135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

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55. The ampersand symbol is formed from the letters in et.

It’s the Latin word for and.

56. Army ants that misinterpret the scent trails left by other ants will sometimes break from the crowd and march in circles.

If enough ants join, they can form massive “death spirals.”

57. A solar eclipse helped end a six-year war in 585 BCE.

When the sky suddenly darkened during a battle between the Lydians and the Medes in modern Turkey, soldiers took it as a sign to cease fighting.