interesting unknown facts

in #interesting3 years ago

These are some of the facts that sound extremely wrong, but are actually correct.

Cleopatra lived closer to the release of the first iPhone than she did to the building of the pyramids of Giza.

Carrots were originally purple, and made orange through selective breeding.

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Whatever a duckling sees 10 minutes after its born becomes its parent.

Handshakes were originally a gesture of peace and to prove that the hand holds no weapon.

A typical cumulus cloud weighs about 1.1 million pounds.

The Facebook like button was originally planned to be named the awesome button.

Nintendo was founded in 1889.

Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

The colour orange was named after the fruit and not the other way around.

Cheetahs can't roar. They can only meow, like domestic house cats.

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