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A cesium atom in an atomic clock that beats over nine billion times a second.

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A cesium atom in an atomic clock that beats over nine billion times a second.


The name Wendy was made up for the book

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The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."


A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches

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A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches


The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations

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The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations


Every year, about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced. [Lynn Margulis & Dorion Sagan, 'What is Life?']

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Every year, about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced. [Lynn Margulis & Dorion Sagan, 'What is Life?']


The beeswax that is produced by Honey bees comes from eight paired glands that are located on the underside of their stomach

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The beeswax that is produced by Honey bees comes from eight paired glands that are located on the underside of their stomach


King Louis XIX ruled France for a total of fifteen minutes.

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King Louis XIX ruled France for a total of fifteen minutes.


In 1984, Ronald Reagan declared the month of July to be

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In 1984, Ronald Reagan declared the month of July to be "National Ice Cream Month."


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


The highest point in France is Mont Blanc, located in the Alps.

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The highest point in France is Mont Blanc, located in the Alps.


Bats always turn left when exiting a cave

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Bats always turn left when exiting a cave


Lawsuits filed by California inmates cost the taxpayers more than $25 million in 1994.

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Lawsuits filed by California inmates cost the taxpayers more than $25 million in 1994.


There are only 3000 visible stars in our sky

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There are only 3000 visible stars in our sky


In the u.s., the average price of a day in the hospital is $360, in japan one day its $60.  [Source: World Health Network]

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In the u.s., the average price of a day in the hospital is $360, in japan one day its $60. [Source: World Health Network]


There are 691 drinking fountains in the Pentagon

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There are 691 drinking fountains in the Pentagon


Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers

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Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers


Mice feeding on colored crayons will produce droppings based on the color of the crayon they were feeding on.

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Mice feeding on colored crayons will produce droppings based on the color of the crayon they were feeding on.


In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.

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In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.


Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star

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Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star


There are at least six universal facial expressions. They are: happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger and surprise

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There are at least six universal facial expressions. They are: happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger and surprise


The Bible has been translated into Klingon

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The Bible has been translated into Klingon


The first drug to be sold in the form of a tablet is Aspirin

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The first drug to be sold in the form of a tablet is Aspirin


In proportion, if Jupiter were a basketball, then the sun would be the size of the Louisiana Super Dome

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In proportion, if Jupiter were a basketball, then the sun would be the size of the Louisiana Super Dome


The surface area of the lungs in an adult human is 90 square yards. By comparison, the surface area of the skin is only about one square yard.

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The surface area of the lungs in an adult human is 90 square yards. By comparison, the surface area of the skin is only about one square yard.


The Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional baseball team

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The Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional baseball team


In the year 2000, there were approximately 11,000 injuries that were treated in a hospital in the U.S. that resulted from fireworks

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In the year 2000, there were approximately 11,000 injuries that were treated in a hospital in the U.S. that resulted from fireworks


Termites are roasted and eaten like popcorn in South Africa

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Termites are roasted and eaten like popcorn in South Africa


Playwright Shakespeare was only 18 years old when he married Ann Hathaway, who was 26 years old at the time

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Playwright Shakespeare was only 18 years old when he married Ann Hathaway, who was 26 years old at the time


People speak at a rate of about 120 wpm.

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People speak at a rate of about 120 wpm.


Marlboro was the first cigarette company to market a cigarette that had a red filter called

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Marlboro was the first cigarette company to market a cigarette that had a red filter called "beauty tip." This was done to hide the lipstick marks left on the filter from women smokers