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    There are so many facts that are known to less. Some are funny, some are astounding! Lets share them here!

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    The World Mobile Throwing Championship is held in Finland every year since 2000. The current world record was set in 2002, where the winner threw his Nokia 5110 a distance of 66.72 meters! Does it make you want to participate?
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    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts - Charlemagne; and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

    I need an honest reply to this question : How many of you already knew (before reading this) that the King of Hearts is the only King without a mustache and the King of diamonds has an axe, while others have swords.
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    I didn't know any of that....and in a way, I'm glad I didn't. :)
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    That's interesting, I didn't know that! Grabbed a pack of cards to check. Also checked the queens and the jacks but could see no differences as obvious as that.
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    That's also new to me. Usually, I don't take a closer look to the cards when we're playing.
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    Yea... Did you know that after eating, our hearing sense reduces the most, for a period of time, more than any other sense?
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    Fleas can reach speeds up to 50 times faster than a space shuttle. Would it be convenient for a ride?
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    Oh wow. Never knew that.
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    If it was as big as a Plymouth I would finally have a car to use to get to many places around the world in a matter of minutes, a few hours, heck maybe even seconds!


    Explains why I never hear anyone in the dining table talking.
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    Over the next thousand years a leap year February will not have a full Moon only in the years 2572, 2792, and 2944.In those years, both January and March will have two full Moons.
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    Koalas have exactly the same fingerprints as humans. A trained expert would have trouble telling human and koala fingerprints apart, even using a microscope.
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    They can even be confused in a crime scene. Maybe they can be used to unlock an iPhone 5s.
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    The rare three. :)
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    11 x 11 = 121
    111 x 111 = 12321
    1111 x 1111 = 1234321
    11111 x 11111 = 123454321
    111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
    1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
    11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
    111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

    So next time anyone asks you the square of an 'all 1' number, you have the answer, but this cool trend does not go after 9 1s.
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    The reason why I love astronomy is because of one of these reasons. If only I could live forever and there is absolutely no way for me to die, or maybe if my soul would travel anywhere across the universe I could explore it. So much discoveries still bound for us to find.
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    Why the iPad Air?
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    Oops sorry... Edited
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    Hmmm. Interesting observation there. I'll just put some prints on this tree to check.....

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