year ago

Wrangel island Mammoths are estimated to have died 4000 years ago (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36945909) . The Pyramid was built 2580-2560 BC estimated. So it is accurate though only for the Wrangel Mammoth population, the others are estimated to have died some 5000 years previously.

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KT Trondsen
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1 year ago

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yes, they and dinosaurs are described in the bible at some points.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

Snakes talked in the Bible. We’re talking about actual events, not mythology.

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Daria B
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1 year ago

"If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends. Make it last 7 years - friendship never eeeeeehends" ♬♪

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Sarah Brinsfield
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1 year ago

I still believe in you, Pluto!

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Felix Feline
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1 year ago

Australia's diameter is 600km wider than the moon's. The moon sits at 3400km in diameter, while Australia's diameter from east to west is almost 4000km.

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Cyndi H
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1 year ago (edited)

Yep... I had to Google it to believe it

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Katniss Everdeen
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1 year ago

I knew this already! I knew something!!!

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Stille20
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1 year ago

...but were they edible?

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LanteiaTG
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1 year ago

But I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more...

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LanteiaTG
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1 year ago

P-please... I already do this...

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Falcon
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1 year ago

A good stance, but difficult to execute due to pressure from the school and classmates, I would assume.

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LanteiaTG
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1 year ago

Curious!

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

Older people should take like Internet safety classes to prevent this from happening.

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Lenka Smetanová
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1 year ago

I once saw a document about sloths. One of them fell in the water, where an aligator was. But He manage to swim away *mindblow*!!!!

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Podunkus
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1 year ago

Her great line on SNL: “If I ever wanted get in touch with old friends, I’d have to use a Ouija board.”

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Cyndi H
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1 year ago

Why though?

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Kai
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1 year ago

They are the best gift!!!

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Niall Mac Iomera
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1 year ago

Lots of airports do this. It stops passengers having to wait

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Amr Mohamed
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1 year ago

Well Nintendo the company, not their first video game product.

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Kanga9ine
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1 year ago

Ted Kennedy should have borrowed it. Thinks might just have turned out a little different that fateful night.

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

In Finland we used to watch a Disney cartoon on Christmas Eve too! At least when I was a kid, don't know about kids today

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LanteiaTG
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1 year ago

She was Great for a reason.

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Podunkus
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1 year ago

Now there’s a fine title for an Irish ballad...

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Emma Hunter
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1 year ago

You can't drink it though, wrong kind of alcohol.

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Podunkus
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1 year ago

Well that may be, plus cacao’s theobromine (an alkaloid similar to caffeine), but who the hell drinks three cups of pure dark chocolate a day anyway?

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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1 year ago

And the Japanese National anthem is only 4 lines long.

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Cyndi H
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1 year ago

I found my spirit animal.

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