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



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Alaska's State Flower: Forget-me-not.  [Source: Alaska's Best]

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Alaska's State Flower: Forget-me-not. [Source: Alaska's Best]


Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with

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Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with "Midnight Cowboy." Her entire role lasted only six minutes.


The first automobile racetrack in America was the 'Indianapolis Motor Speedway,' which had 3 million cobblestones.

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The first automobile racetrack in America was the 'Indianapolis Motor Speedway,' which had 3 million cobblestones.


Mars (Greek: Ares) is the god of War.. [The Nine Planets]

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Mars (Greek: Ares) is the god of War.. [The Nine Planets]


The state flower of Texas is the Bluebonnet. The state tree of Texas is the pecan.

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The state flower of Texas is the Bluebonnet. The state tree of Texas is the pecan.


Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas

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Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas


The wettest spot in the world is located on the island of Kauai. Mt. Waialeale consistently records rainfall at the rate of nearly 500 inches per year.

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The wettest spot in the world is located on the island of Kauai. Mt. Waialeale consistently records rainfall at the rate of nearly 500 inches per year.


The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts

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The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts


There are about 61,300 pizza restaurants in the United States of America

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There are about 61,300 pizza restaurants in the United States of America


Actress Sissy Spacek got so into the part of Carrie that she slept with fake pig's blood all over her to ensure continuity.

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Actress Sissy Spacek got so into the part of Carrie that she slept with fake pig's blood all over her to ensure continuity.


Some desert snails have been known to sleep for three to four years

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Some desert snails have been known to sleep for three to four years


Medieval Jewish mystics practiced rolling in the snow to purge themselves from evil urges. They were the first snow angels.

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Medieval Jewish mystics practiced rolling in the snow to purge themselves from evil urges. They were the first snow angels.


Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance

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Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance


When Scott Paper Co. first started manufacturing toilet paper they did not put their name on the product because of embarrassment

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When Scott Paper Co. first started manufacturing toilet paper they did not put their name on the product because of embarrassment


Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale ofvodka.

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Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale ofvodka.


Baby donkeys or baby mules are also known as

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Baby donkeys or baby mules are also known as "Foals."


Mice feeding on colored crayons will produce droppings based on the color of the crayon they were feeding on.

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Mice feeding on colored crayons will produce droppings based on the color of the crayon they were feeding on.


The largest fish in the world is the whale shark. It can weigh several tons and grow to more than fifty feet in length

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The largest fish in the world is the whale shark. It can weigh several tons and grow to more than fifty feet in length


There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa


One of the Bond girls in the James Bond movie,

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One of the Bond girls in the James Bond movie, "For Your Eyes Only," used to be a man


One billion pounds of pasta would need approximately 2,021,452,000 gallons of water to cook it. This is equivalent to 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools

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One billion pounds of pasta would need approximately 2,021,452,000 gallons of water to cook it. This is equivalent to 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools


The first ice hotel was built in Swedish Lapland

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The first ice hotel was built in Swedish Lapland


Czar Paul I banished soldiers to Siberia for marching out of step.

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Czar Paul I banished soldiers to Siberia for marching out of step.


Roman emperors are alleged to have sent slaves to mountain tops to bring back fresh snow which was then flavored and served as part of their famous food orgies.

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Roman emperors are alleged to have sent slaves to mountain tops to bring back fresh snow which was then flavored and served as part of their famous food orgies.


In October 1986, Pepsi paid close to $840 million to Nabisco for the Kentucky Fried Chicken empire

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In October 1986, Pepsi paid close to $840 million to Nabisco for the Kentucky Fried Chicken empire


A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h

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A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h


One ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one day

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One ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one day


In the United States, six tubs of Cool Whip, a brand of whipping cream, are sold every second

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In the United States, six tubs of Cool Whip, a brand of whipping cream, are sold every second


Ironically, for their first year (1979) nuclear polka band Brave Combo didn't have an accordionist. Then, in 1980 because of Joe King Carrasco and Joe Nick Patoski, the band got a gig in New York. Three weeks before they were to play there, keyboard player Carl Finch decided to trade in his Fender Rhodes for a beginner's accordion.

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Ironically, for their first year (1979) nuclear polka band Brave Combo didn't have an accordionist. Then, in 1980 because of Joe King Carrasco and Joe Nick Patoski, the band got a gig in New York. Three weeks before they were to play there, keyboard player Carl Finch decided to trade in his Fender Rhodes for a beginner's accordion.


Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic

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Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic