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Only 8% of the world's currency exists in physical form. The rest exists only on a computer.

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Hippopotamus can defecate so much in the water they're in, that fish start to die because the bacteria in the hippo's feces use up the majority of the oxygen contained in the river.

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Russel Crowe wanted to make a sequel of “Gladiator”. The script of the sequel had Maximus reincarnated by the Roman gods and returned to Rome to defend Christians; then transported to other periods in history, like World War II, Vietnam War and finally a general in the modern-day Pentagon.

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California Governor Leland Stanford Sr. lost his only child to Typhoid. Because of this Stanford Sr. decided to honour his dead son by spending his fortune to build Stanford University, telling his wife that "the children of California shall be our children”.

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There's no automation in measuring snowfall, the U.S. National Weather Service has thousands of volunteers with rulers.

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Priest Joseph Müller told a joke of a dying German soldier who asked to see people for whom he was laying down his life. The nurse laid a portrait of Hitler and Göring next to him. The soldier said "Now I can die like Jesus Christ" [between two criminals]. Müller was executed for the joke.

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German airplanes “Stuka” did not make that screaming sound when diving because of their engine , but because they had small fans attached to the front of their landing gear that acted as siren. This will “weaken enemy morale and enhance the intimidation of dive-bombing.”

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Male black-widow spiders tend to select their mates by determining if the female has eaten already to avoid being eaten themselves.

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Honeybees, despite having the brain size of a sesame seed, can count up to four and can understand the concept of zero.

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After the death of the first Chinese emperor, Shi Huangdi, his second oldest son forged a letter in the emperor's name, stating that the eldest son is to commit suicide and the second oldest son would become emperor. That plan worked.

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