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Both Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter, U.S. presidents, were peanut farmers at one time .



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The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world before the construction of the Empire State Building in 1930

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The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world before the construction of the Empire State Building in 1930


A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school

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A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school


The first toilet ever seen on television was on

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The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".


Canadians Scott Abbott and Chris Haney invented Trivial Pursuit. They were planning on playing Scrabble and realized that some of the pieces were missing so they came up with the idea of making their own game; Trivial Pursuit

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Canadians Scott Abbott and Chris Haney invented Trivial Pursuit. They were planning on playing Scrabble and realized that some of the pieces were missing so they came up with the idea of making their own game; Trivial Pursuit


In the 1985 Boise, Idaho mayoral election, there were four write-in votes for Mr. Potato Head

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In the 1985 Boise, Idaho mayoral election, there were four write-in votes for Mr. Potato Head


In a pack of Skittles candy, there is an equal 20% distribution of each flavour

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In a pack of Skittles candy, there is an equal 20% distribution of each flavour


Basketball superstar Wilt Chamberlain holds 56 NBA records

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Basketball superstar Wilt Chamberlain holds 56 NBA records


Early sewing machines were destroyed by mobs or workers who felt their jobs were threatened by automation

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Early sewing machines were destroyed by mobs or workers who felt their jobs were threatened by automation


Panthers are known as black leopards, as they are the same species of leopard. If looked at closely, black spots can be seen on a panther

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Panthers are known as black leopards, as they are the same species of leopard. If looked at closely, black spots can be seen on a panther


The smallest man ever was Gul Mohammed (1957-1997) of India, who measured 1 feet, 10? inches

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The smallest man ever was Gul Mohammed (1957-1997) of India, who measured 1 feet, 10? inches


The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting

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The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting


Eating 11 pounds of apples will make you gain one pound of weight

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Eating 11 pounds of apples will make you gain one pound of weight


During World War II, Russians used dogs strapped with explosives to blow up German tanks. They trained the dogs to associate the tanks with food and ended up destroying about 25 German tanks using this method

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During World War II, Russians used dogs strapped with explosives to blow up German tanks. They trained the dogs to associate the tanks with food and ended up destroying about 25 German tanks using this method


A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches

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A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches


No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

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No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.


The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary.  When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.

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The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.


In Evanston, Il. a man was pulled over and the cops found 13 grams of crack between his cheeks. That is the most crack ever held in a person's mouth before.

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In Evanston, Il. a man was pulled over and the cops found 13 grams of crack between his cheeks. That is the most crack ever held in a person's mouth before.


In 1997, the record for the highest skydive by a dog at 4,572 feet was established by a dog named Brutus

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In 1997, the record for the highest skydive by a dog at 4,572 feet was established by a dog named Brutus


It is actually a myth that Texas has been ruled under 'six flags' (which are supposed to be Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederacy, and the U.S.). France never really settled in Texas. Robert La Salle landed in Texas in 1685 founded a settlement entitled Fort St. Louis, but within two years the settlement succumbed to internal division, and then to the Native Americans and disease.

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It is actually a myth that Texas has been ruled under 'six flags' (which are supposed to be Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederacy, and the U.S.). France never really settled in Texas. Robert La Salle landed in Texas in 1685 founded a settlement entitled Fort St. Louis, but within two years the settlement succumbed to internal division, and then to the Native Americans and disease.


There are places in Saskatchewan called Elbow, Eyebrow, and Drinkwater

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There are places in Saskatchewan called Elbow, Eyebrow, and Drinkwater


Every photograph of the first American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton

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Every photograph of the first American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton


Over 200 varieties of watermelons are grown in the U.S

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Over 200 varieties of watermelons are grown in the U.S


The electric chair for executions was 'invented' by Thomas Edison in an effort to demonize his competitor's products. Edison was trying to promote his inferior DC equipment and specified his competitor's AC products to operate the chair. Edison then attempted to claim his competitor's equipment was only good for killing people.

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The electric chair for executions was 'invented' by Thomas Edison in an effort to demonize his competitor's products. Edison was trying to promote his inferior DC equipment and specified his competitor's AC products to operate the chair. Edison then attempted to claim his competitor's equipment was only good for killing people.


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.


Polar bears can smell seal from 20 miles away

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Polar bears can smell seal from 20 miles away


A dime has 118 ridges around the edge

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A dime has 118 ridges around the edge


Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell

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Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell


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 turkey was once nominated to be the official bird of the United States

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The turkey was once nominated to be the official bird of the United States


The daily commuter trains arriving or departing Bombay India every 2 minutes were designed to carry 1700 standing passengers, but are routinely packed with over 7000 passengers in what officials call dense, super dense, and hyper dense crush loads.

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The daily commuter trains arriving or departing Bombay India every 2 minutes were designed to carry 1700 standing passengers, but are routinely packed with over 7000 passengers in what officials call dense, super dense, and hyper dense crush loads.