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



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American astronauts must be under 6 feet tall.

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American astronauts must be under 6 feet tall.


At an international conference in 1884, 25 countries met to fix a standard world meridian. Many countries expressed their opposition to Greenwich Meridian Line becoming the world standard, since a large number of countries had their own lines. Greenwich was finally chosen, mainly because 72% of ships used charts showing the Greenwich Meridian and the American railway system also recognised Greenwich. Algeria, a French dependent, made its point by insisting that GMT be expressed as

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At an international conference in 1884, 25 countries met to fix a standard world meridian. Many countries expressed their opposition to Greenwich Meridian Line becoming the world standard, since a large number of countries had their own lines. Greenwich was finally chosen, mainly because 72% of ships used charts showing the Greenwich Meridian and the American railway system also recognised Greenwich. Algeria, a French dependent, made its point by insisting that GMT be expressed as "Paris Mean Time diminished by 9mins 21secs" which amounts to GMT but avoids use of the word Greenwich.


Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.

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Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.


On average, we breathe between 12 and 18 times a minute.

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On average, we breathe between 12 and 18 times a minute.


In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt

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In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt


Flu shots only work about 70% of the time

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Flu shots only work about 70% of the time


The famous Casanova (Giacomo Casanova) was a librarian for many years before he died

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The famous Casanova (Giacomo Casanova) was a librarian for many years before he died


The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents

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The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents


The longest punt return for a touchdown was 103 yards

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The longest punt return for a touchdown was 103 yards


Theodore Roosevelt's wife and mother died on the same day.

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Theodore Roosevelt's wife and mother died on the same day.


Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint

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Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint


The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth

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The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth


Every year, surgical tools are left in approximately 1,500 patients in the USA. Fatter patients are more prone to having a surgical tool left inside of them due to the additional amount of space in their bodies

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Every year, surgical tools are left in approximately 1,500 patients in the USA. Fatter patients are more prone to having a surgical tool left inside of them due to the additional amount of space in their bodies


Pikeville, Kentucky consumes the most Pepsi per capita then any other American city

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Pikeville, Kentucky consumes the most Pepsi per capita then any other American city


The male howler monkey of Central and South America is the noisiest land animal, which can be heard clearly from a distance of ten miles away

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The male howler monkey of Central and South America is the noisiest land animal, which can be heard clearly from a distance of ten miles away


In the first century, people used to drink goats milk to sweeten their breath

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In the first century, people used to drink goats milk to sweeten their breath


Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate

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Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate


Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie

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Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie


Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year

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Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year


Studies have shown that classical music helps cows produce more milk

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Studies have shown that classical music helps cows produce more milk


In 1477, the first diamond engagement ring was given to Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximillian of Austria

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In 1477, the first diamond engagement ring was given to Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximillian of Austria


Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence

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Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence


The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes

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The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes


The width of a tornado can range from less than ten yards to more than a mile.

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The width of a tornado can range from less than ten yards to more than a mile.


The fur of the binturong, also known as the

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The fur of the binturong, also known as the "Asian Bear Cat," smells like popcorn. The scent is believed to come from a gland located near the tail


Bees can communicate with other bees by dancing. Their dance can alert other bees as to which direction and the distance nectar and pollen is located

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Bees can communicate with other bees by dancing. Their dance can alert other bees as to which direction and the distance nectar and pollen is located


On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced

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On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced


The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling

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The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling


The age of a saguaro cactus is calculated by its height

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The age of a saguaro cactus is calculated by its height


In humans, the epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin regenerates every 27 days

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In humans, the epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin regenerates every 27 days