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A kangaroo can’t jump unless its tail is touching the ground.
Brazil was the only independent South American country to send ground troops to fight in WW2, with over 25,000 soldiers.
Despite its name, more than half of the London’s Underground network in fact runs above ground.
Ants cannot be seriously injured from impact with the ground after being dropped from any height because they don’t have enough mass.
In the U.S., if you find a bald eagle feather on the ground, you need a permit to pick it up.
China has mobile “execution vans” to enforce the death penalty without moving to a proper execution ground.
In 1967, the Nigerian Civil War ground to a halt for two days because both sides wanted to watch soccer player Pele in an exhibition match.
There has never been snakes in Ireland because being cold-blooded, snake couldn’t survive the frozen ground during the ice age in the past.
Some Lizards can self-amputate their tails. On the ground, they wiggle and move to distract predators.
More than 1,100 people have been diagnosed with cancer as a result of “exposure to toxins at Ground Zero” from 9/11.
There are 52,000 tonnes of minable gold still in the ground worth US$2 trillion.
No more than 40 people live 800 feet (243 m) above the ground of New York City. It’s an exclusive privilege for the super rich.
The allies considered dropping glue to stick Nazi troops to the ground.
An Air India ground crew member died after he was sucked into the engine of a parked plane preparing for departure at Mumbai airport in 2015.
Robert De Niro was so dedicated to prepare for his roles, he actually gained 60 lbs for Raging Bull, lived in Sicily, Italy for The Godfather Part II, ground his teeth for Cape Fear, became a cab driver for Taxi Driver, and learned to play the saxophone for New York, New York.
In Los Angeles, there’s a glass slide that sits 1,000 feet above the ground on the side of the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi.
For those who jumped from the WTC on 9/11, the fall lasted 10 seconds. They struck the ground at just under 150 mph, enough to ensure instant death on impact.
In 1986, a Soviet pilot made a bet with his co-pilot that he could land the aeroplane with an instrument-only approach, with no visual contact with the ground. He crashed the plane, killing 70 of the 94 passengers and crew on board.
Shortly after Charles Manson was arrested, he wrote to one of his followers from jail, asking her to kill President Ford. She approached Ford and pointed a gun at his face but was tackled to the ground by Secret Service agents.
A kangaroo can only jump if its tail is touching the ground.