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Four Nile crocodiles have been found in Florida. They are the second-largest crocodile and are more dangerous than the native crocodiles and alligators in Florida.

Four of the top seven highest-grossing films of all time were released in 2015. Avengers: Age of Ultron, Furious 7, Jurassic World, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

When Shakira was in second grade, she was rejected by the school choir because her vibrato was too strong. The music teacher told her that she sounded like a goat.

There is a village in Russia called Tsovkra where every resident can tightrope walk. It is a tradition that dates back over 100 years but no one knows how it started.

A bolt of lightning can reach 53,540 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun, which is 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit.

There are only two countries in the world that have the color purple in their flags: Nicaragua and Dominica.

Over 300 people have died climbing Mount Everest since 1922. Most deaths occur because of avalanches, and not all bodies have been recovered.

It’s not just humans who are right or left-handed. Most female cats prefer using their right paw and males are more likely to be left-pawed.

The majority of blind people in the U.S. and the U.K. cannot read braille. Statistically, less than 1% of blind in the U.K., and under 10% in the U.S.

There is a company in the U.K. that offers “being hungover” as a valid reason for calling off work. They are allotted four hungover days per year.

Both of the drummers from Queen and Duran Duran had the same name – Roger Taylor.

Several of the facts on Snapple caps have been found to be outdated, incorrect or exaggerated.

Norway has a 25-year statute of limitation on murder. This means if the murder happened more than 25 years ago, they cannot be charged.

50% of apartments in Los Angeles don’t come with a fridge. This is legal, as fridges are considered an “amenity”, and therefore landlords are not required to provide one.

The popular LMFAO group who created the viral hit, Party Rock Anthem, is made up of an uncle-nephew duo.

In order to protest the high tariffs enforced by a U.K. censorship board, a filmmaker sent in a 10-hour “movie” of white paint drying. They had to watch the entire film.

500 seeds of 5 different types of seeds were taken into orbit around the moon and later planted around the U.S. as well as a few countries. They were called Moon Trees.

By the time they have been retired for 2 years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.

Only official members of federally accepted Native American tribes may legally possess or collect eagle feathers. If a normal citizen has one, it is illegal.

Tic Tacs got their name from the sound they make when they are tossed around in their container.

It snows metal on planet Venus! There are two types that have been found, galena and bismuthinite.

There is a statue of Tesla in Silicon Valley that radiates free Wi-Fi. It was done as an homage to his vision for wireless communication.

The word “kimono”, literally means a “thing to wear”.

Ki is “wear”, and mono is “thing”.

Only primates, humans, and opossums have opposable thumbs. Out of these, the opossum is the only one with no thumbnail.

Queen Elizabeth has a personal net worth of 425 million dollars. That includes the $65 million Sandringham House and $140 million Balmoral Castle.

Although there is currently no drug proven to make someone tell the truth, some countries like Russia, Canada, and India use truth serums.

Daniel Craig was an anonymous Storm Trooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Originally, he denied his cameo and claimed he wouldn’t bother being an extra in a movie.

Times Square was originally called Longacre Square until it was renamed in 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly built Times Building.

Popularized by the Shakespeare play, many people think Julius Caesar’s last words were “And you, Brutus?” In reality, he said “You too, my child?”

Owners of personalized license plates in Uganda are facing a tax increase of over 300%, which will raise the tax

from $1,498 to $5,992.

More tornadoes occur in the United Kingdom per square mile than any other country in the world.

Nobody knows how the Academy Awards came to be referred to as the Oscars. The earliest mention was 1932, and

was made official in 1939.

Chicken Run is the highest-grossing stop motion animated film, even beating The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The oldest unopened bottle of wine was found in a Roman tomb that is over 1,650 years old.

The author of Mary Had a Little Lamb, Sarah Josepha Hale, is most responsible for the creation of Thanksgiving being a national holiday.

Since 1955, 50% of the population of Niger is consistently under 16 years old. The total current population is 21,600,000.

A man with severe OCD and a phobia of germs attempted to commit suicide with a gun to his head. Instead of killing him, the bullet eliminated his mental illness without any other damage.

The Marshal Mathers foundation for at-risk and disadvantaged youth, was founded by Eminem.

During WWII, a U.S. naval destroyer won a battle against a Japanese submarine by throwing potatoes at them. The Japanese thought they were grenades.

Small as they may be, ladybugs have a unique smell that humans are incredibly sensitive to.

Birds are the closest living relatives of crocodilians, as well as the descendants of extinct dinosaurs with feathers. This makes them the only surviving dinosaurs.

Cruise ships have morgues that can store up to 10 bodies at once. The average amount of people that die on cruise ships per year is 200.

