Mind Blowing Facts of the Day list#10

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1) Various Canadian police departments give “positive tickets” to reward people for doing something good. – Source

2) The Savannah is a cross between a serval and a domestic house cat – You can own one as a pet in certain states. – Source

3) In 1880, Sunandha Kumariratana, the Queen of Thailand, drowned while her subjects watched because they were forbidden to touch her. – Source

4) Looking at pictures of your loved ones is like taking a pain pill. Research shows that staring at a picture of someone you love can relieve moderate pain by 40%. – Source

5) Theaters used to have “cry rooms”: soundproof rooms at the back of theaters so mothers wouldn’t disturb others with their children – Source

6) The longest ever recorded sniper kill was shot from 2,475 meters or 1.54 miles away by British CoH Craig Harrison. The bullet took over 6 seconds to reach its target and fell about 400 feet. – Source

7) Drinking alcohol doesn’t actually kill brain cells. – Source

8) Shakuntala Devi, an Indian mental calculator,was asked to give the 23rd root of a 201-digit number; she answered in 50 seconds. Her answer was confirmed by calculations done at the US Bureau of Standards for which a special program had to be written to perform such a large calculation. – Source

9) Teenagers are scientifically less empathetic than adults. Due to dramatic development in their brains, teenagers are less likely to use the neural area that is associated with guilt and empathy when they make decisions. – Source

10) There are more than 375 shark species, but only a dozen of them are dangerous. – Source

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