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



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The triangular shape that Toblerone chocolates are packaged in, is protected by law

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The triangular shape that Toblerone chocolates are packaged in, is protected by law


Prosopagnosia refers to the inability to identify people by their faces. In severe cased prosopagnosia a person may not be able to identify themselves in a mirror

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Prosopagnosia refers to the inability to identify people by their faces. In severe cased prosopagnosia a person may not be able to identify themselves in a mirror


An olive tree can live up to 1500 years

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An olive tree can live up to 1500 years


There is a certain species of kangaroo that is only 2.5 centimetres long when it is born

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There is a certain species of kangaroo that is only 2.5 centimetres long when it is born


In Quebec, Canada, an old law states that margarine must be a different colour than butter

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In Quebec, Canada, an old law states that margarine must be a different colour than butter


The green ring that is formed around the yolk of eggs that have been cooked too long is formed by the chemical reaction from the iron in the yolk and the sulphur in the white part of the egg

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The green ring that is formed around the yolk of eggs that have been cooked too long is formed by the chemical reaction from the iron in the yolk and the sulphur in the white part of the egg


The ball of food that your tounge creates during chewing is called a

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The ball of food that your tounge creates during chewing is called a "bolus"


A Canadian Tour company offers a two-day course in igloo building

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A Canadian Tour company offers a two-day course in igloo building


Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it

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Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it


The largest shopping mall in the world is the West Edmonton Mall located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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The largest shopping mall in the world is the West Edmonton Mall located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


In Baltimore, USA, it is illegal to wash or scrub a sink, regardless of how dirty it is.

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In Baltimore, USA, it is illegal to wash or scrub a sink, regardless of how dirty it is.


Rene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling.

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Rene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling.


Carolus Linnaeus, the 18th century Swedish botanist and pioneering taxonomist, in his

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Carolus Linnaeus, the 18th century Swedish botanist and pioneering taxonomist, in his " Systema Naturae", published in 1775, classified the orangutan as belonging to the genus homo. However, he had never seen a specimen of the ape. Nor had he seen any of another species which he included in the same genus, the mysterious cat-tailed people " Homo caudatus" which, according to a contemporary account, once consumed the entire crew of a ship--captain and all.


Snake is a delicacy in China

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Snake is a delicacy in China


Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married

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Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married


The oldest known disease in the world is leprosy

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The oldest known disease in the world is leprosy


Since its introduction in February 1935, more than two hundred million Monopoly board games have been sold worldwide

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Since its introduction in February 1935, more than two hundred million Monopoly board games have been sold worldwide


In the dry valleys region of Antarctica, it has not rained in 2 million years according to scientists

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In the dry valleys region of Antarctica, it has not rained in 2 million years according to scientists


Caligula, the demented Roman Emperor from A.D. 37-41, appointed his favorite horse as consul and coregent of Rome.

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Caligula, the demented Roman Emperor from A.D. 37-41, appointed his favorite horse as consul and coregent of Rome.


Every second, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world

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Every second, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world


Emus cannot walk backwards.

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Emus cannot walk backwards.


After Charles II's Restoration in 1660, the first May Day was celebrated with a 134-foot cedar Maypole erected on The Strand in London.

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After Charles II's Restoration in 1660, the first May Day was celebrated with a 134-foot cedar Maypole erected on The Strand in London.


In ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis

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In ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis


The New York Yankees have appeared in the World Series a league leading 38 times and won 26 titles

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The New York Yankees have appeared in the World Series a league leading 38 times and won 26 titles


Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses

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Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses


Rennin, the enzyme obtained from the fourth stomach of a cow and used chiefly in the manufacture of cheese, is capable of coagulating more than 25,000 times its weight of fresh milk.

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Rennin, the enzyme obtained from the fourth stomach of a cow and used chiefly in the manufacture of cheese, is capable of coagulating more than 25,000 times its weight of fresh milk.


Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes

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Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes


Former U.S. President William Taft converted the White House stable into a four car garage in 1909

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Former U.S. President William Taft converted the White House stable into a four car garage in 1909


The word

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The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Suess in the book "If I Ran to the Zoo."


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