A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!

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The oldest known vegetable is the pea.

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During the American Civil War, 185,000 troops died in combat or of battle-related wounds, 373,000 died of disease.

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As of 2006, more than one in eight people in the United States show signs of addiction to the internet.

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Britain is still paying off debts that predate the Napoleonic wars because it's cheaper to do so than buy back the bonds on which they are based.

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Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.

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Abraham Lincoln faces to the right on a penny while all the other presidents face to the left on US coins.

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The Himalayas cover one-tenth of the Earth's surface.

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Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

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The first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.

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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. treasury.

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A snail can sleep for three years.

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Nova Scotia is Latin for 'New Scotland.'

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In your lifetime, you'll shed over 40 pounds of skin.

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Because of Animal Crackers, many kids until they reach the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as a giraffe.

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The car in the foreground on the back of a $10 bill is a 1925 Hupmobile.

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The U.S. ranks 29th in overall life expectancy, which is 78 years.

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The average person has 100,000 hairs on his/her head. Each hair grows about 5 inches (12.7 cm) every year.

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More Americans have died in automobile accidents than have died in all the wars ever fought by the United States.

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The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.

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Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button for it was eliminated during surgery.

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The shortest English word that contains the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F is "feedback."

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It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.

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It is possible to drown and not die. Technically the term 'drowning' refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.

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Jack is the most common name in nursery rhymes.

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5% of the world population lives in the US but 22% of the world's prisons population are held in the US.

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The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.

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Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

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Your odds of being killed in a tornado are 1 in 2 million.

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Armadillos, opossums, and sloth's spend about 80% of their lives sleeping.

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Rats are incapable of puking.

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The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee.

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The car in the foreground on the back of a $10 bill is a 1925 Hupmobile.

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The cost of prescription drugs in the US has increased on average by 8.3% annually since 1994. The average rate of inflation during this time period was only about 2.5%.

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In 2006, the U.S. was the largest Internet market in the world with 182 million users. China was second with 134 million users.

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No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

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It takes a ton of water to make a pound of refined sugar.

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"Jaws" is the most common name for a goldfish.

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White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (Formerly of the Monkees).

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If an Amish man has a beard, he is married.

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The largest toy distributor in the world is McDonald's.

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Larry Ellison, Oracle's CEO, holds the records for highest executive compensation in one year -- $706 million in 2001.

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Paraguay and Moldova are the only countries with national flags with different emblems on the obverse and reverse sides.

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In Bhutan, government policy is based on Gross National Happiness; thus most street advertising is banned, as are tobacco and plastic bags.

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"Tom Sawyer" was the first novel written on a typewriter.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was originally entitled Headcheese, but was changed at the last minute.

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In 2005, the US government spent on average over $20,000 for each household.

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There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world!

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2 and 5 are the only prime numbers that end in 2 or 5.

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Men get hiccups more often than women.

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No piece of normal-size paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

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Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!

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When Saigon fell, the signal for all Americans to evacuate was Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" being played on the radio.

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In 1221 the daughter of Genghis Khan ordered the killing of the entire population of the city of Nishapur (about 60,000) in one hour. The order came after her husband killing.

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The blue whale can produce sounds up to 188 decibels. This is the loudest sound produced by a living animal and has been detected as far away as 530 miles.

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One million Americans, about 3,000 each day, take up smoking each year. Most of them are children.

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