There are 50 million abortions performed every year world-wide. An estimated 40% of those are performed illegally.

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Because radio waves travel at 186,000 miles per second and sound waves saunter at 700 miles per hour, a broadcast voice can be heard sooner 13,000 miles away than it can be heard at the back of the room in which it originated.

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Every drop of seawater contains approximately 1 billion gold atoms.

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More than half of American families with teenagers use filters to limit access to adult content online.

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A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!

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Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

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There are more than 40,000 characters in Chinese script.

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In some Asian countries, the family name is written first and the individual name written second.

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A German World War II submarine was sunk due to malfunction of the toilet.

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The world's record for continuous pogo stick jumping is 41 hours.

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Swallowed gum is not digested by the gastrointestinal system, it usually passes through within 24 hours.

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Footprints of astronauts who landed on the moon should last at least 10 million years since the moon has no atmosphere.

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A new born blue whale measures 20-26 feet (6.0 - 7.9 meters) long and weighs up to 6,614 pounds (3003 kg).

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Every vehicle produced by General Motors in the United States includes about $1,500 in health-care costs - typically more than the value of steel contained in the vehicle.

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Sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 miles (161 km) an hour.

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

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A catfish has approximately 100,000 taste buds.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's famous line in The Terminator 'I'll be back' was originally scripted as 'I'll come back'.

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As of 2007, China had about 30 million cars and light trucks for 1.3 billion people. The U.S. had about 240 million cars for 300 million people.

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North Dakota is the only state in the US that has never had an earthquake.

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In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters.

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Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

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Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.

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

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At 90 weapons per 100 civilians, the US has the world's highest rate of gun ownership, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007.

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At 90 weapons per 100 civilians, the US has the world's highest rate of gun ownership, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007.

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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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Ghandi didn't allow his wife to take penicillin to save her life from pneumonia but took quinine to save himself from malaria.

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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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Napoleon was terrified of cats.

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More than 2500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.

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In 2002, the National Research Council, a US Congressionally chartered group, said that there are about 400,000 online subscription sites with adult entertainment content worldwide, or about 1.5% of all Internet content.

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San Jose was the original capital of California.

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In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

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Urban birds have developed a short, fast "rap style" of singing, different from their rural counterparts.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's famous line in The Terminator 'I'll be back' was originally scripted as 'I'll come back'.

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The age limit for marriage in France was, until recently, 15 for girls, but 18 for boys. The age for girls was raised to 18 in 2006.

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The motto of the American people, "In God We Trust," was not adopted as the national slogan until 1956.

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The world's record for continuous pogo stick jumping is 41 hours.

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

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A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

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The pet ferret was domesticated more than 500 years before the house cat.

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Abe Lincoln bought 50 cents worth of cocaine in 1860.

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The human brain is 80% water.

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Earth is the only planet not named after a pagan God.

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In 2005, the country of Singapore had the lowest infant mortality rate in the World with slightly more than 2 deaths per 1,000 births.

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China has about $1 trillion in personal savings and a savings rate of close to 50%. The US has about $158 billion in personal savings and an average savings rate of only about 2%.

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It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

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House flies have a lifespan of two weeks.

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A large swarm of desert locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) can consume 20,000 tons (18,160,000 kilograms) of vegetation a day.

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Forty-one percent of English women have punched or kicked their partners, according to a study.

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Approximately 55% of movies released are Rated R.

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The world's largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. in length.

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The E. Coli bacterium propels itself with a 'motor' only one-millionth of an inch in diameter, a thousand times smaller than the tiniest motors built to date by man. The rotation of the bacterial motor comes from a current of protons. The efficiency of the motor approaches 100 per cent.

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In 1994, there were four murders and eight attempted murders of abortion providers in the United States. In 2004, there were zero.

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Watching television can act as a natural painkiller for children.

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