135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

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40. Route 66 sings.

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If drivers adhere to the 45 mph speed limit on a stretch of Route 66 in New Mexico, the road's rumble strips play a rendition of "America the Beautiful."

41. Russian cosmonauts used to pack a shotgun in case they landed in Siberia.

They’d use the shotgun to fend off bears.

42. Space has a distinct smell.

It smells like a bouquet of diesel fumes, gunpowder, and barbecue. The aroma is mostly produced by dying stars.