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Rabbits have a near 360-degree vision and can even see behind them. They have just one blind spot right in front of their nose.

(which explains why it's hard to catch one X_X)

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Not much does! :lol:

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In July, 1961, TWA became the first airline to regularly show movies on scheduled flights

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Out of all the muscles in your body, the muscles that control your eyes are the most active.

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There are no muscles in your fingers, only tendons. The same tendon controls your middle and ring fingers. You can prove this by placing your hand flat on the table/bench/desk/ground/whatever, palm facing downward, with your middle finger curled under and wiggling your ring finger. If you do this properly, you'll find you can't actually lift the ring finger off the table. Pretty cool, huh?

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I tried; almost broke my ring finger xD

The word 'sergal' comes from the Sanskrit word 'sergal' which means jackal. Oddly enough, in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Indonesia, a similar word derived from 'sergal' (serigala), means wolf.

Another case is the word 'naga'. While in Bahasa Melayu it means dragon, 'naga' as a Sanskrit word means cobra.

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Tough, though, through and thorough are formed by just adding a letter between t and ough but none of them rhymes with each other.

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According to Car and Driver, fried kumbang tastes exactly like Fritos.

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There are 54 known species of seahorse.

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Jewish actors Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Leon Askin, and Howard Caine all played German officers in t.v. series Hogan's Heroes. Banner, Askin, and Caine all spent time in concentration camps, Klemperer fled Hitler's Germany with his family in 1933.

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The dangly bit on a turkey's beak is called a "snood".

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I feel like I knew that at one point, but then forgot. And now I know it again.

That boggles my mind.

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The depression between your top lip and nose is called philtrum. It is formed when the three areas that grow facial skin meet and build up ridges through the clash.

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Many children born after 2010 will not know what a VHS is ;-;.

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There are more than one leaning towers in Pisa, they are not replicas of the famous one but rather other church bell towers.

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Barra airport in Scotland is the only airport, located on the beach, that is served by regular scheduled flights.

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Pokemon will soon run out of names to be used, and this a mouse pokemon named Spo will be likely.
Pokemon might also go on to have over 2000 species and around 15 regions, bringing the question as to why it took so long to notice that more than one region and 150(151) pokemon existed.

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The unicorn is one of Scotland's national animals.

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There is a protein named after Sonic The Hedgehog called Sonic Hedgehog, and a potential inhibitor of said protein called Robotnikinin, named after Sonic's nemesis, Dr Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.

There's also a protein named after Pikachu called Pikachurin.

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There used to be a carcinogenic gene called POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic factor (or POKEMON for short) until Nintendo threatened to sue. It's now Zbtb7.

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"Minced Oaths" (E.g. "Howl", "Carp") can also be called "Euphemistic Dysphemism". This is different from a regular euphemism (e.g. "Restroom" instead of "toilet" or "pass away" instead of "die") since instead of completely replacing the offensive material, it still provides the offensive material but in an "softened" form. Dysphemism, on the other hand, is deliberately using an offensive term when a less offensive one could be used instead.

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Dexterity is noticeable when you perform the same movement with both hands. You can play piano easier with both hands instead of each one individually. The same applies to other contexts, so you can learn to be ambidextrous.

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Johnny Smith, who composed "Walk- Don't Run" in 1954, passed away on June 11th, he was one day away from his 91st birthday.
On July 18th, 1960 the Ventures version of "Walk - Don't Run" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #2 {for 1 week} and spent 18 weeks on the Top 100.

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It is impossible (are you ready for this?) to prove that (this will blow your mind!) anything exists at all! That's right. You can't prove that anything exists.

Let me explain why.

Everything we know about the world around us and even about our own bodies comes through our senses and is interpreted by our brain. In order to prove that something exists, we have to prove that the information provided by our senses is correct AND that this information has been interpreted correctly by our brain. This is something we cannot do since to recieve and interpret that data which would prove this our senses must sense it and our brains must interpret it. We know that our senses can be fooled (magic, optical illusions, tactile illusions (e.g. cross your fingers and gently rub up and down your nose and it will feel like you have two noses)) and we know that our brains can be confused (confusion, seizures, disorientation, motion sickness etc). This means, therefore, that since we cannot prove that our senses are providing us with accurate information or that our brains are interpreting it in the right way, we actually cannot prove definitively that anything exists.

Here's an example which may help to clarify this. If you smell a rose, you would think that it exists. If another guy also smells the same rose, you would think that that proves its existance since the two of you smelt it. HOWEVER, you only think that the other guy smelt the rose because of the audiovisual cues picked up by your senses and interpreted by your brain. If your senses were fooled and your interpretation of their signals in your brain is inaccurate then that guy may not have existed at all, nor even the rose but you would have absolutely no way of knowing this.

For all we know the Matrix may be real. It's impossible to prove otherwise.

Here's a video which explains it probably better than I did.

Is your mind blown yet? ;)

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Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012.

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Back in the '80s, they considered making a "Doctor Who" movie starring Michael Jackson and Bill Cosby.

No, I didn't post this in the wrong thread.

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There is a Michael Jackson game on the Megadrive called moonwalker, and very oddly the main objective of each level is to find a number of children scattered around...
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The universe resonates a concert b flat.

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Planetary Alignment Pyramid Scheme

And this article has a picture that more closely matches what it would have looked like, if it was a real photograph

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My trust in Tumblr has been shattered forever.

Will I ever get my innocence back?

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The Stepan Company, in New Jersey, is the only company the United States Government allows to import coca leaves (which is the natural source for cocaine). The Stepan Company extracts these cocaine crystals from the leaves; they then send the leaves to the Coca-Cola Company and the cocaine crystals to Mallinckrodt, the only pharmaceutical company in the United States allowed to refine these crystals into medical cocaine.

On the topic, Coca-Cola gets its name from the two unique ingredients of its first formula: coca leaves (which gave early formulas of the drink various amounts of cocaine) and the kola nut (from which much of the syrup was created). Originally, Coca-Cola was considered a "cure-all" remedy and a non-alcoholic version of French Wine Cola. Also, multiple people created the same drink over the span of the late 1800s until copartnership agreements formed the Coca-Cola Company.

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There is a phenomenon known as the Frey effect where people can hear audible clicks or buzz from exposure from certain microwave frequencies. It was first reported by workers working at radar installations. The interesting element of this effect is that the microwave produces sound using your brain! Basically a portion of the brain is rapidly heated (although by a minuscule amount) by the microwave pulse, the resulting pressure wave propagates through the skull and into the cochlea. This meant that nobody else can hear that 'sound' except for the person himself.

Anyone interested in earphone-less hearing technology (involving microwaving your brain)?

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Pro tip - don't hang around military radar installations.

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An alien abduction is actually a close encounter of the FOURTH kind!
A close encounter of the THIRD kind is actually when a person sees an alien and a UFO but has no contact with them.

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The name Pink Floyd comes from the given names of two blues musicians whose 'Piedmont' blues records Syd Barrett had in his collection, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

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So that's which one's Pink!

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A square mile of fertile earth has 32,000,000 earthworms in it.

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The smell of old books mainly comes from the chemical Lignin, which is present in all wood-based paper, is closely related to Vanillin. As it breaks down, the lignin grants old books that faint vanilla scent. It also contains a number of other volatile organic compounds which adds to the smell.

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It's a commonly held assumption that Native American society was less 'urban' than societies in Europe and Asia. This is false. In the Middle Ages, the archeological site of Cahokia in Illinois held around 15,000 individuals. The cities of London and Paris were about the same size at that time.

It took until the year 1800 for any American city to beat Cahokia in terms of population.

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