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Sea Otters hold hands when they sleep so they won’t drift apart. Animals, man.

According to a French study of social interactions, men who approach a single woman on the street will get her phone number one out of 10 times. If the same guy approaches women while walking a dog his odds go to one in three times. The research says that a man with a dog signals that he has the resources and the willingness to care for others.

Las Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer could buy the 15-most valuable NBA teams and still have 5-billion dollars left in his bank account.

 

Coyotes are impossible to exterminate. The more coyotes get killed, the more they procreate. This occurs because the coyote howl acts as a roll call. A normal coyote litter size runs between 4 and 5 puppies. However, if the female does a roll call howl and the population is sparse based on these calls, the female will generate more pups. They’re effectively taking a census with the howling. A low census causes a chemical or metabolic change in breeding females and they’ll have as many as nine puppies in the litter to make up for the population loss. Coyotes are now in 49 states.

Awesome.

The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln’s father-in-law is Ian Anderson, legendary frontman for the band Jethro Tull.

When you think people pay $50,000 to be guided up the mountain this is pretty funny stuff. Love it.

Just as I suspected.

When you wish upon a star you’re actually a few million years late because that star is dead. In reality, you’re actually looking into the past because many of the stars we see have already died.

The world’s strongest beer is called Snake Venom. At 68% alcohol it is stronger than whiskey.

In 1969 a 15-year old boy named Robert Rayford was admitted to the hospital in Missouri with sores, weight loss and shortness of breath. As time progressed he got worse as doctors were powerless to treat him. He eventually died of pneumonia, but remembering his case doctors ran tests on tissue samples they’d saved. They found that Robert had Aids 10-years before the first official case had been reported. He had never received a blood transfusion and had never left the country. His case remains a mystery.

Around 2,200 people are bitten yearly by Black Widow Spiders in the USA. Contrary to common belief, most people suffer no serious damage and don’t even require medical attention.

In Denmark studies have found that it’s okay to drink a standard serving of alcohol per day when you are pregnant. According to social norms, not only is it okay, it is expected.

In 1953 an Air Force radio squadron operator was the first American to receive word that Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had died. The operator’s name? Johnny Cash.

The perfect length of a vacation is 8-days. Longer vacations have little benefit. Experts say more vacations are better than long vacations.

A suicide bomber had planned on detonating in Moscow on New Year’s Eve in 2011, using her cell phone as the trigger. On her way to the city her mother called her to tell her to have a safe New Year’s Eve. The bomb detonated, killing her and only her instantly.

1990 is closer to the JFK Assassination than it is to today.

According to studies, 84% of vegetarians eventually go back to eating meat.

30% of Americans don’t drink alcohol. 60% have less than one drink per week. The top 10% have 74 drinks a week.

According to the American Temperament Test Society, 804 American Pit Bull Terriers were tested and 695 passed. This means that 86.4% of Pit Bulls tested by the ATTS had a good temperament. The Pit Bull’s pass rating was above 121 other breeds of dogs, including Golden Retrievers. Pit Bulls have an inclination towards being protective of their owners and property but not to the extent some may think. They are unequivocally not naturally aggressive.

Of the 30,000 types of edible plants thought to exist on Earth, just eleven – corn, rice, wheat, potatoes, cassava, sorghum, millet, beans, barley, rye and oats – account for 93% of all that humans eat.

 

 

George Washington died in 1799. The first dinosaur fossil was discovered in 1824. George Washington never knew dinosaurs existed.