Random Fact Thread
The oldest two animals on earth are either an Ocean Quahog clam or the Greenland shark. Both can live to be about 510 years old.
The world's largest and heaviest seed (12" long with a 3 foot circumference and a weight of 40 lbs) is a from a Lodoicea maldivica tree from the island of Praslin.
Marshmallows were originally made from the candied root of the Marsh mallow flower (Althaea officinalis).
The loudest creature on the planet is the Sperm whale, which can "click" at 236 decibels in order to communicate to other whales at very far distances.
The explosion of the RDS-220 Soviet Hydrogen bomb (Tsar Bomba) on October 30, 1961 was the largest human created explosion ever equaling about 50 megatons of TNT.
Only two countries use the color purple in their national flag (Dominica and Nicaragua) but both were of these flags were adopted after the invention of synthetic purple dye in 1856.
Bumblebees (and bees in general) beat their wings 200+ times a second which creates a positive charge of 100+ volts of static electricity. The negative charged flower and bee create electrostatic attraction which makes the pollen stick to their hairs (and everything else).
The crocodile icefish (Channichthyidae) is the only vertebrae on earth that lacks hemoglobin in their blood. This Antarctic fishes blood and gills are a white translucent color as a result.
All humans are 99.9% identical in their genetic makeup to each other.
Water often appears blue because wavelengths of around 500nm are able to penetrate water much deeper than red and yellow light can. (800 meters under the right conditions)
A moth's eye is the most anti-reflective natural thing on earth due to its tapetal mirror and the corneal nipple array that takes light in and makes it hard for it to escape.
There are 132 Hawaiian Islands.
The only known warm blooded fish is the opah (Lampris guttatus). Other types of fish such as tuna and some shark can regulate parts of their bodies to control temperature through their bodies but cannot stay in depths for long periods without their nervous system shutting down.
The Canary islands were not named after the bird. The word comes from the Latin word "canaria" which means dog and since the island probably had no dogs, the Romans were probably referencing "sea dogs", which is was what seals were called at that time by mariners.
Jupiter is 2.5 times the mass of all the other planets combined.
H2O Water is the only compound that can be found naturally on earth in liquid, solid and gas states.

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