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honey
Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
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Karl Marx
Karl Marx is the father of communism for which the Soviet Union is most famous – but in fact, he never stepped foot in Russia.
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Kermit the Frog
Kermit the Frog delivered the commencement address at Southampton College in the state of New York in 1996.
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Las Vegas Wedding Chapel
On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
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lightning
On average, the earth is struck by lightning 100 times per second.
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lion yawning
An adult lion’s roar is so loud, it can be heard up to five miles away.
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lost tooth
The Mexican version of the “Tooth Fairy” is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place.
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Obamas
The White House has a movie theater, swimming pool, bowling lane, jogging track, and a tennis court.
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nerf football
What makes Nerf balls soft? Nerf foam is made from a solid, spongy cellular material that starts as a polyester resin treated with carbon dioxidde bubbles.
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nose
There are five million scent receptors located in a human beings nose.
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paintball
Paintball is one of the safest of extreme sports. Only 20 in 1000 players sustain any type of injury, which include either slight bruising from close hits or sprains from stumbling during games.
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pearls
Natural pearls will melt in vinegar.
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poinsettia
In the wild, the poinsettia flower can reach a height of 12 feet, and have leaves that are eight inches across.
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Samuel L. Jackson
More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
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scissors
Leonardo De Vinci invented the scissors.
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scuba diver
Scuba divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.
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skeleton
In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones.
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snail
Discovered in 1976, the largest land snail recorded weighed in at 2 lbs and was 15 inches long.
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squirrel
A squirrel cannot carry the rabies virus.
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surfing
The University of Plymouth was the first university to offer a degree in surfing.
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the moon
If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London.
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tiffany's box
Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy.
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tongue
There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.
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turkey
Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a “turkey.”
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yellowjacket
You’re more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.
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zebras
When two zebras stand side by side, they usually face in opposite directions. They say this is so they can keep an eye out for predators.
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air conditioner
Central air conditioners use 98% more energy than ceiling fans.
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Albert Einstein
After the death of the genius Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.
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Amish
Amish people do not believe in the use of aerosal air fresheners.
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potty training
The average 4-year-old child asks over 400 questions a day.
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bamboo
Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
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beer
It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.
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Budweiser
Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia.
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camels
The world camel population is 19,627,000.
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cannon
“Blackbeard” often fired incendiary cannonballs filled with beeswax, fat, and gunpowder. They exploded upon impact, burning with the ferocity of napalm.
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car crash
In Johannesburg, the average car will be involved in an accident once every four years.
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car exhaust
Every 25 miles a car produces one pound of pollution.
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crocodile
Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
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croquet
Croquet was the first outdoor sport to embrace equality, allowing both sexes to play the game on an equal footing.
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desktop computer
TIME magazine’s Man of the Year for 1982 was the computer.
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diamond
The largest diamond that was ever found was 3,106 carats.
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dubble bubble chewing gum
In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.
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elephants
There are 40,000 muscles and tendons in an elephant’s trunk. This makes it very strong and flexible, allowing an elephant to pluck a delicate flower or lift a huge log. The trunk is used for touching, grasping, sucking, spraying, smelling, and striking.
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fire
Fires onland generally move faster uphill than downhill.
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Friday the 13th
Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
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graves
There are only two cemeteries in San Francisco, California. Neither accept new interments.
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gum
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
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