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The extinct Ubykh language, spoken in the Caucasus until 1992, holds the record for most consonants: it had 83 but only two vowels.
Snakes are unable to close their eyes. They can't blink and they must sleep with their eyes open.
Pre-Incan people are still living on man-made floating islands of grass on Lake Titicaca, as they have for hundreds of years.
The siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire at the end of the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of 960 people. The place is now a popular tourist attraction in Israel.
From the Middle Ages up to 1809,
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During WW2, two polish doctors saved 8,000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.
Lenticular clouds are rare formations that can look like UFOs. They are formed when wind encounters an obstruction such as a mountain.