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50 Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind, #2.
The Walking Dead is the most profitable
scripted series on television.
Costing around $2.75 million to produce an episode,
it brings in a whopping $11 million in commercial revenues
for a healthy profit of $8 million dollars an episode.
Jackie Chan’s mother was a drug smuggler
and his father was a spy.
In fact, that’s how they met, when his father
arrested his mother for smuggling opium.
The world’s biggest family is located
in the Indian state of Mizoram, and belongs to a man
named Ziona Chana, with a total of 39 wives,
他有39个妻子 94个孩子 14个儿媳妇
94 children, 14 daughter in laws,
and 33 grandchildren, all living under the same roof.
George Lucas originally wanted Tupac
to play the role of Jedi Mace Windu
in Star Wars Episode 1, The Phantom Menace in 1996,
but he was killed before his audition
and the part was given to Samuel L. Jackson.
Japanese police are notorious for declaring
murders that they cannot solve as suicides
in order to save face and keep crime statistics
Scorpions can hold their breath underwater
for up to six days.
The Mangalitza pig, also known as
the curly-haired hog is a rare breed of pig
that looks like a sheep.
Ethiopia has 13 months in its calendar,
is currently in the year 2006,
and will celebrate New Years Day 2007 on September 11th.
The City of New York paid $5 million in 1853
for the land that is now Central Park.
Today that property is worth $530 billion.
That’s a pretty good investment.
The oldest musical instruments in the world
are a pair of flutes made out of birdbone
and mammoth ivory that date back
42 to 43,000 years ago.
In zero gravity, a candle’s flame is round and blue.
High school students today have the same anxiety levels
as insane asylum mental patients in the 1950s.
The longest prison sentence ever given was
to a 22 year old postman named Gabriel Grandos
for failing to deliver over 72,000 letters.
A city called Masdar City is being built right now
in the United Arab Emirates that will rely entirely
on solar and other renewable energy sources
实现零碳排放 零浪费 可持续生态
with a sustainable zero carbon, zero waste ecology.
A study by the National Bureau for Economic Research
concluded that firstborn children have higher IQs
than their younger siblings.
Studies have shown that people with creative minds
have a harder time falling asleep at night,
and prefer to stay up later.
The world’s smallest poisonous frog is only
10 millimeters in length and secretes a toxic poison
out of its skin as a defense mechanism.
There is a natural gas vent in Iraq
that is known as the Eternal Fire that has been burning
for over 4,000 years and has been mentioned by
ancient Greek author Herodotus,
and in the Old Testament’s Book of Daniel.
Farting helps to reduce blood pressure,
and is good for your overall health.
In the 1990s, the US Air Force did research on creating
a gay bomb which is a non-lethal bomb
containing very strong pheromones
that would make the enemy’s forces attracted to each other.
The artificial sweetener Splenda also known as sucralose,
was discovered when a researcher misheard a command
to test this chemical as, taste this chemical.
Before Sylvester Stallone sold the script for Rocky,
he was broke and was forced to sell his dog for $50.
A week later he sold the script and bought his pooch back
for a whopping $3,000.
The Department for Homeland Security
released a manual to help people prepare
for a zombie apocalypse, after they discovered
a brain parasite that has the potential to hijack the host’s
nervous system, effectively turning them
into a walking zombie.
Chinese soldiers stick needles in their shirt collars
in order to keep ideal postures during military parades.
Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix
after accumulating $40 in late fees
on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
36 armed dolphins trained by the US Navy to kill terrorists
have been missing in the Gulf of Mexico
since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
They carry toxic dart guns capable of
killing a man with one shot.
A Dutch artist discovered a way to create clouds
in the middle of a room by carefully balancing
temperature, humidity and lighting.
In fact, he regularly uses those clouds in his artwork.
The biggest cemetery in the world
is the Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery located
in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq.
It’s six square kilometers in size, and holds so many bodies
that the exact number is unknown,
but it’s estimated to be in the millions
with half a million added every year.
Only 8% of the world’s money exists in physical form,
the rest is in computers.
Before Scar from the Lion King got the scar on his face,
his real name was Taka, which means garbage in Swahili.
The pollution in Beijing China can be so severe
that spending one day breathing the air there
can be the equivalent of smoking 21 cigarettes.
Benjamin Franklin wasn’t trusted to write the
US Declaration of Independence, because it was feared
that he would conceal a joke within it.
The app Candy Crush makes a whopping
$956,000 a day.
Not bad for a free app.
比尔·盖茨 史蒂夫·乔布斯 阿尔贝特·爱因斯坦
Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein,
Walt Disney, and Mark Zuckerberg
all dropped out of school.
Famous torrent website The Pirate Bay
once tried to purchase an island in hopes of making it
their own country with no copyright laws.
There is a rare type of tree called the dragon blood tree
that contains red sap, and appears to bleed
when it’s cut down.
The smallest park in the world is located in
downtown Portland, Oregon in the United States,
and measures just two feet in diameter.
Samsung is a full-time weapons manufacturer.
This 1953 painting by abstract expressionist
Barnett Newman sold at auction for a whopping
It just looks like blue paint to me, but whatever.
All humans have the ability to see ultraviolet light
but it’s passively filtered through our lens.
People who undergo surgery to remove the lens
can see the ultraviolet light.
The Filipino flag is flown with red stripe up
in times of war, and blue stripe up in times of peace.
License plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories
are shaped like polar bears.
Crows are able to recognize human faces
and even hold grudges against ones that they don’t like.
Jaguars in the wild are known for frequently getting high
by eating hallucinogenic roots which also increases
their senses for hunting.
Prairie dogs say hello with kisses.
Located in Brussels, Belgium, Nemo 33 is the deepest
indoor swimming pool in the world,
at 108 feet deep.
The Goblet of Fire is much longer than the first three books
in the Harry Potter series because author JK Rowling
accidentally created a giant plot hole
that she spent the rest of the book trying to fix.
Cherries contain two compounds that inhibit tumor growth
and even cause cancer cells to self-destruct
without damaging healthy cells.
It snows metal on the planet Venus.
And finally, the United Nations has declared
access to the internet a human right.
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