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The driest place on earth is Calama, in the Atacama Desert in Chile .



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According to research, the most productive workday is Tuesday and the least productive is Friday

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According to research, the most productive workday is Tuesday and the least productive is Friday


The tallest woman that ever lived was Zeng Jinlian who was 8 feet 2 inches tall of China. Shed died at the age of 17

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The tallest woman that ever lived was Zeng Jinlian who was 8 feet 2 inches tall of China. Shed died at the age of 17


Alaska has a large deposit of jade, including an big mountain filled with dark green jade on the Seward Peninsula. Jade is the state's gem.  [Source: Alaska's Best]

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Alaska has a large deposit of jade, including an big mountain filled with dark green jade on the Seward Peninsula. Jade is the state's gem. [Source: Alaska's Best]


On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime

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On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime


Did you know that if Lee Harvey Oswald had not been shot, and not convicted for killing President Kennedy, he WOULD have been convicted for killing Officer Tippet? Yep, not many people know anything about Officer Tippet. While fleeing from the Texas Book Depository Building, Oswald was spotted by a cop that had just heard about the assassin's description. When he came after Oswald, Oswald shot him with a pistol and left him for dead. Then he went into a theater, watched some of

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Did you know that if Lee Harvey Oswald had not been shot, and not convicted for killing President Kennedy, he WOULD have been convicted for killing Officer Tippet? Yep, not many people know anything about Officer Tippet. While fleeing from the Texas Book Depository Building, Oswald was spotted by a cop that had just heard about the assassin's description. When he came after Oswald, Oswald shot him with a pistol and left him for dead. Then he went into a theater, watched some of "Hell Is War", and got apprehended. That brings me to that Kennedy/Lincoln thing that was brought up here...John Wilkes Boothe shot Lincoln in a theater and ran to a barn, Oswald shot Kennedy from a barn and ran to a theater.


Minimum wage was 0.25 per hour when it was first enacted in 1938

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Minimum wage was 0.25 per hour when it was first enacted in 1938




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"John has a long moustache" was the coded-signal used by the French Resistance in WWII to mobilize their forces once the Allies had landed on the Normandy beaches.


Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day

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Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day


Fourteen people die each day from asthma in the United States

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Fourteen people die each day from asthma in the United States


During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles

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During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles




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"I am." is the second shortest complete sentence in the English language


Sir John Harington, the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, was the inventor of the toilet

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Sir John Harington, the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, was the inventor of the toilet


Alaska got its name from the Aluet word

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Alaska got its name from the Aluet word "Alyeska" which means "The Great Land."


When the Galileo Probe entered Jupiter's atmosphere, it was traveling at a speed of 106,000 miles per hour. This is the fastest impact speed ever achieved by a man-made object.

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When the Galileo Probe entered Jupiter's atmosphere, it was traveling at a speed of 106,000 miles per hour. This is the fastest impact speed ever achieved by a man-made object.


Boxing champion Gene Tunney taught Shakespeare at Yale University

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Boxing champion Gene Tunney taught Shakespeare at Yale University


97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine

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97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine


There is a place called Hell, Michigan. It is about 50 miles from Detroit, Michigan

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There is a place called Hell, Michigan. It is about 50 miles from Detroit, Michigan


A famous bullfighter, Lagarijo, killed 4,867 bulls in the 19th century.

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A famous bullfighter, Lagarijo, killed 4,867 bulls in the 19th century.


Bats can detect food up to 18 feet away and what type of insect the food may be using their sense of echolocation

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Bats can detect food up to 18 feet away and what type of insect the food may be using their sense of echolocation


Stalks of sugar cane can reach up to 30 feet

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Stalks of sugar cane can reach up to 30 feet


Adult earwigs can float in water for up to 24 hours

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Adult earwigs can float in water for up to 24 hours


The skin of a shark is made up of

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The skin of a shark is made up of "tiny teeth" which are called dermal denticles


Each year there are approximately 20 billion coconuts produced worldwide

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Each year there are approximately 20 billion coconuts produced worldwide


The music group Simply Red got its name from band member Mick Hucknall, who has red hair

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The music group Simply Red got its name from band member Mick Hucknall, who has red hair


The first penny candy to be wrapped in America was the Tootsie Roll in 1896

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The first penny candy to be wrapped in America was the Tootsie Roll in 1896


Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War

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Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War


One billion seconds is about 32 years

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One billion seconds is about 32 years


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


Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

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Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.


On average, a strawberry has 200 seeds on it

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On average, a strawberry has 200 seeds on it