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



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France is known as the perfume capital of the world

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France is known as the perfume capital of the world


The most expensive current-release Australian wine is $2,500 a bottle... and it's not Penfolds Grange. It is Seppelt 100 Year Old Para Liqueur Port. Every year since 1878, Seppelt has put aside a cask of port and, ever since 1978, it has been bottling a 100-year-old, the present one being the 1896. Sepplet is probably the only winery in the world doing this.

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The most expensive current-release Australian wine is $2,500 a bottle... and it's not Penfolds Grange. It is Seppelt 100 Year Old Para Liqueur Port. Every year since 1878, Seppelt has put aside a cask of port and, ever since 1978, it has been bottling a 100-year-old, the present one being the 1896. Sepplet is probably the only winery in the world doing this.


97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine

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97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine


Close to 50% of the water used in a home originates from the bathroom

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Close to 50% of the water used in a home originates from the bathroom


It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

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It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open


Given the chance, gray squirrels will eat bird eggs & chicks.

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Given the chance, gray squirrels will eat bird eggs & chicks.


Hens will produce larger eggs as they grow older

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Hens will produce larger eggs as they grow older


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


Four out of five brides in the U.S. have a job

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Four out of five brides in the U.S. have a job


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


Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children who are not

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Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children who are not


The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations

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The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations


Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) was among the first Westerners to become addicted to tobacco. He was so fond of the evil weed that he refused to stop smoking even while being executed. His pipe was reportedly found clenched between his teeth even after his head was removed from his body by the ax. The capital of N.Carolina, the leading tobacco producer in the U.S., bears his name.

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Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) was among the first Westerners to become addicted to tobacco. He was so fond of the evil weed that he refused to stop smoking even while being executed. His pipe was reportedly found clenched between his teeth even after his head was removed from his body by the ax. The capital of N.Carolina, the leading tobacco producer in the U.S., bears his name.


On average, it is estimated that females injure themselves ten time more than males do while playing sports

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On average, it is estimated that females injure themselves ten time more than males do while playing sports


In the United States, six tubs of Cool Whip, a brand of whipping cream, are sold every second

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In the United States, six tubs of Cool Whip, a brand of whipping cream, are sold every second


Each year there are approximately 20 billion coconuts produced worldwide

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Each year there are approximately 20 billion coconuts produced worldwide


The Roman emperor Domitian took great pleasure in being secluded in his room for hours and catching flies and stabbing them with pens

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The Roman emperor Domitian took great pleasure in being secluded in his room for hours and catching flies and stabbing them with pens


Craps is by far the best casino game to play. With basic bets, the player only loses 14 cents out of every ten dollars. Blackjack, on the other hand, loses over 50 cents with perfect basic strategy.

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Craps is by far the best casino game to play. With basic bets, the player only loses 14 cents out of every ten dollars. Blackjack, on the other hand, loses over 50 cents with perfect basic strategy.


In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt

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In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt


Sawney Beane, his wife, 8 sons, 6 daughters, and 32 grandchildren were a family of cannibals that lived in the caves near Galloway, Scotland in the early 17th Century. Although the total number is not known, it is believed they claimed over 50 victims per year. The entire family was taken by an army detachment to Edinburgh and executed, apparently without trial

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Sawney Beane, his wife, 8 sons, 6 daughters, and 32 grandchildren were a family of cannibals that lived in the caves near Galloway, Scotland in the early 17th Century. Although the total number is not known, it is believed they claimed over 50 victims per year. The entire family was taken by an army detachment to Edinburgh and executed, apparently without trial


The first American astronaut in space was Alan B. Shepard Jr

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The first American astronaut in space was Alan B. Shepard Jr


In his youth, United States president George W. Bush used to play for the Midland (Texas) Central Little League. He played the position of the catcher

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In his youth, United States president George W. Bush used to play for the Midland (Texas) Central Little League. He played the position of the catcher


During the era of Louis XIV, women used lemons to redden their lips

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During the era of Louis XIV, women used lemons to redden their lips


The appliance that uses the most use of water in the home is the toilet

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The appliance that uses the most use of water in the home is the toilet


Eating parsley after eating an onion can help in getting rid of onion breath

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Eating parsley after eating an onion can help in getting rid of onion breath


A surfer once sued another surfer for

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A surfer once sued another surfer for "stealing his wave." The case was thrown out because the court was unable to put a price on "pain and suffering" endured by the surfer watching someone else ride "his" wave


It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.

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It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.


April is Earthquake Preparedness month. For a little added incentive, consider this- The most powerful earthquake to strike the United States occurred in 1811 in New Madrid, Missouri. The quake shook more than one million square miles, and was felt as far as 1,000 miles away.

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April is Earthquake Preparedness month. For a little added incentive, consider this- The most powerful earthquake to strike the United States occurred in 1811 in New Madrid, Missouri. The quake shook more than one million square miles, and was felt as far as 1,000 miles away.


On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced

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On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced


Hitler and Napolean both had only one testical

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Hitler and Napolean both had only one testical