A female swine, or a sow, will always have a even number of teats or nipples, usually twelve.

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Gold leaf is attached to paper or plaster with egg whites, the same now as in ancient times!

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The average life span of a hermit crab is 75 years!

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American colonists discovered that superior candles could be made from the fruit of a squat bush growing in the sand dunes along the New England seashore. The small, grayish bayberry was picked, crushed, and boiled. It had to be skimmed several times before the pale, nearly transparent, green fat was sufficiently refined. Bayberry candles were   …Continue Reading

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Frank Mahovlich played for 3 different teams during his NHL career: Toronto, Detroit, and Montreal. For all three, he wore the number 27.

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There are 6,272,640 square inches in an acre.

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Jane Barbie was the woman who did the voice recordings for the Bell System.

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Chewing gum is outlawed in Singapore because it is a means of “tainting an environment free of dirt.”

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The launching mechanism of a carrier ship that helps planes to take off could throw a pickup truck over a mile.

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The Colgate Company started out making starch, soap, and candles.

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The powder on chewing gum is finely-ground marble.

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If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.

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The flamingoes of East Africa have few natural enemies. In general, the only predators an adult flamingo need fear are the fish eagle and the marabou stork.

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The single blade window cleaning squeegee was invented in 1936 by Ettore Sceccone and is still the most common form of commercial window cleaning today.

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U.S. President Calvin Coolidge liked to eat breakfast while having his head rubbed with vaseline.

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