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The world's longest recorded fart lasted for 2 minutes and 42 seconds. James

The first palindrome ever recorded was spoken in the Garden of Eden - "Madam I'm Adam". 

Termite "gas" is responsible for about 12% of natural methane emissions in the world.  

The reason we say "redhead" instead of "orangehead" for hair color is because English didn't differentiate between the colors until the 1540s, long after the term
was coined.

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Chuck E. Cheese has an official backstory.

He was an orphaned mouse who didn't know his own birthday. To make up for it, he'd host parties for children.

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The saying “Great minds think alike” is actually a shortened version of a longer quote.

“Great minds think alike, small minds rarely differ.”

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If Earth suddenly stopped spinning, the atmosphere would still be in motion with the Earth's original 1100 mile per hour rotation speed at the equator. Wind and tsunamis would destroy everything almost instantly.

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If a female octopus is hungry and doesn't want to mate, but the male tries to, she'll let him insert his mating arm, and begin the process before inching closer to him... then she'll strangle him, kill him, and feast on his corpse in her den for a few days.

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The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun, but it's also 1/400th the distance away from Earth. This is why the sun and moon look like they're the same size; a coincidence not shared by any other known planet-moon combination.

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Lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars are the four big cats that can roar, but they
cannot purr.

Cougars (aka mountain lions, panthers, pumas) and cheetahs cannot roar, but
they can purr.

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Before electricity, theaters would use heated calcium oxide (commonly known As quicklime), to illuminate their stages.

This where the phrase "in the limelight" comes from.

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It takes about 50 hours of socializing to go from acquaintance to casual friend, an additional 40 hours to become a “real” friend, and a total of 200 hours to become a close friend, according to a 2018 study from the University of Kansas.

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The first modern test that could accurately detect pregnancy was developed in 1927. German scientists discovered that injecting a pregnant woman’s urine into sexually immature female mice would make the mouse’s ovaries grow and produce eggs.

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A groom's "best man" was initially supposed to serve as an accomplice in case the bride needed to be kidnapped from disapproving parents.

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Jams" are made from real fruit. "Jelly" is made from fruit juice. "Preserves" have chunks of fruit while "marmalades" have pulps and peels.

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The most common street name in the US is "Second" street. The second-most common is "Third" street. The third-most common is "First" street.

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Even though they don't have wings, spiders can fly for hundreds of miles (across entire oceans) on long strands of silk using Earth's electric fields; it's called "ballooning."

Spiders have been found two-and-a-half miles up in the air, and 1,000 miles out to sea.

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The term "genuine leather" doesn't simply mean real leather; it refers to the lowest quality of all products made from real leather.

It can be interpreted as: "Hey... at least it's real leather."

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