Twenty Astonishing Facts You Want Believe Are True

1. The closest US state to Africa is Maine.

2. Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr, and Barbara Walters were all born in 1929.

3. There is a 100% chance that every glass of water you drink contains at least 1 molecule that passed through a dinosaur.

4. Every two minutes today, humans take more photos than were taken in total in the 19th century.

5. Carrots were originally purple.

6. Your body contains 10 times more bacteria than cells.

7. You are twice as likely to be killed by a vending machine than by a shark.

8. The United States has more public libraries than MacDonalds

9. New York is further south than Rome, Italy.

10. Bananas, avocados, and watermelons are all berries.

11. The name Jessica was originated by William Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice.

12. Betty White is older than sliced bread. Literally.

13. Lake Superior contains enough water to cover the US and Canada in a foot of water.

14. Cleopatra lived closer to the age of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.

15. Pluto had not made a full orbit of the sun between the time it was discovered and the year it was downgraded from a planet,

16. Hippopotamus milk is pink.

17. Finland and North Korea are separated by a single country – Russia.

18. The tenth president of the United States, John Tyler, has living grandsons.

19. Home Alonewas released closer to the Apollo 11 moon landing than today.

20. France was still using the guillotine the year that Star Wars was released.

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