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A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall bladder

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A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall bladder


Bone is stronger, inch for inch, than the steel in skyscrapers.

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Bone is stronger, inch for inch, than the steel in skyscrapers.


Cashew nuts contain oil in the shell that is very irritating to the skin

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Cashew nuts contain oil in the shell that is very irritating to the skin


14% of the gross national product goes into health care.

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14% of the gross national product goes into health care.


Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959

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Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959


The largest helium deposit in the world lies underneath Amarillo, TX

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The largest helium deposit in the world lies underneath Amarillo, TX


People who have eaten beetles say that it tastes like apples

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People who have eaten beetles say that it tastes like apples


The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary.  When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.

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The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.


0.3% of all road accidents in Canada involve a moose.

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0.3% of all road accidents in Canada involve a moose.


Did you know that water ice may exist in the bottoms of craters at Mercury's poles, based upon radar data taken in recent years. Even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, and extremely hot over most of its surface, ice may exist at the bottoms of some polar craters because the crater floors are permanently shadowed by the crater rims. [SJI Sky and Space]

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Did you know that water ice may exist in the bottoms of craters at Mercury's poles, based upon radar data taken in recent years. Even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, and extremely hot over most of its surface, ice may exist at the bottoms of some polar craters because the crater floors are permanently shadowed by the crater rims. [SJI Sky and Space]


There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa


Namco, who are the manufacturers of Pac Man the video game, has estimated that the original arcade game has been played over 10 billion times by individuals

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Namco, who are the manufacturers of Pac Man the video game, has estimated that the original arcade game has been played over 10 billion times by individuals


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The word "super" to a beekeeper refers to the hive box where the honey is stored


A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon

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A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon


People who regularly start each day eating a bowl of cold breakfast cereal tend to consume more fiber and calcium -- but less fat -- than people who breakfast on other foods.

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People who regularly start each day eating a bowl of cold breakfast cereal tend to consume more fiber and calcium -- but less fat -- than people who breakfast on other foods.


In the late 1800's, washing machines and butter churners were sometimes powered by dogs walking on treadmills.

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In the late 1800's, washing machines and butter churners were sometimes powered by dogs walking on treadmills.


This year, engineers at The University of Pennsylvania created ENIAC on a chip. The chip was the size of a fingernail and could perform the same tasks as the 30 ton ENIAC could 50 years ago.

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This year, engineers at The University of Pennsylvania created ENIAC on a chip. The chip was the size of a fingernail and could perform the same tasks as the 30 ton ENIAC could 50 years ago.


At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel

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At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel


The most popular Hot Wheels vehicle sold is the Corvette

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The most popular Hot Wheels vehicle sold is the Corvette


The words for north, south, east and west are the same in English as in Chinese and Brazil's Tupi Indians.

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The words for north, south, east and west are the same in English as in Chinese and Brazil's Tupi Indians.


Billie Jean by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist

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Billie Jean by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist


A group of crows is called a murder

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A group of crows is called a murder


Flamingos are able to fly at a speed of approximately 55 kilometers an hour. In one night they can travel about 600 km

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Flamingos are able to fly at a speed of approximately 55 kilometers an hour. In one night they can travel about 600 km


Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

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Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000


The most popular treat for Halloween trick-or-treaters are candy bars with Snickers being the most popular

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The most popular treat for Halloween trick-or-treaters are candy bars with Snickers being the most popular


Storks were a symbol of fertility in Europe and were considered to bring good luck

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Storks were a symbol of fertility in Europe and were considered to bring good luck


According to Information Week (Sept. 6, 1993), the annual productivity loss by US Businesses due to employees playing computer games is an estimated $100 Billion - which works out to 2% of the Gross Domestic Product.

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According to Information Week (Sept. 6, 1993), the annual productivity loss by US Businesses due to employees playing computer games is an estimated $100 Billion - which works out to 2% of the Gross Domestic Product.


Jupiter's magnetosphere is the largest single structure inside the Solar System. If you could see it with your eyes, it would appear larger than our full Moon. [SJI Sky and Space]

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Jupiter's magnetosphere is the largest single structure inside the Solar System. If you could see it with your eyes, it would appear larger than our full Moon. [SJI Sky and Space]


The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.

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The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.


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)."