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Poon Lim: A Man Who Survived 133 Days At Sea

With 133 days at sea, the Chinese Poon Lim holds the record for the longest time a shipwrecked person has spent alone on a raft on the high seas. During his time on the ocean, he even managed to kill a shark.

What is the Pinocchio Effect? How to spot a liar!

It has been scientifically proven that your nose actually grows when you lie. Scientists refer to this as the “Pinocchio effect”.

The Blue Fugates: A Family With Bluish Skin

In the 19th and 20th centuries, a family clan with predominantly bluish skin lived in the Appalachian Mountains in the USA.

The Treasure of Forrest Fenn

In an act of altruism, multimillionaire Forrest Fenn hid a treasure worth about two million dollars in the Rocky Mountains. To find it, you have to solve a number of puzzles. So far, nobody has been able to find the treasure. We tell you how to find it.

Superfetation: The pregnancy during pregnancy

There is a low probability that women can become pregnant a second time during pregnancy. This so-called phenomenon of “superfetation” is highly unlikely, but nevertheless possible. The last known case of a woman who was pregnant twice at the same time occurred in 2009.

Thomas Stevens – The First Person To Circle The Globe By Bicycle

Thomas Stevens is considered to be the first person to have circumnavigated the world on a bicycle. From April 1884 to December 1886, he rode around the globe on a penny-farthing.

Eruv – A Wire Above Manhattan That You’ve Probably Never Noticed

A long, thin string is stretched around a part of Manhattan, used by the Jewish population for orientation on the Sabbath.

Memorial Diamond: A New Way To Bury Relatives

To date, approximately 5,000 people have had their ashes converted into an artificial diamond after death.

Blue Zones – The Key to Eternal Life

Regions of the earth where the inhabitants clearly exceed the average life expectancy of the world population are called “Blue Zones”. Currently, only five Blue Zones are known worldwide.

The Small World Phenomenon & the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

One of our most popular facts is that everyone in the world is connected to everyone else through only six relationships. How can you...

The Rosenhan Experiments

In 1973, David Rosenhan had eleven mentally healthy people admitted to psychiatric institutions in an experiment, without informing the treating physicians that the patients were healthy. The results were truly shocking

What Is Dry Drowning? A Silent Death!

Every year tens of thousands of people die by drowning. It's incredibly tragic, but not particularly unusual. The case of ten-year-old Johnny, on the...

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