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  • The shortest war in history lasted only 38 minutes. It was between Britain and Zanzibar on August 27, 1896.

  • Bananas are berries, but strawberries aren't. In botanical terms, berries develop from a single ovary, which bananas do, but strawberries don't.

  • The fingerprints of a koala are so indistinguishable from humans that they have on occasion been confused at a crime scene. It's quite a bizarre fact!

  • Cows have best friends. They get stressed when they are separated from them.

  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist. Dr. Alfred Southwick, inspired by a tragic accident involving electricity, developed the idea as a more humane method of execution.

  • The Great Wall of China is not visible from space without aid. Despite the popular myth, astronauts have stated that it's difficult to see the Wall with the naked eye from the low orbit of space.

  • The human brain takes in 11 million bits of information every second, yet is only aware of 40. Our brains are incredibly selective!

  • There is a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. It's known as the "Highest Court in the Land."

  • Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. Due to the skin of the grape trapping electromagnetic waves, it creates sparks, causing the grape to burst.

  • A group of pandas is called an embarrassment. It's a humorous term for these adorable creatures!

  • Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire. Oxford was founded in the 12th century, while the Aztec civilization emerged around the 14th century.

  • Honey never spoils. Archaeologists have found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3000 years old and still perfectly edible.

  • The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting for a red light to turn green. That's a lot of time spent at traffic signals!

  • Octopuses have three hearts. Two pump blood to the gills, while the third pumps it to the rest of the body.

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