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The ongoing Australian campaign to eliminate its non-native rabbit population by spreading a bunny-killing virus may be working too well. The public is now being warned to be on the alert for hungry eagles attacking motorists on some highways.

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The ongoing Australian campaign to eliminate its non-native rabbit population by spreading a bunny-killing virus may be working too well. The public is now being warned to be on the alert for hungry eagles attacking motorists on some highways.


In New Mexico, over eleven thousand people have visited a tortilla chip that appeared to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it

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In New Mexico, over eleven thousand people have visited a tortilla chip that appeared to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it


Singer Alice Cooper once had a live chicken thrown at him during a concert in Toronto. He threw the chicken back at the crowd and all the publicity surrounding the incident skyrocketed his singing career

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Singer Alice Cooper once had a live chicken thrown at him during a concert in Toronto. He threw the chicken back at the crowd and all the publicity surrounding the incident skyrocketed his singing career


The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis

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The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis


Alaska has a large deposit of jade, including an big mountain filled with dark green jade on the Seward Peninsula. Jade is the state's gem.  [Source: Alaska's Best]

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Alaska has a large deposit of jade, including an big mountain filled with dark green jade on the Seward Peninsula. Jade is the state's gem. [Source: Alaska's Best]


Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil

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Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil


A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school

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A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school


The Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt, constructed around 2500 B.C., was the tallest building in the world until the Eiffel Tower was erected in 1889.

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The Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt, constructed around 2500 B.C., was the tallest building in the world until the Eiffel Tower was erected in 1889.


The name Reebok was named after the African Gazelle

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The name Reebok was named after the African Gazelle


When the body is resting, it takes in about 10 litres of air every minute

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When the body is resting, it takes in about 10 litres of air every minute


Jupiter's moon Europa may have a liquid water 'ocean' far beneath its water ice covered surface.

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Jupiter's moon Europa may have a liquid water 'ocean' far beneath its water ice covered surface.


Brazil produces the most oranges in the world

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Brazil produces the most oranges in the world


Most burglaries happen above the first but below the seventh floor's in hotel. (Due to the fact that most fire hoses can't go above the sixth)

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Most burglaries happen above the first but below the seventh floor's in hotel. (Due to the fact that most fire hoses can't go above the sixth)


There are 1,929,770,126,028,800 different color combinations possible on a Rubik's Cube.

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There are 1,929,770,126,028,800 different color combinations possible on a Rubik's Cube.


Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has

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Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has


The fastest flying butterfly is the Monarch, which has been clocked with a speed as high as 17 miles per hour

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The fastest flying butterfly is the Monarch, which has been clocked with a speed as high as 17 miles per hour


It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation

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It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation


Great White sharks have about 3,000 teeth

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Great White sharks have about 3,000 teeth


To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about four pounds of feed

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To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about four pounds of feed


P'S and Q'S: Long before computerized cash registers, records of beer purchases were posted on a board indicating 'P' for pints and 'Q' for quarts. Tavern owners would remind the barmaids to 'mind their P's and Q's' in order to recieve proper payment.  [Source: Hog's Head Beer Cellar Newsletter- 10/97]

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P'S and Q'S: Long before computerized cash registers, records of beer purchases were posted on a board indicating 'P' for pints and 'Q' for quarts. Tavern owners would remind the barmaids to 'mind their P's and Q's' in order to recieve proper payment. [Source: Hog's Head Beer Cellar Newsletter- 10/97]


U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year

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U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year


The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent

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The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent


Eating about twenty tart cherries a day could reduce inflammatory pain and headache pain

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Eating about twenty tart cherries a day could reduce inflammatory pain and headache pain


Corn Flakes were invented after Will Keith Kellogg and his brother Dr. John Harvey Kellogg set about developing a nutritious cereal for the patients of a health resort in 1890

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Corn Flakes were invented after Will Keith Kellogg and his brother Dr. John Harvey Kellogg set about developing a nutritious cereal for the patients of a health resort in 1890


India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century

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India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century


The blind cavefish is born with eyes, but they fall off as the fish grows

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The blind cavefish is born with eyes, but they fall off as the fish grows


The name of the squiggly line

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The name of the squiggly line "~" is called a tilde


Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison

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Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison


Bile produced by the liver is responsible for making your feces a brownish, green colour

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Bile produced by the liver is responsible for making your feces a brownish, green colour


In 1984, when Michael Jackson was on American TV advertising Pepsi, his commercials were included in the TV listings and often attracted a larger audience than the programmes they interrupted

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In 1984, when Michael Jackson was on American TV advertising Pepsi, his commercials were included in the TV listings and often attracted a larger audience than the programmes they interrupted