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  • The whole of a human’s skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
  • Societies in ancient Rome, Germany and China used urine as a mouthwash.
  • Edgar Allan Poe was expelled from West Point Military Academy for showing up at a public parade wearing only his white belt and gloves.
  • More than 30 million people in the United States suffer from diastema – a gap between the two front teeth.
  • A dragonfly has a lifespan of just a day.
  • William Faulkner once worked as a rum runner because he couldn’t find a publisher for his novels, which later won him a Pulitzer Prize.
  • Bacteria increase from one to two billion in a petri dish in 24 hours.
  • The tiniest port in Canada is Port Williams, Nova Scotia.
  • The average talker sprays about 300 microscopic saliva drops per minute – about two and a half droplets per word.
  • There are enough explosives on Earth to annihilate mankind 50,000 times over.
  • The name Campbell means “”crooked mouth”” in Gaelic.
  • Most exhibitionists are married men.
  • The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
  • To celebrate his 700th parachute jump, Flight Sgt. Hector Macmillan made his descent in full national Scottish dress while playing “”The Road to the Isles”” on the bagpipes.
  • The seven Ionian islands are Corfu, Cephalonia, Zacynthus, Leucas, Ithaca, Cythera and Paxos.
  • Menstrual cramps have been known, in rare cases, to induce orgasm.
  • Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always the same sex.
  • Forty percent of Scottish women have legs that are different lengths.
  • A grass snake moves at 4.2 miles per hour.
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