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Bulls don’t hate the color red. In bullfights, they charge at the cape because of the motion it makes when the matador waves it. The reason the capes are red is to mask the bloodstains from the fight.

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Real bees were used during the making of the 90s horror trilogy CANDYMAN. Over the course of the three films, actor Tony Todd got stung 23 times. He was paid $1,000 per sting.

All the British coins put together make a shield.

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On January 22, 1943 in Spearfish, South Dakota, the temperature rose from -4 at 7:32 a.m. to 45 degrees–a rise of 49 degrees—in just two minutes. A couple of hours later, it plunged from 54 back to -4 degrees–a change of 58 degrees in 27 minutes.

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Twenty-six years before Titanic, William Thomas Stead wrote a story called “How the Mail Steamer Went Down in Mid Atlantic by a Survivor.” The title’s pretty descriptive, with the concern of the story being a lack of adequate safety precautions, specifically lifeboats. Stead himself would die on Titanic.

In WWII the Russians trained dogs to run under German tanks with bombs on their backs. However, the tanks the dogs were trained to run under were Russian, so they ended up running under the Russian tanks and blowing them up instead.

The King of Prussia had a personal army of 3000 taller-than-average men and once said, “The most beautiful girl or woman in the world would be a matter of indifference to me, but tall soldiers—they are my weakness.”

Platypus venom causes excruciating pain that can last for months on end, which cannot be relieved with conventional painkillers. Not even morphine works against it. The venom causes victims to become nauseated, suffer from cold sweats, and can even cause muscles to waste away.

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A mother black lace-weaver spider will drum on her web to call her babies to come and eat her alive.

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In the Tasmanian Devil mating season, the male has to beat the female into submission if he wants to mate. If the male is too weak, the female proceeds to beat up the male.