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NASA's Parker Solar Probe has just smashed the record for fastest object ever to be created by human hands, falling through the Solar System at an astonishing 635,266 kilometers (394,736 miles) per hour.

https://www.sciencealert.com/probe-blazes-new-record-for-the-fastest-thing-ever-made-by-humans
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The only innate fears we have at birth are the fear of falling and loud noises.
All other fears are learned through traumatic experiences and by social means.
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Australia is wider than the moon.
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indica posted...
NASA's Parker Solar Probe has just smashed the record for fastest object ever to be created by human hands, falling through the Solar System at an astonishing 635,266 kilometers (394,736 miles) per hour.

https://www.sciencealert.com/probe-blazes-new-record-for-the-fastest-thing-ever-made-by-humans
.002c, give or take.

Warp factor, here we come, clearly!
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I do like these topics.

I hope four months from now when my insomnia is still kicking so will be this thread.
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An estimated 40 million Americans cope with insomnia each year.
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Tiredness peaks twice a day: Around 2 a.m. and 2 p.m. for most people. Thats why youre less alert after lunch.
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The oldest mother holds a record of 73 and it's possible for a niece to be older than her aunt.
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Did you know that human beings aren't any less hairy than most mammals of similar size? Human beings are covered head to toe in hair but the key here is that most human body hair is vellus hair which are short and fine and mostly not visible except under sunlight.
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Nor so much an interesting fact but an interesting picture from the Luke Cage movie showing how they green screen him picking up a guy with one hand lol

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There should be some interesting facts about insomnia
There is a very rare condition called fatal insomnia. As the name implies, you WILL eventually die of no sleep. You sleep less and less until eventually it literally becomes impossible.
Russia has a landmass greater than that of Pluto.

The "Family Feud Killer" appeared in a 2020 episode of the show. He eventually killed his wife earlier this year.

A tragic park accident that dropped a 12 year old girl 100 feet paralyzed her from the chest down. She survived. The ride attraction was a freefall into a net. She was dropped before the net was in place.

Porcupines can take on a leopard and win.
"Er...well, y'know. You can't make an omelette without um...destroying a forest.....or something" -Black Mage
Man got one of them Naruto eye powers from getting shocked

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The average horse is capable of 746 watts of power.
This is approximately 1 horsepower. This term was developed during the 18th century when the steam engine was being marketed.
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Woodrow Wilson is the only president to have a PhD (political science).
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Leeches are attracted to garlic.
Leeches were released and timed to see which arm they locked onto quicker. Results showed leeches attached to the garlic arm in 14 seconds. They dillydallied for 44.9 seconds before latching onto the clean arm to feed. This goes against everything we've heard about vampires avoiding garlic.
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When picking a mate, male giraffes will drink a female giraffe's pee to see if she's fertile.

Frogs can't vomit, so they push their entire stomach out of their mouth and wipe it clean with their hands before swallowing it back up.
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I know this should be obvious because it's sort of their thing, but you never really think about it... But yes, beavers do occasionally get crushed by the very trees they topple :<
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An electric vehicle held the vehicular land speed record in 1900 . Andrew L Riker managed to achieve a speed of 46,47km/h, thereby beating his petrol counterparts. The first crude electric cars were vying for market share with horses and buggies from 1828 until well into the 1920s. Thomas Edison himself took an interest in early electric car batteries. While only one out of every 250 cars are powered by electricity today, in 1900 38% of cars on the road were electric, while 40% were powered by steam.
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Idina Menzel, who sings "Let It Go" in Frozen is married to the guy who played Dean Portman in the Mighty Ducks movies.
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YugiNoob posted...
I know this should be obvious because it's sort of their thing, but you never really think about it... But yes, beavers do occasionally get crushed by the very trees they topple :<

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Oops! A teleporter.
indica posted...
An electric vehicle held the vehicular land speed record in 1900 . Andrew L Riker managed to achieve a speed of 46,47km/h, thereby beating his petrol counterparts. The first crude electric cars were vying for market share with horses and buggies from 1828 until well into the 1920s. Thomas Edison himself took an interest in early electric car batteries. While only one out of every 250 cars are powered by electricity today, in 1900 38% of cars on the road were electric, while 40% were powered by steam.
In 1899, 90% of the taxis in New York were electric cars
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Charles F. Dowd, the inventor of Time Zones, that was meant to help the trains run on time...
Was killed by being run over by a train. ~Ain't that some shit.

I've been through the intersection where it happened countless amount of times.
The train tracks have been replaced with an arterial.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_F._Dowd
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7-11 facts:

  • The store was named "Tote'm Stores", because customers "toted" away their purchases.
  • in 1946, the store's name changed to reflect their extended hours of 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • The letter N in the logo is lower case because the wife of the company's president in the 1960's thought that all caps seemed "aggressive" lol


Not 7-11 related: The "S" in Ulysses S. Grant didn't stand for anything. And his name was actually Hiram Ulysses Grant.
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Transparent aluminum, which was a fictional material in Star Trek IV, is now a real thing. It's a see-through material that's three times harder than steel. Right now it's very expensive to make so it's limited mostly to defense applications, like making bulletproof glass that's thinner and stronger than traditional bulletproof glass, but eventually the cost may come down enough for it to be used in consumer products.

https://4dproducts.co.uk/transparent-aluminium-see-through-metal-is-now-a-reality/
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Upper case and lower case comes from the early printing press days when letters had to be manually set. Since lowercase letters were more commonly used, they were kept in the... lower case. Whereas upper case letters were stored above.

