An eagle can attack, kill, and carry away an animal as large as a small deer.

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The combination “ough” can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful plough man strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”

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For hundreds of years, the Chinese zealously guarded the secret of sericulture; imperial law decreed death by torture to those who disclosed how to make silk.

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Natural gas has no smell. The odor is artificially added so that people will be able to identify leaks and take measures to stop them.

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Extremely high pressured water can easily cut through a steel beam.

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On average, we send 38 Christmas cards every year.

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Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

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Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a ‘Friday the 13th’.

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The first U.S. president to use a telephone was James Garfield.

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The practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929.

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Women who are romance novel readers are reported to make love 74% more often with their partners than women who do not read romance novels.

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A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is 1,250 miles long!

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The father of the Pink Flamingo (the plastic lawn ornament) is Don Featherstone of Massachusetts. Featherstone graduated from art school and went to work as a designer for Union Products, a Leominster, Mass., company that manufactures flat plastic lawn ornaments. He designed the pink flamingo in 1957 as a follow up project to his plastic   …Continue Reading

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Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions!

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