Facts about dolphins

    Dolphins sleep with one eye open and the other eye closed. When dolphins sleep, only half of their brains shut down, which enables them to remain vigilant to the threat of predators and to regulate their breathing to avoid drowning
    Tish, the longest lived goldfish, died at the age of 43 years
    The clavicle, commonly known as collarbone, is the most commonly broken bone in the human body
    Nine-banded armadillos have four identical pups of the same gender in every litter, and the seven-banded armadillo has eight to 15 identical pups at one time.
    Argentina is named after 'Silver' metal (Latin word 'argentum' means 'silver') as the first European explorers believed the country has silver mountains
    WalMart Stores is the world's largest private employer
    The Angolan currency, Kwanza, is named after the Cuanza River
    Google's founders offered to sell Google for $1 million to the search engine Excite, but they turned the offer down in 1999
    Until 1920, Tug of War was an Olympic event.
    Australia is the world's largest island but it is not counted as an island as it is a continent. It is also the smallest continent.
    After surveying more than 200,000 galaxies, a team of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University found that the average color of the universe is beigeish white and they named it 'Cosmic latte'
    The first pizza ever delivered was delivered to King Umberto I of Italy and Queen Margherita Savoy in Naples in 1889
    Area-wise, Algeria is the largest country in Africa
    The Nile crocodile can hold its breath underwater for up to 2 hours while waiting for prey
    Because the speed of Earth's rotation changes over time, a day in the age of dinosaurs was just 23 hours long.
    The finest quality emeralds are more valuable than diamonds.
    The Tony awards started in 1947 as the Antoinette Perry awards for excellence in theater. Winners received a scroll as well as a cigarette lighter if they were male or a silver compact case if they were female.
    The letter 'j' is the only letter that doesn't appear on the periodic table.
    The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer. A collector of laser pointers bought it for $14.83.
    On April 18, 1930, no news-worthy event took place. So, BBC announced “There is no news today,” and started playing piano music during their evening news broadcast.
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