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Paintball is one of the safest of extreme sports. Only 20 in 1000 players sustain any type of injury, which include either slight bruising from close hits or sprains from stumbling during games. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Alcohol It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
TIME magazine’s Man of the Year for 1982 was the computer. (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Desktop Computer TIME magazine’s Man of the Year for 1982 was the computer. (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)
In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
Chewing Gum In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
The Mexican version of the “Tooth Fairy” is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)
Tooth Fairy The Mexican version of the “Tooth Fairy” is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)
It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York Times It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A squirrel cannot carry the rabies virus. (Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Squirrels A squirrel cannot carry the rabies virus. (Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Snakes More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
An adult lion’s roar is so loud, it can be heard up to five miles away. (Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)
Lions An adult lion’s roar is so loud, it can be heard up to five miles away. (Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)
Visitors enter the Sedlec Ossuary, a small Chapel beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Prague. Although the ossuary dates back to the 14th century, its current decoration is made of some 40,000 human remains from the 18th century. (Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)
Human Bones Visitors enter the Sedlec Ossuary, a small Chapel beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Prague. Although the ossuary dates back to the 14th century, its current decoration is made of some 40,000 human remains from the 18th century. (Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)
Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a “turkey.” (Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
Bowling Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a “turkey.” (Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue. (Photo by Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
The Tongue There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue. (Photo by Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
You’re more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.(Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Bees You’re more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.(Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)
The oyster is usually ambisexual. Through its life it will change from male to female and back again numerous times. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Oysters The oyster is usually ambisexual. Through its life it will change from male to female and back again numerous times. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
There are five million scent receptors located in a human beings nose. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
The Nose There are five million scent receptors located in a human beings nose. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London. (Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images)
The Moon If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London. (Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images)
The University of Plymouth was the first university to offer a degree in surfing. (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Surfing The University of Plymouth was the first university to offer a degree in surfing. (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Natural pearls will melt in vinegar.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Pearls Natural pearls will melt in vinegar. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
When two zebras stand side by side, they usually face in opposite directions. They say this is so they can keep an eye out for predators. (Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)
Zebras When two zebras stand side by side, they usually face in opposite directions. They say this is so they can keep an eye out for predators. (Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)
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