Interesting Facts – Abel Prasad

I wanted to share with you something you might not know.

You’ll never believe these crazy facts.

McDonald’s once made bubblegum-flavored broccoli

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Unsurprisingly, the attempt to get kids to eat healthier didn’t go over well with the child testers, who were “confused by the taste.”

The first oranges weren’t orange

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The original oranges from Southeast Asia were a tangerine-pomelo hybrid, and they were actually green. In fact, oranges in warmer regions like Vietnam and Thailand still stay green through maturity.

Samsung tests phone durability with a butt-shaped robot

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People stash their phones in their back pockets all the time, which is why Samsung created a robot that is shaped like a butt—and yes, even wears jeans—to “sit” on their phones to make sure they can take the pressure.

Octopuses lay 56,000 eggs at a time

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The mother spends six months so devoted to protecting the eggs that she doesn’t eat. The babies are the size of a grain of rice when they’re born.

Cats have fewer toes on their back paws

 

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Like most four-legged mammals, they have five toes on the front, but their back paws only have four toes. Scientists think the four-toe back paws might help them run faster.

Take time out from your busy day and learn something new. It doesn’t have to be life-changing but it should be something you can tell another person.

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