Top Green Facts

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1. Dr Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham to win a bet with his publisher that he couldn’t write a book using just 50 different words.
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2. Samuel L. Jackson purposely requested his lightsaber to be purple so he could find himself among hundreds of green and blue sabers.
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3. After WWII, the U.S. offered to buy the country of Greenland from Denmark for $100,000,000, but Denmark refused to sell.
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4. Pregreening is creeping forward while waiting for a red light to change.
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5. Green is typically not worn at Scottish weddings because it is the color of fairies and an omen of revenge.
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6. Greenland sharks eat polar bears and reindeer and can live until 200 years old.
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7. High school students perform better on tests if they are in a classroom with a view of a green landscape.
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8. Green turtles migrate as far as 1600 miles away, but they always return to the same beach to nest.
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9. Blood can turn green underwater.
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10. When crying for help, call out specific people (eg. "you with the green shirt!"). It makes people more likely to act.
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11. Greenhouse gases have caused an increase in ocean heat equaling the energy of an atomic bomb exploding every second for the last 100 years.
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12. Drink green tea before bed to burn calories while sleeping. Green tea will also increase your metabolism.
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13. High school students perform better on tests if they are in a classroom with a view of a green landscape, according to research.
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14. 1 in every 5 people in Greenland attempts to kill themselves at some point in their lifetimes.
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15. Drinking green tea before bed will allow your body to burn calories while sleeping. Green tea also increases your metabolism.
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16. A study found people with lighter eye colors (blue, green, hazel, grey) have a higher alcohol tolerance.
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17. Michael Cameron was a student of Greenbrier High School in 1998 who was suspended for wearing a Pepsi shirt on Coke day.
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18. Greenland shark eats polar bears and reindeer and can live until 200 years.
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19. The green cap on a bottle of Sriracha represents the stem of a fresh chili.
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20. A female Green Spoonworm inhales the males through feeding tubes, who then spend their lives in her genital sac fertilizing eggs.
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21. A snowflake that falls on a glacier in central Greenland can take 200,000 years to reach the sea.
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22. One percent of Greenland's population lives in a single apartment building.

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