Formula 1 drivers can lose over six pounds during a single race because of the heat of the cockpit.
Drivers tend to drink large amounts of water before the race to compensate for the sweat lost.
The Warty Sea Star, known scientifically as an Echinaster callosus can grow up to 10 inches long.
Its warty bubbles are white, pink, red, or violet. The star is mostly found in shallow waters of the western Indo-Pacific region.
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In Taylor Swift’s song, “the last great american dynasty,” the singer tells the story of Rebekah, an oil tycoon’s late wife.
In fact, the Rebekah she sings about is an actual person, Rebekah Harkness, who once owned Holiday House in Rhode Island, which Swift purchased in 2013.
In Elizabethan England, people believed lipstick worked magic, and could possibly prevent death. Even Queen Elizabeth I believed it!
She applied lipstick heavily, especially when she was feeling sick, and boasted about its lifesaving powers. Crimson was her preferred color.
Brazil has the highest number of animal varieties out of any country in the world.
The incredibly biodiverse country is home to 600 different kinds of mammals, 1,500 different fish species, 1,600 bird species, and a whopping 100,000 different kinds of insects.
Headlight beetles (also known as carbunco or scientifically as Pyrophorus nyctophanus) use light-up organs on the underside of their bodies to attract prey, and then catch it.
The beetles are largely found in Brazil.
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Leeches were once used to predict weather.
In Victorian England, George Merryweather invented the tempest prognosticator, which featured 12 leeches in glasses. When a storm was coming, the leeches rose up in their glasses, unleashing a whale pin which, in turn, rang a bell.
Tic Tacs were originally known as “Refreshing Mints.”
Around 1970, however, they were rebranded as “Tic Tacs,” named after the rattling sound the confection made in the container.
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The famous Michelin Guide, now a who’s-who of restaurants, was first published in 1900, by the tire company by the same name.
In fact, the guide was actually created to sell more tires. The first copies were distributed for free, and were used as a tourism guide.
Butterflies have taste sensors on their feet so that they can tell if a plant they have landed on is edible for their baby caterpillars.
If the plant is edible, the butterfly can safely lay her eggs on it.
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There are actually two main species of coffee produced around the world – originating from either Arabica or Robusta coffee plants.
Arabica beans are the more popular variety though, accounting for more than 60% of global coffee production.
Iconic renaissance artist Michelangelo wrote a poem about how much he hated painting the iconic ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Some of the lines include, “My stomach's squashed under my chin, my beard's / pointing at heaven, my brain's crushed in a casket.”
Being in love may give you more than a happiness boost.
A study found that falling in love can contribute to a rise in energy, heightened concentration, and a rise in dopamine.
It could also mean less sleep – intensely in-love adolescents sleep on average one hour less.