TOTAL DAYS spent in space by Peggy Whitson, a new record for a U.S. astronaut. She returned from her second mission on the International Space Station last month.

Source: The Washington Post

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NUMBER of years the Greenland shark can live, making it the longest-living vertebrate on Earth.

Source: The Verge

PERCENTAGE increase in the bacteria count on a birthday cake after the candles are blown out, according to a recent study.

Source: The Atlantic

LENGTH of the world’s shortest scheduled airline flight—1.7 miles—between the Scottish islands of Westray and Papa Westray. Sorry, no snacks are served.

Source: Bloomberg