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The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.


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Israel is so small, you can run through it from west to east in 2 hours and from top to bottom in 9 days.


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Germany made its final reparations payment from the WWI Treaty of Versailles in 2010.


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The room of a WWI French soldier is still untouched since 1918.


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There are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than body cells.


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Surgeons who grew up playing video games make 37% fewer mistakes.


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The word pencil comes from a Latin word meaning 'small penis.'


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One giant panda usually needs between 2.5 to 4 square miles (10 million m2) of land to survive.


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The Nazis tried to teach dogs to talk and read.


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The UK spent US$15.8 billion in a health service computer system that failed and was shutdown in 2013.


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Almost 20% of Rio de Janeiro's males are gay or bisexual.


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Brazil is the world's first country to ban tanning beds.


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Established writers and artists are 18 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.


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China has more internet users on mobile devices than on PCs.


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Two actors have died playing Judas in live Biblical productions by accidentally hanging themselves for real during his death scene.


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Until the 19th century the English word for actors was 'hypocrites.'


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In Japan's Apple Store, there was a fan who started waiting in line 7 months early for iPhone 6.


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North Korea is the world's only nation to currently have a US Navy ship captured.


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They have a poor hearing, despite having such large ears.


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Interestingly, a tiger can go two weeks without feeding.


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Flamingos are easily recognisable bird as they spend most of their time standing on one leg.


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A cheetah can weigh up to 160 lbs.


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A tooth infection can literally kill you.


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The nails on a woman's hands and feet typically grow more slowly than the nails on a man's.


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A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.


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Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel which he politely declined.


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Drug possession and trafficking is punished in Singapore with the death penalty.


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In the U.K., it is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.


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Dogs were used as messengers in WWI, carrying orders to the front lines in capsules attached to their bodies.


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A survivor of Hiroshima's atomic bombing went to Boston in 1951 and won the Marathon.


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In 2013, the world's 7th richest person, Brazilian Eike Batista, lost his US$30 billion fortune and now owes US$1 billion.


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Sharks will sink if they stop swimming.


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The Eiffel Tower was going to be demolished in 1909, but was saved because it was repurposed as a giant radio antenna.


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The heart symbol was first used to denote love in the 1250. Prior to that, it represented foliage.


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Mississippi didn't ratify the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, until 2013.


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Four forward compartments could flood without risk of the Titanic sinking. Six did.


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