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



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On average, 749 pounds of paper products is used by an American individual annually

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On average, 749 pounds of paper products is used by an American individual annually


The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the

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The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)


During World War II, there was not enough sugar in the U.S. to make candy as it was sent to the troops overseas. At this time, popcorn was consumed three times more than its usual amount

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During World War II, there was not enough sugar in the U.S. to make candy as it was sent to the troops overseas. At this time, popcorn was consumed three times more than its usual amount


Adult earwigs can float in water for up to 24 hours

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Adult earwigs can float in water for up to 24 hours


It is illegal to own a dog in Reykjavik

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It is illegal to own a dog in Reykjavik


There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half, caused cancer in rats.

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There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half, caused cancer in rats.


In a day, a mature oak tree can draw approximately 50 gallons of water

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In a day, a mature oak tree can draw approximately 50 gallons of water


The longest acceptance speech in the history of the Oscars was by Greer Garson in 1942. She received an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie Mrs. Miniver, and her speech was five minutes and 30 seconds long

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The longest acceptance speech in the history of the Oscars was by Greer Garson in 1942. She received an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie Mrs. Miniver, and her speech was five minutes and 30 seconds long


Mother cats teach their kittens to use the litter box.

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Mother cats teach their kittens to use the litter box.


Andrew Jackson was the first President to be the object of an assassination attempt. Jackson had attended a funeral, and a man named Richard Lawrence came up to him and fired a pistol at point-blank range. The pistol misfired, and before anyone could react, Lawrence pulled another pistol and it too misfired! Instead of running or taking cover, President Jackson preceded to beat the man over the head with his cane. The odds were astronomical that two pistols would misfire.

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Andrew Jackson was the first President to be the object of an assassination attempt. Jackson had attended a funeral, and a man named Richard Lawrence came up to him and fired a pistol at point-blank range. The pistol misfired, and before anyone could react, Lawrence pulled another pistol and it too misfired! Instead of running or taking cover, President Jackson preceded to beat the man over the head with his cane. The odds were astronomical that two pistols would misfire.


The DNA of humans is closer to a rat than a cat

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The DNA of humans is closer to a rat than a cat


At an international conference in 1884, 25 countries met to fix a standard world meridian. Many countries expressed their opposition to Greenwich Meridian Line becoming the world standard, since a large number of countries had their own lines. Greenwich was finally chosen, mainly because 72% of ships used charts showing the Greenwich Meridian and the American railway system also recognised Greenwich. Algeria, a French dependent, made its point by insisting that GMT be expressed as

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At an international conference in 1884, 25 countries met to fix a standard world meridian. Many countries expressed their opposition to Greenwich Meridian Line becoming the world standard, since a large number of countries had their own lines. Greenwich was finally chosen, mainly because 72% of ships used charts showing the Greenwich Meridian and the American railway system also recognised Greenwich. Algeria, a French dependent, made its point by insisting that GMT be expressed as "Paris Mean Time diminished by 9mins 21secs" which amounts to GMT but avoids use of the word Greenwich.


Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie

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Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie


MS-DOS was originally calle QDOS and was bought of the author by Microsoft for a small fee. The rest is history

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MS-DOS was originally calle QDOS and was bought of the author by Microsoft for a small fee. The rest is history


The average temperature on Earth is 15 degrees celcius.

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The average temperature on Earth is 15 degrees celcius.


Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church

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Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church


The monogram

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The monogram "RR" for Rolls-Royce has never been altered, except for when Sir Henry Royce passed away in 1933. Then it was changed from red to black.


The fleshy bulbs on each side of your nose are called the Alea (AY-lee) singular Ala (AY-luh)

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The fleshy bulbs on each side of your nose are called the Alea (AY-lee) singular Ala (AY-luh)


Men are able to read fine print better than women can

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Men are able to read fine print better than women can


Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body

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Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body


German cockroaches can survive for up to one month without food and two weeks without water

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German cockroaches can survive for up to one month without food and two weeks without water


Every second there are 418 Kit Kat fingers eaten in the world

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Every second there are 418 Kit Kat fingers eaten in the world


Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.

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Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.


Reptiles do not perspire, and do not have any oil glands

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Reptiles do not perspire, and do not have any oil glands


There are species of fish that can walk on land in search of water when its water source dries up. Some can survive as long as three days on land such as the snakehead fish

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There are species of fish that can walk on land in search of water when its water source dries up. Some can survive as long as three days on land such as the snakehead fish


People in France own more pets in the world per person than any other country

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People in France own more pets in the world per person than any other country


The hormone replacement drug

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The hormone replacement drug "Premarin" is made from the urine of pregnant horses


500,000 tons of dog excrement are dumped annually on the streets of Paris

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500,000 tons of dog excrement are dumped annually on the streets of Paris




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"dous":tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous


The Faberge,

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The Faberge, "Winter Egg" was sold in 1994 for $5.6 million. This is the most expensive decorative egg that has ever been sold