13 random facts from Southern African bubble gum

Did you know that in Southern part of Africa (South Africa, Namibia and Botswana) there’s a bubble gum brand which has a few random “Did you know” facts on its paper cover?

While I was in Namibia and Botswana, I ended up collecting the small papers. I found it fun somehow.

So here it is, a part of my collection.

  1. Dinosaurs are ancestors of chicken.
  2. Earth’s molten metal outer core is about 3000 km below the surface.
  3. Even if 75% of the human liver is removed, it can grow back to its original size.
  4. Every year in Sweden a hotel is built out of ice and occupied until it melts (apparently, even in Romania there’s one, at Bâlea Lake).
  5. Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  6. A chameleon can move its eyes in two different directions at the same time. 
  7. It only takes 8 minutes for sunlight to travel from the sun to the earth.
  8. Leonardo da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting.
  9. The word “karate” means empty hand.
  10. Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
  11. It takes more than 80 muscles to say one word.
  12. Jellyfish consists of 95% water.
  13. Kangaroos cannot walk backwards. 

How many did you already know?

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