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



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The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its 3-foot-long tail around its nose

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The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its 3-foot-long tail around its nose


The amount of power transmitted by the Galileo spacecraft's radio is about the same amount used by a refrigerator light bulb--about 20 watts. By the time they reach Earth, the radio signals from Galileo are incredibly weak (about a billion times fainter than the sound of a transistor radio in New York as heard from Los Angeles). [SJI Sky and Space]

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The amount of power transmitted by the Galileo spacecraft's radio is about the same amount used by a refrigerator light bulb--about 20 watts. By the time they reach Earth, the radio signals from Galileo are incredibly weak (about a billion times fainter than the sound of a transistor radio in New York as heard from Los Angeles). [SJI Sky and Space]


Devon, England has about 33,000 miles of hedgerows, more hedgerows than any other country

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Devon, England has about 33,000 miles of hedgerows, more hedgerows than any other country


A little known fact about Roman architecture is that they were one of the first civilizations to use cement. The Roman's actually discovered cement by accident. A volcano (I believe it was Mount Vesuvius) dumped the raw materials together in one place and provided enough heat to form raw cement. The Roman's were able to mine cement from the area and use it in their buildings. Many of the ancient buildings in the area are made of cement or concrete (cement mixed with sand and gravel) covered with a layer of marble.

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A little known fact about Roman architecture is that they were one of the first civilizations to use cement. The Roman's actually discovered cement by accident. A volcano (I believe it was Mount Vesuvius) dumped the raw materials together in one place and provided enough heat to form raw cement. The Roman's were able to mine cement from the area and use it in their buildings. Many of the ancient buildings in the area are made of cement or concrete (cement mixed with sand and gravel) covered with a layer of marble.


At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel

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At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel


One pound of maple syrup can make eight pounds of candy or sugar

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One pound of maple syrup can make eight pounds of candy or sugar


35 MPH is the average speed most cars travel on interstate highways during peak morning and afternoon rush.

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35 MPH is the average speed most cars travel on interstate highways during peak morning and afternoon rush.


Beluga whales which are also called

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Beluga whales which are also called "white whales" are not born white. They are born grey in color, and by the age of six become completely white


During the First World War, cigarettes were handed out to soldiers along with their rations

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During the First World War, cigarettes were handed out to soldiers along with their rations


During World War II, the 2nd Polish Corps had a brown bear named Wojtek, who helped move boxes of ammunition during the battle of Monte Cassino

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During World War II, the 2nd Polish Corps had a brown bear named Wojtek, who helped move boxes of ammunition during the battle of Monte Cassino


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.


In 1998, a law passed in the U.S. state of Virginia allows drivers to keep their road kill, as long as they report it within 12 hours.  updated

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In 1998, a law passed in the U.S. state of Virginia allows drivers to keep their road kill, as long as they report it within 12 hours. updated


Aramadillo babies are identical quads. (clones that is)

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Aramadillo babies are identical quads. (clones that is)


The abbreviation Xmas for the word Christmas is of Greek origin. Since the word for Christ in the Greek language is Xristos, which starts with the letter

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The abbreviation Xmas for the word Christmas is of Greek origin. Since the word for Christ in the Greek language is Xristos, which starts with the letter "X," they started putting the X in place of Christ and came up with the short form for the word Christmas


When Kleenex was first introduced to the market in 1924, it was marketed as a make up or cold cream remover

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When Kleenex was first introduced to the market in 1924, it was marketed as a make up or cold cream remover


A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere

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A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere


The last thing Elvis Presley ate before he died was four scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies

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The last thing Elvis Presley ate before he died was four scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies


A snail can crawl across a razor blade without getting injured. This is possible because they excrete a slime that protects them

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A snail can crawl across a razor blade without getting injured. This is possible because they excrete a slime that protects them


Women take three times longer than men when using the toilet

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Women take three times longer than men when using the toilet


Studies have shown that the scent of Rosemary can help in better mental performance and make individuals feel more alert

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Studies have shown that the scent of Rosemary can help in better mental performance and make individuals feel more alert


In 1943, Brigham's ice cream parlours offered three flavors of ice cream--vanilla, chocolate, and coffee--and sold hot fudge sundaes for 20-cents, or 25-cents with nuts.

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In 1943, Brigham's ice cream parlours offered three flavors of ice cream--vanilla, chocolate, and coffee--and sold hot fudge sundaes for 20-cents, or 25-cents with nuts.


Every person has a unique tongue print

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Every person has a unique tongue print


The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes

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The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes


Kansas's state song is 'Home On The Range.'

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Kansas's state song is 'Home On The Range.'


The head of a jellyfish is called the

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The head of a jellyfish is called the "Bell."


Eating a banana at night can help in falling asleep

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Eating a banana at night can help in falling asleep


A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years

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A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years


David Rice Atchinson was President of the United States for exactly one day.

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David Rice Atchinson was President of the United States for exactly one day.


A group of kangaroos is called a mob

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A group of kangaroos is called a mob


Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced

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Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced