Mind Blowing Facts of the Day list#12

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1) Mosquitoes are more attracted to people with smelly feet. – Source

2) A cat has “predicted” the deaths of 25 residents in a nursing home in the US. The cat displayed sudden affection for dying residents. – Source

3) In 2006 scientists accidentally killed the world’s oldest living animal while trying to figure out its age. – Source

4) It is illegal in many countries to perform surgical procedures on an octopus without anesthesia due to their intelligence. – Source

5) The New York Times wrote an article about every single September the 11th Victim. – Source

6) A couple invited the Queen to their wedding as a joke, and she turned up. – Source

7) A Hungarian man was shot in the frontal lobe during World War 1, making it impossible for him to fall asleep. He continued to live a full, sleepless life. – Source

8) In 1963, a man knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system with additional cave-like rooms. What he had discovered was the ancient Derinkuyu underground city in Turkey. – Source

9) Albuterol, one of the oldest asthma medicines, typically costs $50 to $100 per inhaler in the United States, but it was less than $15 a decade ago, before it was repatented. – Source

10) When Benjamin Franklin died in 1790, he willed the cities of Boston and Philadelphia $4,400 each, but with the stipulation that the money could not be spent for 200 years. By 1990 Boston’s trust was worth over $5 million. – Source

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