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Dan’s Top5 Internet Finds (7/14/2014)

The World Cup is over! Congratulations Germans. You are the best country in the world at soccer! Now where is Hitler’s body?! TELL US!  Did he sneak away to Argentina? Was this whole World Cup championship a ploy to plot your revenge for WW3? WHO ORDERED THE CODE RED?!

OK, here are 5 great things I found on the internet last week.

1. UNDERWATER DOG PICS OF THE WEEK

2. FAKE PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK

found at EBaumsWorld

3. FACTS OF THE WEEK

found at Buzzfeed

1. You can’t hum while holding your nose.
2. Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.
3. Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born in the same year.
4. People currently graduating college have never been alive while The Simpsonswasn’t on TV.

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5. Mars is populated entirely by robots.
6. Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.
7. There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.

8. New York City is further south than Rome, Italy.
9. Mammoths went extinct 1,000 years after the Egyptians finished building the Great Pyramid.
10. The fax machine was invented the same year people were traveling the Oregon Trail.
11. 1998 is as far away as 2030.

12. Carrots were originally purple.
13. France was still executing people with a guillotine when the first Star Warsfilm came out.
14. There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the U.S.
15. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

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16. An octopus has three hearts.
17. There’s enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in 1 foot of water.
18. There is a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building known as the “highest court in the land.
19. If a piece of paper were folded 42 times, it would reach to the moon.
20. You can spell the word “upside down” upside down by using other letters of the alphabet: umop apisdn.

58 Facts That Will Blow Your Mind In Only One Sentence

21. There are more nipples on Earth than there are people.
22. Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia.
23. The name Jessica was created by Shakespeare in the play Merchant of Venice.
24. The YKK on your zipper stands for “Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha.”

25. If you put your finger in your ear and scratch, it sounds just like Pac-Man.
26. Every year, hundreds of new trees grow because of squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts.
27. It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter.
28. There are more atoms in a glass of water than there are glasses of water in all the oceans on Earth.
29. Every two minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity did in the19th century.

30. Maine is the closest U.S. state to Africa.
31. A straw has only one hole in it.

32. Alaska is simultaneously the most northern, the most western, and the most eastern state in the U.S.
33. Dolphins have names for one another.
34. Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you as a shark is.

35. The toy Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
36. A strawberry isn’t a berry but a banana is.
37. So are avocados and watermelon.
38. The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is almost 100%.
39. In Welsh folklore, corgis were the preferred method of transportation for fairies.

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40. Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.
41. When you remember a life event, you are remembering the last time you remembered it, not the actual event.
42. North Korea and Finland are separated by one country.

Via rsf.org

43. Will Smith is now older than Uncle Phil was at the beginning of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
44. A pig’s orgasm can last for 30 minutes.
45. A Venus day is longer than a Venus year.
46. There have been studies that show that goats, like us, have accents.

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47. “Jesus” backwards sounds like “sausage.”
48. Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, who respectively voiced Mickey and Minnie Mouse, were married in real life.
49. There’s no reason for the alphabet to be in the order it is.
50. There are more ways to shuffle a deck of cards than there are atoms on Earth.
51. Pluto never made a full orbit around the sun from the time it was discovered to when it was declassified as a planet.

52. You can’t breathe and swallow at the same time.
53. Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland.
54. The oldest person on Earth was born closer to the signing of the United States Constitution than to now.

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55. German is the second-most spoken language in North Dakota.
56. A TI-83 calculator has six times more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
57. There is less time between the existence of the Tyrannosaurus rex and the existence of humans than there was between the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Stegosaurus.
58. And, finally, your entire life led up to this very moment.

4. MOVIE TRAILER OF THE WEEK
(“It seemed like a good idea at the time…”)

5. HERO OF THE WEEK

 

Dan Wiberg
Dan Wiberg lives in South Korea where he is a university "professor" and on and off stand up comic. He grew up enjoying the beautiful beaches of Tampa Bay, Florida. After graduating with a degree in anthropology (this degree legally allows him to tell racist jokes), he came across an internet ad to teach in Asian in 2009. He's been in Korea ever since. He started doing stand-up and his biggest credits to date are opening for Tom Rhodes and doing a three day comedy tour throughout Korea with his group of comedy pals (the Waygoonies). Dan says stuff on Twitter sometimes @DanWiberg.

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