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The catfish has the most taste buds of all animals, having over 27,000

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Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin both married their first cousins Daniel Boone hated

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Contrary to popular belief, a swallowed chewing gum doesn’t stay in the gut.

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During the 1991 Gulf War, the Allies dropped more than 17,000 smart bombs

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The Apollo 11 plaque left on the Moon says, “Here men from the

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The male penguin incubates the single egg laid by his mate. During the

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The KGB is headquartered at No.2 Felix Dzerzhinsky Square, Moscow Al Capone’s business

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Domestic Violence is a disease as it can be transmitted from one generation

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The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollock. There is one

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Roasted coffee beans start to lose small amounts of flavor within two weeks.

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Japan ranks Number 3 in the world for coffee consumption. All clams start

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When Henry Aaron hit his 715th Home Run, breaking Babe Ruth’s record, the

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85% of men who die of heart attacks during intercourse, are found to

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The human skull is 80% water. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep

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Coffee is grown commercially in over forty-five countries throughout the world. In 75%

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In the last 3,500 years, there have been approximately 230 years of peace

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The longest flight of a chicken is about 13 seconds India never invaded

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Laredo, Texas is the U.S.’s farthest inland port. The February of 1865 is

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More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or

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Of all known forms of animals life ever to inhabit the Earth, only

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Former enemies, America and Russia now have a great deal in common –

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The eye pieces on the Borg in Star Trek: First Contact, flash in

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Finely grinding coffee beans and boiling them in water is still known as

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Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from

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A ten gallon hat holds three quarters of a gallon. The plant life

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Some lions mate over 50 times a day. The shape of plant collenchyma’s

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Elephants are the only mammals that cannot jump. In 1958, the US sent

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In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at

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Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time. Hawaii

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What separates “60 Minutes,” on CBS from every other TV show is that

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The average person spends 2 weeks of its life kissing. France has the

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Some horticulturists suspect that the banana was the earth’s first fruit. Banana plants

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An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs. When George Lucas was mixing the

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Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived

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“Canada” is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”. Although the two-finger V for

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The first streetlights in America were installed in Philadelphia around 1757. The names

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The main character in “A.I.” starring Will Smith does not blink during the

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Klezmer music is derived from two Hebrew words, clay and zimmer, meaning “vessel

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Jim Gordon, drummer of Derek and the Dominos (“Layla”), killed his mother with

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WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific armed their airplanes while stationed with

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The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity

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Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875. Sleeping on

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The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation. Tomb robbers believed that knocking

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The first instance of global electronic communications took place in 1871 when news

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Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. You have been warned!

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Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. Emus and kangaroos

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Burning of forests, grasslands and agricultural waste associated with animal farming releases 50-100,000,000

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Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt are the four US presidents whose faces

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Spam is sold in over 99% of US grocery stores. Sweden has the

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The only real person to be a PEZ head was Betsy Ross. Richard

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You can be arrested for using someone’s wi-fi network without permission. Frank Baum

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A Swiss ski resort announced it would combat global warming by wrapping its

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The world’s highest railway is in Peru. The Central Railway climbs to 15,694

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A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. In

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Global sales of pre-recorded music total more than $40 billion. In the average

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The human brain is about 85% water. After eating, a housefly regurgitates its

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A speleologist studies caves. On average, pigs live for about 15 years. Van

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The original name of Los Angeles was El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la

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In 2004, Virgin Atlantic Airlines introduced a double bed for first class passengers

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The longest reigning monarch in history was Pepi II, who ruled Egypt for

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The Great Wall of China can not be seen from outer space. There

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In Star Wars the aliens playing in the band are played by members

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If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly

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The blue portion is flown on top in time of peace and the

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The little hole in the sink that lets the water drain out, instead

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Mark Twain didn’t graduate from elementary school. The weight of air in a

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If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000

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It takes 8 minutes for the light of the sun to travel 94

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Commercially flavored coffee beans are flavored after they are roasted and partially cooled

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It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the

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The sleepiest mammals are armadillos, sloths and opossums. They spend 80 per cent

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In the UK cats can be police constables. Cats, camels and giraffes are

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Jack Nicholson leads the Best Actor Academy Award category with wins from 11

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William Penn purchased a pound of coffee in New York in 1683 for

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Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred

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The 7 Dwarfs are Happy, Grumpy, Dopey (the beardless one), Doc, Bashful, Sneezy,

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A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of

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Insurance companies treat Domestic Violence as a pre-existing condition. Meaning if you’re husband

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In the US, Delaware, Virginia and Michigan rank as the top three states

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The rest is from fermentation of undigested food. Seven suicides are recorded in

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Fishing with drift (and other modern) nets weakens and destroys ecosystems by indiscriminately

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Mercury is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator. The

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The California redwood – coast redwood and giant sequoia – are the tallest

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Japan is the world’s 2nd country with the most vehicles per square kilometers

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A butterfly has to have a body temperature greater than 86 degrees to

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At California´s Disneyland Resort, the Sleeping Beauty Castle features a real working drawbridge,

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The quarries where the Romans extracted travertine for the Colosseum and other great

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If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is

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7-Up became popular during WWII since producing it required less sugar than other

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Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue.

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Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy. A cluster of bananas is

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A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A quarter has 119. Australians

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A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute. African elephants only

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Spain leads the world in cork production Red wine will spoil if exposed

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When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh slightly less. The shortest verse

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Right out of the womb the South American vicuna can run faster than

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Charlie Brown’s father was a barber. Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if

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By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds. The

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John Harvey Kellogg gained a reputation both as a nutritionist and a sexual

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Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over

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