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-40 degrees Celsius is equal to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
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7,000 new insect species are discovered every year.
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85% of movie actors earn less than $5,000 a year from acting!
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9 out of 10 lightning strike victims survive!
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A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball made of rubber.
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A bird 'chews' with its stomach.
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A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.
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A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats over nine billion times a second.
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A man once sued his doctor because he survived his cancer longer than the doctor predicted.
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A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!
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Actor John Wayne made more than 200 movies.
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Actress Elizabeth Taylor wrote the children's book 'Nibbles & Me'.
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An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.
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An ounce of platinum can be stretched 10,000 feet.
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Any modern jet is capable of breaking the sound barrier.
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Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was an ophthalmologist by profession!
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Austria was the first country to use postcards.
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Bill Gates designed a traffic control system for Seattle when he was only 15!
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Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia.
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Buttermilk does not contain any butter.
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By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
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By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours.
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C3PO is the first character to speak in Star Wars.
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Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.
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Contrary to popular belief, the first ironclad warships were built by Korea in the 16th century.
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Crayola is a French word that means 'Oily chalk.'"
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Each day, up to 150 species of life become extinct.
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El Salvador is the only Central American country without a coastline on the Caribbean.
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English is the only language that capitalises the first person singular, 'I'.
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Even Antarctica has an area code. It is 672.
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Every Alaskan citizen over the age of 6 months receives an oil dividend check of about $1000 per year!
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Extremely high pressured water can easily cut through a steel beam.
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First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
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For every gallon of sea water, you get more than a quarter pound of salt.
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Half of all identity thieves are either relatives, friends, or neighbors of their victims.
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Identify a fake: The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn't tick, it moves smoothly.
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In 1956, 80% of all U.S. households had a refrigerator, but only 8% of British households had one!
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In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds!
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In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined!
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In the early 1960's, Porsche commercially manufactured farm tractors.
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Indoor pollution is 10 times more toxic than outdoor pollution.
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Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
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Israel is one quarter the size of the state of Maine.
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Israel's Dead Sea is 1,312 feet below sea level.
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Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
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It is estimated that there is in excess of 3,000,000,000 bibles been sold throughout the world!
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It is possible to see a rainbow at night!
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It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.
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Jericho is the oldest walled city in the world at 9,000 yrs old!
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Jumbo jets use 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off .
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La Scala is the worlds most famous Opera House.
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Less than 10% of criminals commit about 67% of all crime.
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Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning.
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Microsoft made $16,005 in revenue in its first year of operation.
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Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a 'Friday the 13th'.
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More boys than girls are born during the day; more girls are born at night.
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Most alcoholic beverages contain all 13 minerals necessary to sustain human life.
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Most of the world's people must walk at least 3 hours to fetch water!
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Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08!
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Muhammad is the most common name in the world.
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Native Indians have been known to paint their doors blue, which they believe keeps the bad spirits out.
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Natural gas has no smell. The odor is artificially added so that people will be able to identify leaks and take measures to stop them.
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Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions!
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One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water.
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One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!
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One third of the electricity produced on earth is used to power electric light bulbs!
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Only two in one thousand diamonds are considered truly colorless.
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Originally, Nintendo was a playing card manufacturer.
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People say Bless you when you sneeze because of the influenza epidemics that raged during the Middle Ages.
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People who are lying to you tend to look up and to the left (their left).
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Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.
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Research has shown that ginger is more effective than Dramamine in combating motion sickness.
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The aromatic root of ginseng has been used for medicinal purposes in Asia for thousands if years.
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The electric chair was invented by a dentist!
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The first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.
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The first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.
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The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.
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The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker.
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The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames.
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The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922.
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The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!
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The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!
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The search engine Google got its name from the word 'googol', which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it.
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The word Cotton originates from the Arabic word Qutn.
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