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100 Fascinating Facts We Learned in 2021

By Editorial Staff
In 2021, scientists identified what is believed to be the earliest known human victim of a shark attack.
In 2021, scientists identified what is believed to be the earliest known human victim of a shark attack. / lindsay_imagery/E+ via Getty Images
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While many of us spent the bulk of 2021 stuck inside (again), we learned—for the second year in a row—that groundbreaking discoveries in archaeology, paleontology, astronomy, and Skeet Ulrich’s filmography don’t stop just because of a pandemic.

On the latest episode of The List Show, Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy is counting down 100 of the most fascinating stories we learned about in 2021. From the meteorite that crashed through a woman’s roof and landed on her bed (while she was sleeping) to the identification of what is believed to be the earliest known human victim of a shark attack, press play on the video below to watch our fact-filled year in review.

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