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The South Pole is colder than the North Pole.

Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with Midnight Cowboy. Her entire role lasted only six minutes.

Giraffes have no vocal cords.

Los Angeles's full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.

The Ramses brand of condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II. He fathered more than 160 children.

Queen Elizabeth II made her last curtsey at her father's funeral.

The longest Oscar acceptance speech ever was made by Greer Garson for 1924's Mrs. Miniver. It took an hour.

Insects consume 10% of the world's food supply every year.

China has only about 200 family names.

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

The Looney Tunes theme song is actually called The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down.

The phrase “under God” was added to the Pledge of Allegiance on June 14, 1954.

Abe Lincoln's favorite sport was wrestling.

The YKK on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world's largest zipper manufacturer.

The first city in the world to have a population of more than one million was London.

Fingernails grow four times faster than toenails.

Elizabeth I of England suffered from "anthophobia," a fear of roses.

Earth is the only planet not named after a God.

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