What Are Some Weird but True Funny Facts?


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Some weird, but true, facts include that Maine is the closest U.S. state to Africa, the name Jessica was actually created by Shakespeare in his play "Merchant of Venice" and Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto. Additionally, the Barbie doll's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

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A blue whale's heart is so large that a human could swim through its arteries. A person is more likely to be killed by a falling vending machine than killed by a shark. Oxford University in England is older than the Aztec Empire. Armadillos almost always give birth to identical quadruplets. The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn.

Only one country, Russia, separates the countries Finland and North Korea. The video game company Nintendo was actually founded as a trading card company. Alaska is the most northern, western and largest U.S. state. Honey never spoils, and there is even a 32,000-year-old honey that people eat. There are more stars in space than grains of sand in all of the world's beaches.

Saturn and Jupiter both get rain filled with diamonds. Most of the cells in the human body are fungi and bacteria. Also, peanuts are legumes, not nuts, as they grow in the ground.

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