Did you know that New York City has its own indigenous species of ant—and it's called, naturally, the ManhattAnt? Did you also know that history's most successful pirate wasn't a bearded, eyepatch-wearing man but a woman? And did you know that human beings actually have the power to smell rainfall before it arrives?
Did you know that Charles Darwin's personal pet tortoise didn't die until recently? Did you know that the average person will spend six months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green?
Did you know that a bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 100,000 slices of bread? Did you know that Cherophobia is the word for the irrational fear of being happy?
Did you know that you can hear a blue whale's heartbeat from two miles away? Did you know that nearly 30,000 rubber ducks were lost a sea in 1992 and are still being discovered today?
Did you know that the inventor of the frisbee was turned into a frisbee after he died? Did you know that there's a bridge exclusively for squirrels? Did you know that Subway footlongs aren't a foot long?
Did you know that Marie Curie's notebooks are still radioactive? Did you know that One in three divorce filings include the word "Facebook."? Did you know that Blood banks in Sweden notify donors when blood is used?
Did you know that instead of saying "cheese" before taking a picture, Victorians said "prunes"? Did you know that Roosters have built-in earplugs? Did you know that the Netherlands is so safe, it imports criminals to fill jails?
Did you know that One journal published a fake paper about Star Trek? Did you know that the world's largest pyramid isn't in Egypt? Did you know that Coke saved one town from the Depression?
And final fact: Did you know that we may have already had alien contact?
In 1977, a volunteer for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence received a 72-second-long signal from a distant star system, 120 light years from Earth. It was loud and sent from a place that had yet to be visited by mankind, so the guy who received it wrote, "Wow!"next to the original printout of the signal. It continues to be known as the "Wow! Signal."