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Did you know, the clear liquid found inside young coconuts has a surprising application? It can serve as a substitute for blood plasma, offering a potential solution in emergencies, where traditional plasma is not available.

If you fold a piece of paper in half once, then again, and keep going, you will find no matter how hard you try, you cannot fold it more than seven times.

In a rather unexpected statistic, donkeys claim more lives annually than both plane crashes and shark attacks combined. So, be cautious around these seemingly harmless creatures.

Here is a reason to prioritize a good night's sleep over binge-watching TV: you actually burn more calories while sleeping, than you do while lounging in front of the television.

Among the royals, the King of Hearts stands out for a unique reason: he's the sole king without a moustache, a distinguishing feature in the deck of cards.

In a display of corporate cost-cutting, American Airlines managed to save a hefty sum of $40,000 in 1987, simply by removing one olive from each salad served in first-class.

Forget your morning cup of coffee. Apples are the real MVPs when it comes to waking you up efficiently in the morning, thanks to their natural sugars and fibre content.

Ever wonder what comprises the dust in your home? Well, it turns out most of it is made up of dead skin cells, shed by you and your household members.

The tragic irony of the Marlboro Company's history: its first owner succumbed to lung cancer, as did the first person to portray the iconic "Marlboro Man" in advertising.

Even the mastermind behind Mickey Mouse had his fears. Walt Disney had an aversion to mice, despite creating one of the most beloved rodent characters in history.

Did you know pearls have a surprising vulnerability? They can actually dissolve when exposed to vinegar which is quite the revelation, considering their reputation for durability.

Trying to move a cow? You might have better a chance leading it upstairs than downstairs, as it is apparently possible to guide them upward but not downward.

Ever noticed a duck's quack does not echo? It is a peculiar phenomenon which continues to baffle scientists, with no clear explanation yet discovered.

In a hygiene tip, straight from the dentist's office, it is recommended to keep your toothbrush at least six feet away from the toilet, to avoid potential contamination from airborne particles generated by flushing. I guess I will start to store my toothbrush in the living room.

Jonathan van Bilsen is a television host, award winning photographer, published author, columnist and keynote speaker. Watch his show, ‘Jonathan van Bilsen’s photosNtravel’, on RogersTV, the Standard Website and YouTube.

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Jon Taylor
Jon Taylor
May 30

Regarding folding paper seven times it depends on the size of paper. The TV show mythbusters were able to fold a football sized piece of paper eleven times.


https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2011/12/05/143150449/record-folders-54-000-feet-of-paper-13-folds-one-new-standard

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