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Essay in French means 'to try, attempt'.

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Essay in French means 'to try, attempt'.


Men are 1.6 times more likely to undergo by-pass surgery than women.
ICES Working Paper #5

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Men are 1.6 times more likely to undergo by-pass surgery than women. ICES Working Paper #5


The Canadian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839

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The Canadian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839


Europa's surface is not at all like anything in the inner solar system. It is exceedingly smooth: no features more than a few hundred meters high have been seen.

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Europa's surface is not at all like anything in the inner solar system. It is exceedingly smooth: no features more than a few hundred meters high have been seen.


Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell

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Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell


Seven Space Shuttle flights in 1994 deployed 1.7 million pounds of cargo to space, during a total flight time of 81 days, and carried 42 astronauts aloft. [NASA]

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Seven Space Shuttle flights in 1994 deployed 1.7 million pounds of cargo to space, during a total flight time of 81 days, and carried 42 astronauts aloft. [NASA]


Lighthouse keepers were nicknamed

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Lighthouse keepers were nicknamed "wickies" because they tended the lamps wick


No other animal gives us more by-products than the hog.  These by-products include pig suede, buttons, glass, paint brushes, crayons, chalk, and insulation to name a few.

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No other animal gives us more by-products than the hog. These by-products include pig suede, buttons, glass, paint brushes, crayons, chalk, and insulation to name a few.


The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it

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The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it


Tornadoes are more likely to occur on May 16 than any other day of the year, sometime after 1:00 pm, according to a review of 304 twisters that occurred in the US between 1950 and 1991.

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Tornadoes are more likely to occur on May 16 than any other day of the year, sometime after 1:00 pm, according to a review of 304 twisters that occurred in the US between 1950 and 1991.


Try to catch a cockroach and it seems very elusive. They are among the fastest runners, reaching 30 cm per second, but this is only 1.88 KIT /h. But, they lack endurance. The centipede(

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Try to catch a cockroach and it seems very elusive. They are among the fastest runners, reaching 30 cm per second, but this is only 1.88 KIT /h. But, they lack endurance. The centipede("thousand legger") can move at 50 centimeters a second, 24 miles per hour. The National Pest Control Association


According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.

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According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.


Andy Warhol created the Rolling Stone's emblem depicting the big tongue. It first appeared on the cover of the 'Sticky Fingers' album.

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Andy Warhol created the Rolling Stone's emblem depicting the big tongue. It first appeared on the cover of the 'Sticky Fingers' album.


Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails

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Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails


During the Middle Ages, very few people--including the average knight--could read or write. Since the Church played such a large role in medieval life, learning took place in the monasteries, where books were written and the first libraries were kept.

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During the Middle Ages, very few people--including the average knight--could read or write. Since the Church played such a large role in medieval life, learning took place in the monasteries, where books were written and the first libraries were kept.


The mythical Scottish town of Brigadoon appears for one day every one hundred years

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The mythical Scottish town of Brigadoon appears for one day every one hundred years


According to a market research survey done some time ago, 68% of consumers receiving junk mail actually open the envelopes.

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According to a market research survey done some time ago, 68% of consumers receiving junk mail actually open the envelopes.


The ocean sunfish can produce thirty million eggs at once

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The ocean sunfish can produce thirty million eggs at once


Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do

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Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do


The first letter Vanna White ever turned on the game show Wheel of Fortune was the letter

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The first letter Vanna White ever turned on the game show Wheel of Fortune was the letter "T."


The USS Abraham Lincoln has five gymnasiums on the ship and a basketball league with 22 teams

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The USS Abraham Lincoln has five gymnasiums on the ship and a basketball league with 22 teams


Annually 7 million tons of textiles and clothing is thrown out. Out of this, only 12% is used again or recycled

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Annually 7 million tons of textiles and clothing is thrown out. Out of this, only 12% is used again or recycled


The Red Cross is called the Red Crescent in Arab countries

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The Red Cross is called the Red Crescent in Arab countries


The most popular American city for Kool-Aid sales is St. Louis, Missouri

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The most popular American city for Kool-Aid sales is St. Louis, Missouri


Two out of five people end up marrying their first love

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Two out of five people end up marrying their first love


More people die from eating sharks then from being eaten by them. This is due to a poison in shark meat

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More people die from eating sharks then from being eaten by them. This is due to a poison in shark meat


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.


The word

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The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah-Mat," which means the king is dead


About two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Druids used mistletoe to celebrate that winter was approaching

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About two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Druids used mistletoe to celebrate that winter was approaching


Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced

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Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced