The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922.

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The Earth’s atmosphere weighs about 5.5 quadrillion tons.

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Mississippi was the first state to outlaw imprisonment of debtors.

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A dragonfly flaps its wings 20 to 40 times a second, bees and houseflies 200 times, some mosquitoes 600 times, and a tiny gnat 1,000 times.

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The Aztec Indians of Mexico believed turquoise would protect them from physical harm, and so warriors used these green and blue stones to decorate their battle shields.

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2 out of 5 have married their first love.

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“The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

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Apples are actually part of the rose family.

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There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year!

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Toronto, Ontario was home to the biggest swimming pool in the world in 1925. It held 2000 swimmers, and was 300ft x 75ft. It is still in operation.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has the most bars per capita than anywhere else in the world.

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Blood is 6 times thicker than water.

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The Taj Mahal complex in India was built between 1631 and 1634 at a cost of about 40-million rupees.

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Florence Nightingale served only two years of her life as a nurse. She contracted fever during her service in the Crimean War, and spent the last 50 years of her life as an invalid.

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Check your map! Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.

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