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One-fourth of the people who lose their sense of smell also lose their desire for sexual relations.

According to experts, whale songs rhyme.

A giant redwood tree contains more water than wood. A trunk 200 feet high holds 4,700 gallons.

Limousines originally got their name because they were first built in the Limousin region of France.

Albert Einstein didn’t like to wear socks.

Mai Tai is Tahitian for "the very best."

Half of all the states in the U.S. owe their names to American Indian words.

St. Bernard is the patron saint of skiers.

National birthrates rise and fall with the height of heels.

Braille was invented by a 15-year-old French boy (Louis Braille). Braille was blinded at the age of three when his eyes were pierced while he was playing with his father’s tools.

Iceland doesn’t have an army.

In 1439, King Henry VI of England banned kissing because he said it spread disease.

When men of the Walibri tribe of central Australia greet each other, they shake penises instead of hands.

Some lions mate more than 50 times a day.

The average person goes to McDonald’s 1,811 times during their lifetime.

7UP once contained lithium carbonate, a powerful and effective drug used in psychiatry and administered as a treatment for manic-depression.

One thousand basic words make up 90% of all writing.

People in China don’t eat cheese.

Obsession is the most popular boat name.

Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant, but he changed his name because he did not like his monogram, H.U.G.

Eighty percent of Americans eat their corn on the cob in circles rather than from side to side.

Paul Revere was an accomplished and notorious art forger.

The metal part of a lamp that surrounds the bulb and supports the shade is called a "harp."

One out of every seven birds in the world is a finch.


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