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50% of academic papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, reviewers and editors

Source: factourism.com/source/unread-p

Some towns in Scandinavia use the heat from their crematorium for heating houses

Source: factourism.com/source/spectral

In the Middle Ages, black pepper was an expensive luxury item that was used to pay rent and taxes

Source: factourism.com/source/pepper-m

Cleopatra lived closer to the launch of the iPhone than to the building of the Great Pyramids

Source: factourism.com/source/cleopatr

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Rediscover our fun illustrated facts in a whole new way! The book is out in 3 months, published by @adamsmedia@twitter.com, and you can already pre-order it!

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Cacao plants are slated to disappear by as early as 2050 due to climate change

Source: factourism.com/source/extinct-

Ancient Egyptians were the first to make a sweet treat from the marshmallow plant

Source: factourism.com/source/egyptian

For The Wizard of Oz, 16-year-old actress Judy Garland was forced to take on a diet of chicken soup, coffee, and 80 cigarettes a day

Source: factourism.com/source/dorothy-

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