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Betty White is older than sliced bread.
Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented sliced bread in 1928, while Betty White was born in 1922. Bread had existed prior to that, just not in the pre-sliced form.
The boomslang snake’s venom causes you to bleed from all holes of your body.
Women have twice as many pain receptors on their body than men, but a much higher pain tolerance.
When getting a new car, choose one that is silver. The color is most visible on the road and is least likely to get into an accident.
The first pyramids were built while the woolly mammoth was still alive.
While most mammoths died out 10,000 years ago, a small population still survived until 1650 BC. By that point, Egypt was halfway through its empire, and the Giza Pyramids were already 1000 years old.
Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health.
By law, a pregnant woman can pee anywhere she wants to in Britain, even if she chooses, in a police officer’s helmets.
You don’t sneeze when you are asleep because the nerves involved in the sneeze reflex are also resting.
Everything in this 1991 Radio Shack ad exists in a single smartphone.
Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, stated that over the history of computing, the number of transistors on circuits doubles approximately every two years. Moore’s Law has held true for over 40 years and successfully predicted our incredible advancement in mobile technology.
The colder the room you sleep in, the odds are higher that you’ll have a bad dream.
If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn pale.
Russia didn’t consider beer to be alcohol until 2011. It was previously classified as a soft drink.
Turn your TV to a dead station, and 1% of the static is left over radiation from the Big Bang.
You are literally witnessing the aftermath of the creation of the universe.
Anything a duckling meets 10 minutes after its born becomes its parent.
Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together.
You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.
Tulips & butter were once used as currency.
During the 1620’s, tulips reached such a state of popularity in Holland that they actually created one of the world’s first economic bubbles. During what is known as the Dutch Golden Age, a single Viceroy tulip bulb had a value equivalent to $1,250 in current American dollars. According to the 1841 book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by British journalist Charles Mackay, a single tulip bulb was once given in exchange for 12 acres of land. “Tulip mania”, as it became known, didn’t last and at some point in the mid 1630’s, people questioned the value in paying a fortune for a flower that would inevitably die and subsequently, the market crashed.
Butter was considered a luxury food in early medieval Ireland. It was so valuable that it was used to pay taxes and rents.