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



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The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the

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The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the nameof the Don McLean song.)


Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.

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Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.


Ukrainian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, created the modern day Christian calendar

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Ukrainian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, created the modern day Christian calendar


Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking

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Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking


Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum

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Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum


Water that is safe to drink is referred to as POTABLE

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Water that is safe to drink is referred to as POTABLE


In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones

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In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones


Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives and their fingers

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Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives and their fingers


The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair

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The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair


No one knows exactly why tigers are striped, but scientists think that the stripes act as camouflage, and help tigers hide from their prey. The Sumatran tiger has the most stripes of all the tiger subspecies, and the Siberian tiger has the fewest stripes. Tiger stripes are like human fingerprints; no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.
The Tiger Information Center

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No one knows exactly why tigers are striped, but scientists think that the stripes act as camouflage, and help tigers hide from their prey. The Sumatran tiger has the most stripes of all the tiger subspecies, and the Siberian tiger has the fewest stripes. Tiger stripes are like human fingerprints; no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes. The Tiger Information Center


1 in 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible

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1 in 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible


The phrase

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The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law whichstated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than yourthumb.


Annually Americans eat 45 million turkeys at Thanksgiving

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Annually Americans eat 45 million turkeys at Thanksgiving


Teflon is the most slipperiest substance in the world

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Teflon is the most slipperiest substance in the world


Americans, on average, spend 18% of his or her income on transportation as compared to only 13% spent on food

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Americans, on average, spend 18% of his or her income on transportation as compared to only 13% spent on food


The chlorine in fresh tap water irritates sensitive parts of the cat's nose. Let tap water sit for 24 hours before giving it to a cat.

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The chlorine in fresh tap water irritates sensitive parts of the cat's nose. Let tap water sit for 24 hours before giving it to a cat.


Egyptian pyramid builders used to eat a lot of garlic because they thought it would increase their strength

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Egyptian pyramid builders used to eat a lot of garlic because they thought it would increase their strength


Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario

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Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario


The first movie to ever cost $100 million to make is Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991

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The first movie to ever cost $100 million to make is Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991


In one minute, the heart of a giraffe can pump 160 gallons of blood

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In one minute, the heart of a giraffe can pump 160 gallons of blood


Buffalo wings, got their name because the spicy chicken wings originated in Buffalo, New York

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Buffalo wings, got their name because the spicy chicken wings originated in Buffalo, New York


The sea cucumber spills its internal organs out as a defense mechanism

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The sea cucumber spills its internal organs out as a defense mechanism


The biggest volcano on Earth is Mauna Loa, located in Hawaii. In the 1930s airplanes dropped bombs to try to stop or reroute the Hawaiian lava flows. In 1980, more than 6 million trees were uprooted or flattened by the blast of Mount St. Helens in Washington. The ash from Mount St. Helens spread 930 miles to the east.

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The biggest volcano on Earth is Mauna Loa, located in Hawaii. In the 1930s airplanes dropped bombs to try to stop or reroute the Hawaiian lava flows. In 1980, more than 6 million trees were uprooted or flattened by the blast of Mount St. Helens in Washington. The ash from Mount St. Helens spread 930 miles to the east.


The average fingernail grows 4 times as fast as the average toenail.

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The average fingernail grows 4 times as fast as the average toenail.


The oil that is found in poison ivy is called

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The oil that is found in poison ivy is called "urushiol."


An estimated 80% of animals on Earth have six legs, i.e., are insects. The more than 10 quintillion bugs fall into some 800,000 species.

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An estimated 80% of animals on Earth have six legs, i.e., are insects. The more than 10 quintillion bugs fall into some 800,000 species.


The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands

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The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands


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


The reason the Animal Crackers box is designed with a string handle is because when the popular circus theme was introduced in 1902 they thought it would also be a good idea to package them with a string as a Christmas novelty so they could be hung from Christmas trees

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The reason the Animal Crackers box is designed with a string handle is because when the popular circus theme was introduced in 1902 they thought it would also be a good idea to package them with a string as a Christmas novelty so they could be hung from Christmas trees


Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth

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Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth