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Apples, among others are related to roses.

  Apple trees, strawberry plants, cherry trees and plum trees all belong to the genus Prunus which in turn belongs to the rose family. The same family includes the roses...

In North Korea, children under 10 get free candy on the Leader’s birthday.

  The tradition was started in 1980 by North Korea's founding leader, Kim Il-Sung and is carried on today in order to let the children know they have a leader...
A croc from Crocodile bank, Kovalam - Chennai by s_pixels

Crocodiles Can Climb Trees!

You didn't read that wrongly - crocodiles can climb trees! In fact alligators and crocodiles in North America, Africa and Australia have been spotted by researchers climbing trees and...
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One man has been eating cheese pizza almost exclusively for the past 25 years.

  Dan Janssen from Ellicott, Maryland, has lived on a diet consisting almost entirely of cheese pizza for the past 25 years. The only exceptions to his diet are a...
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In the past, people wore the same exact shoes for both left and right...

  Before the nineteenth century, men and women wore identical shoes, identical not just in the sense that the same shoes were made for men and women but in that...
Tolkien's grave, Wolvercote Cemetery

JRR Tolkien’s tombstone bears the name of one of his characters.

  It bears the name 'Beren' while his wife's gravestone bears the name 'Luthien'. Beren and Luthien were star-crossed lovers he himself invented.  

Giant Anteaters’ huge sense of smell.

Giant anteaters have very bad eyesight, but they can use their nose to help them get around the dark forest floor of the Amazon. In fact their sense of...
Swimming Pool

Throughout your life, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.

  Each day, you make up to 2 liters of saliva. Saliva is important, after all. It not only helps in digestion and protects you teeth but without saliva, you...

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