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Before soccer referees started using whistles in 1878, they used to rely on waving a handkerchief .



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Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them

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Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them


Buckingham palace has over 600 rooms

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Buckingham palace has over 600 rooms


There have been 191 coops in Bolivia since it became a sovereign country in 1825

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There have been 191 coops in Bolivia since it became a sovereign country in 1825


A surfer once sued another surfer for

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A surfer once sued another surfer for "stealing his wave." The case was thrown out because the court was unable to put a price on "pain and suffering" endured by the surfer watching someone else ride "his" wave


Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots

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Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots


Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration

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Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration


In 1983, a Japanese artist, Tadahiko Ogawa, made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of ordinary toast

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In 1983, a Japanese artist, Tadahiko Ogawa, made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of ordinary toast


Bill Gates house was partially designed using a Macintosh computer.  new

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Bill Gates house was partially designed using a Macintosh computer. new


Dill seeds are so small that approximately 10,000 dill seeds would be required to make an ounce

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Dill seeds are so small that approximately 10,000 dill seeds would be required to make an ounce


The Hundred Years War lasted for 116 years.

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The Hundred Years War lasted for 116 years.


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


The average adult has 10-12 pints of blood in his body

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The average adult has 10-12 pints of blood in his body


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.


Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise

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Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise


On a Boeing 747-100B Jumbojet the average weight of a passenger can be 139.58 kg without a problem. (max.payload 70.534 kg./442 pass.)=159.58 kg. -10 kg.(baga ge) = 139.58 kg.

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On a Boeing 747-100B Jumbojet the average weight of a passenger can be 139.58 kg without a problem. (max.payload 70.534 kg./442 pass.)=159.58 kg. -10 kg.(baga ge) = 139.58 kg.


In 1968, Abbie Hoffman played with a yo-yo while testifying before a congressional committee. He was found in contempt

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In 1968, Abbie Hoffman played with a yo-yo while testifying before a congressional committee. He was found in contempt


Minnows have teeth located on a bone in their throat

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Minnows have teeth located on a bone in their throat


During the American Revolution, there was a strong effort by the colonists to rename the pieces to Governor, General, Colonel, Major, Captain, and Pioneer. A boy gave General Rahl of the British Army a note from a spy that George Washington was about to cross the Delaware and attack. The general was so immersed in a chess game that he put the note in his pocket unopened. There it was found when he was mortally wounded in the subsequent battle.

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During the American Revolution, there was a strong effort by the colonists to rename the pieces to Governor, General, Colonel, Major, Captain, and Pioneer. A boy gave General Rahl of the British Army a note from a spy that George Washington was about to cross the Delaware and attack. The general was so immersed in a chess game that he put the note in his pocket unopened. There it was found when he was mortally wounded in the subsequent battle.


The board game Scrabble was originally called

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The board game Scrabble was originally called "Criss Cross Words" by inventor Alfred Butts


Seniors who drink a cup of coffee before a memory test score higher than those who drink a cup of decaffeinated coffee

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Seniors who drink a cup of coffee before a memory test score higher than those who drink a cup of decaffeinated coffee


Abnormally high concentrations of carbon dioxide in the vicinity of Mammoth Mountain, a volcano in eastern California have led the US Forest Service to close down a nearby campsite amid reports of near-asphyxiation among campers and forest rangers. Today, there is no summit activity at the volcano, but enough carbon dioxide is seeping out on the flanks to kill large patches of trees

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Abnormally high concentrations of carbon dioxide in the vicinity of Mammoth Mountain, a volcano in eastern California have led the US Forest Service to close down a nearby campsite amid reports of near-asphyxiation among campers and forest rangers. Today, there is no summit activity at the volcano, but enough carbon dioxide is seeping out on the flanks to kill large patches of trees


The first person to die in the electric chair was William Kemmler, an ax murderer from New York on August 6, 1890

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The first person to die in the electric chair was William Kemmler, an ax murderer from New York on August 6, 1890


The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaunga-horonukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.

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The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaunga-horonukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.


As an iceberg melts, it makes a fizzing sound because of the compressed air bubbles popping in the ice

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As an iceberg melts, it makes a fizzing sound because of the compressed air bubbles popping in the ice


The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point inColorado.

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The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point inColorado.


The first major air carrier to use a NASA-developed device that warns of dangerous wind-shear conditions. [NASA]

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The first major air carrier to use a NASA-developed device that warns of dangerous wind-shear conditions. [NASA]


Charles Dickens earned no more for his twenty novels than he did from his lectures.

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Charles Dickens earned no more for his twenty novels than he did from his lectures.


On average Americans spend 18% of their income on transportation

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On average Americans spend 18% of their income on transportation


Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world

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Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world


Glass is actually a liquid; over time, it will 'ooze' down due to gravity's pull. Look at the windows in very old (Colonial) buildings--it will be thicker at the bottom of the pane.

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Glass is actually a liquid; over time, it will 'ooze' down due to gravity's pull. Look at the windows in very old (Colonial) buildings--it will be thicker at the bottom of the pane.