Why do some human medications, such as birth control pills, work on gorillas?
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Human and gorilla DNA is so genetically similar, their bodies produce similar responses to medications we designed for us.
Before Nintendo was a videogame company, they worked in several other industries. Which of these is NOT one of them?
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Before Nintendo sold video games, they worked in some truly strange areas… but they never resorted to selling beeswax.
Which of these names was invented by Shakespeare?
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Shakespeare invented the name Jessica for his play, The Merchant of Venice. He also invented about 1700 other words.
What is the largest freshwater lake on Earth?
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Lake Superior is the world’s largest freshwater lake. It’s massive!
True or False: Most muppets are right-handed.
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False! Most muppets are actually left-handed… because the puppeteers controlling them are often right-handed. They use their dominant hand to control the muppet’s mouth, and the other to control the muppets hand.
Who was the first person to pee on the moon?
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The first person to urinate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin, shortly after stepping onto the lunar surface.
What’s the term for the “fizzing” sound made by a melting iceberg?
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Melting icebergs and glaciers make a distinct fizzing noise known as “bergy seltzer.”
What was a “cat piano”?
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The “Cat Piano” was made in the 17th century and consisted of what looked like a piano with several caged cats at the back end. Each key would drive a nail into the tails of the cats, causing them to meow at different pitches.
Cap’n Crunch’s full name is...
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Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch seems to have gotten his name as an homage to Admiral Horatio Nelson (a famous British navy veteran) and Ferdinand Magellan (a Portuguese explorer).
Ketchup was originally marketed as a cure for...
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A physician from Ohio named John Cook marketed his "tomato-based salve" as a cure for stomach troubles.
True or False: A person who sneezes with their eyes open will lose their eyeballs.
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False! Although the body does have an automatic blink response that occurs whenever most people sneeze, which helps protect the eyeballs from germs.
What was the Declaration of Independence written on?
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The declaration was written on parchment... which is the prepared skin of a dead animal.
In England, members of what animal species are considered property of the Queen?
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All Swans in England are the property of the Queen. And although the Queen does not dine on Buffalo Swan Wings (as far as we know), she does have an Official Keeper of the Swans. Which is a pretty great little resume booster for that guy or gal.
Roughly how many cookies will a person eat in their lifetime?
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The average person will likely eat over 35,000 cookies in their lifetime.
To help with his acting, Nicolas Cage once purchased a…
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Nic Cage isn’t exactly responsible with his money. In addition to buying an octopus, he also owns collection of rare dinosaur skulls, and a few exotic animals: including two king cobras, named Moby and Sheba.
Sean Connery was a sex symbol when he appeared as James Bond. But what surprising secret was he hiding?
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The balding 007 had to wear a toupee every time he suited up for a James Bond film.
Steve Jobs was a man of many strange habits. But which of these options was NOT one of them?
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Almost no one would argue Jobs was a particularly nice guy. Steve was known for regularly making employees crying (and shedding tears himself when things didn't go his way. He also had a few... quirky personal habits. He often tried strange diets, like eating exclusively fruit (fruitarian), he didn't believe in wearing deodorant, and, according to rumors, he would unwind after a long workday by soaking his feet in the Apple company toilets.
There’s a strange glacier in Antarctica called “Blood Falls”, because it constantly oozes out a strange red slime. This is caused by…
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The answer is a little boring for a place called “Blood Falls”: the liquid is just a form of oxidized water.
Sigurd the Mighty was a 9th century Norse nobleman who died an embarrassing death. How did he go?
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Sigurd attached his enemy’s head on his saddle, and while riding, the decapitated head’s teeth grazed Sigurd’s leg. He died from the infected wound that it caused.
True or False: Much like fingerprints, every person has a unique tongue print.
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True! Just don’t try to offer up your tongue to authorities when they request fingerprints…
There’s a species of animal that only ever gives birth to genetically identical quadruplets. What animal is it?
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Armadillos always give birth to genetically identical quadruplets.
What percentage of photos that have ever been taken were captured in the past year?
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Ten percent of all the photos ever taken were taken in the past 12 months... which is due to the growing availability of cameras and, more importantly, the digital memory to store all those selfies.
The world’s deepest postbox is just off the coast of which country?
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The world’s deepest postbox is just off the coast of Susami Bay in Japan. It's 10 meters underwater, and is used by divers to send waterproof postcards to their friends and family. A clerk checks the mailbox regularly to ensure all the postcards get to their destination.
True or False: a jockey once one a horse race… despite the fact he was dead.
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In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race in New York despite being dead. He suffered a heart attack mid-race, but he stayed on his horse long enough for his horse to finish the race.
Casu Marzu is a Sardinian cheese with a unique claim to fame. What is it famous for?
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Casu Marzu is a Sardinian cheese that has live maggots in it. The cheese is eaten with the maggots still in it, and eaters often shield their eyes as the maggots can launch themselves up to five inches when they feel threatened.
True or False: There are more fake flamingos on Earth than real ones.
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It’s true! I guess people really like their lawn decorations.
Roughly how many Americans are injured by their toilet every year?
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Nearly 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets every year. That's right: every year, 40,000 people are forced to visit the emergency room and say to the nurse on duty, "uhhhh, I had a toilet accident".
After the inventor of Pringles chips died, his body was cremated. His ashes were then stored in...
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Fredric Baur invented the iconic Pringles can. When he died, his ashes were buried in one.

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