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#047

A bald headed eagle isn't actually bald. The name derives from an older interpretation of the word 'bald', meaning 'white headed'.

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#046

Scotland's national animal is a unicorn.

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#045

Nepal is the only country who's flag isn't a rectangular shape. It's in the shape of two triangles on top of each other.

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#044

The actor Sean Bean, notoriously famous for playing characters that die, has died in over 25 films and TV shows.

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#043

The original name of the computer operating system we now know as 'Windows' was 'Interface Manager'.

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#042

The first man to fly an airplane and the first man on the moon were at some point in history alive at the same time. Orville Wright (airplane) died in 1948, while Neil Armstrong (moon landing) was born in 1930.

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#041

'Hippopotomonstroses-quippedaliophobia' is, ironically, the name for a fear of long words.

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#040

The TV show 'Friends' were originally called 'Insomnia Café', 'Across the hall' 'Friends Like Us' and 'Six of One' before they landed on the now well known name.

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#039

Google is named after a number called 'Googol', which is 1 followed by 100 zeros.

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#038

If you were to fold a paper 42 times it's height would make it reach to the moon. This is purely mathematical as you won't be able to fold it more than eight times, no matter how strong you think you are.

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#037

'The Jungle Book' takes place in India. Disney's film adaptation features an orangutan named King Louie even though orangutans only exists in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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#036

Australia is wider than the moon. Australia is almost 4000 kilometers from west to east while the moon is 'only' 3474 kilometers wide.

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#035

Venus takes approx. 243 Earth days to complete its own rotation (day). For Venus to orbit around the sun (year) it takes 225 Earth days, meaning a year on Venus is less than a day on Venus.

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#034

The word 'soccer' stems from 'Association football'. It got it's shortened name in the 19th century due to a fad at Oxford and Cambridge where students added 'er' at the end of many words.

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#033

If a grizzly bear and a polar bear breeds their offspring is called a 'pizzly bear'. It's also named 'grolar bear', 'polar grizz', 'polizzle' and 'grizzlar'.

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#032

The Jamaican flag is the only national flag in the world not to contain the colors red, white or blue.

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#031

Milano is the only city (as of June 2020) with two Champions League winning teams: AC Milan and Internazionale FC.

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#030

1961 is the last year we've had that you could read upside down. The next one is 6009.

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#029

A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber

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#028

A wombat's poo is cubic shaped (this is probably the closest thing you'll get to 'shitting bricks').

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#027

The director of the film 'The Amazing Spider-Man' is named Mark WEBB

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#026

A 'beefalo' is an animal that's part bison, part cow.

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#025

Michael Keaton's real name is 'Michael Douglas', but he was encouraged to use a different stage name due to the fact that there already were people by that name in the business — famous actor Michael Douglas and TV host Mike Douglas.

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#024

15 people have won what's called an 'EGOT', meaning they've recieved an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award. This includes names like Audrey Hepburn, John Legend and Whoopi Goldberg.

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#023

The adjective 'manual' comes from latin root words meaning 'of the hand'.

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#022

When Pixar made 'Toy Story 2' they accidentally deleted 90 percent of the work they had done. They had a backup system, but this had failed. Luckily an employee had a backup at her house and they managed to restore it.

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#021

The phrase 'It's on like Donkey Kong' is actually trademarked by Nintendo.

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#020

From the time of Pluto's discovery in 1930 and until it was declassified as a planet in 2006 it failed to orbit the sun once. It takes Pluto roughly 248 years to make a full orbit.

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#019

Ronald McDonald is 'Donald McDonald' in Japan because it makes pronunciation easier for the Japanese.

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#018

The band ZZ Top is a trio famous for their looks. Two of the band members have long beards, but the third one don't. His name is ironically Frank Beard.

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#017

In the TV show 'Friends' the character Joey is the only one to kiss each of the other five main characters at some point during the ten seasons.

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#016

Many thinks that 'mammals' defines animals who give birth to live babies, but 'mammal' derives from the latin word 'mammalis' which means 'of the breast'. The platypus for instance lay eggs, but is still a mammal.

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#015

The difference between an ape and a monkey is that a monkey has a tail.

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#014

When you use more words than necessary to express an idea it's called 'pleonasm' — like 'free gift'. A gift is already free!

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#013

Today we extend our hand when greeting a stranger. This custom originates from Ancient Rome as it was a way to show that you didn't have a dagger up your sleeve.

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#012

A flock of crows is known as a 'murder'.

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#011

Sean Connery was offered to play the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and a 15 percent stake in the trilogy's earnings. That would accumulate to about 450 million dollars today.

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#010

Actress Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, The Office) is the daughter of the famous music producer Quincy Jones, known for producing Michael Jackson 'Thriller' album.

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#009

'Vulpix' is the name of a fox-like Pokemon. The name derives from latin where a fox is called 'Vulpes vulpes'.

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#008

In Prison Break's 13th episode they were supposed to escape the prison, but the show was so popular they got picked up to do more episodes. In this episode they try to escape, but their plan fail at the last minute.

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#007

Birds don't urinate.

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#006

Ben Affleck (Daredevil, Batman), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Green Lantern) and Halle Berry (Storm, Catwoman) are the only ones who have played superheroes from both the Marvel and the DC universe.

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#005

Queen Elizabeth can’t sit on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones because she's not allowed to sit on other thrones than the British Throne.

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#004

The Pokémon Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are based off of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.

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#003

In the movie 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' actor Viggo Mortensen kicks a helmet and during one of the takes he accidentally broke two of his toes. He stayed in character and managed to turn his pain into a great performance.

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#002

Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they were called 'trailers'.

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#001

Actor Zach Braff worked as a waiter before joining the show 'Scrubs'. In the movie 'Garden State' (which he also wrote and directed) he plays an aspiring actor working as a waiter.

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