#1 Hawaii allows people to throw their beloved’s ashes into their volcanoes, as long as you pay a $25 permit and do it discretely.
#2 Slugs have roughly 27,000 teeth. They need so many teeth because instead of chewing their food, they have a ribbon-like flexible band of microscopic teeth called a radula.
#3 In 2011, an iPhone 4 fell out of a skydiver’s pocket and fell 13500 ft. It didn't land in a cushy field either. The phone landed on top of a building; he found it a half mile from the landing zone. The phone's glass was severely shattered.
#4 Cuddling with a partner can significantly relieve pain and improve the healing of wounds due to the increased release in oxytocin.
#5 The Rolling Stone originally gave Nirvana’s Nevermind a 3-star rating in 1991. They now give it 5 stars and rank it as the 17th greatest album of all time. They didn't review Dark Side of The Moon until a few months after it came out, and gave it a similar review.
#6 “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” But who decided that? Why? Sometimes sayings become so commonplace and repeated that we fail to question… is it even true? What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.
#7 Stanford researchers have developed an affordable, durable technology that could harness this so-called "blue energy". Every cubic meter of freshwater that mixes with seawater produces .65 kilowatt-hours of energy, enough to power the average house for about 30 minutes.
#8 When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, photographer Robert Landsberg was taking photographs. Upon realizing he wouldn’t survive, he lied down on top of his equipment to preserve the photographs he had taken of the event.
#9 Male giant jewel beetles often prefer to mate with beer bottles instead of female jewel beetles due to the beer bottle’s large size and attractive coloring.
#10 According to the CIA’s 2013 data, the United States has 13,513 airports, which is more than the next 10 countries combined.
#11 Born as August Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, AKA, Ada Lovelace (December 10, 1815 – November 27, 1852), a writer and mathematician, is commonly considered the world's first computer programmer for her collaboration with Charles Babbage on the first computer.
#12 Disney was forced to abandon its policy of letting disabled people skip lines in its theme parks, after rampant abuse of the rule by people hiring disabled “tour guides” to skip waiting for rides. These guides sometimes charged up to hundreds of dollars per hour.
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