There is an area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in which scientists have discovered Great White Sharks congregate at every year. They have nicknamed this stretch of ocean "The White Shark Cafe" geographyrealm.com/the-wh…
In the late 1800's there was a dolphin named Pelorus Jack who guided boats through a treacherous stretch of water named French Pass in New Zealand. Once he was wounded by a gunshot from a ship's passenger - that same ship later ran aground in French pass claiming 75 lives teara.govt.nz/en/photogra…
Bolton Strid is a picturesque stretch of river in Yorkshire England that swallows people. It is believed that not a single person who has fallen into the Strid has ever come out of it alive. Not even their bodies. amusingplanet.com/2015/11…
Driving 45MPH on a stretch of rumble strips in New Mexico will play 'America the Beautiful' youtube.com/watch?v=6l2vS…
When people act like Frankenstein's monster, they often stretch their arms out in front of them because of the 1943 movie Frankenstein Meets the Wolf-Man. In the movie the monster is blinded and has to walk holding his hands in front of him. wikipedia.org/wiki/Franke…
Today I learned about the Bolton Strid. Running through Bolton Abby in Yorkshire, England is a 6-foot wide, seemingly calm stretch of water that has claimed the lives of anyone who ever entered it. atlasobscura.com/places/b…
If you lined up all the bacteria in the world end to end, it would stretch out for 10 billion light years. novatx.com/household-test…
A stretch of Route 66, between Albuquerque and Tijeras, will play "America the Beautiful" as you drive over added grooves in the road. If you drive the speed limit of 45 mph for the quarter-mile stretch, you can hear "America the Beautiful" play through the vibrations in your car's wheels. popularmechanics.com/tech…
Rolls Royce uses the leather of 15 to 18 Bulls per car, raised in cold climates to prevent marks from insect bites. Cows aren't used because they might have stretch marks from pregnancies. thehogring.com/2011/03/22…
Barnacles have the largest penis-to-body ratio in the entire animal kingdom. It can stretch up to 8 times the barnacles own length nationalgeographic.com/sc…
The neck rings don't really stretch the neck, they push the shoulders and clavicles down to create the illusion of a longer neck, and removing them incorrectly may cause death because the neck muscles weaken so much they can't support the head on their own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nec…
The reason one cannot drive straight from North America down to South America is one 100km stretch of extremely difficult, dangerous and environmentally sensitive terrain called the Darien Gap in Central America en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Part of the Falklands Islands is littered with leftover landmines from the Falklands War. This stretch of beach has become home to hundreds of penguins as they are too light to trigger the mines when walking on them. bbc.com/news/magazine-398…
Snakes do not "dislocate their jaws" to swallow prey. Instead, they have a specialized skull that can stretch. daily.jstor.org/how-snake…
Calum MacLeod built a 2 mile stretch of road on the Isle of Raasay, Scotland. So his daughter wouldn't have to walk to 4 mile round journey to catch the bus to school. It took 10 years to complete and has been named Calum's Road en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
A small town called Centralia,PA is completely abandoned because of a coal-seam fire at depths of up to 300 feet (90 m) over an 8-mile (13 km) stretch of 3,700 acres (15 km2), that ignited on May 27, 1962 and is only speculated to be extinguished in the year 2256. history.com/news/mine-fir…
The number of planck lengths (smallest thing in existence) you could stretch across a brain cell is equal to the number of brain cells it would take to stretch across the observable universe (largest thing in existence). This makes humans the middle (in terms of size). youtube.com/watch?v=Pxb5l…
Greenland actually has a forest. It's a 9 mile stretch of birch and willow trees called the Qinngua Valley, which is located on the southern tip of the island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin…
Today I learned of the Tory Power Stance, a stance done by British politicians where they stretch their legs far apart while ragdolling their arms en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor…
There is enough DNA in the average person’s body to stretch from the Sun to Pluto and back β€” 17 times theatlantic.com/science/a…
In 1665, King Charles II said the southern border of Virginia colony must stretch to the Pacific! In the end it didn't, but over years a resulting survey line (along 36Β°30β€² N.Lat.) became part of 6 state borders (VA, NC, KY, TN, OK, TX). (The line was also a slave/free states divider out West.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Along a lonely stretch of highway in Awa-shi, Japan, a rare vending machine sells homemade meals of fresh curry over rice. The vending machine owner, Tadashi Yoshimoto, grows the rice in every meal just down the road on his own farm! youtu.be/O_CSLU28hCI
In "The Land Before Time X" the long-neck dinosaurs gather together and believe in a myth that during each eclipse they must all stretch out their necks and help push the sun up so it doesn't fall. They succeed and celebrate having saved the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Hawaiian island chain (the whole chain, not just the eight main Windward islands) if superimposed on the US mainland would stretch approximately from Florida to California. They stretch 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers). theguardian.com/news/2019…
