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



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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

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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


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


The Spring peeper (a frog) can survive the winter season with 65% of its body water as ice

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The Spring peeper (a frog) can survive the winter season with 65% of its body water as ice


The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers

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The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers


A pound of termites has more nutrients than a pound of beef or pork,' says Frank French of Georgia Southern University.  He teaches his students that there are more food sources around them than they think.  Students are urged to create new recipes using foods such as wild plants, but more points are given if the students use bugs.  The catch: students have to eat their creations as part of their assignment.  French doesn't shirk his responsibilities: he eats them too.  He notes that roast crickets, for instance, 'taste like a fat-laden hors d'oeuvre.'  However, 'the legs aren't very palatable, and the heads are quite objectionable.'

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A pound of termites has more nutrients than a pound of beef or pork,' says Frank French of Georgia Southern University. He teaches his students that there are more food sources around them than they think. Students are urged to create new recipes using foods such as wild plants, but more points are given if the students use bugs. The catch: students have to eat their creations as part of their assignment. French doesn't shirk his responsibilities: he eats them too. He notes that roast crickets, for instance, 'taste like a fat-laden hors d'oeuvre.' However, 'the legs aren't very palatable, and the heads are quite objectionable.'


Flamingos are able to fly at a speed of approximately 55 kilometers an hour. In one night they can travel about 600 km

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Flamingos are able to fly at a speed of approximately 55 kilometers an hour. In one night they can travel about 600 km


In Great Britain, black cats are thought to bring good luck.

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In Great Britain, black cats are thought to bring good luck.


The Midwestern United States has the world's greatest number of tornadoes per year.

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The Midwestern United States has the world's greatest number of tornadoes per year.


Ophthalmic surgery was one of the most advanced areas of medicine in the ancient world. Detailed descriptions of delicate cataract surgery with sophisticated needle syringes is contained in the medical writings of Celsus (A.D. 14-37)

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Ophthalmic surgery was one of the most advanced areas of medicine in the ancient world. Detailed descriptions of delicate cataract surgery with sophisticated needle syringes is contained in the medical writings of Celsus (A.D. 14-37)


It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States

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It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States


During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers. So headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex

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During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers. So headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex


A creep is a metallurgical term for when something that is normally very strong bends because of gravity. This happens to many metals at high temperatures, where they won't melt but they will

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A creep is a metallurgical term for when something that is normally very strong bends because of gravity. This happens to many metals at high temperatures, where they won't melt but they will "creep".


The revolving door was invented in 1888, by Theophilus Van Kannel.

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The revolving door was invented in 1888, by Theophilus Van Kannel.


A common drink for Tibetans is Butter Tea which is made out of butter, salt, and brick tea

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A common drink for Tibetans is Butter Tea which is made out of butter, salt, and brick tea


Mosquitoes have teeth

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Mosquitoes have teeth


Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon

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Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon


Singer Paula Abdul used to be a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers

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Singer Paula Abdul used to be a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers


In Roman mythology, Saturn is the god of agriculture. The associated Greek god, Cronus, was the son of Uranus and Gaia and the father of Zeus (Jupiter). [The Nine Planets]

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In Roman mythology, Saturn is the god of agriculture. The associated Greek god, Cronus, was the son of Uranus and Gaia and the father of Zeus (Jupiter). [The Nine Planets]


Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left. However, smells can be detected more accurately when made by the left nostril

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Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left. However, smells can be detected more accurately when made by the left nostril


It is common in Israel and Egypt to eat watermelon with feta cheese

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It is common in Israel and Egypt to eat watermelon with feta cheese


Instead of a Birthday Cake, many Russian children are given a Birthday Pie

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Instead of a Birthday Cake, many Russian children are given a Birthday Pie


New Zealand is also the only country that contains every type of climate in the world.

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New Zealand is also the only country that contains every type of climate in the world.


The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks

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The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks


In Malaysia, where barn owls were introduced to control plagues of rats, each barn owl family killed about 1,300 rats a year!

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In Malaysia, where barn owls were introduced to control plagues of rats, each barn owl family killed about 1,300 rats a year!


There is a town named Dildo in the province of Newfoundland, Canada

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There is a town named Dildo in the province of Newfoundland, Canada


Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell

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Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell


The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people

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The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people


If all the strawberries produced in California annually were put side by side, they would wrap around the Earth fifteen times

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If all the strawberries produced in California annually were put side by side, they would wrap around the Earth fifteen times


898 tornadoes were recorded to have occurred in the United States in the year 2000.

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898 tornadoes were recorded to have occurred in the United States in the year 2000.


Many of the stars that were in the Poltergeist Trilogy had strange deaths

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Many of the stars that were in the Poltergeist Trilogy had strange deaths