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Interesting facts that most people don't know may sound fake, but are actually true

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  1. There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the observable universe.
  2. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and Great Britain in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after just 38 minutes.
  3. There are more possible ways to shuffle a deck of cards than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
  4. The Great Wall of China is not visible from space without aid.
  5. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
  6. The Eiffel Tower can be 15 cm taller during the summer due to thermal expansion.
  7. There is a species of jellyfish that is biologically immortal and can live forever.
  8. The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old.
  9. The only letter that doesn’t appear in any U.S. state name is “Q.”
  10. The longest word in the English language is 189,819 letters long and takes three and a half hours to pronounce.
  11. A single strand of Spaghetti is called a “spaghetto.”
  12. A group of hedgehogs is called a "prickle."
  13. The world’s largest snowflake on record measured 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
  14. It's possible to sneeze faster than the speed of sound.
  15. The Great Pyramid of Giza weighs approximately 6 million tons.
  16. The longest wedding veil ever worn was longer than 63 football fields.
  17. There is a type of mushroom that glows in the dark.
  18. The largest living organism in the world is a fungus in Oregon that covers 2,200 acres.
  19. The shortest commercial flight in the world is between the Scottish islands of Westray and Papa Westray. It takes just 90 seconds.
  20. Cows have best friends.
  21. The world's largest snow maze covers 2.5 acres and is located in Warren, Vermont.
  22. There is a type of bee that can make honey that is poisonous to humans.
  23. The world's largest swimming pool is over 1,000 yards long and holds 66 million gallons of water.
  24. A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time. It is the amount of time it takes for light to travel one centimeter in a vacuum.
  25. The human nose can detect over 1 trillion different scents.
  26. The world's largest apple peel measured over 14 feet long.
  27. There is a species of spider that can fly using a technique called "ballooning."
  28. The world's largest jigsaw puzzle has over 551,232 pieces.
  29. The world's largest chocolate bar weighed over 12,000 pounds.
  30. The oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old.
  31. A group of owls is called a "parliament."
  32. The world's largest rubber band ball weighs over 9,000 pounds.
  33. A "butt" was a medieval unit of measurement for wine, equal to approximately 126 gallons.
  34. The world's largest snowball fight took place in Seattle, Washington, and involved 5,834 people.
  35. The shortest person in recorded history was 21.5 inches tall.
  36. There is a type of frog that can freeze solid and then thaw and come back to life.
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