28 Tiny But Powerful Bits of Trivia to Load Into Your Particle Accelerator

28 Tiny But Powerful Bits of Trivia to Load Into Your Particle Accelerator

Okay, so a fact is just a tiny little nugget of knowledge. Sorry we can’t give you dozens of full encyclopedias right now! Head to Wikipedia for that amount of info — after reading these facts, of course. Think of this list as an appetizer, or a bunch of amuse-bouches that add up to an appetizer. Something to get you salivating for full-blown knowledge.

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CRACKED YOU HAVE ABOUT 100,000 HAIRS ON YOUR HEAD. Blonde people average the most amount of hair, while redheads average the least.

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CRACKED THE SHORTEST DISTANCE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE UNITED STATES IS ONLY 2.4 MILES. It can be crossed on foot during the winter months, when the Bering Strait freezes over. FOR - - UP Noo Noskan Kotsebue kotski 850+ Deineva Diomede Shishmaref strov Uelen diBering Mys S ٠.I. avrentija Pe Wales Teller logiaran Novoje Str. Caplino King 1. Nome - Mys Caplina 30 No not - - Gamball

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CRACKED THE OLDEST LIVING TREE IN THE WORLD IS IN CALIFORNIA. It is a pine named Methuselah, and is over 4,800 years old.

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CRACKED SEVEN SISTERS, 100,000 YEARS OLD? TALK ABOUT ANCIENT HISTORY. Many cultures call the Pleiades constellation Seven Sisters even though only six are visible, and have similar myths to explain that. This might be because, 100,000 years ago, seven stars were visible, making that the world's oldest story.

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CRACKED DREAMS ACHIEVED, LIFE LOST: EVEREST JOURNEY ENDS IN TRAGEDY. A 28-year-old IT expert from the UK had been dreaming of climbing Mount Everest since he was a kid. Не finally made it to the top, but sadly, he passed away just a few hours later from exhaustion and blindness.

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CRACKED EXPLORERS USED TO DRIP COCAINE IN THEIR EYES TO COMBAT SNOW BLINDNESS. Modern hospitals will also do this occasionally, for pain relief purposes, not snow blindness purposes.

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CRACKED PALM TREES ARE NOT NATIVE TO LOS ANGELES. The famous ones we associate with LA were actually brought over from Spain in the 18th century for religious reasons.

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