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Froot Loops are all the same flavour

Froot Loops are all the same flavour

Sure those sweetened O’s are all different colours but that doesn’t mean they are different flavours. Kellogg’s, the company who makes them, has admitted that each Froot Loop is “froot flavoured” which they describe as “a blend of fruit flavours.”

Not all facts are factual – like these 51 “facts” everyone believes, that are actually false.

Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, Jr. were born the same year

Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, Jr. were born the same year
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Anne Frank is an iconic symbol of the Nazi brutality of World War II in the 1940s while Martin Luther King, Jr. was the face and voice of the American civil rights movement in the 1960s. The two events seem so far apart in history but both figures were born in 1929 – January 15 for King, and June 12 for Frank. How’s that for a mind-blowing fact?

Most Canadians live south of Seattle

Most Canadians live south of Seattle
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Canada and the United States are both large countries which can make understanding the relative geography difficult. But the contiguous United States goes farther north than you think and the majority of Canadians live near the southern border. The result? At 45 degrees latitude, Seattle is farther north than Toronto and Montreal, meaning that 64 percent of Canadians live south of Seattle.

Here are 50 more amazing ‘did you know’ facts that most people don’t know. 

More French soldiers died during World War I than American soldiers during all of US history

More French soldiers died during World War I than American soldiers during all of US history
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World War I was catastrophic on levels that most of us alive today cannot even comprehend. One example? The numbers of total deaths. During the first world war, France lost about 1,360,000 soldiers. In contrast, the United States has recorded about 1,350,000 military deaths total, over every war since 1775.

While this fact is sadly true, these other famous moments in history never actually happened. 

There is a species of jellyfish that is immortal

There is a species of jellyfish that is immortal
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Think that immortality is just a fantasy? Well, it is for humans. But scientists have discovered that the Turritopsis dohrnii jellyfish can revert back to its juvenile polyp stage after maturing, continuing in an endless cycle making it the only known officially immortal creature.

Check out these 25 weird science facts you never learnt in school. 

The US government has an official plan for a zombie apocalypse

The US government has an official plan for a zombie apocalypse
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Think The Walking Dead is straight-up fiction? Well, it is – but the government wants to be prepared for a real-life version anyhow. The 31-page Counter-Zombie Dominance Plan, or CONPLAN 8888-11, was designed in 2011. And just in case you think it’s weird bureaucratic humour, the first line reads, “This plan was not actually designed as a joke.”

Here are some more crazy conspiracy theories that turned out to be true. 

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There is a country with no capital

There is a country with no capital
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Nauru is the only country in the world without an official capital city. The government offices of the tiny Pacific island nation are located in the Yaren District.

The “word of the year” in 2015 was a picture

The “word of the year” in 2015 was a picture
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Proof that Internet culture has overtaken reality: In 2015, Oxford dictionaries chose the “smiling with tears of joy” emoji as its official word of the year. The pictograph “best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015,” they said.

Learn the 12 funniest words added to the dictionary in the last decade. 

Prince Charles has a car fuelled by wine

Prince Charles has a car fuelled by wine
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In the search for more efficient fuels, Prince Charles is taking a strange-but-entertaining approach: The heir to the British throne had his vintage Aston Martin reworked to use wine as its primary fuel.

Learn about 14 times the royal family was brutally honest with the media. 

It’s totally legal to escape from prison in some countries

It’s totally legal to escape from prison in some countries
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Several countries, including Mexico, Germany, and Austria, see the desire to escape prison as basic human nature rather than an unlawful act. Consequently, a prison break isn’t considered to be a crime itself but before you started masterminding the perfect escape plan, know that they’ll still try to catch you and you may be punished for any criminal act you commit during or after your escape.

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