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A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons
Butterflies taste with their hind feet, and their taste sensation works on touch � this allows them to determine whether a leaf is edible
Dreams have more meaning than our conscious thoughts while awake. 75% of dreams contain secret messages.
The average wedding costs $25,631.
85% of movie actors earn less than $5,000 a year from acting.
The evaporation from a large oak or beech tree is from ten to twenty-five gallons in twenty-four hours
The temperature on the surface of Mercury exceeds 430 degrees C during the day, and, at night, plummets to minus 180 degrees centigrade
Alcohol triggers and stimulates the region of the brain associated with honesty
Most cars operate at maximum economy (gas-wise) at speeds between 40 and 60 miles per hour.
At over 2000 kilometers long, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth
The oceans contain enough salt to cover all the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet
If a person is looking into your eyes for more than 5 seconds without blinking he/she either wants to kill you or have sex with you!
When a male penguin falls in love with a female penguin, he searches the entire beach to find the perfect Pebble to present to her!
In France - Captain Sarret made the first parachute jump from an airplane in 1918.
In the 15th century, scholars in China compiled a set of encyclopedia that contained 11,095 volumes.
John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
India tested its first nuclear bomb in 1974.
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
Salim (1569-1627, heir to the throne of India, had 4 wives when he was only 8 years of age.
Despite his great scientific and artistic achievement, Leonardo Da Vinci was most proud of his ability to bend iron with his bare hands.
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
The first paperback book was printed - by Penguin Publishing in 1935.
The first dictionary of American English was published on April 14th, 1828, by - who else? - Noah Webster.
The ancient Egyptians recommended mixing half an onion with beer foam as a way of warding off death.
The first man to distill bourbon whiskey in the United States was a Baptist preacher, in 1789.
While performing her duties as queen, Cleopatra sometimes wore a fake beard.
Until the 19th century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
It is estimated that a few years after Columbus discovered the New World, the Spaniards killed off 1.5 million Indians.
It took 20,000 men 22 years to build the Taj Mahal.
In 1937 the emergency 999 telephone service was established in London. More than 13,000 genuine calls were made in the first month.