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The harder you concentrate on falling asleep, the less likely to fall asleep.
You can’t cry on space because your tears won’t ever fall.
The exiled Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria returned after the fall of the USSR and got elected as Prime Minister.
The 1980 Moscow Olympics were a financial disaster and became one of the reasons for the fall of the Soviet economy.
WW2 Flight Sergeant Nicholas Alkemade survived a fall from 18,000 feet (5,500 m) without a parachute, suffering only a sprained leg.
The CIA had a plot to use a depilatory chemical on Fidel Castro to cause his beard to fall out.
A man survived a fall from the Empire State Building after landing on a catwalk.
A rat can fall from a 5 story building without injuries.
During WW1, a Hungarian man was shot in the frontal lobe, making it impossible for him to fall asleep. He continued to live a full, sleepless life.
Snowflakes fall at 3.1 mph or 5 km/h.
The only casualty of the first bomb in WW2 to fall on British soil was a rabbit.
The dates 4/4, 6/6, 8/8, 10/10, and 12/12 all fall on the same day of the week.
In India, there is a vigilante group called the “Love Commandos” that offers protection from harassment to couples from different castes who fall in love.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, the technology to make concrete was lost for 1000 years.
An apple didn’t hit Isaac Newton in the head, but it did make him wonder if the force that makes apples fall influences the moon’s motion around Earth.
Satan was never named “Lucifer.” The only use of the word Lucifer in the Bible was by Isaiah, who was referring to the fall of Babylon, not Satan.
Each day, up to 4 billion meteoroids fall to Earth.
2% of people who jump off the Golden Gate Bridge survive the fall. One man even jumped off for “fun”.
There’s no “zero gravity” in space. Astronauts are in a constant state of free fall, which is why they appear to float.
Stress can cause a human’s hair to fall out up to 10 times more than usual.