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In the 1990s, scientists grew trees in a sealed biosphere and couldn't figure out why they fell over before maturing. They eventually realized that the perfect growing environment lacked wind, which provides stress and ensures trees grow strong enough to support themselves.

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It takes the average American 3 hours and 54 minutes to get sick of their extended family.

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ps:If that's the average than just under 8 hrs would be the max!! Seems kind of low to me?? Because some of us have had family for not just hours but days, even weeks, or months and even years!!!

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The term "genuine leather" doesn't simply mean "real leather;" it refers to the lowest grade of all leather products that can technically be considered authentic.

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President Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard for seven summers as a teenager, and during this time, he was credited with saving 77 lives.

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The NFL owns the trademark to the phrase "Super Bowl" which is why businesses refer to the Super Bowl as 'The Big Game' in their promotions.

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In Ancient Rome, condemned prisoners would be executed onstage when they needed "actors" for death scenes in theater performances.

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Pluto has yet to complete a single orbit around the sun since it was discovered 92 years ago. The planet will complete its first full orbit since its discovery on Monday, March 23rd, 2178.

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Queen ants can live to be 30-years-old. Giving them one of the most extended life-spans of any known insect.

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At their closest points, Russia and the United States are only 2.4 miles apart.

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When you snap your fingers, the sound is created by your finger hitting the palm of your hand.

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In 2002, a Marvel comics writer based a version of Nick Fury on Samuel L. Jackson and used his likeness without permission. Jackson nearly took legal action, but Marvel offered to cast him as Fury if the character ever appeared in a movie. Jackson took the deal.

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Scientists have referred to deep breaths as “psychological and physiological resetters”.

Slowing down and deepening your breathing can influence your mind, boost alpha activity, and create feelings of relaxation.

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With 155 million units sold, the PlayStation 2 is the best-selling video game console of all time. In 2019, the PlayStation 4 became the second-best-selling console with 102.8 million units sold.

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Nickelodeon's classic green slime was made from applesauce, vanilla pudding, oatmeal, and green dye. Not only was it safe to eat, but it was also tasty.

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