Mind Blowing Facts of the Day list#30

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1) The last two speakers of a dying Mexican language, Ayapaneco, had a fight and stopped talking to each other. After decades of feuding, they finally reconciled so they could save the language from extinction and teach it to the children of the Ayapa village. – Source

2) Billy Ray Harris was homeless and begging for change when a woman accidentally dropped her diamond ring into his cup. He returned it to her and as a thank you, she and her husband raised over $190,000 for him. He now has a home, a part-time job, and is reunited with his long-lost family. – Source

3) Researchers discovered a pair of Magellanic penguins that remained faithful for 16 years. Despite spending a lot of time apart on 200,000 mile journeys, each year they returned to the same nest, and each other, to start a new brood of chicks. – Source

4) 75% of Japanese homes have a hi-tech toilet and the latest models eliminate the need for TP, keep you warm, check your blood pressure, play running-water sounds to increase privacy and open and close automatically so you don’t have to touch anything. – Source

5) Bill Haast, known as “Snake Man,” was bitten by venomous snakes more than 170 times. By injecting himself with snake venom daily for over 60 years, he saved countless lives with his antibody rich blood. He lived to be 100. – Source

6) George Reeves, the actor who played Superman in the 1950s was wary because some fans tried to test his “invulnerability.” At one appearance a young fan pulled a pistol on him. Reeves convinced him to hand over the gun by telling him that a bystander could be hurt when the bullets bounced off. – Source

7) Astronauts on the international space station have faster internet than most Americas do at home. – Source

8) Having a visible tattoo can hurt a job applicant’s chances by 61%. – Source

9) Dirty thoughts can help improve your memory, according to research. – Source

10) A company called Neurowear is developing headphones that read your brainwaves and select music based on your state of mind. – Source

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