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The base salary for a NASA astronaut is $50,000 per year.

The "number of the beast" mentioned in the Bible's book of Revelation, 666, was actually a mathematical representation of the name Caesar Nero.

Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.

The skeleton of an average 160-pound body weighs about 29 pounds.

Soccer and water polo were the first team sports added to the Olympics. That was in 1900.

The blood of a honeybee never clots.

An "undecennial" is an 11th anniversary.

Without the benefit of modern instruments, Eratosthenes measured the radius of Earth in the third century B.C. His calculations were within one percent of the measurement determined by today's technology.

The highest lifetime yield of milk for a single cow is 465,224 pounds.

The sound produced by the high notes of a bagpipe is called a "skirl."

During the 5,000 years of recorded human history, polygamy has been much more common than monogamy.

America's first nudist organization was founded by three men in 1929.

The animal with the largest brain in proportion to its size is the ant.

Thirty-five percent of Americans feel a "unibrow" is a turn-off.

In Japan, you can rent a dog as a companion for $20 an hour.

The chair was invented in about 2,500 B.C.

"Anasteemaphilia" is an attraction to a person because of a difference in height.

About one in every 3,000 births results in a baby with both male and female genitalia.

Navajos use the same word for green, blue and purple.

Ingrown toenails are hereditary.

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