115 Fascinating Star Facts

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1. Shrews can starve to death 2 or 3 hours after a meal.
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2. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation.
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3. A sympathetic pregnancy is when an expecting father starts gaining weight, getting morning sickness and feels cramps in his lower abdomen.
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4. Stars eat planets.
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5. Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in the newest Star Trek movies, had to have his fingers glued together to do the Vulcan salute.
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6. According to several physicists, blowing up the Death Star II in "Return of the Jedi" would have killed all of the Ewoks on Endor.
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7. There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth.
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8. People who volunteer are 25-46% more likely to find a partner and start a romantic relationship within a year.
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9. If you start dating at 20 years old and date 2 new people a year, your chances of marrying the best possible person at 30 are 1 in 40.
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10. People in Cameroon gathered money in 1931 to send to "starving Americans". The total amount gathered was $3.77.
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11. Those stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.
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12. If you tickle a rat every day, it’ll start laughing as soon as it sees you.
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13. Not one of the Star Trek TV shows or films contains the words ‘Beam me up, Scotty.’ The 1960s US TV show Lost in Space was set in 1997.
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14. If you think someone was staring at you: Yawn. If they yawn back they were staring.
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15. If you starve a pig for a few days it will happily consume a human.
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16. A magnetar is a neutron star that has fields so magnetic, it can rip you apart from over 600 miles away.
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17. Never ignore a person who loves and cares for you, because one day you may realize that you've lost the moon while counting the stars
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18. According to one survey, men spend nearly a year of their life simply staring at women.
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19. Cults are usually started by a small group of normal people who share the same interests.
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20. In 1915, doctors believed that a menstruating woman could kill an entire colony of bees with her stare.
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21. Every atom that is inside your body and every atom around you was once part of a star.
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22. If you jumped off a ledge 5 feet from the surface of a neutron star, you would hit the ground at a speed of 4,000,000 miles per hour.
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23. The younger you are when you start drinking, the more likely you are to have a problem with alcohol.
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24. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go to space, was also the first real astronaut to appear on "Star Trek."
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25. Men like women who are nice and responsive at a first meeting, while women prefer a man to be a bit more aloof at the start, research shows.
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26. The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
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27. All people start out as females until 60 days into pregnancy.
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28. The "Thomas the Tank Engine" franchise has been narrated by Ringo Starr, George Carlin, Alec Baldwin, and Pierce Brosnan.
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29. The "NOW" music albums started way back in 1983 on Vinyl and Cassette.
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30. If you stare into a mirror in low light for a few minutes, your brain will get bored and begin to make imaginary monsters.
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31. Babies start dancing to music at 6-7 months of age.
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32. If you start to feel light headed after you stood up too quickly, tighten your abs super hard.
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33. If a song is close to 60 beats per minute, people will start to breathe in time with the music, slow their heart rate and become relaxed.
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34. Dell computers was started in 1984 by a 19-year-old with only $1000.
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35. "I did shrooms at a pool and the water tasted like a blue raspberry lollipop and I kept licking the water and people were staring at me" -SC
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36. Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.
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37. here are about 2,000 species of sea stars. Some live in deep water, some in tropical areas, some in cold water.
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38. UPS was started by two teenagers with one bicycle and $100 borrowed from a friend.
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39. Dogs can understand that when we look at them and then stare at something, they should turn their attention to it.
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40. Subway was started by 17 year-old, Frank DeLuca who was only looking for a way to pay for medical school.
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41. Start your day by thinking positive thoughts and you will have a positive day.
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42. Instead of blood, sea stars have a water vascular system, in which the sea star pumps sea water through its sieve plate,
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43. Around the age of 10, Shia LaBeouf started doing stand-up at a Pasadena comedy club.
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44. Robin Williams' favorite television shows were 'Doctor Who' and 'Star Trek.'
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45. Women are automatically more attracted to guys who make an effort to start the conversation, showing initiative and consistency.
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46. Shooting a gun causes the same startled chemical reaction in the brain as a passionate kiss
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47. While free to watch online, the single ticket price for attending a TED talk starts at $8,500.
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48. A hole-in-the-wall noodle shop offering dishes less than $1.50 earned a coveted Michelin Star.
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49. Starting first grade before age six is linked to earlier death, according to a study.
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50. Paul McCartney had a dream about his deceased mother, Mary, who calmly told him to 'let it be." He started writing the song the next day.
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51. Study shows that a sweaty handshake might be the start of a romantic partnership.
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52. The best marriage will start as a friendship. Marrying someone you consider a close friend reduces the divorce rate by 80%.
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53. If you think someone was staring at you: 1. Yawn. 2. If they yawn, they were staring.
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54. The child actor who plays the carefree Luke Dunphy on Modern Family is a member of high IQ society Mensa and is ready to start college.
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55. Ringo Starr originally wanted to be a hairdresser.
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56. The mortality rate of pop stars is 1.7 times higher than average.
