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The monogram "RR" for Rolls-Royce has never been altered, except for when Sir Henry Royce passed away in 1933. Then it was changed from red to black.

People with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin

Fido means faithful in Latin

Pebbles cereal was actually named after the shape of the cereal and not the Pebbles Flintstone character

A group of kangaroos is called a mob

Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.

Every three seconds, a new baby is born

More than 260,000 people have been killed by volcanic activity since 1700 AD.

The only predator that polar bears have are humans

Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight

The last land battle of the U.S. Civil War was fought in Texas

Annually 7 million tons of textiles and clothing is thrown out. Out of this, only 12% is used again or recycled

A scorpion can have up to 12 eyes

A snake charmer in Bangladesh once found 3,500 poisonous cobras and their eggs hidden underneath the floors of two suburban homes

The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war

There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world

The pectin that is found in apples aids in lowering cholesterol levels

Crayola Crayons currently has over 120 different crayon colours

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth

The width of a tornado can range from less than ten yards to more than a mile.

In Johannesburg, the average car will be involved in an accident once every four years.

The youngest actress to be nominated as best actress is Keisha Castle-Hughes who was nominated at just 13 years old

The Taj Mahal was actually built for use as a tomb

Almonds are members of the peach family

The oldest known disease in the world is leprosy

A fall of 30 feet can be survived my most cats

The largest member of the dolphin family are orcas

In 1477, the first diamond engagement ring was given to Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximillian of Austria

TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars were first introduced in 1979

Nintendo was first establish in 1889 and they started out making special playing cards

People over the age of fifty will start to lose their dislike for foods that taste bitter

In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers

Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands

On average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United States daily

Copper is the second most used metal in the world.

Milton Bradley originally wanted to name the game Twister, Pretzel; but he could not since the name was copyrighted

According to studies, men prefer to have white bedrooms and women prefer to have blue bedrooms

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