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



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Missouri has been to most NCAA tournaments than any other college without reaching the final four

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Missouri has been to most NCAA tournaments than any other college without reaching the final four


Acid rain originates with emissions from coal-fired generators, iron and steel mills, pulp and paper mills, and from motor vehicle exhaust.  The released sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are converted to sulfuric and nitric acids in the atmosphere.  These acids return to earth through wet sulfate or nitrate deposition.

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Acid rain originates with emissions from coal-fired generators, iron and steel mills, pulp and paper mills, and from motor vehicle exhaust. The released sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are converted to sulfuric and nitric acids in the atmosphere. These acids return to earth through wet sulfate or nitrate deposition.


Orthorhombic perskovite is the predominant mineral found in Earth's lower mantle and the most abundant mineral on Earth.

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Orthorhombic perskovite is the predominant mineral found in Earth's lower mantle and the most abundant mineral on Earth.


Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.

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Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.


The Great Wall stretches for about 4,500 miles across North China

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The Great Wall stretches for about 4,500 miles across North China


Frisbee got its name from William Russel Frisbee, who was a pie baker. He used to sell his pies in a thin tin pan, which had Frisbee written on it. When Walter Frederick Morrison thought of the idea of making saucer like disks to play catch, he visited the campus of Yale and noticed people there were using the pie pan to play catch so he therefore renamed his invention to Frisbee

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Frisbee got its name from William Russel Frisbee, who was a pie baker. He used to sell his pies in a thin tin pan, which had Frisbee written on it. When Walter Frederick Morrison thought of the idea of making saucer like disks to play catch, he visited the campus of Yale and noticed people there were using the pie pan to play catch so he therefore renamed his invention to Frisbee


The cardigan was originally made to be a military jacket made of knitted wool

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The cardigan was originally made to be a military jacket made of knitted wool


Before 1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate

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Before 1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate


Most published species of dinosaurs have been published within the last 20 years.

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Most published species of dinosaurs have been published within the last 20 years.


The mythical Scottish town of Brigadoon appears for one day every one hundred years

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The mythical Scottish town of Brigadoon appears for one day every one hundred years


It takes a sloth up to six days to digest the food it eats

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It takes a sloth up to six days to digest the food it eats


Russian I.M. Chisov survived a 21,980 plunge out of a plane with no parachute. He landed on the steep side of a snow-covered mountain with only a fractured pelvis and slight concussion

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Russian I.M. Chisov survived a 21,980 plunge out of a plane with no parachute. He landed on the steep side of a snow-covered mountain with only a fractured pelvis and slight concussion


Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy

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Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy


Los Angeles's full name is

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Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."


The Oklahoma bombing suspect obtained a copy of the

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The Oklahoma bombing suspect obtained a copy of the "Turner Diaries," a book which advocates the violent overthrow of government, off the Internet. American Medical Association


Female and male black bears cannot tolerate being around each other except when they breed

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Female and male black bears cannot tolerate being around each other except when they breed


Greenland was named by the Norwegian explorer Eric the Red. Upon his return from Greenland in 985, he gave the new country that name in order to make people more willing to move there.

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Greenland was named by the Norwegian explorer Eric the Red. Upon his return from Greenland in 985, he gave the new country that name in order to make people more willing to move there.


A total of 382 kg of rock samples were returned to the Earth by the Apollo and Luna programs. [The Nine Planets]

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A total of 382 kg of rock samples were returned to the Earth by the Apollo and Luna programs. [The Nine Planets]


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


The largest painting on earth is a 72,437-square-foot smiley face.

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The largest painting on earth is a 72,437-square-foot smiley face.


Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the world, at 70.6g/cc

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Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the world, at 70.6g/cc


Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?

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Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?


Bile produced by the liver is responsible for making your feces a brownish, green colour

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Bile produced by the liver is responsible for making your feces a brownish, green colour


If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing

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If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing


About 80 percent of all bird species in the world inhabit wetlands. These wetlands provide rest stops for migrating birds with water, bountiful food supplies and shelter. [Aububon]

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About 80 percent of all bird species in the world inhabit wetlands. These wetlands provide rest stops for migrating birds with water, bountiful food supplies and shelter. [Aububon]


Quality standards for pasta were set in the 13th century by the Pope

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Quality standards for pasta were set in the 13th century by the Pope


The deepest mine in the world is the East Rand mine, which goes to a depth of about 3,585 metres

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The deepest mine in the world is the East Rand mine, which goes to a depth of about 3,585 metres


Koalas sleep up to 19 hours a day

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Koalas sleep up to 19 hours a day


The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C

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The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C


Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to enter space. She spent three days in space and completed forty-eight orbits of Earth

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Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to enter space. She spent three days in space and completed forty-eight orbits of Earth