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57. Shy people usually end up being some of the coolest people you know after you start talking to them.
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58. Humans start lying by the age of 4.
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59. A number of studies show 'work-life balance' as the main reason people start their own small businesses.
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60. Diseases like whooping cough and the measles have been on the rise in the U.S. since the anti-vaccination movement started.
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61. A study found that kids who try a sip of alcohol before 6th grade are more likely to start drinking by the time they enter high school.
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62. After four days without sleep you will start to hallucinate.
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63. Amazingly, sea stars can regenerate lost arms.
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64. Groaking is a word for staring at someone while they are eating in the hope that they will give you some of their food.
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65. I hate it when a dog starts barking and then every other dog nearby retweets him.
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66. As embryos, the first human part to develop is the anus. So in a way, all human beings start off as assholes.
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67. In 1968, Star Trek featured the first interracial kiss on American television.
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68. When you delete the unnecessary people from your life, good things will start happening for you and it won't be a coincidence.
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69. Although sea stars live underwater and are commonly called "starfish," they are not fish.
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70. The U.S. national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner", actually has four verses, though Americans traditionally sing only the first verse.
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71. Pole dancing started in 1135 AD and was mostly done by men.
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72. Remember, for everything you have lost, you have gained something else. Without the dark, you would never see the stars.
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73. Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Ol' Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan derived their rapper names from their favorite kung-fu characters.
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74. Humans are all susceptible to a phenomenon called 'Illusion of Truth' -- After repeatedly hearing a lie, we start to believe it's true.
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75. The word "crisp" starts at the back of your mouth and ends at the front.
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76. More than half of all teenagers are sleep deprived, thanks in part to early school start times.
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77. Mad Men star, Jon Hamm once was a set-dresser for soft pornographic films.
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78. Bitch stare A look given by girls to other girls to intimidate. U look right up & down, then look into their eyes like ¬_¬ and walk off
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79. If you ask for small things, then work up to big things, people are more likely to say yes than if you start off with a huge favor.
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80. Every single atom in your body was created in a star, billions of years ago.
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81. Children start to compete with each other by the time they are ten.
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82. People become more anxious about their looks after staring in a mirror for a long period of time.
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83. Starfish and Jellyfish are not actually fish.
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84. The more stars a black hole consumes, the larger it becomes.
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85. There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world.
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86. Never ignore a person who loves and cares for you, because one day you may realize that you've lost the moon while counting the stars.
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87. There is no possible way to remember how your dreams started.
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88. The word ‘suffragette’ started out as an insult coined by the Daily Mail.
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89. People in Cameroon gathered money in 1931 to send to 'starving Americans'. The total amount gathered was $3.77.
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90. Pee shy? Start multiplying random numbers in your head. The same part of the brain controls both tasks and will help you get it started.
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91. People whose names start with '˜A' have the longest life expectancy.
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92. One origin of the reason for not pointing at someone is the ancient belief that one could transfer evil spirits by staring and pointing.
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93. The odds of a coin flip are not 50-50, but actually 51-49. It will most likely land facing the same direction as it started.
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94. Tony Stark is $2.4 billion richer than Bruce Wayne.
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95. Stephen Hawking was the first and only guest in any Star Trek series to play himself.
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96. The average male spends a total of 43 minutes a day staring at 10 different women
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97. Start smiling! Laughter is proven to reduce stress, improve the blood flow and reduce heart problems.
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98. The average female porn star is a 5'5'³ brunette woman who weighs 117 lbs and has B-cup breasts.
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99. Martin Luther King Jr. was a huge Star Trek fan.
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100. Leonard Nimoy who played Mr Spock in the original Star Trek has died aged 83. RIP.
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101. Humans are starting to live for documenting life events with photos and online posts, instead actually living for the event.
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102. Start off your day with p☮sitivity
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103. Sea stars have an eye spot at the end of each arm. This is a very simple eye that looks like a red spot.
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104. According to one study, later school start times improve sleep and daytime functioning in students.
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105. No female wants to start over with a new guy. Telling secrets, giving her body away. Falling all over again. Too much.
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106. 'I have a bad feeling about this' has been said in every Star Wars movie.
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107. The number of H2O molecules in 10 drops of water are equal to the number of all the stars in the universe.
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108. The "Alphabet song," "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" all use the exact same melody.
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109. u know a girl is mad when she starts off her sentence saying 'I just find it funny how' bc there's a 99.9% chance she did not find it funny
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110. The day you stop caring what other people think about you, is the day you start enjoying life.
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111. A one-year delay in a child starting kindergarten dramatically reduces ADHD risks and leads to higher academic achievement later on.
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112. Morgan Freeman has starred in 76 films and has received 105 academy awards/nominations.
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113. One man is planning to create a fully functional Starship Enterprise by 2034.
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114. "A white girl sucked my dick so good that I stopped wearing Jordans and started wearing sperrys" -Sandalwood HS
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115. Babies start dreaming even before they are born.

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