The most powerful earthquake to strike the United States occurred in 1811 in New Madrid, Missouri. The quake shook more than one million square miles, and was felt as far as 1,000 miles away.

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The waffle iron was invented August 24, 1869.

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The greatest snowfall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.

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A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.

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German chemist Hennig Brand discovered phosphorus while he was examining urine.

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Vincent Van Gogh painted a picture a day in the last 70 days of his life.

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If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.

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When stuntman and parachutist Dar Robinson leaped from the ledge of the 1,170 foot high CN Tower in Toronto, he was paid $150,000, the most ever for a single stunt.

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In 1970, “MCI” stood for “Microwave Communications, Inc.” No longer used as an acronym, it now stands alone.

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Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.

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The United States government keeps its supply of silver at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

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The U.S. has more bagpipe bands than Scotland does.

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The first two years of a dog’s life are equal to 24 human years.

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Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not only sweat by salivating. They also sweat through the poors on their feet.

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By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours.

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