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Sales of antacids increase by as much as 20% the day after the Superbowl

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Sales of antacids increase by as much as 20% the day after the Superbowl


Over the course of one year, a coffee tree only produces about 1.5 pounds of coffee

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Over the course of one year, a coffee tree only produces about 1.5 pounds of coffee


Isaac Newton used to be a member of parliament

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Isaac Newton used to be a member of parliament


On average a person passes gas 14 times a day

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On average a person passes gas 14 times a day


TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

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TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.


The average person looks at 8 houses before actually buying one.

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The average person looks at 8 houses before actually buying one.


If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs inthe air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg inthe air,the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horsehasall four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs inthe air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg inthe air,the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horsehasall four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.


Great Britain has the highest consumption of ice cream than any other European nation

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Great Britain has the highest consumption of ice cream than any other European nation


Other than London, Liverpool is the most filmed British city, and was used to film more than 140 films in 2002

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Other than London, Liverpool is the most filmed British city, and was used to film more than 140 films in 2002


In an average lifetime, a person will spend 4 years travelling in an automobile and six months waiting at a red light.

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In an average lifetime, a person will spend 4 years travelling in an automobile and six months waiting at a red light.


To strengthen a Damascus sword, the blade was plunged into a slave.

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To strengthen a Damascus sword, the blade was plunged into a slave.


On average, Americans spend five times more of their time in their cars than they do on vacation

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On average, Americans spend five times more of their time in their cars than they do on vacation


All of Chrysler's PT Cruisers are built in Mexico.

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All of Chrysler's PT Cruisers are built in Mexico.


Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas

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Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas


The nut

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The nut "filbert" got its name from St. Philbert which is celebrated on August 22nd, which is also when the nut matures


The phrase

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The phrase "rule of thumb" is taken from an old English law stating that a husband could not beat his wife with anything thicker than his thumb.


Influenza caused over twenty-one million deaths in 1918

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Influenza caused over twenty-one million deaths in 1918


The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had a red eye. he was albino.

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The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had a red eye. he was albino.


In Haiti, only 1 out of every 200 people own a car. This is ironic considering approximately 33% of the country's budget on import is spent on equipment for fuel and transportation.

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In Haiti, only 1 out of every 200 people own a car. This is ironic considering approximately 33% of the country's budget on import is spent on equipment for fuel and transportation.


Bananas trees are not really trees. They are considered to be giant herb plants

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Bananas trees are not really trees. They are considered to be giant herb plants


Each honeycomb in Honeycomb cereal has seven holes

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Each honeycomb in Honeycomb cereal has seven holes


The Australian box-jellyfish has eight eyes

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The Australian box-jellyfish has eight eyes


The first contact lens was actually conceived by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th century.

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The first contact lens was actually conceived by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th century.


Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury

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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury


American novelist Mark Twain was the first known author to submit a typed manuscript

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American novelist Mark Twain was the first known author to submit a typed manuscript


The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes

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The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes


ENIAC, the first electronic computer, appeared 50 years ago.  The original ENIAC was about 80 feet long, weighed 30 tons, had 17,000 tubes.  By comparison, a desktop computer today can store a million times more information than an ENIAC, and 50,000 times faster.

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ENIAC, the first electronic computer, appeared 50 years ago. The original ENIAC was about 80 feet long, weighed 30 tons, had 17,000 tubes. By comparison, a desktop computer today can store a million times more information than an ENIAC, and 50,000 times faster.


4/10 adults have guns in their homes

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4/10 adults have guns in their homes


One out of every five births in the United States are delivered by Cesarean section

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One out of every five births in the United States are delivered by Cesarean section


In Germany, Sunbeam's Mist-Stick curling iron was translated into manure wand.

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In Germany, Sunbeam's Mist-Stick curling iron was translated into manure wand.