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200 NEWEST FACTS

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge, a quarter has 119.
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A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine.
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A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.
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A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere.
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About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.
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Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
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Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
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Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic.
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All babies are color blind when they are born.
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Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War.
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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 apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.
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Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is 'Crash Course'!
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Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
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Astronauts get taller when they are in space.
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Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers.
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Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.
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Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
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Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen.
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Buttermilk does not contain any butter.
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By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors.
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Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'.
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Children are more allergic to cockroaches than they are to cats!
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Cleopatra married two of her brothers.
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Common pesticides such as roach, termite, and flea insecticide can be found in the bodies of majority of Americans.
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Crayola is a French word that means 'Oily chalk.'"
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Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
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Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet related injuries in the United States.
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Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks.
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Fine-grained volcanic ash can be found as an ingredient in some toothpastes.
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From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
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Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.
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George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
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In 1998, Sony accidentally sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes.
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In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans every year.
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Indoor pollution is 10 times more toxic than outdoor pollution.
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Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do.
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It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States.
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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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Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process.
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Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.
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Leonardo Da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.
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Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning.
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Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.
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Microsoft made $16,005 in revenue in its first year of operation.
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Most dust particles in your house come from dead skin.
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New York's Central Park is nearly twice the size of the entire country of Monaco.
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Nylon is made from coal and petroleum.
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Oil tycoon, John D. Rockefeller, was the world's first billionaire.
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On average, a disposable diaper can hold up to 7 pounds of liquid.
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On average, the life span of an American dollar bill is eighteen months.
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One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water.
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Paper money is not made from wood pulp but from cotton. This means that it will not disintegrate as fast if it is put in the laundry.
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Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives and their fingers.
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Q-Tip Cotton Swabs were originally called Baby Gays.
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Reno, Nevada is actually west of Los Angeles, California.
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Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches.
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Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them.
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Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze.
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Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world.
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Teflon is the slipperiest substance in the world.
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The 'vintage date' on a bottle of wine indicates the year the grapes were picked, not the year of bottling!
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The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
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The average home creates more pollution than does the average car.
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The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
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The bark of an older redwood tree is fireproof.
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The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time.
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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 first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie Psycho.
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The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922.
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The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.
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The most dangerous job in the United States is that of an Alaskan Crab Fisherman.
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The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts.
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The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined.
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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 U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers.
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The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.
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The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.
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There are 365 steps on the front of the U.S. Capitol Building - one for every day of the year.
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There is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2,400 years old, covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing!
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To sell your home faster, and for more money, paint it yellow.
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U-Haul is the world's largest advertiser in the Yellow Pages.
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Warner Chappel Music owns the copyright to the song 'Happy Birthday'. They make over $1 million in royalties every year from the commercial use of the song.
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Wheel of Fortune star Vanna White holds the record for putting her hands together approximately 140,000 times to clap.
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When Scott Paper Company first started manufacturing toilet paper they did not put their name on the product because of embarrassment.
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"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"!
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'Bimbo' is a brand of soft drink manufactured and marketed by Coca-Cola, Inc.
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'Jedi' is an official religion, with over 70,000 followers, in Australia.
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'Second Street' is the most common street name in the U.S.; 'First Street' is the sixth! "
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'Vodka' is Russian for 'little water'.
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-40 degrees Celsius is equal to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
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10 of the tributaries flowing into the Amazon river are as big as the Mississippi river.
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10 percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
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15 percent of Americans secretly bite their toes.
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160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world's widest road.
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20% of tuxedo rentals take place in May.
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20252 is Smokey the Bear's own zip code.
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23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
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25% of your bones are located in your feet.
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35% of the people using personal ads for dating are already married!
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4.5 pounds of sunlight strike the Earth each day.
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40% of all indigestion remedies sold in the world are bought by Americans.
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40% of women have hurled footwear at a man.
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41% of the moon is not visible from earth at any time.
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50% of U.S. pizzas are sold with pepperoni on them.
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68 percent of a Hostess Twinkie is air!
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7,000 new insect species are discovered every year.
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7-11 sells 10,000 pots of coffee an hour, every hour, every day.
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76% of Americans celebrate New Year's Eve in groups of less than 20.
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80% of 10 year old girls in the U.S. go on a diet.
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80% of millionaires drive used cars.
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85% of all Valentine's Day cards are purchased by women!
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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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90 percent of women who walk into a department store immediately turn to the right.
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99% of people cannot lick their elbow.
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A 'face-off' in hockey was originally called a 'puck-off'.
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A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second
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A 100-pound person on Earth would weigh 38 pounds on Mars.
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A baboon called Jackie became a private in the South African army in World War I.
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A baby octopus is about the size of a flea at birth.
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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 blue whale's aorta (the main blood vessel) is large enough for a human to crawl through.
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A blue whale's heart is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle!
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A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!
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A broken clock is always right twice a day.
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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 car traveling 100 mph would take more than 29 million years to reach the nearest star.
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A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats over nine billion times a second.
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A chameleon?s tongue is twice the length of its body.
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A chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After 50 the chances of having twins is 1 in 9.
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A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long!
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A Citreon 2CV with an oil leak once travelled 500 miles through Italy after its gearbox was filled with bananas!
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A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation!
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A coffee tree yields about one pound of coffee in a year.
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A comet's tail always points away from the sun.
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A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!
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A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its environment.
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A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
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A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!
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A cubic yard of air weighs about 2 pounds at sea level.
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A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
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A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!
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A fire in Australia has been burning for more than 5,000 years!
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A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.
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A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
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A Giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
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A Giraffe has the same number of bones in its neck as a man.
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A group of frogs is called an army.
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A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!
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A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
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A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though!
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A hardboiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft boiled egg will not.
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A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!
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A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!
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A jellyfish is 95 percent water
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A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.
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A kangaroo cannot jump if its tail is off the ground.
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A killer whales heart beats 30 times a minute under water, 60 times a minute on the surface.
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A Koala Bear sleeps 22 hours of every day.
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A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!
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A lion's roar can be heard from more than five miles away.
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A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.
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A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court!
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A male baboon can kill a leopard.
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A man gets robbed in London every 4.5 minutes! (and he is getting fed up of it)
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A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
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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 marine catfish can taste with any part of its body.
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A million dollars' worth of $100 bills weighs only 22 pounds!
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A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!
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A moth has no stomach.
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A peanut is not a nut. It is a legume.
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A person swallows approximately 295 times while eating dinner.
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A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.
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A pipe 2 feet in diameter will allow four times more fluid to pass through it than a pipe 1 foot in diameter.
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A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
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A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.
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A queen bee uses her stinger only to sting another queen bee.
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A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.
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A rat can fall from a five story building without injury.
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A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.
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A real estate agents rule of thumb: To estimate what a house will sell for, ask the owner what its worth and subtract 10%.
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A recent study at Harvard has shown that eating chocolate can actually help you live longer!
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A roach can live up to nine days without its head.
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A rodent's teeth never stop growing.
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A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
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A shrimp's heart is in its head.
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A single cup of gasoline, when ignited, has the same explosive power as five sticks of dynamite.
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A small airplane can fly backwards.
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A snail can sleep for three years.
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A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour.
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A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
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A spider's silk is stronger than steel.
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A survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.
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A toothbrush within 6 feet of a toilet can get airborne bacteria from flushing.
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A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!
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