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Houdini trained his dog to escape from a pair of miniature handcuffs.

A moth has no stomach.

The Roman word for "secretary" meant "one who keeps a secret."

There is a mineral called cummingtonite.

The first recorded car theft was in 1896, just 10 years after the introduction of the gas-powered engine.

Scotland exports sand to Saudi Arabia.

A person weighing 150 pounds on Earth would weigh two tons on the sun.

A 16th century English law allowed men to beat their wives—but only before 10 p.m.

There are 898 steps in the Washington Monument.

It is estimated that there are nearly a half million sauna baths in Finland.

Parus caeruleus is the scientific name for the bird called the Blue Tit.

Every year, Americans dispose of 1.6 billion pens.

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Around the world, nine Viagra tablets are dispensed every second.
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Cats spend more than half of their lives asleep.

The average soldier of World War II was three-quarters of an inch taller than the average soldier of World War I.

There are 15,000 Hooters Girls working in 335 Hooters restaurants in 43 U.S. states and 10 countries.

Around the world, nine Viagra tablets are dispensed every second.

Sean Connery once worked as a coffin-polisher.

The average person's eyes will be closed about 30 minutes a day due to blinking.

In 1976, a South American guppy became the first fish in space.

The Soma plant is thought to be sacred in India, and has over 100 hymns dedicated to it.

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