Interesting Facts

What’s living inside your body? – VIDEO

December 29, 2013

HuffPost Senior Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria counts down the top five nastiest parasites that infect humans! Watch the Video! [youtube] (Read the article)

32,000-Year-Old Plant Brought Back to Life—Oldest Yet

December 28, 2013

Here’s one to ponder… It’s in National Geographic. A Russian team discovered a seed cache of Silene stenophylla, a flowering plant native to Siberia, that had been buried by an Ice Age squirrel near the banks of the Kolyma River (map). Radiocarbon dating confirmed that the seeds were 32,000 years old. The mature and immature […]

Tickle a rat… Go ahead, we dare you…

December 27, 2013

Scientists have decided something strange, after trying to tickle some animals – especially rats. When the scientists started to tickle rats, they used a machine that detects high pitched frequencies and makes them audible to our weak human ears. These recordings showed that the rats were making noises while being tickled. This noise was laughter! […]

Actually, they had never been to a ball game…

December 26, 2013

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” was written in 1908 by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, which has basically become the second national anthem for the United States of America. Despite the song’s incredibly popularity, neither writers of the song had attended a baseball game before they initially wrote the jingle. The idea […]

Rudolph had a parasitic infection… Hence the red nose…

December 25, 2013

Some stuff you may now know about Christmas… Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system. The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers. Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone. […]

Bambi was a U.S. Marine

December 24, 2013

Donnie Dunagan, was 6 when Walt Disney hired him to be the model and voice of the fawn in the 1942 animated classic. During his entire military career, Dunagan never confided to colleagues about being in Bambi. Dunagan made eight movies as a child after being discovered. That included 1939’s Son of Frankenstein with Boris […]

“The most effective king in Anglo-Saxon history”, despite his not being Anglo-Saxon…

December 23, 2013

Canute’s (Cnut’s) name is known nowadays largely because of the story that he was so proud that he thought his command could hold back the tide. The king reigned for twenty years, he had a wide-ranging authority, for he was at one point the lord of all Denmark, England, Norway and Scotland. At one point, […]

There’s more at Fort Knox than you would imagine.

December 22, 2013

The glittering vaults of gold at Fort Knox and West Point, N.Y., Harbor a deep secret: Enough black opium and white morphine to satisfy the legal needs of the entire nation for a year. Since 1955 the drugs have been part of the nation’s strategic reserves and were intended to tide the country over if […]

Fortune cookie bet made Powerball lottery players rich.

July 8, 2013

Powerball lottery officials suspected fraud: how could 110 players in the March 30 drawing get five of the six numbers right? That made them all second-prize winners, and considering the number of tickets sold in the 29 states where the game is played, there should have been only four or five. Many different brands of fortune […]

Your Brain Lives In The Past

May 22, 2013

Your brain actually lives slightly in the past of everything else, it takes a few milliseconds for your brain to comprehend what has happening around it. Therefore, everything that you have perceived to have happened in this moment, actually occurred a fraction of a second ago. In order to test this, researchers performed a study […]

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