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The Olympic flag's colors are always red, black, blue, green, and yellow rings on a field of white. This is because at least one of those colors appears on the flag of every nation on the planet. The average lifespan of a major league baseball: Dueling is legal is Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job in case their pants split. In , Babe Ruth out-homered very American League team. Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep his head cool. He changed it every two innings. Every year 56,, people attend major league baseball games. In 18th century England, gambling dens employed someone whose job was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid. There are dimples on a regulation golf ball. The star Antares is 60, times larger than our sun.
If our sun were the size of a softball, the star Antares would be as large as a house. In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained. At any given time, there are 1, thunderstorms in progress over the earth's atmosphere. Erosion at the base of Niagara Falls has caused the falls to recede approximately seven miles over the past 10, years. A ten-year-old mattress weighs double what it did when it was new due to debris that it absorbs over time. That debris includes dust mites their droppings and decaying bodies , mold, millions of dead skin cells, dandruff, animal and human hair, secretions, excretions, lint, pollen, dust, soil, sand, and a lot of perspiration, which the average person loses at a rate of a quart a day.
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Every year 16 million gallons of oil runs off pavement into streams, rivers, and eventually, oceans in the United States. This is more oil than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez. In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity and tears can't flow. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time: Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to operate a television for three hours. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match. The main library at Indiana University sinks over an inch a year.
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When it was designed engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building. A category three hurricane releases more energy in ten minutes that all the world's nuclear weapons combined. There is enough fuel in full jumbo jet tank to drive an average car four times around the world. An average of people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year. Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes.
The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2 moves only six inches for each gallon of fuel it burns.
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San Francisco cable cars are the only National Monuments that can move. February is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. A rainbow can be seen only in the morning or late afternoon. It can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon. Lightning strikes the Earth times every second. La Paz, Bolivia has an average annual temperature below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it has never recorded a zero-degree temperature.
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There are over 87, Americans on waiting lists for organ transplants. Catsup leaves the bottle at a rate of 25 miles per year. Toxic house plants poison more children than household chemicals do. You are more likely to be infected by flesh-eating bacteria than you are to be struck by lightning. According to Genesis 1: Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different. Your heart beats over , times a day. It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
A sneeze travels out your mouth at over m. Women blink nearly twice as often as men. Most of the dust particles in your house are dead skin. There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth. The longest bout of hiccups lasted nearly 69 years. Babies is born without kneecaps. They appear between the ages of 2 and 6. Men can read smaller print than women. Women can hear better. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by times.
If you sneeze too hard you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force they can pop out. A kiss stimulates 29 muscles and chemicals that cause relaxation. Women seem to like light and frequent kisses while men like them more strenuous. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow. According to Chinese acupuncture, there is a point on the head that you can press to control your appetite.
It is located in the hollow just in front of the flap of the ear. In a recent survey, Americans revealed that banana was their favorite smell. They actually pass out from sheer terror. The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows. Snakes are true carnivores as they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
The Weddell seal can travel underwater for seven miles without surfacing for air.
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An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes. Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile, so if you ever find yourself chased by one, run in a zigzag line.
You'll lose him or her every time. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. Butterflies taste with their feet. Penguins can jump as high as six feet in the air. All polar bears are left-handed. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly carrying it.
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It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog vomits its entire stomach out so the organ is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and swallows the stomach back down again. The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk. The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs.
Slugs have four noses. Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water. In Catholic tradition the Christmas tree is put up after noon on Christmas eve. Roberts , Baylor University. Is President Trump a Twitter addict? He may not know — but he could find out, as could members of the general public concerned about their own use of social media.
And, yes, people can be addicted to behaviors like tweeting. New research on our internal trade-off when physical and mental performance are put in direct competition has found that cognition takes less of a hit, suggesting more energy is diverted to the brain than body muscle. It takes lot of energy to run our sophisticated grey matter, and that comes at an evolutionary cost.
In Cheyenne, Wyoming, a small brick-faced house sits between a Greek Orthodox Church and a tired-looking barbershop. The structure does not stand out. This revealed that people can rapidly interpret what another person is thinking or feeling from looking at their eyes alone.
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