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The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

"Nice" is derived from the Latin "nescius", ignorant (from "nescire", "not to know.") Its meaning in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries commonly was "foolish" or "wanton."

Cashews are botanically classified as the seed of a tropical and semitropical fruit called the cashew apple.

There is a phenomenon called the "last laugh." A bullet shot through a victim's heart sometimes precipitates a final laugh before death.

The Earth weighs 5.972 sextillion metric tons.

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

The gorilla's scientific name is "Gorilla gorilla gorilla."

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.

Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.

Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.

In ancient Greece, women counted their age from the date on which they were married, not from the day they were born.

Icelanders read more books per capita than any other people in the world.

Nobody won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1972.

Rain contains vitamin B12.

Pound for pound, earthworms make up half of all animal life.

Albert Einstein's last words will never be known. He spoke them in German, and the attending nurse did not speak German.

In 1924, an eighteen-foot-high candle weighing three tons was erected in honor of the singer, Enrico Caruso, in Naples.

The female angler-fish weights up to half a ton. The male, however, is only a few millimeters long, and spends his whole life attached to her nose.

The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.

If they all lived, two ordinary house flies could produce 5,000,000,000,000 offspring in one season.

Milk from young coconuts was successfully used as blood plasma during World War II.

The durian fruit is a Asian delicacy. Unfortunately, it smells like the flesh of rotting corpses.

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