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The Lightning Network as a whole has a density of 0.2%. That means that out of all the channel that could exist, only 0.2% do.
If you took the betweenness centrality of every node:
Top 1000
  • Connections between the top 1000 nodes would account for 42% of existing network connectivity.
  • The subgraph of the top 1000 nodes has a density of 6%.
Top 100
  • Connections between the top 100 nodes would account for 4% of existing network connectivity.
  • The subgraph of the top 100 nodes has a density of 30%.
# 1
  • The #1 node has direct channels with 25% of the network.
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The world's largest desert is not the Sahara but Antarctica, which is the world's largest cold desert.
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The Hellbender is the largest North American aquatic salamander. It can grow up to 24 inches. The name is more impressive than its temperament. It is actually quite tame and harmless. It does look impressively large if you happen to stumble upon one.
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Octopuses have three hearts. Two pump blood to the gills, while the third pumps it to the rest of the body.
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The last day of 2023 will be 123123.
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*231231
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It depends on where you are
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Now I'm just really picky, but it really depends on which system you use haha. But yeah different countries, different norms https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Adoption_as_national_standards
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Venus is the only planet to spin clockwise. It travels around the sun once every 225 Earth days but it rotates clockwise once every 243 days.
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Google's founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999—but Excite turned them down.
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The shortest war in history was between Britain and Zanzibar on August 27, 1896. It lasted only about 38 minutes! The conflict arose over the succession of the Sultan of Zanzibar, and the British bombardment quickly ended the war, making it one of the briefest military conflicts ever recorded.
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There’s only one letter that doesn’t appear in any American state name. There's a Z in Arizona and an X in Texas, but no Q in any of them.
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The world's oldest known recipe is for beer and dates back over 4,000 years.
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Is Leffe the oldest beer?
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is one of the oldest monks beer in Belgium... with attestation. really good one.
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One of my absolute favorites. I drink Leffe Blonde as my regular and Leffe Ruby sometimes when I can find it (easy to find in Belgium and France but not in the UK) It's not at sweet as Framboise but still a really good beer.
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a man that knows what a good beer is...
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The longest words within the BIP39 word list contain 8 letters. The smallest contain 3 letters.
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The electric chair was invented by a dentist – a shocking revelation!
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Honeybees can recognize patterns, including human faces, and have been trained to do so.
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Male seahorses give birth to their young.
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Cows have best friends and can become stressed when separated from them.
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The original Monopoly game was created to demonstrate the evils of capitalism.
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The longest English word without a vowel is "rhythms."
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a,e,i,o,u and sometimes y
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As an English teacher irl, I so appreciated this!
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In Japan, there's a spa where you can bathe in ramen noodles – a unique way to relax and unwind.
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In Prague there's a spa where you can bath in beer (and sometimes with czech girls) https://www.beerspa.com/
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Sounds like a place I want to go!
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A single strand of spaghetti is called a "spaghetto."
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The oldest known sample of smallpox virus was found in the teeth of a 17th-century child buried in Lithuania.
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A group of pugs is called a "grumble."
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Starfish don't have a brain.
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The human brain is capable of storing five times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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The Great Wall of China is not visible from space with the naked eye.
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The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.
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In 2021, mobile users spent, on average, 155 minutes using the internet, whereas desktop users only spent 37 minutes on average.
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The original name for the search engine Google was "Backrub."
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Beware - Bees can recognize human faces. 🤣
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The Eiffel Tower can be 15 cm taller during the summer due to the expansion of the iron in the heat.
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Bananas are berries, but strawberries are not.
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Wombat feces are cube-shaped.
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The Barbie doll’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, from Willows, Wisconsin. Her birthday is March 9, 1959, when she was first displayed at the New York Toy Fair.
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Each Dollar Amount Has Its Own Lifespan Money doesn’t last forever(but Bitcoin will), some dollar bills have a longer life cycle than others. According to the U.S. Currency Education Program, a $10 bill has the shortest lifespan while a $100 bill has the longest. Here’s the estimated lifespan of the different denominations: • $1: 5.8 years • $5: 5.5 years • $10: 4.5 years • $20: 7.9 years • $50: 8.5 years • $100: 15 years
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Men have 10 to 20 times more testosterone than women, which makes them view the world in terms of s e x.
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It's estimated that the last full bitcoin will start to be mined on March 21, 2104 and finished being mined 33.75 years later on December 21, 2137.
