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



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Heinz first started making ketchup in 1876 and the recipe has remained the same ever since

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Heinz first started making ketchup in 1876 and the recipe has remained the same ever since


An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.

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An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.


In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetary for cats

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In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetary for cats


It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation

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It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation


In ancient Egypt, mummies were made of cats, and embalmed mice were placed with them in their tombs. In one ancient city, over 300,000 cat mummies were found.

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In ancient Egypt, mummies were made of cats, and embalmed mice were placed with them in their tombs. In one ancient city, over 300,000 cat mummies were found.


In an year, an average person makes 1,140 phone calls

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In an year, an average person makes 1,140 phone calls


Roger Ebert is the only film critic to have ever won the Pulitzer prize.

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Roger Ebert is the only film critic to have ever won the Pulitzer prize.


Coca-Cola contains neither coca nor cola.

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Coca-Cola contains neither coca nor cola.


Every three seconds, a new baby is born

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Every three seconds, a new baby is born


Ancient Egyptian women used to wear perfume cones made of wax that would melt in the heat letting out a nice fragrance

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Ancient Egyptian women used to wear perfume cones made of wax that would melt in the heat letting out a nice fragrance


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In the movie "Gandhi" 300,000 extras appeared in the funeral scene. Of the 300,000, approximately 100,000 received a small fee, and the other 200,000 did it for free


Over 360 chemical compounds have been identified in the great lakes.  Many are persistent toxic chemicals.  Various species of fish now suffer from various tumours and lesions, and their reproductive capacities are decreasing.

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Over 360 chemical compounds have been identified in the great lakes. Many are persistent toxic chemicals. Various species of fish now suffer from various tumours and lesions, and their reproductive capacities are decreasing.


Chestnut is most commonly used to make telephone poles.

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Chestnut is most commonly used to make telephone poles.


At least 7% of all health care costs in the United States are attributed to smoking

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At least 7% of all health care costs in the United States are attributed to smoking


When playing competitive darts the player must be 7 feet 9 1/4 inches back from the dartboard. Also the board must be 5 feet 8 inches above the floor

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When playing competitive darts the player must be 7 feet 9 1/4 inches back from the dartboard. Also the board must be 5 feet 8 inches above the floor


In Belgium, 94% of children under the age of fourteen own LEGO products

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In Belgium, 94% of children under the age of fourteen own LEGO products


If you could shrink the Milky Way down to the size of North America, our Solar System would fit inside a coffee cup.

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If you could shrink the Milky Way down to the size of North America, our Solar System would fit inside a coffee cup.


In 1978, the World Water Speed record was made by Ken Warby from Australia. His average speed was 317.6 mph, and his jet-powered hydroplane was 27 feet long called

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In 1978, the World Water Speed record was made by Ken Warby from Australia. His average speed was 317.6 mph, and his jet-powered hydroplane was 27 feet long called "Spirit of Australia." Warby built the boat himself in his back yard


Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time

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Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time


A man filed a lawsuit against his doctor because he survived longer than what the doctor had predicted

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A man filed a lawsuit against his doctor because he survived longer than what the doctor had predicted


The technical term applied to a government run by women is a gynarchy.

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The technical term applied to a government run by women is a gynarchy.


A Canadian Tour company offers a two-day course in igloo building

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A Canadian Tour company offers a two-day course in igloo building


Most dinosaurs walked on their toes.

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Most dinosaurs walked on their toes.


Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space

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Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space


In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year

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In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year


There is a muppet named Kami that appears on the South African version of the T.V. show

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There is a muppet named Kami that appears on the South African version of the T.V. show "Sesame Street" that is HIV-positive


The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the center of its head and one on the top of its head

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The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the center of its head and one on the top of its head


In an average lifetime, a person will spend 4 years travelling in an automobile and six months waiting at a red light.

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In an average lifetime, a person will spend 4 years travelling in an automobile and six months waiting at a red light.


Just by recycling one aluminum can, enough energy would be saved to have a TV run for three hours.

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Just by recycling one aluminum can, enough energy would be saved to have a TV run for three hours.


The shock waves from earthquakes travel faster in a north-south direction through the Earth's inner core than they do east-west. The effect is called anisotropy.

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The shock waves from earthquakes travel faster in a north-south direction through the Earth's inner core than they do east-west. The effect is called anisotropy.