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  1. J. A.

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    No one knows for sure why tennis points go 15 - 30 - 40 - 50, or why 0 is called "love".
     
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    When a piece of a plant has been cut off, and there is a heat photo taken, the full plant shows up! The part that was cut off is hazy but still viewable! It is like a phantom limb for plants too! Of course, as you said, they used very super sensitive equipment!
    They have also heard plants emitting a high screeching sound when they feel pain!
    Love this fact, Johanna! Thanks for reminding me!


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    The North Magnetic Pole, once located over Canada, is now in the Arctic Ocean and is slowly moving towards Russia.
     
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    North and South Magnetic Pole are not antipodal. They are also known as Magnetic Dip Poles.
     
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    Our current northernmost star is the brightest star in Ursa Minor (Cynosura), now known as Polaris. In about 14 000 years, it will be Vega in the constellation Lyra.
     
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    Astronomers have found a cloud of alcohol, almost 300 billion miles across, surrounding a stellar nursery. It consists of methanol, so even if it's possible to reach it, you wouldn't want to drink it.
     
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    Since Ireland became an independent republic in 1944, only one person has been killed by armed police. Usually, policemen don't carry weapons, because violent crime almost is non-existent.
     
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    During sleep, fluid in the body tends to pool in low-lying areas, which is why most of us wake up with noticeable bags under our eyes.
     
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    In French, there are 13 ways to spell the sound "o".
     
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    There's an (unofficial) Big Ben Twitter account that posted BONG every hour (and adds a BONG every hour) until August last year.
     
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