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Mickey Mouse is known as

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Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy


In 1391, China began producing toliet paper for use by its Emperors

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In 1391, China began producing toliet paper for use by its Emperors


Each year there are approximately 20 billion coconuts produced worldwide

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Each year there are approximately 20 billion coconuts produced worldwide


In the United Kingdom, three million people play bingo every year

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In the United Kingdom, three million people play bingo every year


Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time

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Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time


Approximately 125 people die in the United States from an anaphylaxis to foods each year

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Approximately 125 people die in the United States from an anaphylaxis to foods each year


Some silkworms can spin cocoons that contain more than two miles of silk

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Some silkworms can spin cocoons that contain more than two miles of silk


In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetary for cats

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In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetary for cats


An individual coral animal is called a polyp

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An individual coral animal is called a polyp


Clarence Crane the inventor of

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Clarence Crane the inventor of "Crane's Peppermint Life Savers" sold his rights to the popular candy for less than three thousand dollars.


Polar bears are left-handed

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Polar bears are left-handed


The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw

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The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw


An artificial Christmas tree last up to six years in a home

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An artificial Christmas tree last up to six years in a home


While still in college, Bill Gates and Paul Allen once built a special purpose machine called

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While still in college, Bill Gates and Paul Allen once built a special purpose machine called "Traff-O-Data." It was a machine that would analyze information gathered by traffic monitors. They never found any buyers.


In a recent survey of newborn babies, researchers have determined the most popular boys' names. They include Michael, Matthew, Sean, Brendan, and Brian. Interestingly enough, for the third year in a row, the LEAST popular boy's name was

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In a recent survey of newborn babies, researchers have determined the most popular boys' names. They include Michael, Matthew, Sean, Brendan, and Brian. Interestingly enough, for the third year in a row, the LEAST popular boy's name was "Lumpy".


A dime has 118 ridges around the edge

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A dime has 118 ridges around the edge


People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack

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People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack


The amount of blood a female mosquito drinks per serving is five millionths of a liter

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The amount of blood a female mosquito drinks per serving is five millionths of a liter


Canada has more inland waters and lakes than any other country in the world

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Canada has more inland waters and lakes than any other country in the world


Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.

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Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.


The term 'Chicken Pox' didn't come from people believing that they came from chickens, it came from the Old English term 'gican pox' - which means the itching pox.

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The term 'Chicken Pox' didn't come from people believing that they came from chickens, it came from the Old English term 'gican pox' - which means the itching pox.


In L.A., U.S.A., a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than 2 inches wide

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In L.A., U.S.A., a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than 2 inches wide


Mice are more acceptable to humans than rats, possibly because of what is known as the 'Disney influence.'

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Mice are more acceptable to humans than rats, possibly because of what is known as the 'Disney influence.'


Some plants pollinate others by making themselves look like insects, thus attracting mating insects to pollinate other flowers.

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Some plants pollinate others by making themselves look like insects, thus attracting mating insects to pollinate other flowers.


The Alhambra, a beautiful Moorish palace which inspired Escher, is composed of 17 kinds of mosaics (in fact, all of the possible ones).

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The Alhambra, a beautiful Moorish palace which inspired Escher, is composed of 17 kinds of mosaics (in fact, all of the possible ones).


A catfish has about 100,000 taste buds

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A catfish has about 100,000 taste buds


According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress approximately costs the U.S. industry over $300 billion dollars per year

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According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress approximately costs the U.S. industry over $300 billion dollars per year


Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air

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Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air


Dalmatian puppies do not have any spots on them when they are born. They actually develop them as they get older

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Dalmatian puppies do not have any spots on them when they are born. They actually develop them as they get older


One gram of PCBs can make up to one billion liters of water unsuitable for freshwater aquatic life.

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One gram of PCBs can make up to one billion liters of water unsuitable for freshwater aquatic life.