15 Recent Scientific Discoveries That Prove that the World is a Strange Place

11We all love potatoes

Potatoes have been popular for centuries. They are cheap, easily cultivable and are delicious. However, a new discovery says that potatoes are all you need to survive. In case of a calamity, you can survive for the rest of your life, eating only potatoes and oil. Potatoes are packed with carbs and vitamins. This is the main reason why potatoes are favored by poor people.

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12Rap battles

If you thought rap battles are a new-age thing, you’re wrong. Rap is a form of poetry and poetry has existed for centuries. Did you know that there would be competitions similar to rap battles, as far back as the 5th century? Competing poets would be required to insult each other using lines of poetry – their own or borrowed. We sure would love to see one!

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13The heaviest man

A man named Jon Brower Minnoch is the heaviest man to ever set foot on the planet. He weighed a maximum of 1400 pounds! He suffered from innumerable health problems and was hospitalized several times.  Unsurprisingly, it took 13 people to roll him off one side of the bed to another to change the sheets.

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14The smallest snowman

A snowman is usually quite large. It is made by rolling snow into balls and then stacking them to form a snowman. A scientist decided to take up the challenge of creating the smallest snowman ever. The spheres were made of silicon, the eyes and mouth with ion beams and the nose is made of platinum!

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15If you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream!

Chances of humans seeing crocodiles for the rest of time are highly likely. They have an excessively long lifespan. However, due to factors like starvation, most crocs don’t make it to the age of 100. The species is fairly common. In most cases, crocs inhabit the same waters for decades.

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