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  • Mexico’s east coast is sinking into the sea at the rate of one or two centimeters a year.
  • The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
  • The human brain stops growing at the age of 18.
  • Most hamsters blink one eye at a time.
  • A mole can tunnel 220 feet in a single night.
  • The Queen’s description of Niagara Falls: “”It looks very damp.””
  • About one-tenth of the world’s surface is permanently covered in ice.
  • The character of Hamlet has the longest of Shakespeare’s speaking parts, with 1,530 lines.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger made his screen debut in the 1970 Italian TV film “”Hercules in New York.””
  • A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
  • In Greek, utopia means “”not a place”” or “”nowhere.””
  • Swahili is a combination of Arabic, Portuguese and African tribal languages.
  • Moses was 120 years old when he died.
  • Queen Victoria was fond of mixing her claret with whiskey.
  • English actor Noel Coward’s last words were “”I’ll see you tomorrow.””
  • Ronald Reagan is the only divorced man to serve as president.
  • “”The Star-Spangled Banner”” was first written on the back of an envelope.
  • Winnie the Pooh is actually the famous bear’s nickname; his proper name is Edward.
  • The fire triggered by the San Francisco earthquake caused more damage than the tremor itself.
  • In February 2006, a 37-pound California woman gave birth to a healthy baby via C-section.
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