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    The reason we have 12 numbers on a clock

    and we can only count to 10 on our fingers and thumbs comes from the Egyptians who counted the joints on each finger. There are 3 joints to each finger so one hand for day and the other for night gives 24 hours. These are the "hands" on the clock.
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    In 1945, a man named Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived

    the atomic blast at Hiroshima, dragged himself to an air-raid shelter, spent the night there, and caught the morning train so he could arrive on time at his job in Nagasaki, where he survived another atomic blast!
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    Why do dumpy looking wives pose

    as ex wives on ep?
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    In a study it was found the average fast food

    consumer ingests around 12 pubic hairs a year If you eat something that is bright red at a fast food joint, chances are that it has Carmine. It's a bright red food dye. It's made of the crushed abdomen of a female African beetle-like insect called Dactylopius coccus
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    Manta Ray Appears On San Francisco Sidewalk

    So, I'm walking back to work from lunch, and on the sidewalk of a very busy street in San Francisco (right at 4th and Market in the South of Market district) I see a huge Manta Ray on the sidewalk! I was one of the first people at the site and a few police officers had just...
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    50 Really Weird Facts About Your Body

    1. It’s possible for your body to survive without a surprisingly large fraction of its internal organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you...
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    Wierd Facts About Hair Colour.

    Asians are the only people who have truly black hair. All other races who appear to have black hair really have shades of brown. Asians have round shaped hair when cut at a cross section. Europeans have slightly oval shaped hair and black people have elliptical hair as seen in a...
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    The "57" on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents

    the number of pickle types the company once had.
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    People with awkward and weird personalities

    tend to make the best friends.
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    I just wanted to say everyone is

    so lovely on here ❤️
    BrookeLynn8994 BrookeLynn8994 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 22

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    There is a reason why the older you get,

    the faster the years go by. This is a little deep so hold on.... We relate time on this Earth not based on the clock and the calendar, but rather our own memories and experience from day to day. So when you are 2 years old, one year is half of your life as a whole...a large...
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    95 percent of an atom is emptiness.

    And we can all agree that everything is made up of atoms. Therefore everything we know of, including our selfs, is 5 percent something and 95 percent is nothing. We are practically nonexistent.
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    Did you know.. A mixture of muratic acid,

    vinegar and water will remove foot callouses almost immediately. Copper is a natural anti coagulant. If you have a cut place an unwashed penny immediately on your wound and it will stop bleeding instantly! Most canned cat foods can replace tuna in recipes with the same...
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    Napoleon's Penis A doctor cut it off during

    his autopsy and gave it to a priest in Corsica. In 1927 it went on display in Manhattan. In 1977 it was purchased by a urologist living in NJ. He paid $3000 and stored it under his bed until he died 30 years later. His daughter then inherited it. This is just plain bizarre...
    Robin10 Robin10 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 15

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    A goldfish in Australia underwent a successful

    surgery to remove a brain tumor.
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    Our brains do not recognise people by their

    entire face, but from their eyes and other key features on the person's face.
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    The most successful rapper,

    Eminem, has never used the 'N word'
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    Weird Sex Facts

    The French term for pubic lice is: papillons d'amour or " Butterflies of love ". Ultrasound test have revealed that male fetuses are capable of getting erections during the last trimester. Homosexual behavior has been observed in marine...
    Luci Luci 21-25, F 13 Responses Mar 28, 2007

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    Lightbulbs existed before Thomas Edison,

    he created a filament that generated light more effectively
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    I was having breakfast in an old abandoned

    plantation when I hear these flapping wings. I looked up and I saw bird against the sun light landing on a 20 foot tall tree. Then I saw a squirrel jump from the tree and land in front of me. The bird I realized was a hawk. I started screaming at the hawk to go away and it did...
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    Men Can Actually Be Thinking Of Nothing And Women, Not So Much...

    Because of the way men and women utilize their brains, when a woman asks a man "What are you thinking?" and he responds "Nothing", it may be a true statement. Women, generally speaking, utilize both hemispheres of their brains equally.  Men on the other hand, also generally...
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    After his abdication,

    Murad II of the Ottomans received an angry letter from his 12 year old son, Mehmed II. It read: "If you are the sultan, come and lead your armies. If I am the sultan, I hereby order you to come and lead my armies".
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    According to a survey,

    as much as 99% of people prefer deleting the entire password when they just mess up one letter.
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    Infatuation is when you find somebody

    who is absolutely perfect. Love is when you realize that they aren't and it doesn’t matter.
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    T-shirt was invented in 1904

    and marketed to bachelors who couldn't sew or replace buttons.
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    Male seahorses are the ones

    that birth there children
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    Your dreams last only 5 minutes

    and then change to something else.
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    Virus that makes humans 'stupid'

    found: Scientists have found a virus that could be making humans 'stupid' by altering genes linked to brain function. The virus, Chlorovirus ATCV-1, was previously found only in green algae - simple plants that live mostly in water - but researchers have now detected it in...
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    Damaged Organ...

    During pregnancy, if a mother suffers organ damage, the baby in the womb sends stem cells to repair the damaged organ.
    poisonlady poisonlady 31-35 7 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    Black and white cows produce 10% more milk

    than brown and white cows.
    CascadingCoquette CascadingCoquette 26-30, F 10 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Ever wonder about the statue at the top of the

    US Capitol building? "The bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford is the crowning feature of the Dome of the United States Capitol. The statue is a classical female figure with long, flowing hair wearing a helmet with a crest composed of an eagle’s head and feathers. The...
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    Did you know.., Three cups of mustard in a

    warm bath will stop a menstrual cycle. Washing a load of gravel in your washing machine will clean it and prolong the life of the machine. A box of nails will turn golden in color if put in the microwave for 3-5 minutes. Placing needles under your fingernails is a practice...
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    Girls fact #1: The same girl

    who smiles and talks non stop is the same one who cries herself to sleep at night.
    Moonembracingthesun Moonembracingthesun 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    You only live once is literally a false

    statement. You live everyday, you only die once.
    4evershattered 4evershattered 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 1

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    100 years from now Facebook will have 500

    million accounts of dead people
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    did you know that an average human will eat

    seven spiders in lifetime.
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    Did you know you can use the M

    and the E..? ...since there's no I. ..... ...in TEAM.
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    We all know salt is a preservative.

    The word "salt" comes from the Latin root "sal" which means to save. Before we had refrigerators salt saved our food from rotting. Sal can also be found in the word salvation, which literally means to be saved or protected.
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    Did You Know....

      [1] If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your       right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on       your left side. [2] If you stop getting thirsty, you need to...
    Casper92 Casper92 18-21, F 19 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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    Online Dating

    In online dating, women are most afraid of meeting a serial killer. Men are afraid of meeting someone “fat.”
    poisonlady poisonlady 31-35 10 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Interesting Fact...

    MOTHER IN LAW can be rearranged to WOMAN HITLER.
    LilMissMandy LilMissMandy 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    If you laid all your blood vessels end to end,

    they could circle the globe more than twice
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    Emotional pain lasts

    for 10 to 20 minutes, anything longer is actually self inflicted by over thinking, making things worse.
    4evershattered 4evershattered 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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