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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.

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.

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.

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!

5. Albert Einstein never wore socks.
6. There is enough toxin in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans.

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.
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.

9. If an ant were the same size as a human it would travel twice as fast as a Lamborghini.

10. If a Google employee dies, that employee’s spouse receives half the employee’s salary for 10 years.