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America is the only country to pronounce Z as Zee, the rest of the english speaking countries say Zed

IQ can decrease by an average of 13% when people are more stressed

There is a type of algae that is one of the most massive single cells in the world, up to the size of a lemon.

The word quarantine derives from the italian word quaranta, meaning forty - because in times of the Black Death ships had to wait 40 Days outside the port to prove they aren’t infested.

The PETS act, a bipartisan bill introduced after Hurricane Katrina, giving FEMA the authority to provide rescue to household pets and service animals in major disasters. The bill aimed to save those who would have otherwise remained and perished with their companions.

Sam Houston, the general who won Texas independence from Mexico, was removed from his post as Governor of Texas after refusing to support the Confederacy during the Civil War

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such Nintendo games as Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda, has a hobby of guessing the measurements of objects, then checking to see if he was correct. He enjoys the hobby so much he carries a tape measure with him everywhere.

In the 1960's, for fear of having their submarine communication cables cut by the Soviets, the US military sent 480,000,000 copper needles into space to secure their communications infrastructure. The needles acted as a mirror for radio waves, enabling communication between distant sites.

During the Iran-Contra hearings, Senator Daniel Inouye remarked that "[There exists] a shadowy Government with...the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself."

One of the reasons the gloves didn't fit O.J. Simpson is that he stopped taking medication for his arthritis which led to his hands becoming swollen

There is a security system designed in South Africa to protect against the abundance of carjackers. The security system is just an under mounted flamethrower that the driver can use to light potential thieves on fire. It is completely legal in South Africa.

Alexa commercials are intentionally muted in the 3,000Hz to 6,000Hz range of the audio spectrum, which tips off the system that the “Alexa” phrase being spoken isn’t in fact a real command and should be ignored

Pittsburgh put up "Kindness Zone: BE NICE / ALL DAY EVERY DAY" street signs this year as part of a statewide campaign to honor Mr. Rogers

Ships sent to retrieve dead bodies of the victims of the Titanic disaster found so many bodies that they ran out of embalming supplies. They decided to only retrieve bodies of 1st class passengers due to "the need to visually identify wealthy men to resolve any disputes over large estates."

In 1992, a man in Texas was sent to death row for murdering his kids by arson. He was executed by lethal injection in 2004. In 2009, through advances in technology, it was found that the fire was likely accidental. According to an expert, "There was no item of evidence that indicated arson."