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10 Fascinating Facts That You Did Not Know!

Here is a list of 10 fascinating facts that we are sure you did not know:

1. Although popular rumor suggests that Leonardo da Vinci spent around twelve years alone painting Mona Lisa’s famous smile, the entire painting was actually completed in about four years.
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2. Steve Jobs was adopted.His biological parents met as 23-year-old students at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and they were unmarried when his biological mother, Joanne Schieble, fell pregnant in 1954. His biological father, Abdulfattah Jandali, was a Syrian Muslim immigrant.
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3. The Horse Head used in the Godfather was real. The production designer made arrangements with a dog food manufacturer that used old horses to give them the head of a horse that had been scheduled to be killed.
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4. It wasn’t until 1823 (the ACTUAL match was invented in 1826) a German chemist named Johann Wolfgang Dobereiner is credited with inventing the first lighter. The lighter was invented BEFORE the Match-stick!
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5. Albert Einstein never wore socks.
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6. There is enough toxin in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans.
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7. Octopuses have three hearts. Two of the hearts work exclusively to move blood beyond the animal’s gills, while the third keeps circulation flowing for the organs.
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8. Iran has also felt threatened by animal agents. In 2007 the Iranian army arrested a team of 14 “spy squirrels” found near a nuclear enrichment plant.
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9. If an ant were the same size as a human it would travel twice as fast as a Lamborghini.
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10. If a Google employee dies, that employee’s spouse receives half the employee’s salary for 10 years.
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