Mind Blowing Facts of the Day list#26

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1) The cost of college textbooks has risen 812% in the past 30 years—that’s more than healthcare costs, housing prices, and college tuition, all of which have risen faster than the rate of inflation. – Source

2) Couples that cuddle can become addicted to one another. Symptoms of withdraw can occur when apart as a result of the hormone oxytocin, “the cuddling drug.” – Source

3) Nissan.com is not owned by the car company, but by a single guy named Uzi Nissan. He has been fighting the car company in court since 1999. – Source

4) TV series Captain Planet was the first children’s show to deal with HIV-AIDS. The episode involved a villain brainwashed a community, making them think HIV could pass on just by casual contact, making the entire town hate a young man infected by HIV, voiced by Neil Patrick Harris. – Source

5) Sharks have been around longer than trees. Sharks appeared 400 million years ago while trees appeared 350 million years ago. – Source

6) The largest cave in the world is in Vietnam and it’s so big that it has its own river, jungle and climate. – Source

7) The Pyramids of Giza were built in the time of wooly mammoths. – Source

8) Betty White is older than sliced bread. Betty White was born in 1922 and sliced bread was introduced in 1928. – Source

9) That the Dutch East India Company was the most valuable company in history. Worth 78 Million Dutch Guilders, adjusted to dollars it was worth $7.4 Trillion. Source

10) A 14 year old boy broke into Queen Victoria’s Buckingham Palace while disguised as a chimney sweep then ran off with her underwear. – Source

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