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If you go back 25 generations, you have 33,554,432 ancestors.




Assuming no inbreeding occurred in the past 25 generations, you should have 33,554,432 great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandparents. If you added together ALL of your potential ancestors (including your parents, grandparents, great grandparents, great great grandparents, etc.) you really have a total of 67,108,862 ancestors. Of course, this is only true IF none of your ancestors ever had children with any of their relatives (not even 23rd cousins!), which in the course of 25 generations is a huge “if”.

Feel free to check the math:

2^25=33,554,432

2^25+2^24+2^23+2^22+2^21+2^20+2^19+2^18+2^17+2^16+2^15+2^14+2^13+2^12+2^11+2^10+2^9+2^8+2^7+2^6+2^5+2^4+2^3+2^2+2=67,108,862

A Japanese scientist made a burger out of human feces!


A Japanese scientist named Mitsuyuki Ikeda developed a new burger made from sewage! Ikeda says he developed the meat to combat rising meat prices and environmental damage. He claims the new meat is healthier and less damaging to nature because it is all recycled material.

The bacteria in the sewage is rendered harmless from heating and added chemicals. It consists of 63 percent protein, 25 percent carbohydrates, 3 percent lipids, 9 percent minerals, and looks almost identical to red meat!

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Many people who read the word yawn or yawning begin to feel the urge to yawn.


Most people, when they see someone else yawn, quickly feel the urge to yawn as well. Between 40 and 60% of people automatically find yawning contagious and yawn themselves. The standard answers from scientists as to why people find yawning contagious used to be that, although it was clearly a real phenomena, there was no obvious reason for it.

Research conducted in 2005 by Finnish scientists, however, may point to certain parts of the brain as being responsible. When a person witnesses someone else yawning, he or she has a mostly unconscious urge to do the same. People may become conscious of the urge, but scientists suggest the beginning of the yearn to yawn is unconscious. This means that the signal must bypass the mirror neuron system, which is a process that would make this response a conscious and imitative act.

Scientists have often, in the past, suggested that the mirror neuron system causes yawning. Instead, researchers found that seeing someone else yawn seems to render the periamygdala sections of the brain inactive. This is a tiny part of the brain on either side of the head that helps interpret things like facial expressions. If it was working, the conscious response to yawning might be, “Oh, he’s tired.” By temporarily blocking such a reading, however, the response cannot at first be a conscious perception.

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Gonorrhea might soon be untreatable!


Gonorrhea is a common human sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae.The usual symptoms for men include burning with urination and penile discharge. As for women, they usually are asymptomatic half the time or have vaginal discharge and pelvic pain.

If gonorrhea is left untreated, it may spread throughout the body and cause epidymitis, pelvic inflammatory disease or it may even affect your joints and heart!Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report outlining the very real likelihood of an impending untreatable gonorrhea epidemic!

Neisseria gonorrhoeae is developing antibiotic resistance and this is growing as a public health concern. This bacterium has developed resistance to drugs such as sulfonilamides, penicillin, tetracycline, and ciprofloxacin.

New treatment schemes are being created in order to fight back gonorrhea.And last but not least, we would like to give you an advice from everyone in the OMG-facts team: If you are a sexual active person, please use a condom and protect us all.

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When Tesla died his entire estate and all his property was seized by the Alien Property Custodian under the orders of the FBI - even though he was a US citizen!


Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American best known for his contribution to the design of the Alternating Current (AC) electricity supply system.

He was an inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist. He was very well known as a showman and it earned him the reputation of ‘mad scientist.’

Tesla once proclaimed that he received signals on his receiver while doing experiments in Colorado. He believed it could have come from Mars because they were substantially different from signals that he had previously observed from the noise of storms and the earth.

He was highly criticized when he revealed these ‘findings’.

When Tesla died on 7 January 1943 the FBI ordered the Alien Property Custodian to seize all his belongings even though he was a U.S. citizen. His entire estate was taken to a warehouse under the Office of Alien Property seal.

John G. Trump, a technical aide to the National Defense Research Committee was asked to analyse everything belonging to Tesla in the custody of the Office of Alien Property. After three days of thoroughly investigating everything he released a report that concluded that there was nothing that would be dangerous in unfriendly hands.

In 1952 Tesla's entire estate was shipped to Belgrade in 80 trunks marked N.T.

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