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Jan 30, 2018

21 Facts That Are As Insane As They Are Short

Babies can't dream.

1. Birds don't pee.

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They don't even have a urethra to do it — everything goes out the booty.

2. Eggplants contain nicotine.

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But you'd have to eat 20 pounds of them in order to get the nicotine effect of a cigarette.

3. Babies can't dream.

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Neuroscientists believe dreaming starts around age 4 or 5.

4. Stars eat planets.

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If a planet's orbit comes too close to a star...game over.

5. Fergie voiced Sally.

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She's one of two dozen performers who have lent their voice to Charlie Brown's sister — her turn was in the '80s, long before she was famous for her music.

6. Turtles masturbate.

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7. Jellyfish can evaporate.

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They're 98% water, so getting washed up on the beach is bad news.

8. Gold is edible.

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But don't eat your gold jewelry — it's cut with lots of inedible metals.

9. Monkeys sometimes floss.

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They'll use anything from bird feathers to blades of grass to get the job done.

10. McDonald's does weddings.

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According to Business Insider, a McDonald's wedding package will set you back anywhere from $373 to $1,290 — but they're only available in Hong Kong for now!

11. Saturn rains diamonds.

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Scientists estimate about a thousand tons of diamonds rain down on Saturn every year — each up to a centimeter wide. Oh, and Jupiter rains diamonds, too!

12. Dolphins name themselves.

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Dolphins have unique whistles — and their fellow dolphin friends will mimic that whistle to get their attention. Dolphin researchers believe this whistle is their version of having a name.

13. Swearing relaxes people.

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It might seem counterintuitive, but studies indicate that yelling a good "Fuck!" can actually calm you down.

14. Mangoes get sunburns.

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It ruins a lot of crops!

15. Horses can't vomit.

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Their bodies simply aren't built for it. Kinda lucky!

16. Avocados are berries.

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While strawberries and raspberries are not.

17. Lighters predate matches.

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The match might seem like more primitive technology, but it actually was invented three years after the lighter.

18. Sharks predate trees.

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For about 50 million years, the world had sharks and no trees.

19. Wombats poop cubes.

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Wombats mark their territory with poop, and these little cubes stay in place better than your typical cylindrical shits.

20. Blood contains gold.

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But before you get too excited: Most bodies contain just 0.2 milligrams of it. So don't quit your day job!

And finally...

21. Orcas are dolphins.

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That's right — the so-called "killer whales" aren't even whales.

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