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    Cows moo in regional accents.

    Language experts have suggested that cows have regional accents just like humans. According to the BBC, this phenomenon was first detected by dairy farmers who noticed that their cows had different moos, depending on what herd they came from. Very mooo-ving indeed. source More

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    Butterflies taste with their feet

    While you might think that a butterfly’s transformation from a caterpillar is the most amazing thing about them, it’s not the only incredibly cool fact about the tiny creature. For instance, thanks to sensors located at the end of their skinny little legs, butterflies taste with their feet. source More

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    Black teeth in history

    Black teeth were a sign of wealth in 18th century England. In 18th century England, sugar was a valuable commodity that was consumed in excess. Because it was expensive, it was mostly enjoyed only by the rich and rotten, like Queen Elizabeth I. As a result, if someone had black teeth, a sign of eating […] More

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    That’s a BIG difference

    A million dollars may sound almost as good as a billion, but that’s only because the average person has no concept of the staggeringly vast difference between the two amounts. However, The New York Times breaks it down for us by using time as an example. “It would take almost 12 days for a million […] More

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    The largest turtle in the world

    The largest and heaviest turtle ever recorded was a leatherback that washed ashore in the United Kingdom in September 1988 after it had drowned when it was trapped in a fishing line. Around 100 years old when it was found, the turtle was almost 9 feet long and weighed 2,016 pounds. source More

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    Traveling at high speeds

    Ulysses S. Grant may have been the 18th president of the United States, but that didn’t mean that he always followed the law—even while he was in office. The skilled equestrian enjoyed traveling at high speeds, which was illegal. When Grant was caught going at a so-called “furious pace,” he was given a firm warning […] More

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    Lambs grew on trees

    The “Vegetable Lamb” was thought to be an animal that grew from the Lamb Tree in the region of Tartary, an area that eventually became Europe and Central Asia. The special plant came in two different varieties, according to medieval texts (the myth has been traced back to the year 436). One grew newborn lambs […] More

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    The dancing plague

    In July 1518, a woman in Strasbourg known as Frau Troffea began dancing in the street, seemingly unable to stop until she collapsed of exhaustion. Soon, more people were struck by this strange urge to dance. By August, some 400 people had been affected—and as a result, a few died of heart attacks and strokes, […] More

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