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50 AMAZING Facts To Blow Your Mind! #55

– Ooh, who’s ready to expand their mind? I am. Here are 50 Amazing
Facts to Blow Your Mind. There is a giraffe sanctuary
in Kenya called Giraffe Manor. It’s also a hotel where guests
can hang out with giraffes and feed them from their windows. Viagra was originally developed to treat high blood pressure. The fact that it enhances erections was discovered purely by accident. Imagine being that guy? “Huh, what’s happening?” In 1903, a man named John Thurman started a horse-drawn vacuum system with door-to-door service. It cost $4 per home. Pigs have the ability to be
purposefully manipulative. They’re intelligent enough
to pinpoint a weak spot, remember it, and use it to
their advantage later on. The Free Little Library is
a nonprofit organization that was started back in
2009 that offers free books in many little libraries in
communities all over the world. Today, there are over 50,000
book exchanges worldwide. According to the Center of
Disease Control and Prevention, the number one cause of death
in the United States in 2014 was heart disease, with
over 600,000 deaths, followed by cancer, with 591,000. Bedbugs don’t have wings
and they can’t fly or jump. Isn’t that reassuring? They can, however, live for
months without food. (gags) The world’s largest snake,
an eight-meter-long, approximately 250-kilogram
reticulated python, was captured at a Malaysian
construction site, but the snake ended up
dying just three days later after its discovery while laying an egg. Scientists from Tufts
University have created worms with the heads and brains
of other species of worms by manipulating cell communication. Instead of altering their DNA, the scientists manipulated proteins that control conversations between cells. According to the Guinness World Records, the oldest message in a bottle spent 108 years, four
months, and 18 days at sea. It was put in the sea by the
Marine Biological Association in the United Kingdom in November of 1906. It washed ashore on
Amrum Island in Germany on April 17, 2015. These horrific creatures
are diving bell spiders, who can use air bubbles
to breathe underwater, treating them like mini
scuba diving tanks. The Shin-Yokohama Raumen
Museum in Yokohama City, Japan, is a museum dedicated to the ramen noodle. Japan is about to build
a 123-meter Ferris wheel and it’s going to have see-through floors. The Redhorse Osaka Wheel
will be the fifth-tallest Ferris wheel in the world
and the tallest in Japan. And also the most terrifying. Fruititarianism is a subset of veganism. It’s a diet that consists
primarily of fruit and possible nuts and seeds. In fact, some fruititarians
will only eat what falls or what would naturally fall from a plant. Some species of scorpions
can live up to one year without any food or water. A study published in the journal Brain Structure and Function found that after monitoring mice under the effects of both silence and different types of noise, that two hours of silence
per day promoted cell growth in the part of the brain that controls memory, emotion, and learning. According to the National
Institution of Health, one out of every 2,000
to 3,000 babies born are born with teeth. They’re called natal teeth
and I call them terrifying. Clint Eastwood was the
mayor of Carmel, California, from 1986 to 1988. His salary was $200 a month. IKEA in Australia once
gave away cribs to couples that could prove that their babies were born on November 14th, exactly nine months to the
day from Valentine’s Day. There’s an umbrella called the Oombrella that can actually predict
when it’s about to rain and send an alert to your smartphone reminding you to bring
your umbrella along. Not only that, but if you
forget it in a restaurant, it can send you a
notification via Bluetooth that you forgot it before you get too far. According to the Guinness World Records, the largest living crocodile
in captivity is 5.5 meters. The Australian saltwater
crocodile is the largest and most fearsome of today’s species. They can live for more than 100 years and grow up to seven meters
and weigh more than one ton. Ancient Egyptian pharaohs made slaves fan their wine
all night to cool it down. Jellyfish are the ocean’s
most efficient swimmers. They consume 48% less oxygen
than any other swimming animal. A blue whale’s heart can
reach the size of a small car and can weigh almost one ton. In 2012, a cat in Boston survived a fall from a 19-story window and survived. It literally only walked
