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



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Pound for pound, leopards are said to be seven times stronger than humans

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Pound for pound, leopards are said to be seven times stronger than humans


People who regularly start each day eating a bowl of cold breakfast cereal tend to consume more fiber and calcium -- but less fat -- than people who breakfast on other foods.

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People who regularly start each day eating a bowl of cold breakfast cereal tend to consume more fiber and calcium -- but less fat -- than people who breakfast on other foods.


A cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second

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A cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second


The first African-American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph J. Bunche in 1950

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The first African-American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph J. Bunche in 1950


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


If the water in the world's reservoirs were allowed passage to the oceans, global sea level would rise 1 1/5 inches.

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If the water in the world's reservoirs were allowed passage to the oceans, global sea level would rise 1 1/5 inches.


In 1945, the first

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In 1945, the first "floating ice cream parlor" was built for sailors in the western Pacific. This "floating ice cream parlour" could produce ten gallons of ice cream every seven seconds


There was a time in Japan where a wife being left handed was a ground for divorce

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There was a time in Japan where a wife being left handed was a ground for divorce


The fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia

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The fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia


The most popular name for a pet in the United States is Max

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The most popular name for a pet in the United States is Max


In 1955, only 330 Volkswagen Beetle's were sold at a price of $1800 each in the United States.

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In 1955, only 330 Volkswagen Beetle's were sold at a price of $1800 each in the United States.


In the world, the United States and France have the most pet dogs. Approximately one out of every three families has a pet dog. Switzerland and Germany are the lowest only having one dog per every ten families

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In the world, the United States and France have the most pet dogs. Approximately one out of every three families has a pet dog. Switzerland and Germany are the lowest only having one dog per every ten families


3000 children die every day in Africa because of malaria

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3000 children die every day in Africa because of malaria


At 90 degrees (F) below zero your breath will freeze in midair and fall to the ground.

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At 90 degrees (F) below zero your breath will freeze in midair and fall to the ground.


98% of brown bears in the United States are in Alaska

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98% of brown bears in the United States are in Alaska


In 1960 there were 16,067 gambling slots in Nevada. By 1999, this number rose to 205,726 slots which would be one slot for every 10 people residing there

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In 1960 there were 16,067 gambling slots in Nevada. By 1999, this number rose to 205,726 slots which would be one slot for every 10 people residing there


In 2000, there were 1,579,566 drug arrests in the United States. Of those, close to half were for marijuana

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In 2000, there were 1,579,566 drug arrests in the United States. Of those, close to half were for marijuana


In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee

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In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee


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.


There are over three trillion craters on the moon, with some being having a diameter over three feet

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There are over three trillion craters on the moon, with some being having a diameter over three feet


Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning

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Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning


Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs

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Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs


The shape of plant collenchyma cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same - they are orthotetrachidecahedrons

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The shape of plant collenchyma cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same - they are orthotetrachidecahedrons


It takes seven to ten days to make a jelly belly jellybean

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It takes seven to ten days to make a jelly belly jellybean


Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced

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Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced


During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water

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During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water


Good King Wenceslas wasn't good at all - he was just not as bad as the rest of his family. He was also very dead on the Feast of Stephen.

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Good King Wenceslas wasn't good at all - he was just not as bad as the rest of his family. He was also very dead on the Feast of Stephen.


Eating eight strawberries will provide you with more Vitamin C than an orange

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Eating eight strawberries will provide you with more Vitamin C than an orange


Soldiers disease is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts

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Soldiers disease is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts


In 1946, the New York Yankees became the first baseball team to travel by plane

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In 1946, the New York Yankees became the first baseball team to travel by plane