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2. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom to the top of the glass.
3. The electric eel’s electric discharge is about three times as powerful as an average household electrical outlet and can even cause fatal heart arrhythmias in humans if they are in water that is too shallow.
4. In 2002, a woman died from frostbite for the first time in recorded history as a result of dipping her toe into cold water while taking a bath because she was reading hot water would make her feel better instead of cold water making her feel worse.
5. Only one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older due to the way our cells age.
6. A “C” scale played by an orchestra sounds forty times quieter than a “B” played on a flute because the sound intensity varies at every individual note.
7. If you could fold a piece of paper in half 43 times, it would reach the moon.
8. Elephants are the only mammals that cannot jump.
9. The world’s largest particle accelerator is located in Geneva, Switzerland, and is about 27 kilometers in circumference.
10. Sharks can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
11. In Korea, a single garlic clove costs more than an ounce of gold.
12. Coca-Cola was originally green.
13. A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour.
14. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
15. The giant panda has a “thumb” on its paws that is an enlarged wrist bone.
16. The first computer had 174,000 words of memory and was the size of a small house.
17. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
18. An ostrich’s eyes are bigger than its brain.
19. When it is expanded, the Eiffel Tower has an area of about 32 square meters.
20. An octopus’s blood is blue because it uses hemocyanin to carry oxygen instead of iron-based hemoglobin.
21. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a coconut falling on your head from a tree.
22. The first email was sent in 1971 and was a test message from one computer to another at the University of California, Los Angeles.
23. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
24. The fingerprint sensor on an iPhone is only about one-tenth as wide as a single skin cell and may not work if your fingers are greasy, dirty, or wet.
25. The first modern wheel was discovered in 2008 near the Czech town of Olomouc when remains of a wooden wheel were identified as being 5400 years old.