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    First astronauts
    The first animals sent by humans into space were fruit flies. On Feb. 20, 1947, the United States put fruit flies aboard captured German V-2 rockets to study radiation exposure at high altitudes. In 3 minutes and 10 seconds, the fruit flies reached an altitude of 68 miles.
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    European Organization for Nuclear Research (better known as CERN) of Switzerland is the birth place of World Wide Web
    The biggest joint in the human body is the knee.
    The oldest dog ever to have lived was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, who reached 29 years and five months and seven days (approximately 129 dog years), before being put to sleep in 1939.
    The ancient Romans mistakenly thought of giraffe as a hybrid of camel and leopard and started calling giraffes as 'camelopards'
    A bottlenose dolphin calf is born tail-first to prevent drowning
    The greatest officially recorded number of children born to one woman is 69. The wife of Feodor Vassilyev, a Russian peasant, had 27 pregnancies and gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.
    Leeches Have 32 Brains. The internal structure of a leech is divided into 32 segments. Each of these 32 segments has its own segment of brain. Every leech also has two reproductive organs and 9 pairs of testes.
    The current population of the world can fit within the state of Texas if all adults can stand up close to each other
    Buzkashi, Afghanistan's national game, is the world's wildest game. It involves riders on horseback competing to grab a goat carcass.
    In 2006, an Australian man tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The price rose to $3,000 before eBay shut it down.
    The third Apple founder, Ronald Wayne, sold his 10% stake of Apple company for $800 in 1976.
    Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima for work when the first Atomic bomb hit on August 6, 1945. He survived and safely made it home to Nagasaki by August 9, 1945 and witnessed the second atomic bomb explode over his city. He survived and lived to be 93.
    King Francis I of France hung the Da Vinci's famous painting, Mona Lisa in his bathroom.
    Mao Zedong believed that China had an excess of women. He offered to export 10 million Chinese women to USA as "Chinese women were giving birth to too many children". If they were sent to the US he said, they would flood the country with disaster.
    There are 293 ways to make change for a U.S. dollar.
    In 1974, when mummy of King Ramesses II was taken to Paris for examination, it was issued an Egyptian passport that listed his occupation as "King (deceased)". The mummy was received at Le Bourget airport, outside Paris, with the full military honours befitting a king
    After Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922, the Carlsberg brewery gave him a gift - a house located next to the brewery with a direct pipeline to the brewery so that Bohr had free beer on tap whenever he wanted.
    Honey is the only food that does not spoil over time. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs was found edible.
    Owls’ eyes are tube-shaped, which gives owls excellent vision but makes it impossible for the eye to move in the socket. Owls compensate this shortcoming by being able to rotate their heads 270 degrees in either direction.
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