Interesting Facts - Page 167

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The shotgun Ernest Hemingway used to kill himself was purchased from Abercrombie and Fitch.
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Ernest Hemingway, his father, two of his siblings, and one granddaughter all committed suicide.
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Since 1820, the largest margin of victory in a U.S. Presidential race was Warren G. Harding's landslide defeat of James Cox in 1920 by 26 percentage points in the popular vote. Sadly, Harding's popularity didn't last. He is widely considered one of the worst Presidents in U.S. history.
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In 1920, Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for Vice President as the running mate of James M. Cox but lost in one of the worst electoral landslides of all time.
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There's a national park named W in Benin, named for the shape of the River Niger in that area.
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Level ∞
Mar 22, 2023
Credit @Qy for #833 and #834 and @ooftownroad for #835.
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Level 35
Mar 15, 2023
Fact: In the USA alone, all the combined parking spaces are as big as the state of West Virginia!
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2023
Paved paradise and put up a parking lot indeed...
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Level 35
Mar 15, 2023
Fact: If all ants were to pile up in 1 flat plain, it would be as big as the entire state of Minnesota!

And, if it were to pile up into 1 giant ball, it would be as wide and tall as 860 meters!

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Level 60
Mar 22, 2023
And how exactly, does anyone know how much ants exist in this world, and can measure them?

I’m really skeptical of this fact.

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Level 35
Mar 22, 2023
Search it up, scientists believe about 20 quadrillion ants are on earth, when I searched that most sources say its 20 quadrillion and counting.

Even videos say it is!

" They used standardized methods for collecting and counting ants such as pitfall traps and leaf litter samples. As you can imagine, this is often tedious work.

From all this, we estimate there are approximately 20 quadrillion ants on Earth."

from sciencealert.com

pls just believe it

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Level 40
Mar 31, 2023
Even videos say it. Your choice, believe or use your brain to think.

Sciencealert is

99% scam / click bait

and only 1% science.

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Level 61
Mar 15, 2023
Serbia has a panhandle less than 100 feet across

Zagreb is the only capital to start with Z. It's also the only one to end in B

Cashews grow from an apple

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Level 71
Mar 15, 2023
When will y'all stop reposting facts?
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Level 61
Mar 15, 2023
I added a new one
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Level 61
Mar 15, 2023
And besides, i found these facts via own research.
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Level 71
Mar 15, 2023
…. so?
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Level 61
Mar 15, 2023
So I'm proud of them
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Level 61
Mar 15, 2023
???
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Level 60
Mar 22, 2023
1. Cool I guess

2. Most JetPunkers know this, or at the very least wouldn’t find this surprising.

3. It’s called a cashew apple for a reason.

Nice though that you’ve done your own research!

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Level 60
Dec 4, 2023
2. The end with B one? That's fairly niche. Plus, JetPunk shouldn't be limited to the 'elite' JetPunkers.

3. Not everyone knows about cashew apples.

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Level 66
Mar 15, 2023
A single strand of DNA holds 218 petabytes. To put that into perspective, that's 218 million gigabytes. Even crazier, your brain can only hold 2.5 petabytes!

If you counted how much information was in all of your DNA, it would count up to 697 BILLION PETABYTES, OR 6.976e+17 (or 69760000000000000) GIGABYTES.

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Level 62
Jun 13, 2023
Or 69.76 yottabytes.
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Level 65
Dec 25, 2023
Someone needs to invent a way to use DNA to think. We'd be waaaaaay smarter
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Level 52
Mar 15, 2023
Technically, Vatican´s biggest city is also their smallest
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Level 61
Mar 15, 2023
Same with Singapore
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Level 46
Nov 14, 2023
Well, it's called a city state for a reason
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Mar 15, 2023
Fun Facts:

