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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 first United States president to visit China was Richard Nixon

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The first United States president to visit China was Richard Nixon


Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors

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Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors


The snow carnival scheduled for May 1, 1953, in Sheridan, Wyoming, was canceled because of too much snow.

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The snow carnival scheduled for May 1, 1953, in Sheridan, Wyoming, was canceled because of too much snow.


One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years

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One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years


An artificial Christmas tree last up to six years in a home

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An artificial Christmas tree last up to six years in a home


Wasps that feed on ferment occasionally get drunk and pass out

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Wasps that feed on ferment occasionally get drunk and pass out


The Space Shuttle flies about 200 miles (330 km) above the Earth's surface (equivalent to roughly half the distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco). In contrast, geostationary (stationary with respect to the Earth's surface) communications satellites have to be lofted approximately 21,500 miles (35,800 km) above the Earth's surface, and the Apollo spacecraft were approximately 227,000 miles ( 378,000 km) above the Earth's surface when they reached the Moon.

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The Space Shuttle flies about 200 miles (330 km) above the Earth's surface (equivalent to roughly half the distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco). In contrast, geostationary (stationary with respect to the Earth's surface) communications satellites have to be lofted approximately 21,500 miles (35,800 km) above the Earth's surface, and the Apollo spacecraft were approximately 227,000 miles ( 378,000 km) above the Earth's surface when they reached the Moon.


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.


There is an organization called SCROOGE in Charlottesville, Virginia that stands for Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges. This was formed to keep gift giving affordable and simple

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There is an organization called SCROOGE in Charlottesville, Virginia that stands for Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges. This was formed to keep gift giving affordable and simple


In 1953, racecar driver Tim Flock raced at Nascar with a monkey in the seat beside him

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In 1953, racecar driver Tim Flock raced at Nascar with a monkey in the seat beside him


The first formal rules for playing the sport of baseball required the winning team to score 21 runs

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The first formal rules for playing the sport of baseball required the winning team to score 21 runs


January is named for the Roman god Janus. Janus was a temple god who could look forward and backward at the same time

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January is named for the Roman god Janus. Janus was a temple god who could look forward and backward at the same time


Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country

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Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country


Did you know that liquid water does not currently occur on Mars because of the cold temperatures and low atmospheric pressures. Only water ice and water gas (vapor) are stable. However, large channels on Mars appear to have been cut by outflows of liquid water during Mars' distant past which may have had warmer temperatures and a much thicker atmosphere. [SJI Sky and Space]

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Did you know that liquid water does not currently occur on Mars because of the cold temperatures and low atmospheric pressures. Only water ice and water gas (vapor) are stable. However, large channels on Mars appear to have been cut by outflows of liquid water during Mars' distant past which may have had warmer temperatures and a much thicker atmosphere. [SJI Sky and Space]


The real name of

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The real name of "the" Bill Gates is William Henry Gates III. Nowadays he is known as Bill Gates (III). By converting the letters of his current name to the ASCII-values and adding his (III), you get the following:


School busses in the United States are Chrome Yellow and used to be Omaha Orange.

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School busses in the United States are Chrome Yellow and used to be Omaha Orange.


The catgut formerly used as strings in tennis rackets and musical instruments does not come from cats. Catgut actually comes from sheep, hogs, and horses.

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The catgut formerly used as strings in tennis rackets and musical instruments does not come from cats. Catgut actually comes from sheep, hogs, and horses.


Approximately 1 billion stamps are produced in Australia annually

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Approximately 1 billion stamps are produced in Australia annually


James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang

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James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang


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


The five Olympic rings represent the five continents linked together in friendship

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The five Olympic rings represent the five continents linked together in friendship


Lighthouse keepers were nicknamed

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Lighthouse keepers were nicknamed "wickies" because they tended the lamps wick


St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity to King Laoghaire, using the shamrock to illustrate the trinity

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St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity to King Laoghaire, using the shamrock to illustrate the trinity


Males account for 60% of toy injuries that occur in the U.S

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Males account for 60% of toy injuries that occur in the U.S


All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill

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All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill


Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.

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Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.


There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people

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There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people


The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it

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The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it


Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters

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Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters


The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building

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The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building