Fun facts – roundup

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The Koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.

The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people.

The word “comet” comes from the Greek word “kometes” meaning long hair and referring to the tail.

The hydra, which is related to the jellyfish, can grow its body back in a couple of days if it is cut in half.

The deepest mine in the world is the East Rand mine, which goes to a depth of about 3,585 metres

It would take about fourteen and half million notes of currency to build a mile high stack.

The crossbow was invented by the Chinese and records of its usage goes back to as far as the Three Kingdom Period (220 a.d.-280 a.d.).

Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages.

In a day, kids in the U.S. that are between the ages of 2 – 8 spend 28 minutes of their time colouring.

The Ancient Greek women made a type of cheek blush by painting their cheeks with herbal pastes which were made out of crushed berries and seeds.