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  1. Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.
  2. You can have your ashes turned into diamonds when you die.
  3. Palladium is sometimes use to imitate silver, although it's 5 times the price!
  4. You can get glass that contains uranium at an antique store.
  5. You can be born with only one hemisphere of your brain and still survive with surprising intellectual capability.
  6. Blind people can see using a device that presses parts of their tongues to replace vision. This is linked to the law of neuroplasticity, meaning the brain can change. The blind peoples' brains are reconfiguring to see using their tongues.
  7. Carbon is the material of the future. People cherish its abilities to create structures on the atomic level to be used in microscopic machines in the future. In the past decade, the number of transistors(proportional to processing power) has grown by the factor of 100. At this factor(10 per year), computers will surpass human processing power in all areas by 2030 if interest in the field stays the same.
  8. Being addicted to a game sends the same pattern of neurons into the brain as heroin and other addictive substances.
  9. A single piece of printer paper is approximately 1 trillion atoms thick. If a piece of paper is 4.2 quadrillion atoms wide, 5.94 quadrillion atoms long, and 1 trillion atoms wide, a single piece of printer paper has 2.4948e+40 atoms in it. In other words, it has 249,480,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms. You could say this as about 249 Duodecillion atoms. To give people the scope of this, it's 249 thousand trillion trillion atoms. That's 1 piece of paper. Now lets go to the universe. I'll skip a lot of this and go to the accepted approximation of about 10^123(1 with 123 zeroes behind it). That's a LOT more than a googol, FYI.
  10. The largest known prime number was discovered by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search: 2 to the power of 74,207,281 minus 1.
  11. If you want to torture someone, stimulate their dorsal posterior insula(their physical pain center).
  12. The International Space Station is traveling so fast, it would cross a whole football field before a bullet travelled 10 yards.
  13. The largest galaxy in the observable universe is called IC 1101 and is 4 million light-years across! That's 40 times bigger than our galaxy!
  14. My electric toothbrush has all the computer power it needs to make it to the moon.
  15. Brown eyes are blue underneath. You can have surgery to make it show.
  16. An ant has a stronger sense of smell than a dog.
  17. 90% of the U.S. Media is owned by 6 companies.
  18. A koi fish named Hanoko lived for 225 years.
  19. If you find a bald eagle feather on the ground in the U.S., you need a permit to pick it up
  20. The sun evaporates about 1 trillion gallons of water a day.
  21. Antarctica is the only continent without owls.
  22. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
  23. The original recipe for chocolate contained chili powder, not sugar.
  24. The largest black hole discovered weighs 6.6 billion times as much as the sun and is as wide as the solar system.
  25. King Henry the VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him.
  26. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
  27. Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun.
  28. Cherophobia is the fear of fun. Why would someone have that.
  29. You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
  30. Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.
  31. Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is frozen penguin urine.
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