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Captivating Facts That You Might Want to Know (50 pics)

Posted in Random » Interesting   26 Feb 2016   / 5390 views

After winter passes, you can see sunken ships at the bottom of Lake Michigan from the sky.

There's actually a laser procedure to change one's eye color from brown to blue.

One-third of Italians have never actually used the Internet.

Regular old house cats share 95.6% of their DNA with tigers.

Finland has more heavy metal bands per capita than any other country in the world. Who knew the Finnish were so hardcore?

Women in ancient Rome thought that wearing the sweat of gladiators would improve their complexion.

 

Google owns many domains to cover mistypes such as: Gooogle, Gogle, Googel, and even 466453.

Scientists think that cats are afraid of water because their ancestors didn't live near the water, and therefore never learned how to swim.

Venezuela's name comes from the Italian word "Veneziola" (little Venice). Explorer Amerigo Vespucci saw Venezuela, and the houses there reminded him of Venice.

Steven Spielberg completed his degree about 33 years after dropping out. He used Schindler's List as his final project.

Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom -- they were actually invented in San Francisco.

Russians take guns into space to protect themselves against bears if they land in an undesirable location on their way back to Russia.

Honey is the only food that will never rot. It can crystallize, but if kept in perfect conditions it can last for literally thousands of years.

California uses prison inmates to fight forest fires.

Germany was the first country ever to implement Daylight Saving Time. The strategy was used to save energy during World War II.

If you start a conversation in Facebook Messenger and type @fbchess. you can play chess with a friend.

On the Titanic, there was a stash of binoculars inside of a locker. Unfortunately, the key was lost -- maybe if they'd had them, they would have been able to see the iceberg.

YouTube star Grumpy Cat earned more than Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014.

The average person unlocks his or her smartphone 110 times each day -- bet you didn't think your checking that much, did you?

Here's a particularly harsh but true fact: In China, women who remain unmarried into their late 20s and beyond are called "Sheng nu" which means "leftover women."

 

Most of a sperm whale's head is filled with a fatty, yellow tissue called "junk."

There's a city in Brazil called "Nao-Me-Toque," which means "Don't Touch Me."

A group of giraffes is technically called a tower.






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Chickenthief 9 month s ago MARK AS SPAM
#42 is a lie!
It was during WWI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time
       














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