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Researches have discovered that eating five or more apples a week is linked to better functioning of the lungs

Boeing completed more than 15,000 hours of wind-tunnel testing on the first 747

The most popular ethnic food in the United States is Italian food

Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls appeared for sale in the June 1, 1954 issue of the Wall Street Journal

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction

The YKK that you see on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha which is the name of the founder of the zipper manufacturing company in Japan

The theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters is "Sweet Georgia Brown."

To lose one pound of fat, a person has to burn approximately 3,500 calories

In 1969, the American side of Niagara Falls was stopped completely for several months

The name for insect poop is frass

A can of Pepsi has 41 grams of sugar. This amount to about seven teaspoons of sugar

Montreal is actually located on an island

There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of South America

The world record for the number of body piercings on one individual is 702, which is held by Canadian Brent Moffat

The earliest known example of an organized market for equities dates from Rome, second century B.C

There are over 2,000 different species of cactuses

Each day 400 gallons of recycled blood are pumped through the kidneys

Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale ofvodka.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning

Bananas were discovered by Alexander the Great in 327 B.C. when he conquered India

Levan, which is located in Utah, got its name from "navel" which is levan spelt backwards. It was named this because it is in the center of Utah

Approximately one out of four injuries by athletes involve the wrist and hand

Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836

Musk is extracted from the bottom of a civet, and is used as an ingredient to make perfumes.

The first human heart transplant happened on December 3, 1967. Unfortunately the patient only lived for eighteen days, succumbing in the end to pneumonia

In New York City there are 6,374.6 miles of streets

The sound made by the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is so loud that it can be heard 40 miles away

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