The most expensive virtual object is “Club NEVERDIE” in the Entropia Universe which is worth $635,000. It was originally bought at $10,000.

Vanilla flavoring is sometimes made with the urine of beavers.

If you heat up a magnet, it will lose its magnetism.

The unique smell of rain actually comes from plant oils, bacteria, and ozone.

Llamas can be used as guards against coyote attacks on sheep herds. Studies have proven that just one guard llama is an effective protector and can even

kill the attacking coyotes.

“Opposites attract” is a common myth. People are actually attracted to people who look like family members, or those with a similar personality type.

I Will Always Love You was originally written and recorded in 1973 by Dolly Parton. It was written as a farewell to her mentor of seven years.

Scotland was one of the few countries able to hold off being conquered by the Romans in the first century A.D.

The world’s first motel is in San Luis Obispo. Built in 1925. When opened, it cost $1.25 for a two-room bungalow with a kitchen and a private adjoining garage.

To properly write adjectives in order, you would list them by amount, value, size, temperature, age, shape, color, origin, and material.

The average American child is given $3.70 per tooth that falls out.

Mercury and Venus are the only two planets in our solar system that do not have any moons.

Saint Lucia is the only country in the world

named after a woman.

The country was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse

by the French.

Red Solo cups are a common souvenir to bring back from the United States. The novelty comes from the cups being used in many party scenes in movies.

The Hobbit has been published in two editions. In the first edition, Gollum willingly bet on his ring in the riddle game.

When mice live in the wild, they typically only live for about six months.

This is mostly due to the fact that they are a good source of food for other animals. However, in a controlled environment like being kept as a pet, they can live up to two years.

When Space Invaders was created, Tomohiro Nishikado left in the lag caused by more invaders on the screen in order to create greater difficulty in the games.

There is an underwater version of rugby, unsurprisingly called “underwater rugby”.

It is a contact sport between 2 teams of 6 competing underwater in a pool to score goals while freediving.

Hanna-Barbera pitched The Flintstones to networks for 8 weeks before it was finally picked up. It became the first ever animated show to air during primetime.

There were only 9 developers on the team for  for Nintendo 64.

Only one of the developers had ever worked on a video game before.

The game received multiple year-end awards, including the BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Games Award in 1998, and four awards from the inaugural AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards.

Apple paid a couple $1.7 million dollars for their plot of land, which was only worth $181,700.

While Apple was building a huge data center in the middle of North Carolina, they wanted to occupy the area of a couple that lived there for 34 years. When the couple refused to leave, Apple paid them $1.7 million dollars for their land.

German Chocolate Cake is named after an American baker by the name of Samuel German.

It has has no affiliation with the country of Germany.

The world’s largest grand piano was built by a 15-year-old in New Zealand.

The piano is a little over 18 feet long and has 85 keys – 3 short of the standard 88.

In Colorado there is still an active volcano. It last erupted about the same time as the pyramids were being built in Egypt.

The Buddha commonly depicted in statues and pictures is a different person entirely. The real Buddha was actually incredibly skinny because of self-deprivation.

If you cut down a cactus in Arizona, you’ll be penalized up to 25 years in jail. It is similar to cutting down a protected tree species.

Princess Peach didn’t move until 1988, designers believed it was too complicated to make her a movable character.

Hershey’s Kisses are named that after the kissing sound the deposited chocolate makes as it falls from the machine on the conveyor belt.

A single strand of Spaghetti is called a “Spaghetto”.

The famous line in Titanic from Leonardo DiCaprio,

“I’m king of the world!” was improvised.

Daniel Radcliffe was allergic to his Harry Potter glasses

He had an allergy to nickel, and they were quickly replaced with hypoallergenic specs.

Also, did you know that his glasses had no lenses? This was to stop the reflection from anything happening behind the scenes. The glass lens was added in post-production

Nintendo trademarked the phrase

“It’s on like Donkey Kong” in 2010.

There were two AI chatbots created by Facebook to talk to each other, but they were shut down after they started communicating in a language they made for themselves

In 2006, a Coca-Cola employee offered to sell Coca-Cola secrets to Pepsi. Pepsi responded by notifying Coca-Cola.

If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate, their offspring is called a “Pizzy Bear”.

One habit of intelligent humans is being easily annoyed by people around them, but saying nothing in order to avoid a meaningless argument.

The only letter that doesn’t appear on the periodic table is J.

Back when dinosaurs existed, there used to be volcanoes that were erupting on the moon.

Canadians say “sorry” so much that a law was passed in 2009 declaring that an apology can’t be used as evidence of admission to guilt.

The scientific term for brain freeze is “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia”.