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Look into the past

While watching at the sun, you will see it as it was 8 minutes ago.

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12 letters for Hawaii

There are only twelve letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.

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Save our souls!

The famous distress signal SOS (· · · — — — · · · in morse code) does not mean anything! For sure, it has no link with Save our souls which is a backronym.

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Widen your circle of friends

Whether a circle is composed of 10, 100 or 1000 people, everyone has to step back 11 inches (28 cm) in order to fit one new person in the circle.

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Nobel is no cuckold

The famous anecdote that explains the absence of a Nobel prize in mathematics by the fact that Alfred Nobel's wife cheated on him with some mathematician is false!

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Uncommon swift

A swift can fly 2 or even 3 years without landing, which makes it the world champion of nonstop flight…

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The red telephone

The famous red telephone booth has been inspired by the dome of a tomb.

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Athletic aquatics

An adult octopus can easily swim through a hole the size of the space between its eyes.

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Asterix the satellite

The first French satellite was called Asterix. It was launched on 11/26/65.

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The longest day

On Venus, a day is longer than a year.

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Are you hexakosioihexekontahexaphobic?

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear of the number 666.

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Sober as a Koala

Usually, koalas don’t ever drink water during their whole life.

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Chug, chug, chug!

Consumption of beer worldwide is estimated to be around 125 billions liters per year, i.e. not less than 50,000 Olympic pools.

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Jane Cow

A cow with a name produces more milk than one without.

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40-love, not war

For tennis, the English pronunciation for 0 is “love”.

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Big Sun

The Sun alone accounts for 99.86% of the solar system’s known mass.

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Infinite number

0.9999999… (with an infinite amount of 9) equals 1.

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Lonely Pope

Statistically, there are a bit more than two Popes per sq. km in the Vatican City State.

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The famous sign “Peace” (☮) was the insignia of the Wehrmacht 3. Panzer-Division (1941–1945).

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Considering a group of 40 people, there are 89% chances that two of them are born the same day.

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