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Posted on: Sep 25, 2012 at 09:06
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To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers.**** Lots of flowers.
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Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.**** Remember the original Coke?
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Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!**** Excellent
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People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport .**** Hmmmm
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Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.**** Smart man.
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Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.**** Do they flatuate?
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Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.** **  Yuck.
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The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!**** Thought she looked funny.
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Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.**** Why does the earth go so fast?
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The night of January 20 is "Saint Agnes's Eve", which is regarded as a time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.****
This is the night of the most nightmares.
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Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros .****
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It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!**** Some say that glass is a liquid.
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Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years .**** Make that millions of years.
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Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end .****
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If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.****
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Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.****
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Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.****
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Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers. ****
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The song, Auld Lang Sine, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.****
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Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent****
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Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450 F.****
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The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.**
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Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.****
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The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.****
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Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.****
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The University of Alaska spans four time zones.****
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The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself..****
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In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.****
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Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.****
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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.**** If they still have hair.
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A comet's tail always points away from the sun.****  Of course, duh!
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The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.****
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Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.**** It also helps me wake up on Monday mornings.
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The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.****
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If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.**** I have not been to the bottom of a well in a long, long time.
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When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.**** I can still hear you.
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In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.**** Now we shake hands to see who has the strongest muscles.
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Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.**** Ever spit a strawberry seed like a watermelon seed?
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Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.****
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The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.**** Even the moon can’t stand earth’s pollution.
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The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.****
**** (How are they weighing the earth?) " with a mighty large scale.
Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than
15,000 meters.****
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Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy. ****
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Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.****
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Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.****
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For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.****
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The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
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In 2012, December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays. This apparently happens once every 823 years!****
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