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Useless Information

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  • Deadliest Insect

    The deadliest insect in the world is the mosquito. it kills 725,000 people every year by injecting deadly pathogens directly into a person's bloodstream while sucking their blood. Pathogens including malaria, west nile virus, rift valley fever, yellow fever, lymphatic filariasis and encephalitis.

    Mosquito

  • Last British Colony

    The last British colony was Hong Kong. Hong Kong was released to the People's Republic of China on July 1st 1997.

    Hong Kong

  • Largest Rough Gem-Quality Diamond

    The Cullinan Diamond, discovered in South Africa on the 26 of January, 1905, was the largest rough gem-quality diamond weighing 3,106.75 carats. It was cut into 9 polished gems including the Great Star of Africa weighing 530.4 carats, the largest clear cut diamond in the world.

    Cullinan Diamond

  • Lyme Disease

    The deer tick. Infected specimens transmit Lyme disease to unlucky individuals.

    Deer Tick

  • Tokyo

    At 37.6 million people, Tokyo has the largest population of any city in the world.

    Tokyo

  • Thumbs

    Opossums have opposable thumbs on their hind feet.

    Opossum

  • Postage Stamp

    Grace Kelly was the first actress on an American postage stamp. The stamp was issued in 1993. A commemorative 2 euro coin with her image was issued in 2007.

    Grace Kelly Stamp

  • Gibbon

    Gibbons walk upright more than any other ape.

    Gibbon

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