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



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The highest bridge in the world is located in the Himalyan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army, in 1982, and is about 5,600 metres above sea level

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The highest bridge in the world is located in the Himalyan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army, in 1982, and is about 5,600 metres above sea level


One million cloud droplets are needed to make enough water to produce one raindrop.

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One million cloud droplets are needed to make enough water to produce one raindrop.


Over 100 million birds die annually by crashing into glass windows in the United States

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Over 100 million birds die annually by crashing into glass windows in the United States


Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959

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Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959


Texas was once a country.

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Texas was once a country.


It's said that the height of a wave is half of the winds speed in MPH

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It's said that the height of a wave is half of the winds speed in MPH


Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states

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Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states


More than 5 million West Africans speaks the language of Twi-Fante.

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More than 5 million West Africans speaks the language of Twi-Fante.


If a cockroach breaks a leg it can grow another one

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If a cockroach breaks a leg it can grow another one


The reason why locusts swarm are because when they are in groups, a

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The reason why locusts swarm are because when they are in groups, a "hot-spot" behind their hind legs is stimulated, which in turn causes their destructive nature. A large swarm of locusts can eat eighty thousand tons of corn in a day


The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined

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The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined


Finland is also known as

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Finland is also known as "the land of of the thousand lakes," because of the over 188,000 lakes found in this country


Walter Hunt patented the safety pin in 1849. He later sold the patent rights for only $400.

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Walter Hunt patented the safety pin in 1849. He later sold the patent rights for only $400.


George Washingtons false teeth were made of whale bone. His inauguration speech was 183 words long and took 90 seconds to read.

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George Washingtons false teeth were made of whale bone. His inauguration speech was 183 words long and took 90 seconds to read.


Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been overmixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.

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Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been overmixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.


The Barbie doll has more than 80 careers

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The Barbie doll has more than 80 careers


The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases

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The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases


About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.  [The rest of us are avoiding reality for four more years.]

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About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money. [The rest of us are avoiding reality for four more years.]


The first known American novelist to hand in a manuscript that was typed was Mark Twain. His typewriter was a Remington No.1, which was invented by Christopher Sholes and Carlos Glidden.

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The first known American novelist to hand in a manuscript that was typed was Mark Twain. His typewriter was a Remington No.1, which was invented by Christopher Sholes and Carlos Glidden.


All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago

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All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago


The blue whale is the loudest animal on the earth. Its whistle can reach up to 188 decibels

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The blue whale is the loudest animal on the earth. Its whistle can reach up to 188 decibels


In 2002, the most popular car color in North America was silver.

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In 2002, the most popular car color in North America was silver.


No one knows exactly why tigers are striped, but scientists think that the stripes act as camouflage, and help tigers hide from their prey. The Sumatran tiger has the most stripes of all the tiger subspecies, and the Siberian tiger has the fewest stripes. Tiger stripes are like human fingerprints; no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.
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No one knows exactly why tigers are striped, but scientists think that the stripes act as camouflage, and help tigers hide from their prey. The Sumatran tiger has the most stripes of all the tiger subspecies, and the Siberian tiger has the fewest stripes. Tiger stripes are like human fingerprints; no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes. The Tiger Information Center


People with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin

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People with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin


The first human heart transplant happened on December 3, 1967. Unfortunately the patient only lived for eighteen days, succumbing in the end to pneumonia

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The first human heart transplant happened on December 3, 1967. Unfortunately the patient only lived for eighteen days, succumbing in the end to pneumonia


There are over 500,000 craters on the moon that can be seen from the planet Earth.

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There are over 500,000 craters on the moon that can be seen from the planet Earth.


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.


Hundreds of years ago, only the wealthy people used to wear underwear

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Hundreds of years ago, only the wealthy people used to wear underwear


Mummy powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went

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Mummy powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went


An American chews an average of 300 sticks of gum in a year

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An American chews an average of 300 sticks of gum in a year