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The first canteens were made of emptied ostrich egg shells by hunter-gatherers in the Kalahari. Some date back to 60,000 years ago.

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Sharks can detect electrical muscle impulses and even changes in water temperature caused by nearby prey.

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There are more vegetarians in India than there are people in the United States.

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Originally, pineapples were so acidic they would cause blisters on the skin. They only became edible after selective breeding.

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Iota is the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet. In Greek numerals, it also has a value of 10, hence the phrase, "Not one iota".

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Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

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One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

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There is a city called Rome on every continent.

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A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time equivalent to 1/100th of a second.

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An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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Earth is the only planet in our solar system not named after a god.

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The odds of dying on the way to get a lottery ticket are greater than your odds of winning.

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You are more likely to die from a falling coconut than a shark attack.

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A jellyfish is 95% water.

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The woolly mammoth was around when the Egyptian Pyramids were being built.

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A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

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In chess, there are more possible board setups than there are atoms in the universe.

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There are more lifeforms on your skin than humans on the planet.

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Donald Trump's uncle, John G. Trump, was an accomplished physicist and inventor.

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The word "pub" is short for "public house".

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In countries without trees, cow dung is a valuable source of heating fuel. Two cows can provide enough fuel for an entire family.

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Elephants are so heavy, their internal organs can be crushed by their own body weight if they lie down too long.

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Native Tibetans have lower levels of hemoglobin in their blood, allowing them to function better at high altitudes.

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The storm in the movie Jurassic Park was actual footage from Hurricane Iniki, which passed through the area during filming.