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Incredible Things That You Probably Didn’t Know about the World (25 pics)

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In an average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator

Frogs can't swallow without blinking because their eyeballs help push food into their stomachs

Your skin renews itself conmpletely every 28 days

Astatine is the rarest element on Earth with less than 1 gram existing in the crust.

Humans have 100,000 hairs on their heads while Otters have 160,000 per sq cm

Cows produce nearly 140 liters of dung daily

In one day 2 cows could fill your bathtub with poop

The jaw is the most commonly used joint in the human body

In one square meter of dirt there can be up to 200 worms

Starfish are not fish and killer whales are not whales

Dolphins can call each other by name

One piece of space junk returns to Earth every day

The average age of a pilliow is 6 years

After those 6 years 10% of the pillow's weight consists of dead skin, mites, and mite dung

In all of history man has only pulled out two olympic sized swimming pools of gold from the Earth

The naked mole rat is immune to cancer and can live with almost no oxygen

The star nosed mole is the fastest eater in the world

Due to gravity the theoretical maximum height of a tree is 130 meters

The mouth of a blue whale can hold its own body weight in water

The longest animal is a marine worm that can grow to 55 meters

The largest living thing is a fungus in Oregon that covers 10 sq km

An average adult contains 7 quintillion joules of potential energy

That's the equivalent of 30 hydrogen bombs

The technology in one Gameboy exceeds all the computing power used to put man on the moon

99% of the Earth's gold is in its core

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Comments (7):

Fenrisulven 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#10 What!? Not whales? Seriously, which one of you pot heads made this?
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
jackhammer8 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
They're dolphins. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_whale
gigantes 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
dolphins themselves are a type of whale, so how do you like them apples...?
Fats-T 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I don't know if I believe that bit about cows producing 140lts of dung a day (#6). There are a few cows at my family's country property and while they do produce quite a bit of dung, they are definitely not swimming in the stuff.
Mr. Ree 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#13 - for college students, 15% of it's weight is in semen...

frosch 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#4 NOT, it's berkelium.
djp 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#9 - it must be a cubic meter of dirt - unless the worms are two dimensional