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You can get a sunburn on the white part of your eyes.

Polar bears have two sets of eyelids (the second pair are clear).

The bananas we see on an everyday basis are all clones.1 2

Fear of long words is called Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.1 2

Birds are the closest relatives to dinosaurs, not reptiles.

In order to vomit, a frog must regurgitate its entire stomach (this, however, does not kill it).1 2

A group of pandas is called an embarrassment.

Starfish do not have centralized brains, but they do have complex nervous systems.

A fractal is a closed shape with an infinite perimeter (they have self-similarity).

There is a gene called Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) which can be found in the human brain.1

Casu Marzu is a Sardinian cheese which contains live maggots.1

In 1518, there was an inexplicable dancing epidemic in Strasbourg, France.1

George Washington did not want to be the president; he was actually peer-pressured into it.

Australia had a war against emus (often referred to as “The Great Emu War”).1

Technically, the brain named itself.

This sentence is grammatically correct: If police police police police, who police police police?

A group of pugs is called a grumble.

The first evolution of modern horses was prey to giant birds.

The voice actors for Mickey and Minnie Mouse were married in real life.

When George Washington left office, he strongly advised against forming political parties.1

Michael Jackson had four kids, all of which have “Michael” in their names somewhere.