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Facts, facts, facts, facts, facts, facts...........

The chills you get when listening to music are caused by the release of dopamine in your body.

If a set of identical twin women married a set of identical twin men and subsequently had kids, their children would genetically be siblings.

Marijuana was made illegal in 1937 because of a man who testified that the drug made white women want to be with black guys.

A man received the heart of a suicide victim, married his widow, and years later killed himself on the same day the donor did.

The world produces enough food to feed everyone. World agriculture produces 17 percent more calories per person today than it did 30 years ago, despite a 70% population increase. This is enough to provide everyone in the world with at least  2,720 kilocalories (kcal) per person per day.

Cats' kidneys are so efficient they can rehydrate by drinking sea water.

If officials awarded Lance Armstrong's 2005 Tour de France title to the next fastest finisher who has never been linked to doping, they'd had to give it to the 23rd place finisher.

Printer ink costs over seven times more than Dom Perignon vintage champagne per milliliter.

A graduate student mistook two unproven theorems in statistics that his professor wrote on the chalkboard for a homework assignment. He solved both within a few days.

In 2010, when Tokyo officials went to congratulate the oldest man in the city on his 111th birthday, they found instead a 30 years old skeleton. The family, as it turned out, was still drawing off the pension he was still receiving.

Marie Curie's notebooks from the late 19th century are still too radioactive to be handled.

The Catholic Church owns a media company that publishes pornography and erotica.

France is the only agriculturally self-sufficient country in Europe.

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