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Fact about chocolate
the smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation

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Because the cost of cocoa has increased so much in the last few years, many chocolate manufacturers have switched from cocoa butter to vegetable oil which is why when you eat chocolate now, instead of that rich, buttery texture you remember, it tastes like your childhood just threw up in your mouth.

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From Google
Google has found GPA's and test scores to be "worthless as criteria for hiring"; they have teams where 14% of their employees haven't gone to college

Edited by advent_geek

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Five percent of people surveyed admit to having checked Facebook during sex. Source

Edited by Reverend Jim

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ouch! At least they weren't taking selfies at that time!
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  1. The Netherlands is the largest per CAPITA consumer of cofee averaging 2.4 cups of coffee per person per day.

  2. In Japan there is a crying sumo contest where wrestlers compete to see who can make a baby bawl first.

  3. Elvis never performed outside of North America.

  4. Neptune emits more light than it receives from the sun.

  5. Over 300 languages spoken in london making it the most diverse cities in the world.

6.The cost of building the Statue of Liberty and Pedestal amounted to over US $500,000 over US $10M in todays money.

  1. The creator of LSD lived up to 102 years old.

  2. 1.2 million women have an abortion in the U.S every year.

  3. In 1963, a cat called Felicette Became the first feline in space.

  4. Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have severe anger issues and access to guns.

  5. Abraham Lincoln actually hated to be called ABE

  6. Uranus only has 2 seasons Summer & Winter

  7. Every 9.5 minutes a person in the U.S is infected with HIV.

  8. London has 72 Billionaires the most of any city.

  9. Nearly a third of Germany is powered by renewable energy.

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The Netherlands is the largest per CAPITA consumer of cofee averaging 2.4 cups of coffee per person per day.

That is a poor/misleading figure.

The annual per capita consumption of coffee in Finland is 9.6 kg dry weight compared to 6.7 kg in The Netherlands (and 3.1 kg in the USA). Source: http://www.caffeineinformer.com/caffeine-what-the-world-drinks
The Netherlands have more cups of coffee per capita because they make such weak coffee.

Edited by SalmiSoft: Improved quoting

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Paul Winchell is best remembered as the voice of Tigger in numerous Disney Winnie the Pooh cartoons, as well as Dick Dastardly and Gargamel. He was also half of the team that developed and patented the first artificial heart. Source

Edited by Reverend Jim

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  1. Elvis failed a music class in high school

  2. Whales can get a tan.

  3. Indonesia is Home to the worlds largest islamic population

  4. Banana Ketchup is popular in the Philippines

  5. Jupiter has 67 moons, Saturn has 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14, Mars 2 and Earth only has 1.

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This spring Hyundai will begin leasing a fuel cell version of its Tucson crossover in the U.S. and when it goes on sale, drivers in Southern California will be able to power their cars using processed sewage. Yes you read that right, a new process in Orange County converts human waste into a fuel that can power hydrogen fuel
http://inhabitat.com/hyundais-2014-tucson-hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicle-runs-on-human-poo/ You probably don't want to tailgate one of these.

Edited by woooee

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Australia :
NSW has built (almost) scale representations of the solar system along the five highways centred at an observatory at coonabarabran
The drive from pluto to the sun,
Pluto is a 3ft ball on a sign, 300km North of Coonabarabran on the Newel highway, the one I drove past

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Earthquakes kill approximately 8,000 people each year and have caused an estimated 13 million deaths in the past 4,000 years.

Note:- on 25th April 2015 at Nepal, 1500+ peoples were dead due to Earthquake.

RIP Brothers and Sisters. xD

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Apparently, anti-viruses will never be enough to keep hackers out of computer, and the "gap" between "safe" and "anti-virus" is getting exponentially bigger each year.

It turns out anti-virus blocks you only from script-kiddie's, anyone who is just one single tiny level above scriptkiddie is one that might be roaming your SSD/HDD right now.

Sources:
- http://www.pcworld.com/article/2150743/antivirus-is-dead-says-maker-of-norton-antivirus.html
- http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/01/31/symantec-gets-a-black-eye-in-chinese-hack-of-new-york-times/
- http://www.zdnet.com/article/symantec-calls-antivirus-doomed-as-security-giants-fight-for-survival/
- There has been topic somewhere which I can't find anymore, which said that barely 50% of malware used by hackers is detected by anti-viruses.
- And then you have FUD.

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Google is Originally Called BackRub
In 1999, the founders of Google actually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.

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@Warrens80 that was great.

another fact about google.

Google intends to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020.

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The saying, "blood is thicker than water", originally meant the opposite of what we take it to mean today. The original saying was more like "The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb." meaning that the bond of a blood oath is stronger than familial ties.

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The zippo lighter was named to sound similar to the zipper, which was a hit in 1933 when the first zippo was made.

Zippo has trademarked the phrase “It works or we fix it for free” and reportedly will fix any broken lighter regardless of age.

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Mother's Day was founded for mourning women to remember fallen soldiers and work for peace.

About 80% of Mother's Day cards are purchased by women. (Just a little surprising)

According to the Pew Research Center, there are consistently more phone calls made on Mother's Day than any other day of the year. (Not at all surprising)

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According to Wikipedia and other sources

The modern American holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her beloved mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died.

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I googled it ...
there are 29,000 grains of rice in a pound of rice.

More ...
Worldwide Rice Production in 2012 was 1,628,000,000,000 pounds
which means 47,212,000,000,000,000 grains of rice.
I hope someone counted them.

Edited by vegaseat

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It takes between 2 million and 10 million bee trips to make a pound of honey, depending on who's counting. And about 50,000 miles.

Edited by woooee

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