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



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Mice are more acceptable to humans than rats, possibly because of what is known as the 'Disney influence.'

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Mice are more acceptable to humans than rats, possibly because of what is known as the 'Disney influence.'


Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth. After approximately 12 hours they cough up the feathers, bones, and fur in a shape of a football pellet

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Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth. After approximately 12 hours they cough up the feathers, bones, and fur in a shape of a football pellet


The longest fangs of a snake are found on the Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica), and can reach over 2 inches in length

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The longest fangs of a snake are found on the Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica), and can reach over 2 inches in length


The risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women that snore regularly compared to women who do not snore.  updated

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The risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women that snore regularly compared to women who do not snore. updated


The highest recorded speed of a sneeze is 165 km per hour

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The highest recorded speed of a sneeze is 165 km per hour


Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king fromhistory. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts  -Charlemagne;and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

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Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king fromhistory. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts -Charlemagne;and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.


The Bible was written by over 40 authors over a period of 1500 years

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The Bible was written by over 40 authors over a period of 1500 years


Corned beef got its name because this beef was preserved with pellets of salt that were the size of corn kernels, which was also referred to as

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Corned beef got its name because this beef was preserved with pellets of salt that were the size of corn kernels, which was also referred to as "corns" of salt


Sharks can sense a drop of blood from a mile away

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Sharks can sense a drop of blood from a mile away


Touching and stroking a plant will aid in it growing healthy

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Touching and stroking a plant will aid in it growing healthy


Butterfly wings are covered with tiny over-lapping scales. The beautiful, iridescent colors are the result from the way some scales reflect light, and depend on structure, not pigment.

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Butterfly wings are covered with tiny over-lapping scales. The beautiful, iridescent colors are the result from the way some scales reflect light, and depend on structure, not pigment.


The YKK that you see on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha which is the name of the founder of the zipper manufacturing company in Japan

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The YKK that you see on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha which is the name of the founder of the zipper manufacturing company in Japan


The word Karate means,

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The word Karate means, "empty hand."


Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands

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Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands


Hubble Space Telescope observations ruled out the most conservative explanations for 'dark matter,' thought to make up 90% of the mass of the Universe. [NASA]

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Hubble Space Telescope observations ruled out the most conservative explanations for 'dark matter,' thought to make up 90% of the mass of the Universe. [NASA]


The term 'Chicken Pox' didn't come from people believing that they came from chickens, it came from the Old English term 'gican pox' - which means the itching pox.

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The term 'Chicken Pox' didn't come from people believing that they came from chickens, it came from the Old English term 'gican pox' - which means the itching pox.


Ancient Egyptians used the spice Thyme to help preserve mummies

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Ancient Egyptians used the spice Thyme to help preserve mummies


There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones

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There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones


There were 5,345 landfills in the U.S. and its terrorities in 1992.

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There were 5,345 landfills in the U.S. and its terrorities in 1992.


ENIAC, the first electronic computer, appeared 50 years ago.  The original ENIAC was about 80 feet long, weighed 30 tons, had 17,000 tubes.  By comparison, a desktop computer today can store a million times more information than an ENIAC, and 50,000 times faster.

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ENIAC, the first electronic computer, appeared 50 years ago. The original ENIAC was about 80 feet long, weighed 30 tons, had 17,000 tubes. By comparison, a desktop computer today can store a million times more information than an ENIAC, and 50,000 times faster.


The word Nike comes from Greek Mythology. Nike is the goddess of victory and was often depicted as a small winged figure whom the goddess Athene carried

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The word Nike comes from Greek Mythology. Nike is the goddess of victory and was often depicted as a small winged figure whom the goddess Athene carried


Tiger Woods is the first athlete to has been named

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Tiger Woods is the first athlete to has been named "Sportsman of the Year" by magazine Sports Illustrated two times


Electrical storms are thought to make a person dream more frequently in sleep.

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Electrical storms are thought to make a person dream more frequently in sleep.


Celestially speaking, Groundhog Day on Feb. 2 is a 'cross-quarter' day, about halfway between the winter solstice in December and the vernal equinox in March, and is celebrated in some cultures as the midpoint of winter.

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Celestially speaking, Groundhog Day on Feb. 2 is a 'cross-quarter' day, about halfway between the winter solstice in December and the vernal equinox in March, and is celebrated in some cultures as the midpoint of winter.


A Chinese Scientist discovered that the Earth is round during the Han Dynasty by measuring the sun and moon's path in the sky. He recorded this fact down in the imperial records but went unnoticed until it was unearthed recently but Chinese archaeologists.

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A Chinese Scientist discovered that the Earth is round during the Han Dynasty by measuring the sun and moon's path in the sky. He recorded this fact down in the imperial records but went unnoticed until it was unearthed recently but Chinese archaeologists.


In 1747, the first American mention of the Christmas tree occurred. However, it was a not a tree but instead a pyramid made out of wood and decorated with apples and evergreen boughs

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In 1747, the first American mention of the Christmas tree occurred. However, it was a not a tree but instead a pyramid made out of wood and decorated with apples and evergreen boughs


9% of Americans report having been in the prescence of a ghost.

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9% of Americans report having been in the prescence of a ghost.


Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute

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Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute


A full moon always rises at sunset.

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A full moon always rises at sunset.


The world record for donut eating is held by John Haight, who ate 29 donuts (52 ounces) in a little over six minutes

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The world record for donut eating is held by John Haight, who ate 29 donuts (52 ounces) in a little over six minutes