Over 33 years to mine the last coin. I hope my offspring are around to witness the last few sats that will ever be minted.
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Practically all of a star's light will never hit anything, ever.
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In seahorses, the males become pregnant!
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Craig Wright is NOT Satoshi Nakamoto
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There´s an inventions-gap of 300 years, after the irish invented whiskey 🥃🍀
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elefants cant jump :D
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Many common phrases originate from British sailors. "Learn the ropes" "Dressed to the nines"
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fun fact: you live at the center of the universe and didnt even know it.
"The Principle" brings to light astonishing new scientific observations challenging the Copernican Principle; the foundational assumption underlying the modern scientific world view. The idea that the Earth occupies no special or favored position in the cosmos has launched the last two scientific revolutions - the Copernican Revolution and Relativity - and, as Lawrence Krauss has said, we could be on the verge of a third, with "Copernicus coming back to haunt us." Interviews with leading cosmologists are interspersed with the views of dissidents and mavericks, bringing into sharp focus the challenges and implications not only for cosmology, but for our cultural and religious view of reality."
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You are now aware that you’re breathing
Now you’re breathing manually
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India has at least 11 languages with more than 30 million native speakers
Hindi- 530 mill Bengali- 97.2 mill Marathi- 83 mill Telugu- 81.1 mill Tamilnadu- 70 mill Gujarati- 55.4 mill Urdu- 50.7 mill Kannada- 43.7 mill Odia- 37.5 mill Malayalam- 34.8 mill Punjabi- 33.1 mill
And 20 more languages with more than a million native speakers.
(Data from Indian census 2011)
For context total native speakers for
Vietnamese: 85 million Korean: 82 million French: 81 million Italian: 65 million Thai: 21 million
(Data from Ethnologue, 2023)
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Fact-checkers verify that all the facts and claims in a story are accurate and represented fairly. The funny part is that in theory this is already the role of journalism.
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Sometimes facts make you need even more facts!
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The expression "over a barrel" comes from miscreant sailors being strapped over a barrel before being flogged.
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Fun fact: It is found that Snake can predict earthquakes in the most reliable way.
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Long before Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto, there was a game called "Find Satoshi": https://findsatoshi.com/. It provides a photograph of a man and asks you to identify the real-world person. It was solved in 2020.
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Graham's Number, one of the largest finite numbers to still be useful in a mathematical proof, is so large, that if you were able to comprehend it fully, your brain would exceed the (information) density of a black hole.
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A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
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The longest hiccuping spree on record is held by Charles Osborne, who hiccuped continuously for 68 years.
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The "Happy Birthday" song is copyrighted, and until recently, you were technically supposed to pay a fee to use it in public
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Your nipples are older than your teeth
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The T-Rex likely had feathers
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In 2006, a Coca-Cola employee offered to sell Coca-Cola secrets to Pepsi. Pepsi responded by notifying Coca-Cola.
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When an American gets a cockroach stuck in their ear, it's usually a German cockroach.
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Wombat feces are cube-shaped, proving that nature has a sense of humor.
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The circulatory system is more than 60,000 miles long
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Walt Disney currently holds the most Academy Awards. Disney won 26 Oscars over the course of his career and was nominated a grand total of 59 times.
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Over the years, thousands of alternative cryptocurrencies (💩coins) have been created, each with its own unique features and use cases, although BITCOIN remains the most well-known and widely adopted.
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The term "HODL" (often misspelled from "hold") originated in a 2013 Bitcoin forum post and is now widely used to encourage holding onto Bitcoin rather than selling during market fluctuations.
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Fun fact: Craig Wright is not Satoshi
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The longest hiccuping spree on record is held by Charles Osborne, who hiccuped continuously for 68 years.
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The world's largest living organism is a fungus in Oregon's Malheur National Forest, covering an area of over 2,385 acres.
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The "smell of rain" is called "petrichor."
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Sharks are older than trees.
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the greenland shark can get between 250-500 years old
If you shuffle a deck of cards, it's highly likely that the resulting order has never existed before in the history of the universe – a testament to the vast number of possible combinations.
The oldest known sample of smallpox virus was found in the teeth of a 17th-century child buried in Lithuania – a historic dental discovery!
In Switzerland, it is illegal to own just one guinea pig because they are prone to loneliness. They're better off with a buddy.
Did you know that sea otters hold hands while sleeping to keep from drifting apart? It's a cute example of their social behavior.
stackers have outlawed this. turn on wild west mode in your /settings to see outlawed content.