1. In 1991, there were 60,000 jellyfish orbiting Earth.
2. There are five species of flying snake.
3. Time passes faster for your face than your feet.
4. In March 1989 the northern lights were visible as far south as Florida and Cuba during a powerful solar storm.
5. There's a gas cloud in the constellation of Aquila that holds enough alcohol to make 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
6. Bees can sense a flower’s electric field and use it to find pollen.
7. After his death, Albert Einstein's brain was stolen by a pathologist and cut up into 240 pieces.
8. The last woolly mammoth died after most of the major pyramids were built.
9. There's an insect that has actual gears.
10. You have a unique tongue print.
11. Dung beetles navigate using the Milky Way.
12. There's a type of bacteria that lives in hairspray.
13. If you go back far enough in time, almost everyone is your direct ancestor.
Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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