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The city of Argentia which is located on Newfoundland's southwest coast, is Canada's most fog-bound community. It has 206 days of fog each year.

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The city of Argentia which is located on Newfoundland's southwest coast, is Canada's most fog-bound community. It has 206 days of fog each year.


The Amazon region contains the largest body of fresh water and the largest rain forest in the world. It is home to at least 15,000 documented animal species, 8,000 of which were new to biology when they were discovered. At least 40% of the world's freshwater fish and 25% of the world's bird species reside there.
[Agronomy Department of the University of Wisconsin, Madison ]

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The Amazon region contains the largest body of fresh water and the largest rain forest in the world. It is home to at least 15,000 documented animal species, 8,000 of which were new to biology when they were discovered. At least 40% of the world's freshwater fish and 25% of the world's bird species reside there. [Agronomy Department of the University of Wisconsin, Madison ]


Actress Michelle Pfeiffer was the first choice to play Clarice Starling in the movie

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Actress Michelle Pfeiffer was the first choice to play Clarice Starling in the movie "Silence of the Lambs." She turned down the role because she found it too scary


Australian scientists have identified some species of baby spiders that bite off the limbs of their mothers and slowly dine on them over a period of weeks. The researchers hypothesize the maternal sacrifice keeps the young from eating one another.

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Australian scientists have identified some species of baby spiders that bite off the limbs of their mothers and slowly dine on them over a period of weeks. The researchers hypothesize the maternal sacrifice keeps the young from eating one another.


The name Wendy was made up for the book

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


In ancient China, doctors received their fees only if their patients were kept healthy.  If the patient's health failed, the doctor sometimes paid the patient.

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In ancient China, doctors received their fees only if their patients were kept healthy. If the patient's health failed, the doctor sometimes paid the patient.


Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald

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Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald


Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes

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Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes


Ever year, Americans spend close to $25 billion on beer

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Ever year, Americans spend close to $25 billion on beer


Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings.

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Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings.


A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years

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A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years


Burglars in Larch Barrens, Md., tried to cut through a safe using a Lazer Tag gun.

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Burglars in Larch Barrens, Md., tried to cut through a safe using a Lazer Tag gun.


Fact or fiction? Some people claim that 'cows' is the right answer to the question 'Above which sanctuary in India is it not allowed to fly?'

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Fact or fiction? Some people claim that 'cows' is the right answer to the question 'Above which sanctuary in India is it not allowed to fly?'


Americans use over 16,000 tons of aspirin a year.

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Americans use over 16,000 tons of aspirin a year.


Reindeer like to eat bananas

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Reindeer like to eat bananas


97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.

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97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.


Americans eat 228,000 onions every day.

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Americans eat 228,000 onions every day.


When a man died in Ancient Egypt, the females in his family would smear their heads and faces with mud and wander through the city beating themselves and tearing off their clothes.

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When a man died in Ancient Egypt, the females in his family would smear their heads and faces with mud and wander through the city beating themselves and tearing off their clothes.


Edward VIII did not officially become the King of England as he abdicated the throne to marry an American divorcee

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Edward VIII did not officially become the King of England as he abdicated the throne to marry an American divorcee


The first time there was an instance where they had a separate toilet for women and men was in 1739 at a ball in Paris

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The first time there was an instance where they had a separate toilet for women and men was in 1739 at a ball in Paris


A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue

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A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue


From 1939 to 1942, there was a undersea post office in the Bahamas

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From 1939 to 1942, there was a undersea post office in the Bahamas


Fossilized bird droppings are one of the chief exports of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific

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Fossilized bird droppings are one of the chief exports of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific


Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate

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Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate


The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments in the U.S.A.

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The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments in the U.S.A.


After the death of the genius, Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study

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After the death of the genius, Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study


The smallest frog is the

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The smallest frog is the "Brazilian baby frog", which is smaller than a dime


Kiwis are the only known bird to have nostrils located at the tip of their beak

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Kiwis are the only known bird to have nostrils located at the tip of their beak


Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia

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Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia


The tallest woman that ever lived was Zeng Jinlian who was 8 feet 2 inches tall of China. Shed died at the age of 17

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The tallest woman that ever lived was Zeng Jinlian who was 8 feet 2 inches tall of China. Shed died at the age of 17