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  • The Dragon Lily is a plant that can actually heat itself up to make itself more comfortable for pollinating insects.

 

  • The word "skunk" is derived from a word that literally means "pee fox."

 

  • Killer Bees or Africanized Bees were created by humans cross-breeding bees in the search for more efficient honey production.

 

  • A network of centuries-old tunnels under the city of Puebla, Mexico, was considered an urban legend until they were discovered in 2015.

 

  • Up until 1972, tennis balls used to be black and white, and were changed to their neon color today because people had trouble seeing them on television.

 

  • The first recorded use of the word dystopia was when John Stuart Mill coined it to describe British Governance of Ireland.

 

  • The National Park Service has officially advised against sacrificing slower friends in a bear attack, 'Even if the friendship has run its course.'

 

  • Although blue eye color only occurs in between 8 and 10 percent of people worldwide, 48% of the British public have blue eyes.

 

                Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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