Every minute 47 Bibles are sold or distributed throughout the world.

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The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby’!

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Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.

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Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.

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Vineger was the strongest acid known in the ancient times.

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You could milk about six cows per hour by hand, but with modern machinery, you can milk up to 100 cows per hour.

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Margaret Sanger was jailed for a month, in 1917, in a workhouse for founding a clinic that dispensed contraceptives.

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At 840,000 square miles, Greenland is the largest island in the world. It is 3 times the size of Texas. By comparison Iceland is only 39,800 square miles.

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A person standing under an oak tree is 16 more times liable to be hit by lightning than if he had taken refuge beneath a beech tree. The oak tree has vertical roots which provide a more direct route to ground water.

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Pumpkin rule of thumb: the darker the shell, the longer the pumpkin lasts.

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Three consective strikes in bowling is called a turkey.

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Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.

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56% of women do the bills in a marriage.

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It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!

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Beets reminded early cooks of a bleeding animal when they cut them open, so they started calling them “beets.” This was derived from the French word bête, meaning “beast.”

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