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A housefly lives only 14 days.

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An ostrich can run up to 43 mph.

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A giraffe can clean it’s ears with it’s 20 inch tongue.

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The length from your wrist to your elbow is the same as the length of your foot.

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Your mouth produces 1.8 pints of saliva per day.

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It is impossible to sneeze and keep your eyes open at the same time.

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The names of all continents both start and end with the same letter. Asia Africa Europe Antarctica Australia North America South America

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Cats spend 66% of their life sleeping.

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M&M’s chocolate stands for the initials of its inventors Mars and Murrie.

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Koalas sleep around 18 hours a day.

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Elephants are the only mammal that cannot jump.

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Frogs don’t drink (they absorb water through their skin).

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Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards.

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It’s physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky.

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Only female mosquitoes bite.

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The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks.

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The WD in WD-40 stands for water displacer.

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The life span of a squirrel is 9 years.

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Oak trees don’t produce acorns until they are 50 years old.

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A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.

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Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors.

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Snakes can’t blink their eyes.

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Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.

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Clothes dried outside smell better because of a process called photolysis (sunlight breaks down compounds that cause odor).

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Before 1850 golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers.

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You can’t tickle yourself.

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You have to eat 11 pounds of potatoes to put on 1 pound of weight. ( a plain potato has no more calories than an apple ).

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The most valuable nutrients of a potato are in it’s skin.

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A leather whip makes a cracking sound because it’s tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

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Natural gas has no smell (the odor is artificially added so that people can detect leaks.

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It takes an oyster 5 years to produce a medium sized pearl.

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There are 132 rooms in the White House.

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The first credit card was a Diner’s Club Card issued in 1950.

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Laughing lowers levels of stress and strengthens your immune system.

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The muscles in your heart have the strength to shoot your blood 10 meters in the air.

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The body's strongest muscle is our tongue.

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Until babies are six months old, they can breathe and swallow at the same time. Indeed convenient!

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Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.

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Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

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Chewing gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears. Try it next time you chop onions.

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When Coca-Cola was invented, it originally contained cocaine.

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Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

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The only natural food that does not spoil is honey.

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Plants watered with warm water grow larger and more quickly than plants watered with cold water.

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Butterflies taste with their feet

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During historic civil wars, when troops returned without any casualties, a writing was put up so all can see which read "0 Killed". From here we get the expression "O.K." which means all is good. O.K.

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It is impossible to suck your elbow.

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80% of the people who read this will try to suck their elbow.

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