The basket star has 5 long arms that branch out into a tangled mesh it uses as a “basket” to catch its prey, and it can live for 35 years. Yes, that is a real animal.  Source
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All those light and fluffy-looking clouds you see in the sky actually weigh millions of pounds. The water droplets inside can weigh more than 500 tons, but they’re able to float because the air below them is even heavier.   Source
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The Hundred Years’ War was not 100 years of non-stop fighting. It was an off-and-on conflict between England and France over a 116-year period. So a more fitting title would be The Hundred and Sixteen Years’ Sometimes War. Source
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The burial site of Copernicus was a 500-year-old mystery before archaeologists found a promising skeleton beneath a cathedral floor in 2005. There was no existing DNA to compare with the remains until a strand of the astronomer’s hair was found in one of his books, and the discovery was finally confirmed.  Source
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