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Abraham Lincoln is in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, having lost only once in more than 300 matches.Public Domain
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It costs the U.S. Mint almost twice as much to mint each penny and nickel as the coins are actually worth. Taxpayers lost more than $100 million in 2013 just because of the cost it took to make the coins.Public Domain
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Christopher Columbus never set foot in mainland North America.Getty Images
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The Earth is actually farthest from the Sun during summer (in the Northern Hemisphere).
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Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin bothmarried their cousins.Wikimedia Commons
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Tongue prints are as unique as fingerprints.
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About eight percent of men in 16 populations spanning Asia are related to Genghis Khan.Wikimedia Commons
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Napoleon was actually slightly taller than average.Wikimedia Commons
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Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, but Buzz Aldrin was the first man to pee on it.NASA
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Humans did not evolve from chimps or any other extant primates, but instead, chimps and humans evolved from the same, now extinct, common ancestor.
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The longest time between two twins being born was 87 days.Wikimedia Commons
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Domestic cats kill between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds and between 6.9 and 20.7 billion mammals every year.Wikimedia Commons
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Light doesn't always travel at the speed of light. In fact, it's been clocked at speeds as low as 38 miles per hour.Public Domain
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Betty White is actually older than sliced bread.
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There is a single mega-colony of ants that spans three continents, covering much of Europe, the west coast of the U.S., and the west coast of Japan.
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The Dance Fever of 1518 was a month-long plague of inexplicable dancing in Strasbourg (in present-day France), in which hundreds of residents danced continually for no apparent reason. Several danced themselves to death.Wikimedia Commons
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A U.S. park ranger named Roy C. Sullivan held the record for being struck by lightning the most times, having been struck — and survived it — seven times between 1942 and 1977. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1983.Wikimedia Commons
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There are no words in the English language that rhyme with "wolf."Wikimedia Commons
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Humans have far more than five senses, with some scientists putting the number above 20.Wikimedia Commons
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In 1923, a man named Frank Hayes won a steeplechase at Belmont Park in New York. Before crossing the finish line, he suffered a fatal heart attack, making him the first – and only – dead man to win a horse race. Wikimedia Commons
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The first foreign-born samurai was named Yasuke and was of black African origin.
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A penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building could not actually kill anyone. Wikimedia Commons
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One of Richard Nixon's favorite snacks was cottage cheese topped with ketchup.Wikimedia Commons
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There are no bridges over the Amazon river.Wikimedia Commons
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German doctors were the first ones to link smoking and lung cancer. As a result, the Nazis initiated the first government anti-smoking campaign in modern times.Wikimedia Commons
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Physicist William Higinbotham worked on the first nuclear bomb and what is thought to be the first video game ever, "Tennis for Two."Wikimedia Commons
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Cowboys mostly didn't wear cowboy hats, but instead bowlers, derbies, and the like.Getty Images
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In 1993, San Francisco held a referendum over whether a police officer named Bob Geary was allowed to patrol while carrying a ventriloquist's dummy named Brendan O'Smarty. He was.YouTube
There is no added danger in waking a sleepwalker.Wikimedia Commons
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The head of Columbia Studios once threatened Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mob to prevent him from marrying a white woman.Wikimedia Commons
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Detroit once gave Saddam Hussein a key to the city.Wikimedia Commons
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Human birth control pills work on gorillas.Public Domain
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"Stewardesses" is the longest word able to be typed using only the left hand.Wikimedia Commons
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Female kangaroos have three vaginas.Wikimedia Commons
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Although Donald Trump is the 45th president, he is only the 44th person to be president. That's because Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms as the 22nd and the 24th president.Wikimedia Commons
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