10 Facts That Changed How We See The World

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You won’t learn about these 10 random facts sitting in school, but they’re super cool – and that’s what the internet is for, right?

Right. So let’s go!

#10. Ants only sleep for 8 minutes every 12 hours.

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Their ‘brain’ activity remains high even when they’re resting.

#9. Two of your body parts never stop growing.

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Your nose and your ears.

#8. Bubble wrap was initially designed to be textured wallpaper.

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It failed (for obvious reasons), and the inventor tried to sell it as greenhouse insulation before IBM grabbed it up to protect their goods during shipping.

#7. Bats squabble.

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Researchers have found that they address each other individually and have frequent disputes.

#6. Malaria could have killed half of the world’s historical population.

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Some data suggests that malaria has killed about 50 billion people during the existence of mankind – and 100 billion people have been born during the same timeframe.

#5. Next year, the first ever voluntary abdication of the Japanese throne will take place.

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The current Emperor, Akihito, will transfer the throne to his son in April, 2019.

#4. Ashton Kutcher almost died at 13.

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He considered committing suicide by jumping off a hospital balcony so that he could donate his heart to his brother, who was suffering from cardiomyopathy.

#3. There are only 22 countries that haven’t been invaded by the British.

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A historical analysis of the world’s 200 countries shows that only Andorra, Belarus, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Guatemala, Cote d’Ivoire, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mali, the Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Paraguay, Sao Tome and Principe, Sweden, Tajikstan, Uzbekista, and the Vatican avoided invasion.

#2. Rice can grow almost anywhere warm.

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It doesn’t require much water and even survives where many weeds cannot. More than half the world’s population survives on rice.

#1. People celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge made it sag in the middle.

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300,000 people crowded onto the bridge and stayed for several hours, causing the middle to sag by 7 feet. Because of that, police closed the entrance to an additional 500,000 people.

There you go – all ready to impress your friends and colleagues at the next party. You’re welcome!