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Mind-Boggling Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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Dogs can smell when humans have low glucose levels (Type I Diabetes) and actually serve as a service animal.
 

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On March 22, 1989 asteroid 4581 Asclepius passed by Earth at a distance of 0.00457 AU (425,000 mi). In fact, it passed through the exact position of Earth only six hours earlier.
 

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Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus.
 

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Humans can hear the difference between hot and cold water being poured.
 

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One gram of DNA could store 455 exabytes of data, which is more than enough for Google and Facebook combined.
 

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There is a galaxy-eating fireball 3 MILLION lightyears in diameter and hotter than the center of our Sun out there.
 

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One of the smallest known measurement is a Planck Length. It’s so small, if you were to magnify a 0.1mm dot to the size of the universe, a Planck Length is a 0.1mm dot inside that universe-sized “dot”.
 

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There is a 27.5 acre artificial island in the Maldives called Thilafushi that is made entirely of garbage.
 

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Bees don’t breathe.
 

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A fast moving star tore through the outer reaches of our solar system 70 thousand years ago, coming within half a light year of the sun.
 

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The James Webb Telescope is so sensitive that it can detect heat generated by a bumblebee as far away as the Moon.
 

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The Sun steals comets from other stars.
 

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Neil Degrasse Tyson helped DC Comics pick a real star to serve as Rao, the star which is orbited by Superman’s homeworld of Krypton: “LHS 2520”, a red dwarf star 42 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Corvus.
 

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There is a deadly fungus plague spreading around the world that is causing a mass extinction among amphibians.
 

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Astronauts sleeping in zero-G must do so in a well-ventilated area, or they risk exhaling a bubble of CO2 around their own heads and suffocating.

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