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62 Amazing Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Will Blow Your Mind

The Universe is an amazing place and there's a lot of things that we will never know. From warehouses so big they have their own weather to goats . . . there's a lot of things you don't know about the world.

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11. All of the gold mined in the history of the world would more or less fit into a 20x20x20 meter cube.

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From wikipedia:

A total of 165,000 tonnes of gold have been mined in human history, as of 2009.[1] This is roughly equivalent to 5.3 billion troy ounces or, in terms of volume, about 8,500 cubic meters, or a 20.4m cube.

14. Martin Sheen's original name was Ramon Estevez. He had two sons, Emilio and Carlos. Emilio kept the Estevez, but Carlos changed his name to Charlie Sheen. He changed his stage name to ride the coattails of his father's changed stage name.

20. Pirates wear eye patches so that they can see in the dark.

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When they go to a lower deck with poor lighting, they can remove the patch and see better with that eye since it's used to the dark, whereas the other eye would take several minutes to adjust to the change in light.

55. Napoleon was not unusually short. The French inch was longer than the British inch, so while he was thought to be 5'2" by most of the world, in reality he was closer to 5'7", an average height for a Frenchman.

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