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Instead of bones, sharks have a skeleton made from cartilage.


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Israel is so small, you can run through it from west to east in 2 hours and from top to bottom in 9 days.


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40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.


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Mars is red because it is covered in rust (iron oxide).


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An average person produces about 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.


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The average woman in the UK has 150 different hairstyles in her lifetime.


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The 'smell of rain' is caused by a bacteria called actinomycetes.


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Google earns US$20 billion a year from advertising, more than the primetime revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX combined.


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The original tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing were erased and re-used by mistake.


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Under their fur, polar bears have black skin.


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Mail-order marriages are less likely to end in divorce than marriages overall in the U.S., a study found.


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Square Watermelons are grown by japanese farmers for easier stack and store.


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In 1983, the first mobile phones went on sale in the U.S. at almost $4,000 each.


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The unattractive Meg Griffin is actually voiced by the beautiful Mila Kunis.


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Animals react to social pressure much as humans do, a study concluded.


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A female Tiger shark can have up to eighty-two young.


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There are three extinct breeds: Bali, Caspian and Javan.


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The elephant listens with its feet as well as its ears. When an elephant speaks, it creates a low-pitched rumbling sound that is nearly inaudible but sends vibrations through the earth.


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The world's oldest chocolates are 106 years old. A tin of chocolates from the coronation of King Edward VII from 1902.


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The heart starts to beat at around four weeks after conception, and continues to do so until your death.


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Missing a night of sleep causes the body to burn about an extra 161 calories.


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The Earth's rotation is gradually slowing down. However it is slowing down so very minimally (approximately 17 milliseconds per hundred years) that it will be about 140 million years before the Earth experiences 25 hour days.


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We know more about space than we do about deep in our oceans.


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Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.


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In 1913, Argentina was the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita. Now it's the 54th.


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40% of schizophrenics are left-handed, despite being only 10% of the world's population.


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In 2012, a court in Italy ruled that telling a man he has 'no balls' is a crime, punishable with a fine.


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Mariah Carey's legs are insured for US$1 billion.


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Charlie Sheen once bought 2,600 seats at a baseball game so he could catch a home run ball.


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Leo Da Vinci's studies of river erosion convinced him that Earth is much older than the Bible implies.


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The original 2014 World Cup's ball was produced in Pakistan.


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In the UK, all horses, ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport.


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There are more than 400 distinct phobias well recognised by psychologists.


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Yoda, from Star Wars, was modeled after the appearance of Albert Einstein.


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Starfish do not have blood. Their blood is actually filtered sea water.


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70% of all the world's spices come from India.


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