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Chicago's Field Museum has 10 colonies of flesh-eating beetles, who live and work at the museum cleaning animal bones for display.

J.M. Barrie added the requirement of fairy dust for flying, because so many children injured themselves trying to fly after seeing the first production of “Peter Pan”

J.M. Barrie added the requirement of fairy dust for flying, because so many children injured themselves trying to fly after seeing the first production of “Peter Pan”

A coal stoker named Arthur John Priest survived the sinking of five ships, including the Titanic, earning the nickname "The Unsinkable Stoker"

A coal stoker named Arthur John Priest survived the sinking of five ships, including the Titanic, earning the nickname "The Unsinkable Stoker"

The cartoon character Popeye was inspired by Frank "Rocky" Fiegel, who lived in the artist's home town. Fiegel had one eye, a prominent chin, he smoked a pipe, and often got into fist fights.

The cartoon character Popeye was inspired by Frank "Rocky" Fiegel, who lived in the artist's home town. Fiegel had one eye, a prominent chin, he smoked a pipe, and often got into fist fights.

Electric/hybrid cars are so quiet they had to add artificial noise to them which will help prevent about 2,400 pedestrian injuries each year

Electric/hybrid cars are so quiet they had to add artificial noise to them which will help prevent about 2,400 pedestrian injuries each year

The current world record holder for world's oldest dog is Bluey, who lived from 1910 to 1939 and died at the age of 29 years and 5 months.

The current world record holder for world's oldest dog is Bluey, who lived from 1910 to 1939 and died at the age of 29 years and 5 months.

The Confederate States altered their constitution to prevent bills from having hidden agendas buried in them to try to sneak them through

The Confederate States altered their constitution to prevent bills from having hidden agendas buried in them to try to sneak them through

Country Time Lemonade once offered free legal assistance when children’s lemonade stands were being ticketed by local governments. They titled the service, Legalade.

Country Time Lemonade once offered free legal assistance when children’s lemonade stands were being ticketed by local governments. They titled the service, Legalade.

The Great Sphinx of Giza is so old that its first restoration dates to 1400 BC, when it was already a thousand years old

The Great Sphinx of Giza is so old that its first restoration dates to 1400 BC, when it was already a thousand years old

In 1784 Great Britain imposed a tax on bricks to pay for the war in America. In response, people starting using larger bricks, and buildings can be dated based on the brick size

In 1784 Great Britain imposed a tax on bricks to pay for the war in America. In response, people starting using larger bricks, and buildings can be dated based on the brick size

Fallen Astronaut is a sculpture smuggled to the Moon as a memorial for those who have died in the advancement of space exploration.

Fallen Astronaut is a sculpture smuggled to the Moon as a memorial for those who have died in the advancement of space exploration.

According to NASA researchers, an optimal nap will last between 20-30 minutes and a perfect nap will last exaclty 26 minutes.

According to NASA researchers, an optimal nap will last between 20-30 minutes and a perfect nap will last exaclty 26 minutes.

The 1st book in history to provide the formula to gunpowder dates back to 1044 AD under the Song dynasty in China

The 1st book in history to provide the formula to gunpowder dates back to 1044 AD under the Song dynasty in China

The Parental Advisory sticker eventually came into being after Tipper Gore heard her 11-year old daughter listening to Prince's "Darling Nikki", causing her to co-found Parents Music Resource Center

The Parental Advisory sticker eventually came into being after Tipper Gore heard her 11-year old daughter listening to Prince's "Darling Nikki", causing her to co-found Parents Music Resource Center

Nutrition professor Mark Haub lost 27 pounds on a Twinkie/Dorito/Sugar diet to prove that weight loss is based on caloric intake, and not on nutrition.

Nutrition professor Mark Haub lost 27 pounds on a Twinkie/Dorito/Sugar diet to prove that weight loss is based on caloric intake, and not on nutrition.

In 1999, NASA lost a $125 million Mars orbiter because half the project staff used imperial measurements and the other half used metric.

In 1999, NASA lost a $125 million Mars orbiter because half the project staff used imperial measurements and the other half used metric.