Arguably the most dangerous stretch of water in the world is an unassuming looking river in Yorkshire, England. youtu.be/mCSUmwP02T8
Maine has 4,600+ coastal islands, not to mention some inland too. Maine’s total coastline, including islands, is over 5,000 miles long - long enough to stretch from Maine to Alaska britannica.com/place/Main…
Argentine ants in Europe have taken over a 3,700-mile stretch of coast along the Mediterranean Sea. This single colony is the largest ever discovered and it’s wider than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. ants.com/how-many-ants-li…
A star zipped past the Milky Way's giant black hole at nearly 3% the speed of light in 2018. The star, Source 2, verified Einstein's prediction of gravitational redshift, which is when a strong gravitational field causes light to stretch its wavelength so it can keep moving at a constant speed. astronomy.com/news/2018/0…
There are more viruses in the oceans than there are stars in the universe, by 10 million fold, and lined side-by-side, they would stretch beyond the nearest 60 galaxies. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
Magic Johnson had a four year stretch of basketball from 1977 - 1980 in which he won his HS state championship, then the NCAA tournament, and then the NBA finals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
Today I learned about renowned British military surgeon James Barry, a pioneer in the medical field with a career spanning over 50 years. After his death in 1865 the nurse prepping his body for burial noted female anatomy and stretch marks from pregnancy. Barry had been born a woman named Margaret Ann Bulkley. history.com/news/the-extr…
In Calgary Alberta there is a stretch of road referred to as Vaseline Alley, where empty tubs of the stuff regularly appear. cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar…
Africa is being split into two due to the birth of a new ocean. In 2005, an 8 m (26 ft) wide and 60 km (37 miles) long stretch of the earth opened up in just 10 days. bbc.com/news/10415877
Village of Skjolden [Luster Municipality] w/ 100+ residents is the endpoint of Sognefjord, the longest & deepest fjord in Norway [100 km stretch & 1300 m deep]. Skjolden is also the entry point on a long trek to Jotunheimen National Park , w/ the tallest mountain [Galdhoppigen] in Scandinavia youtube.com/watch?v=_Iw1A…
The Great Ocean Road built between 1919 & 1932 is a 243 KM (151 mile) stretch of road in Australia from Torquay to Allansford dedicated to soldiers killed during WWI. It's the world's largest war memorial. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Stretch marks are also called by their technical name, striae, which are actually scars. The skin stretches so quickly that the collagen and elastic tissue are damaged, leading to the characteristic line-like appearance of the skin. allure.com/story/how-to-g…
The country of Chile is so long that it would stretch from the northernmost point of Norway all the way south to Morocco brilliantmaps.com/chile-l…
Today I learned about the Alu element, a short stretch of DNA that appears over a million times in the human genome but we don't know what, if any, purpose it has. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
The longest winning streak in the history of sport was the Unites States’ 132-year winning stretch from 1870-1983 for the America’s Cup for yachting. They defended the trophy 24 times, until Australia won in 1983. americascup.com/en/histor…
African continent is being split into two due to the birth of a new ocean. In 2005, an 8 meter wide and 60km long stretch of the earth opened up over a period of just ten days. bbc.com/news/10415877
Today I learned of Kosmos 954, a nuclear-powered Soviet spy satellite that in 1978 malfunctioned, reentered the earth's atmosphere, and spread 50kg of radioactive uranium over a 600km stretch of Canada's north. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kos…
Death by black hole is called spaghettification. The tidal forces inside a black hole are so strong that they stretch your body into a long thin noodle of your composite atoms as you descend. inverse.com/article/42955…
Saturn's rings stretch nearly 250,000 miles wide but are on average only 55 feet thick en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin…
If you uncoil and stretch out a strand of DNA from one cell in your body it is about 2 meters, if you did this with all the DNA in your body it would be twice the diameter of the Solar System sciencefocus.com/the-huma…
Hindu genealogy registers are kept by the Pandits in Haridwar, India. Some of them stretch across centuries, tracing family history of up to twenty prior generations. These registers are considered sacrosanct and have been used to settle legal disputes relating to inheritance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hin…
Mycelium (fungal threads that form a network, usually underground, mushrooms being just their fruiting bodies) are so tiny that one cubic inch of soil contains enough to stretch for 8 miles permaculturenews.org/2014…
The billboards in Times Square are so so central to the area's identity that there's actually a zoning code that requires all buildings on that stretch of Broadway to have at least one illuminated sign of a certain size. gizmodo.com/how-times-squ…
Human hair has a strength ratio comparable to steel, being able to stretch up to 1.5x in length before breaking. zmescience.com/science/ne…
The sled dog, Togo, was responsible for leading his team through the most dangerous and longest stretch of the 1925 Serum Run by 200 miles. Balto and his team led the last 55 mile stretch into the town of Nome getting most of the credit and media attention. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tog…

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