135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

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34. Neil Armstrong's astronaut application arrived a week past the deadline.

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A friend of Armstrong’s slipped the tardy form in with the others.

35. During World War I, a Canadian soldier made a black bear his pet.

He named her Winnipeg. “Winnie” was later a resident of the London Zoological Gardens where she was an adored attraction, especially to a boy named Christopher Robin Milne, the son of A. A. Milne.

36. Sleep literally cleans your brain.

During slumber, more cerebrospinal fluid flushes through the brain to wash away harmful proteins and toxins that build up during the day.