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



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In 1989, twenty-three people were hired in Jacksonville Florida just to flush toilets so the pipes would not freeze

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In 1989, twenty-three people were hired in Jacksonville Florida just to flush toilets so the pipes would not freeze


People living on the east coast prefer creamy peanut butter, while people living on the west coast prefer chunky peanut butter

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People living on the east coast prefer creamy peanut butter, while people living on the west coast prefer chunky peanut butter


Memphis has just about the cleanest drinking water in the world.

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Memphis has just about the cleanest drinking water in the world.


A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why

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A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why


Since 1950, over 230 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold

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Since 1950, over 230 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold


Each year, Americans throw away 25 trillion Styrofoam cups

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Each year, Americans throw away 25 trillion Styrofoam cups


The evaporation from a large oak or beech tree is from ten to twenty-five gallons in twenty-four hours.

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The evaporation from a large oak or beech tree is from ten to twenty-five gallons in twenty-four hours.


Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating arealready married.

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Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating arealready married.


In 1888, an Egyptian peasant discovered an estimated three hundred thousand mummified cats in Beni Hassan, Egypt. Of the cats that were not stolen once, the find was made public, the remaining mummified cats were shipped to Great Britain to be used as agricultural fertilizer

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In 1888, an Egyptian peasant discovered an estimated three hundred thousand mummified cats in Beni Hassan, Egypt. Of the cats that were not stolen once, the find was made public, the remaining mummified cats were shipped to Great Britain to be used as agricultural fertilizer


In 1965, the price for an issue of TV Guide was 15 cents

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In 1965, the price for an issue of TV Guide was 15 cents


The makers of Crayola produce over 2 billion crayons in a year

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The makers of Crayola produce over 2 billion crayons in a year


In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England

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In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England


Police detectives have used snapping turtles to help them locate dead bodies

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Police detectives have used snapping turtles to help them locate dead bodies


The biggest candy eaters are the Dutch, who average 65 pounds of candy per person in a year

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The biggest candy eaters are the Dutch, who average 65 pounds of candy per person in a year


An egg shell can have up to 17,000 tiny pores on its surface

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An egg shell can have up to 17,000 tiny pores on its surface


Darts is the most popular sport played in Britain.

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Darts is the most popular sport played in Britain.


One billion seconds is about 31.7 years.

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One billion seconds is about 31.7 years.


As a defense mechanism, the North American Opossum closes its eyes and becomes totally limp. Basically it plays dead

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As a defense mechanism, the North American Opossum closes its eyes and becomes totally limp. Basically it plays dead


Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise

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Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise


15 of the world's 17 largest fisheries are overfished or in trouble

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15 of the world's 17 largest fisheries are overfished or in trouble


The most popular brand of raisins is Sunmaid

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The most popular brand of raisins is Sunmaid


Historically, a blue ribbon has been awarded for first prize

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Historically, a blue ribbon has been awarded for first prize


On January 13, 1981, a young girl in Great Britain began sneezing and continued to sneeze for 977 consecutive days. She sneezed an estimated one million times in the first 365 days alone.

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On January 13, 1981, a young girl in Great Britain began sneezing and continued to sneeze for 977 consecutive days. She sneezed an estimated one million times in the first 365 days alone.


Pioneer 11's speed going past Jupiter was over 107,000 mph, the fastest speed ever traveled by a human-made object. [SJI Sky and Space]

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Pioneer 11's speed going past Jupiter was over 107,000 mph, the fastest speed ever traveled by a human-made object. [SJI Sky and Space]


In the original movie

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In the original movie "101 Dalmatians," there are exactly 6,469,952 spots on all 101 Dalmatians as they are shown in 113,760 frames of the film combined


In Japan, by the time man reaches the age of 60, he is commemorated with a special ceremony. This ceremony features the man wearing a red kimono, which denotes that he no longer has the responsibilities of being a mature adult

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In Japan, by the time man reaches the age of 60, he is commemorated with a special ceremony. This ceremony features the man wearing a red kimono, which denotes that he no longer has the responsibilities of being a mature adult


On average, a car driver will swear or blashpheme 32,025 times in their lifetime while driving

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On average, a car driver will swear or blashpheme 32,025 times in their lifetime while driving


Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister

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Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister


In 1958 the United States sent three mice into space named, Mia, Laska and Benji

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In 1958 the United States sent three mice into space named, Mia, Laska and Benji


Walmart-mart sells more apparel a year than all the other competing department stores combined

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Walmart-mart sells more apparel a year than all the other competing department stores combined