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



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If a raisin is dropped into a glass of champagne it will bounce up and down in the glass

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If a raisin is dropped into a glass of champagne it will bounce up and down in the glass


Pucks hit by hockey sticks have reached speeds of up to 150 miles per hour

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Pucks hit by hockey sticks have reached speeds of up to 150 miles per hour


The word

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The word "diastema" is the word for having a gap between your teeth


In the U.S. there are approximately 65.8 million cats

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In the U.S. there are approximately 65.8 million cats


The coliseum in Rome was used regularly for about 400 years

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The coliseum in Rome was used regularly for about 400 years


Throughout the South, peanuts were known as

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Throughout the South, peanuts were known as "Monkey Nuts," and "Goober peas," before the civil war


Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day

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Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day


Musk is extracted from the bottom of a civet, and is used as an ingredient to make perfumes.

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Musk is extracted from the bottom of a civet, and is used as an ingredient to make perfumes.


In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10

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In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10


After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again.

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After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again.


Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia

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Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia


Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head

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Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head


The first Valentine candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the 1800's.

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The first Valentine candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the 1800's.


Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM said in 1943, 'I think there is a world market for about 5 computers'.

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Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM said in 1943, 'I think there is a world market for about 5 computers'.


Lincoln once had a dream right before the fall of Richmond that he would die. He dreamt that he was in the White House, he heard crying and when he found the room it was coming from he asked who had died. The man said the President. He looked in the coffin and saw his own face. A week later Lincoln died.

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Lincoln once had a dream right before the fall of Richmond that he would die. He dreamt that he was in the White House, he heard crying and when he found the room it was coming from he asked who had died. The man said the President. He looked in the coffin and saw his own face. A week later Lincoln died.


75% of all raisins eaten by people in the United States are eaten at breakfast

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75% of all raisins eaten by people in the United States are eaten at breakfast


During World War II some of the top chessplayers were also code breakers. British masters Harry Golombek, Stuart Milner-Barry and H. O'D. Alexander were on the team which broke the Nazi Enigma code. In September 1939, the British chess team had just qualified for the finals in the Buenos Aires Olympiad. When war broke out, they were ordered home on the next ship out. During one watchkeeping at night, Milner-Barry sent out an alarm to the rest of the ship when he thought he spotted a U-boat. It turned out to be a porpoise.

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During World War II some of the top chessplayers were also code breakers. British masters Harry Golombek, Stuart Milner-Barry and H. O'D. Alexander were on the team which broke the Nazi Enigma code. In September 1939, the British chess team had just qualified for the finals in the Buenos Aires Olympiad. When war broke out, they were ordered home on the next ship out. During one watchkeeping at night, Milner-Barry sent out an alarm to the rest of the ship when he thought he spotted a U-boat. It turned out to be a porpoise.


Roman emperors ate flamingo tongues which were considered a delicacy. Also parrotfish livers, and pheasant brains were feasted on

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Roman emperors ate flamingo tongues which were considered a delicacy. Also parrotfish livers, and pheasant brains were feasted on


On average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United States daily

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On average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United States daily


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?']


During the making of the the movie

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During the making of the the movie "Fight Club," actor Brad Pitt chipped his tooth. However, he did not get his tooth capped until after the movie was done filming as he thought it would look better chipped for his character


The most popular treat for Halloween trick-or-treaters are candy bars with Snickers being the most popular

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The most popular treat for Halloween trick-or-treaters are candy bars with Snickers being the most popular


Uranus has 27 moons

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Uranus has 27 moons


There are more Subway restaurants in Canada than there are McDonald restaurants

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There are more Subway restaurants in Canada than there are McDonald restaurants


Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL

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Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL


The YKK on the zipper of your Levis stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the worlds largest zipper manufacturer.

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The YKK on the zipper of your Levis stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the worlds largest zipper manufacturer.


A 13-year-old boy in India produced winged beetles in his urine after hatching the eggs in his body

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A 13-year-old boy in India produced winged beetles in his urine after hatching the eggs in his body


In order to keep up with this voluminous demand, the Oreo cookie recipe calls for 18 million pounds of cocoa and 47 million pounds of creme filling. An Oreo cookie is 29% creme, 71% cookie.  [Source: Nabisco]

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In order to keep up with this voluminous demand, the Oreo cookie recipe calls for 18 million pounds of cocoa and 47 million pounds of creme filling. An Oreo cookie is 29% creme, 71% cookie. [Source: Nabisco]


The Mercury Seven Foundation was created by the original Mercury astronauts to encourage academic and technological excellence through college scholarships.

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The Mercury Seven Foundation was created by the original Mercury astronauts to encourage academic and technological excellence through college scholarships.


Out of the top 50 all-time-top-rated television shows, number that are Super Bowls: 18.

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Out of the top 50 all-time-top-rated television shows, number that are Super Bowls: 18.