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The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands

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The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands


277 medical institutions in the United States operate an organ transplant program.
The National Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network

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277 medical institutions in the United States operate an organ transplant program. The National Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network


In a pack of Skittles candy, there is an equal 20% distribution of each flavour

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In a pack of Skittles candy, there is an equal 20% distribution of each flavour


The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents

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The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents


The St. Louis Arch (630 feet) is 15,120 Oreo cookies high.  [Source: Nabisco]

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The St. Louis Arch (630 feet) is 15,120 Oreo cookies high. [Source: Nabisco]




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"A pound of termites has more nutrients than a pound of beef or pork," says Frank French of Georgia Southern University. He teaches his students that there are more food sources around them than they think. Students are urged to create new recipes using foods such as wild plants, but more points are given if the students use bugs. The catch: students have to eat their creations as part of their assignment. French doesn't shirk his responsibilities: he eats them too. He notes that roast crickets, for instance, "taste like a fat-laden hors d'oeuvre." However, "the legs aren't very palatable, and the heads are quite objectionable." (AP) ...Mostly, the students learn that the "mystery meat" in the cafeteria may not be so bad after all.


Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes

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Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes


Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages

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Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages


Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails

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Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails


The word

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The word "modem" is a contraction of the words "modulate, demodulate." (MOdulateDEModulate)


The human heart weighs less than a pound

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The human heart weighs less than a pound


The tridacna clam can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds

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The tridacna clam can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds


The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota is so big that it can hold 24,336 school buses

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The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota is so big that it can hold 24,336 school buses


Each day the sun causes about one trillion tons of water to evaporate

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Each day the sun causes about one trillion tons of water to evaporate


The fins of the Spiny Dogfish Shark are sometimes used as sandpaper for wood products

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The fins of the Spiny Dogfish Shark are sometimes used as sandpaper for wood products


The average number of bridesmaids at a wedding is four

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The average number of bridesmaids at a wedding is four


Approximately 1-2 calorie are burned a minute while watching T.V

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Approximately 1-2 calorie are burned a minute while watching T.V


Cleopatra married two of her brothers

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Cleopatra married two of her brothers


Japan uses the most energy per year than any other country.

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Japan uses the most energy per year than any other country.


Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable

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Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable


Only one out of every three people wash their hands when leaving a public bathroom

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Only one out of every three people wash their hands when leaving a public bathroom


When an orange is shown in any of the

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When an orange is shown in any of the "Godfather" movies, this means that someone is about to die or a close call is to occur.


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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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


Just twenty seconds' worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.

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Just twenty seconds' worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.


The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth

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The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth


Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green

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Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green


On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States

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On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States


The largest US state, east of the Mississippi River is Georgia.

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The largest US state, east of the Mississippi River is Georgia.


The phrase:

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The phrase: "the whole nine yards" does not, in fact, stem from football. Nine square yards is the amount of material needed to make a fine suit.


In 2001, the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, and Nokia

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In 2001, the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, and Nokia