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Glacial ice four times the height of the Empire State Building carved out the Hudson River.
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Nagycenk, a town in Hungary, has an alley of lime trees more than 1.5 miles long.
On a diagram of the solar system to scale, with Earth reduced to about the diameter of a pea, Jupiter would be over a thousand feet away and Pluto would be a mile and a half distant (and about the size of a bacterium, so you wouldn't be able to see it anyway).
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The image above is called a fire tornado, otherwise known as a firenado or a fire devil. Fire tornados occur when intense heat and turbulent wind combine to form a whirling core. Fire tornados can be up to 1000 feet tall, and occur multiple times per year in the United States.
In 1893, J.P. Morgan and the Rothschild family bailed out the U.S. Treasury with 3.5 millions ounces of gold.
Cocoa was introduced to Europe in 1527 by Spanish conquistadors and was considered an aphrodisiac. It was commonly consumed in liquid form until J. S. Fry & Sons created the first chocolate bar in 1847.
A second, ten years younger Mona Lisa has been unveiled.
Eating the wrong part of a pufferfish has a 60% fatality rate. That's because the puffer fish is packed with tetrodotoxin, one of the most powerful neurotoxins. The poison blocks sodium from firing neurons correctly causing the brain to cease function.
in 1881, Alexander Graham Bell invented an electromagnetic device called an induction balance to try and locate a bullet lodged in President Garfield after an assassination attempt.
Some geologists theorize that during the Cambrian period, about five hundred million years ago, a day was only 20.6 hours.
The fungus shown above is called yartsa gunbu. Yartsa comes into the world by infecting ghost moth larva in the hills of Tibet. The fungus devours the body of the larva and a brown stalk begins to grow out of the larva's head. Yartsa been perscribed to treat back pain, fatigue, reduce cholestorol, improve eyesight, even treat diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma. Considering the fungus' extreme medicinal value, a pound of quality yartsa can go for about $50,000 USD.
The Romans founded Londinium, what we know as London, on the north bank of the Thames River in A.D. 50.
In 1960, before there was a precise scientific measurement for testing the strength of laser beams, Theodore Maiman defined the strength of a beam by the number of Gillette razor blades it could cut through. A Gillette equals about 1.5 joules; today’s strongest laser produces about 1.8 million joules, or 1.2 million Gillettes.
The Year 1865
There are more Barbie dolls in Italy then Canadians in Canada.
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