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The hebrew bible says the Israelites captured the place known as Samaria from the Canaanites and gave it to the Tribe of Joseph.


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That's rude. I'm very talented me I also have shiny shoes.
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Now THIS is talent!
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At two words long, “Jesus wept,” (John 11:35) is the shortest verse in the Bible.

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a 3 month old babies eyes are the same size
as when the baby is full grown
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Interesting Facts About World’s Oceans

Between 700,000 and one million species live in the world’s oceans. It’s literally an entire world under there that only a handful of people on earth really get to see.

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Imagine all of the species and communities within those species that live on land. Now think about the fact that just under 71% of the earth consists of our oceans. Furthermore, it is estimated that we have only truly explored approximately 5% of these oceans.

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The pacific ocean alone is wider than the moon.

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There are 440 known species of sharks in our oceans. Who knows how many more linger in the deep sea.

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This is a deep sea shot of sea creatures feasting on a large fish carcass.

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In the Mariana Trench, water pressure is eight tons per square inch. This is the equivalent of trying to hold up 50 jumbo jets.

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While the ocean floor is incredibly cold, thermal vents can be up to 400º Celsius (750º Fahrenheit).

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The borders of the U.S.A. extend some 200 nautical miles away from shore.

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There are canyons in the ocean that make the Grand Canyon look like a crack on the sidewalk.

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The majority of volcanic activity on earth takes place below the depths of our oceans.

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There are massive forests underwater as well.

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Just as we have adapted to live in the climates we live in on land, there are tons of species that have adapted to live in the cold, dark depths. Naturally, they look like space aliens.

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Suzanne Somers was fired from 'Three’s Company' for asking for equal pay with her male co-star, John Ritter, who was earning five times her salary.

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Sri Lanka only became an island in 1480, when a cyclone destroyed the land bridge connecting it to mainland India.

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After losing her position in her university's anatomy department in 1938, Rita Levi-Montalcini set up a laboratory in her bedroom and studied the growth of nerve fibers in chicken embryos. This work led to her discovery of nerve growth factor, for which she was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1986.

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A man named Göran Kropp from Sweden rode his bicycle to Nepal, climbed Mount Everest alone without Sherpas or bottled oxygen, then cycled back to Sweden again.

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Today I learned about the symbiotic relationship of wolves and ravens. Ravens will lead wolves to prey so that they can take a portion of the leftovers, play games of tail chasing with each other, and develop individual friendships.


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There are otter gangs in Singapore who fight for territories. It is well followed by the locals and the press. Each gang has names and reputation

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The reason snow is able to absorb sound is because it is porous. Snowflakes are six-sided crystals, and they are filled with open spaces. Those spaces absorb sound waves, creating a quieting effect over a blanket of snow.

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In 1935, in a newly built Sydney aquarium, a tiger shark vomited a human arm that belonged to a man that went missing recently, which sparked a murder mystery when it was discovered the arm was severed with a knife instead of being bitten off.

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Jim Carey used to get to do stand up in his 7th grade class. He used humor to fit in and his teacher made a deal with him - if he was quiet all day he would get 15 minutes at the end of class where he did stand up using material from life, the class, or doing impressions of faculty members.

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Kathy Sullivan was the first American woman to space walk and became in June 2020 the only person to have visited both space and the deepest place on Earth, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench.

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When filming the TV series "The Mandalorian" in 2019, the crew ran out of Stormtrooper costumes, so they reached out to the local branch of a Star Wars fan organization, whose members came to join the filming in their own home-made Stormtrooper costumes

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After Marcelo Bielsa became manager of Leeds United FC, he found out that the average fan had to work 3 hours to pay for a match ticket. He called his players together and made them pick up litter from around the training ground for 3 hours, to appreciate how the fans labored for their passion.

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Honeybee venom rapidly kills aggressive breast cancer cells and when the venom's main component is combined with existing chemotherapy drugs, it is extremely efficient at reducing tumour growth in mice.


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A field of seagrass converts carbon dioxide to oxygen at over 8x the rate of a forest the same size.

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Rome has major struggles with expanding the subway system in the city because diggers keep running into major archaeological finds. The Metro C expansion has been in the works for the past 40 years and has unearthed Hadrian's Athenaeum, a military complex, and an amphitheater.


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African elephants often bury dead or sleeping humans or aid them when they are hurt. One woman fell asleep under a tree and woke to find an elephant standing over her gently touching her. As other elephants arrived they buried her under branches. She was found the next morning unharmed.

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A South African farmer rescued a baby hippo from a flood and gave it a home. The farmer fed him, brushed his teeth and helped him. The farmer was found dead with severe bite marks from the hippo and his body submerged in the river where he rescued the hippo 6 years earlier.

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Since domestication, dogs' eyes have changed. Dogs now have eye muscles that make them more expressive and infant-like. These same muscles are absent in wolves, their closest relative.

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Mac,did you get these off Quora,I like to go on there but I can be reading something and it just goes off,comes back on with something else..I do enjoy it but sometimes give up the ghost..or is my iPad to blame.
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No, Maureen. I find them when I browse about. Most of these come from a site I freequent though. Quora isn't very good for many reasons to be honest

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Thank you Mac.
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Very welcome, Maureen.

here's a decent site to while away some time

https://www.thefactsite.com/history/

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