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Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.

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Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.


Pluto is the only planet in our solar system that has not been visited by a spacecraft

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Pluto is the only planet in our solar system that has not been visited by a spacecraft


Polar bears have been known to swim more than 60 miles without resting

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Polar bears have been known to swim more than 60 miles without resting


In the Pacific Islands when people get burns they often use a banana leaf as treatment

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In the Pacific Islands when people get burns they often use a banana leaf as treatment


The Chevrolet Nova sold very poorly in Mexico until the marketing people found out that 'nova' in Spanish means 'won't go'. They decided to change the name of the car.

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The Chevrolet Nova sold very poorly in Mexico until the marketing people found out that 'nova' in Spanish means 'won't go'. They decided to change the name of the car.


The average office document gets copied 19 times

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The average office document gets copied 19 times


The reason why some people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to a certain angle

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The reason why some people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to a certain angle


The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes

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The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes


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.


The oldest working Post Office in the world is located in the village of Sanquer, located in the Scottish Lowlands. It has been operating since 1712

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The oldest working Post Office in the world is located in the village of Sanquer, located in the Scottish Lowlands. It has been operating since 1712


American President Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) used to like Vaseline being rubbed on his head while he ate breakfast in bed

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American President Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) used to like Vaseline being rubbed on his head while he ate breakfast in bed


The most popular pickle is the Dill pickle

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The most popular pickle is the Dill pickle


The longest word in the English language is 'pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis' - which describes a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of volcanic matter or a similar fine dust.  [Source: Did you ever wonder...]

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The longest word in the English language is 'pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis' - which describes a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of volcanic matter or a similar fine dust. [Source: Did you ever wonder...]


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The name "Muppet" was coined by Jim Henson. The word was made from a combination of the word "marionette" and "puppet."


In Britain, one out of every four potatoes is eaten in the form of french fries

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In Britain, one out of every four potatoes is eaten in the form of french fries


There were no red colored M&Ms from 1976 to 1987

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There were no red colored M&Ms from 1976 to 1987


Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf

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Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf


Central air conditioners use 98% more energy than ceiling fans.

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Central air conditioners use 98% more energy than ceiling fans.


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.'

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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.'


In 1970, Chip maker Intel purchased a pear orchard to build their corporate headquarters on

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In 1970, Chip maker Intel purchased a pear orchard to build their corporate headquarters on


The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world

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The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world


Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced

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Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced


While not their preferred recreation activity, sheep can swim when confronted with flooding or other water emergencies.  There swimming style can best be described as a dog-paddle.

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While not their preferred recreation activity, sheep can swim when confronted with flooding or other water emergencies. There swimming style can best be described as a dog-paddle.


The stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota.

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The stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota.


In developing nations, 80% of diseases are water related.

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In developing nations, 80% of diseases are water related.


The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours (11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965

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The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours (11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965


During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers. So headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex

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During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers. So headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex


Actress Debra Winger helped to perform the voice of E.T. in the movie ?E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982).

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Actress Debra Winger helped to perform the voice of E.T. in the movie ?E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)."


Traditionally, wild cabbage was used as an aphrodisiac

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Traditionally, wild cabbage was used as an aphrodisiac


Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day

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Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day