1. The westernmost point of Canada is closer to South Korea than it is to the easternmost point.

2. Parts of Alaska extend North, South, East, and West of Hawaii.

3. The US intentionally detonated an atomic bomb over Indiana in the 1970s.

4. More people speak Chinese as a second language than English as a first language.

5. Because of exclaves and intricacies, Russia actually shares a longer border with Finland than with Kazakhstan.

6. After just 3 moves in chess, there are already over 5 billion possible positions.

7. An Olympic delegation from Quebec actually competed separately from the rest of Canada in the 1952 Winter Olympics.

8. In the country of Georgia is so diverse that only 22.58% of the population actually speaks Georgian.

9. Switzerland actually has no official flag- the classic "red cross" is only its de facto flag.

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Level 71
Mar 15, 2023
Don't engage the trolls, guys.
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Level 61
Mar 20, 2023
Get this comment to 100 likes. Isn’t it illegal on jetpunk to deliberately post false facts?
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Level 71
Mar 21, 2023
Unless JetPunk has its own police squad, I don't see how it's illegal... certainly against the rules, though.
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Level 56
Mar 21, 2023
Don't engage the trolls, Qy.
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Level 60
Mar 22, 2023
I’m skeptical of like 90% of these.
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Level 65
Dec 25, 2023
JetPunk Police Chief Quizmaster and Sheriff Stewart, armed (with banishment guns) and ready to uphold the Interesting Facts.

Oh, and the law.

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Level 71
Mar 15, 2023
From 1984 to 1994, South Africa had a tricameral parliament.
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Mar 15, 2023
Lyndon Johnson died exactly two days into Richard Nixon's second term.
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Mar 15, 2023
The Westernmost point of Florida is farther west than parts of Wisconsin
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Mar 16, 2023
and vice versa
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Level 61
Mar 16, 2023
Minnesota is the only US state that is Quadruply Landlocked
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Level 62
Mar 18, 2023
I think you forgot Canada
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Level 59
Mar 18, 2023
not counting canada
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Level 56
Mar 21, 2023
why would you not count canada
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Level 61
Mar 21, 2023
Because it's not a state
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Level 56
Mar 21, 2023
May as well be
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Level 60
Mar 22, 2023
This doesn’t make any sense. By that logic you can also say that it has a coast (if Canada doesn’t exist).
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Level 61
Mar 22, 2023
Okay. If canada is counted as land, but provinces are not counted, the Minnesota is quadruply landlocked
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Level 54
Mar 18, 2023
Pepsi were once the sixth largest power in the world. In 1989, the USSR traded 17 submarines, a cruiser, a frigate and a destroyer in order for Pepsi to be sold in the Soviet Union.
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Level 59
Mar 18, 2023
Check your source....it was only proposed and never occured.
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Level 42
Mar 18, 2023
1/3 of raspberries come from Serbia

Belarus means white Russia.

Music competitions were part of the Olympics from 1912 to 1948

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Level 65
Dec 25, 2023
So was Art
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Level 60
Mar 18, 2023
Greece and Qatar are the only countries typeable (typable?) using the left hand. There are none with the right hand
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Level 54
Apr 12, 2023
I can type every country using my left hand
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Level 71
Mar 19, 2023
The Bishop of Orlando once jokingly claimed himself to be the Bishop of the Moon—and he may be right. Under canon law, newly found territories are the property of the diocese from where the expedition departed, in this case Apollo 11.
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Level 56
Mar 20, 2023
Really? You believe we've been to the moon? Yeah okay that's realistic
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Level 66
Mar 20, 2023
UP was given to Michigan as a result of the Toledo War between Ohio and Michigan.
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Level 61
Mar 20, 2023
There's a town called X-box in Mexico
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Level 71
Mar 21, 2023
This comment section has gone down the pan. No wonder Quizmaster doesn't bother to review the facts posted anymore.
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Level 61
Mar 21, 2023
Not Really. There's definitely a few culprits to the instability with fake facts and being toxic.
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Level 59
Mar 21, 2023
If someone ought to be named, Zzineohp is the worst offender
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Level 56
Mar 21, 2023
Yeah that guys sucks they should ban him
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Level 65
Dec 25, 2023
Check out the likes on that comment....bruh
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Level 60
Mar 22, 2023
Fun fact:

This is a true fact.

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Level 71
Mar 22, 2023
Inferno has wild punishments for the wicked. Those who commit suicide / self-harm are doomed to be trees with fragile branches, the homosexual are doomed to forever lie on hot sand, excessive flatterers are condemned to a river of literal crap, astrologers / wizards have their heads twisted backwards, and the traitorous are frozen beneath a lake of ice.
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Level 60
Dec 4, 2023
I'm not sure you can call all of those groups of people wicked...
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Level 71
Mar 22, 2023
King Alexander of Greece died from a monkey bite.
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Level 61
Mar 23, 2023
skill issue
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Level 43
May 10, 2023
Fun fact, there are more Minecraft Accounts than books on the planet.