away with a bruised chest. The horned lizard has blood-filled sinuses within the eye sockets that
squirt blood in self-defense by swelling and rupturing. (gags) According to NASA, it would
take humans roughly six months to travel to Mars and
another six months to return. On top of that, astronauts that go would have to stay 18 to
20 months on the planet before the planets
realign for a return trip. In total, the whole trip would take about two-and-a-half years
and cost up to $40 billion. Back in the mid-2000s,
Kim Kardashian used to be Paris Hilton’s personal assistant. About 25% to 40% of people
have motion sickness. According to the University
of Maryland Medical Center, women are more susceptible than men and Asians are more susceptible
than white or black people. According to the Guinness World Records, the longest video game marathon
playing World of Warcraft was 29 hours and 31 minutes. This was achieved by
Hecaterina Kinumi Iglesias, aka Kinumi Cat, in Vigo, Spain, on the 29th to 30th of
March, back in 2014. Pollution in China actually alters the weather in the United States. Once it gets into the
atmosphere over the U.S., the pollution stops clouds
from producing rain and snow, i.e., more pollution
equals less precipitation. It also only takes just five days for the jet stream to
carry heavy air pollution from China to the United States. There is an over-50-kilometer-long tunnel that connects the United
Kingdom to Europe. It’s called the Channel
Tunnel, or Chunnel, and is located underneath
the English Channel. The trip underneath through the channel takes only about 30 minutes. And in fact, an entire
trip to London to Paris is only two hours and 15 minutes. The most expensive rose ever
developed is the Juliet rose. Famed rose-breeder David Austin created it over the course of 15 years and it cost a whopping £3 million. Just days after the release of Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, his childhood home that is on the cover mysteriously caught fire
and was left in ruin. Wombat poop is shaped like a cube! On August 21st, 1986, Lake Nyos, a volcanic lake in Cameroon, Africa, suffocated over 1,746 people. The limnic eruption caused
1.2 cubic kilometers of CO2 to be released in roughly 20 seconds. This massive wave of deadly
gas swept over the countryside, killing people as far
away as 25 kilometers. Kevin Spacey’s brother, Randy Fowler, is a Rod Stewart impersonator. The consumption of poppy seeds can actually cause positive
results on drug screening tests. The Darwin’s bark spider
is small and inconspicuous, but it can spin a web 25 meters across that’s able to span an entire river and it’s stronger than Kevlar. In the Miombo Woodland
area of Central Africa, scientists discovered an
abandoned termite mound that is more than 2,200 years old. According to the Guinness World Records, the smallest dog in terms
of length is Brandy, a female chihuahua from Florida. She measures only 15.2 centimeters from the nose to the tip of her tail as of January 31st, 2005. The most lightning-prone
place in the world according to NASA is Lake
Maracaibo in Venezuela. Storms light up the skies
almost 300 nights each year. The holes at the top of pen caps are there to prevent you
from choking if swallowed. Scientists in Sweden have
developed transparent wood that can actually be used as windows. The restaurant Chomp Eatery in Los Angeles is offering a rainbow
grilled cheese sandwich. Ooh, tell me that doesn’t look good! In fact, the blue tastes like lavender, the green like basil,
the red like tomatoes, and the yellow tastes like plain cheese. Tokyo has the world’s first hedgehog cafe. It has 20 to 30 friendly
hedgehogs of different breeds that you can actually spend
time with and even take home. Ukrainian drivers are
converting their cars into being fueled by wood burners to save money on expensive gasoline. Oklahoma man Paul Phillips
loves fishing so much that he actually dug up his own pond and then built a house over it. There’s a trap door in his living room that he can fish from whenever he wants. Earth Day was founded by
U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as a way to promote the
environmental movement. The first-ever Earth Day was
held on April 22nd, 1970. It has been celebrated on
that day every year since. The Japanese spider crab
has the largest leg span of any anthropod, reaching
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