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What are some fun and informational facts?

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Some fun and interesting facts are that honey does not spoil, dead people can get goose bumps and woolly mammoths were still alive during the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Another fun and interesting fact is that different ancient civilizations developed written language independently of one another.

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What are some fun and informational facts?
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One interesting and fun fact is that due to its chemical structure, naturally acidic nature and high concentration of hydrogen peroxide, honey never goes bad. This is evident by modern archaeologists' discovery of perfectly preserved pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs. Honey is one of the few foods that can keep indefinitely in an edible form, meaning that, if sealed properly, even ancient jars of honey buried for thousands of years would still be ready to eat at the time of their unearthing. The chemical makeup of a bee's stomach, where the nectar needed to make honey first generates, plays a large role in the eternal shelf life of honey.

Another interesting fact is that woolly mammoths were not yet extinct at the time of the erection of the Great Pyramid of Giza in ancient Egypt. Scientists say an isolated population of woolly mammoths survived on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean until 2500 to 2000 B.C. during the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which occurred over a 10- to 20-year period ending in 2560 B.C.

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