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Oh, found two interesting Starship Troopers facts.

The cast only agreed to do the shower scene if director Paul Verhoeven was also naked during filming, which he obliged lol

And the armor the soldiers wore was reused in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy

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Re-used movie props time?
The Ghostbusters PKE Meter was also used in They Live and Suburban Commando.

Director Sam Raimi owns an 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 that he tries to include in all his movies. It appears in The Evil Dead (1982), Crimewave (1985), Evil Dead 2 (1987), Darkman (1990), Army Of Darkness (1993), The Quick And The Dead (1995), A Simple Plan (1998), For Love Of The Game (1999), The Gift (2000), Spider-Man Trilogy (2002, 2004, 2007), and Drag Me to Hell (2009).

Mel Brooks used the same lab equipment props used in Frankenstein (1931) in his Young Frankenstein (1974).

The Golden Idol, which was famously replaced with a bag of sand by Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), can also be seen during the in-film Indiana Jones parody "Sand Pirates of the Sahara" in The Majestic (2001).

The Spinner, the flying police car in Bladerunner (1982) also appears re-colored in Back to the Future Part II (1989).

The California license plate "2GAT123" is specially reserved for productions in order to avoid confusion from using a real person's plate identification, and can be seen in movies like Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Pay it Forward (2000), Mulholland Drive (2001), Training Day (2001), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Role Models (2008), and more.

The Harrier Jet used in that scene in True Lies (1994) also appeared in the Thor and Hulk fighting scene in The Avengers.

Remember Mr. Fusion in Back to the Future Part II (1989)?
It first appears in the spaceship in Alien (1979).
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Napoleon organized a rabbit hunt, acquiring over 3,000 rabbits from local farmers. But since the rabbits were domesticated, they didn't flee upon release. Instead, thinking it was feeding time, they ran towards Napoleon and his men, causing them to run away from the horde of bunnies lol
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Damn, those Spaniards were the ones who actually got burned lol
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The plane that they use to transport the horses used in some of the Olympic games is called Air Horse One.
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Foppe posted...
An estimated 40 million Americans cope with insomnia each year.

Count me as one of them.
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YugiNoob posted...
I know this should be obvious because it's sort of their thing, but you never really think about it... But yes, beavers do occasionally get crushed by the very trees they topple :<
Beavers live in family units of up to ten which maintain their dams and lodges together, and have been observed to maintain their dams for over 150+ years.

Also birds are dinosaurs.
Here is one for everyone that they do not tell you about in time travel movies and that is that time travel will kill your ass faster.

Every living organism on Earth is governed by the Circadian Rhythm your internal 24 hour body clock. It is that body clock that regulates your functions i.e tell you when to slerep eat or whatever and is the reason you age.

Now if you could time travel and say you went and spent 6 months in the future and came back to the present time you would have still aged those 6 months as there is not a force in the universe that can change or halt the aging process meaning that every time travel trip you took will kill you faster.
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Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the sun. This is longer than any of the other planets orbits in our solar system. One rotation on Uranus is around 17 hours long. It is also the coldest planet in our solar system.
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indica posted...
Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the sun. This is longer than any of the other planets orbits in our solar system . One rotation on Uranus is around 17 hours long. It is also the coldest planet in our solar system.

Neptune would like to say hello.

Uranus seventh planet from the Sun. Neptune 8th planet from the Sun.

Neptune takes 164.8 years to orbit the Sun. So er you want to try that again?

Little tip for you. Next time do some fact checking before posting.

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Guess there's been a lull in interesting facts ever since MICHALECOLE is warned

hes not gone . . .
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The bearded vulture's diet consists of roughly 70-90% bone
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The Bible does not mention how many wise men there were, their names or when they visited Jesus.
What it does mention is they they gave 3 different gifts, that they visited Jesus in a house (not a stable), and that Herodes ordered the deaths of every child up to the age of two.
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hes not gone . . .
But Chaos_Knight is warned now instead...
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I don't think we needed a reminder of the fact that unnecessarily abrasive people suck. There's nothing interesting about that.
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There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (that's 43 QUINTILLION) possible combinations for a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube, but only 1 solution.
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Foppe posted...
The Bible does not mention how many wise men there were, their names or when they visited Jesus.
What it does mention is they they gave 3 different gifts, that they visited Jesus in a house (not a stable), and that Herodes ordered the deaths of every child up to the age of two.

To go along with that but it is now generally taken that Jesus was born in around March/April not December.

There are clues in The Bible regarding when Jesus was born. For instance Shepards watched their flocks by night. Well you do not do that in late Autumn/early Winter. Also it is taken that the shepards did that because it was Lambing season which only happens in the Spring.

The reason why December 25th was chosen to celebrate Jesus birth was because in December the Pagans/Romans had their festivities like Saturnalia and the celebrating of the Winter Solstice so the Christians/Catholics were feeling left out so they decided to make December 25th Jesus birthday so they to could join in the festivities.
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