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Cows give 60 pounds of milk a day.

The "silly" in Silly Putty is derived from the word "silicone."

The Dutch town of Leeuwarden can be spelled 225 different ways.

Stonefish are the most poisonous fish in the world.

More than half of the circus performers who have been shot from a cannon have died while performing their act, most due to missing the net.

The Boeing 767 aircraft is a collection of 3.1 million parts from 800 different suppliers around the world. For example, a 767's fuselage parts come from Japan, the center wing section originates in Southern California, and the flaps are fabricated in Italy.

In the Bible, "Jebus" is used to refer to Jerusalem.

Hans Riegel, a candy maker from Bonn, Germany, invented the gummi bear in 1922.

A recent study showed that people who get only six to seven hours of sleep a night live longer than those who get eight hours.

The constellation we call the Big Dipper was called the Hippopotamus in ancient Egypt.

The following sentence contains nine ways "ough" can be pronounced: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

One of the women Casanova seduced turned out to be one of his illegitimate daughters. She became pregnant and gave birth to a child who was both Casanova's son and grandson.

Eskimos are known to use walrus whiskers as toothpicks.

In 1938, a comic strip was used to advertise Pepsi-cola. It was titled "Pepsi and Pete."

In Austria, pancakes are called "nockerin."

About 65% of American candy brands have been in existence for more than 50 years.

October is National Sarcastic Awareness Month.

American Timmie Jean Lindsay was the first woman to have silicone breast implants. That was in 1962.

Fewer than 1% of inventions make any money for their inventors.

A cat would have to eat about five mice to get the amount of meat found in a can of cat food.

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