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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Exploring. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Exploring so important!

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Top 10 Exploring facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In 2009, a 14-year-old boy showed up at a Chicago police station in uniform and worked 5 hours of a shift. He allegedly got a police radio, ticket book and rode with an officer for several hours before his identity was realised. He knew procedure due to a "police explorer" program he’d gone to.

  2. The Legend of Zelda was principally inspired by creator Shigeru Miyamoto's explorations as a young boy in the hillsides, forests, and caves surrounding his childhood home in Sonobe, Japan where he ventured into forests with secluded lakes, caves, and rural villages.

  3. The bluest blue (to date) was accidentally discovered when a researcher received a grant to explore novel materials for electronics applications and tried to heat together oxides of manganese, yttrium, and indium at two thousand degrees Fahrenheit

  4. The top of the giant redwood forest were thought to be a lifeless wasteland. But explorers recently discover their canopy contains an entire ecosystem. A lake of fern, top soil a meter deep in its branches, trees and other plants, and crustaceans that only live in water all live up there.

  5. The government of Palau has required all tourists entering to sign a pledge stamped on their passport promising to be environmentally conscious and “tread lightly, act kindly, and explore mindfully.”

  6. James Cameron DIDN'T quit truck driving to explore his artistic side, He drove trucks to fund it.

  7. Neil Armstrong went to the North Pole with Sir Edmund Hillary (first to climb Mt Everest) and other prominent explorers. He said that he was curious to see it from the ground, since he'd only seen it from space.

  8. A terrier named Igloo traveled to both the North and South Poles in the 1920s as a companion to his human, explorer Admiral Richard Bird. He chased penguins, picked fights with the sled dogs, and had a camel-hair suit made for him to keep him warm. His headstone is shaped like an iceberg.

  9. Dora the Explorer teaches English in all languages, except of course (in English) where she teaches Spanish.

  10. In 1536, French explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew were cured of scurvy by drinking tea of pine needles and by eating bark given to them by the Iroquois after the crew suffered months of nutritional deprivation at sea. Pine needles have approximately 3 to 5 times more vitamin C than an orange

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Explore the Apollo Missions on the Moon's surface in this 3D map I made [link below]

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Fermat's little theorem: a visual exploration

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Microsoft tried to monopolize the early web browser market by making it difficult to install other web browsers and slowing down Windows if Internet Explorer was uninstalled.

The first emperor of China's tomb (Of Terracota Army Fame) has not yet been explored. Ancient historians wrote that tombs contains rivers of mercury mechanically operated to flow like real rivers; modern tests have reported mercury levels in the soil over 100 times what occurs naturally

An explorer once found a compound, calanolide A, in certain trees in the Malaysian rainforest. Researchers found out that it has anti-HIV properties, but they couldn’t find another sample for nine years as almost all the tree of that species had been cut down for firewood and building material.

In 1971, the U.S. left a memorial on the Moon for every astronaut who died in the pursuit of space exploration, including Russian Cosmonauts

NASA has decided to use Metric Units for all operations on the lunar surface when it returns to the Moon. The Vision for Space Exploration calls for returning astronauts to the Moon by 2020 and eventually setting up a manned lunar outpost.

When French explorers thought they were the first Europeans to ever reach some historical Afghan caves in the 1930s, they were surprised to find a text inscribed on the wall saying: "if any fool this high samootch explore, Know Charles Masson has been here before"

In non-English speaking countries, Dora the Explorer teaches you... English!

If you buy a Volvo through their Overseas Delivery Program, you will receive 2 free round-trip tickets to Sweden, which includes airport pickup + a luxury hotel. Then you'll get 2 weeks to explore Europe in the car and Volvo pays for the insurance, after which they ship your car to you for free

The Stubby Squid. In 2016, Researchers from the Nautilus exploration vessel were cruising along the deep sea floor off California's coast when they came upon the bright purple creature with giant, googly eyes. The Scientists Couldn't contain their laughter.

There is a surviving fantasy novel written in the 2nd century AD in Roman Syria that features explorers flying to the moon, a first encounter with aliens, interplanetary war between imperialistic celestial kingdoms, and the discovery of a continent across the ocean

The film Memento is lauded by medical experts for its accurate portrayal of anterograde amnesia and is considered "close to a perfect exploration of the neurobiology of memory"

There's a mountain in Australia called Mt. Disappointment. It was named such because the explorers who first reached its summit found the view to be sub par and wanted to reflect their feelings in the name they chose for the mountain.

Project Thor which explored using large projectiles from 1,000+ miles above the Earth. The "rods from god" idea was a bundle of telephone-pole-size tungsten rods, dropped from orbit, reaching up to 10 times the speed of sound. The explosion would be on par with a nuke - but no fallout.

In 1962, Mike Wallace's oldest son Peter went missing while exploring in Greece. Wallace flew to Greece alone, asked question, followed his son's last know locations and found his body at the bottom of a hill where he fell while hiking.

Explorers on Greenland found a P-38 aircraft used during WWII buried under 264 ft of ice. They dug it out and restored it to flying condition.

Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen who took a 1000-mile dogsled trip across Greenland, starred in an Oscar-winning film, amputated his own toes, escaped a Nazi death sentence, cut his way out of a blizzard shelter with a knife made from his frozen feces, and won The $64,000 Question game show.

One of Columbus's explorers was the first person to bring tobacco back into Europe. Because he could blow smoke out of his mouth, he was accused of being the devil and sent to jail for seven years by the Spanish Inquisition.

If you buy a Volvo through their Overseas Delivery Program, you will receive 2 free round-trip tickets to Sweden to test-drive your car (includes airport pickup/luxury hotel). Then you'll have 2 weeks to explore Europe in the car (they pay insurance). Volvo then ships your car to you for free

Barely a year after the 1969 moon landing the American public had completely lost interest in space exploration - to such an extent that 90% of people surveyed could not remember Neil Armstrong's name.

While exploring the newly discovered Yellowstone, Truman Everts got separated from the group. His horse then ran away with supplies, he fell on his campfire, fell hip deep into a geyser, and was finally found crawling months later with frostbite weighing a mere 55 lbs.

A think tank at Oxford University believes that the prison industry may begin exploring psychoactive drugs that elongate the perception of time, either reducing actual incarceration times or making sentences for heinous crimes feel like an eternity.

NASA is planning to send a submarine to explore the methane northern sea of Titan, Kraken.

There is a surviving fantasy novel written in the 2nd century AD that features explorers flying to the moon, a first encounter with aliens, interplanetary war between imperialistic celestial kingdoms, and the discovery of a continent across the ocean

There is a 'game' called Space Engine that simulates the entire universe and allows you to explore all of it. Areas of the known universe are represented using actual astronomical data. It is crowd-funded, and it's future goals involve making itself into a full SP game. It supports Oculus Rift.

John Lasseter was fired from Disney in 1983 for pushing the studio to explore computer animation production, but went on to become the creative head of Pixar.

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Exploring emergent communities of my Facebook friends based on their mutual friendships

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My mouse movements after 3 hours of coding and exploring data with Stata and SublimeText. Graph created with IOGraphica