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    • Buddhist monks at Japan’s Yakushido Temple perform a purification ritual by “”setting fire to their own pants.””
  • The potato and the tomato are more closely related than the potato and the sweet potato.
  • The crusty goop you find in your eyes when you wake up is the same mucus you find in your nose.
  • Murders claimed more American lives during the 20th century than wars did.
  • A horse will win a sprint against a camel, but a camel will win a marathon against a horse.
  • A rough translation of “”Auld Lang Syne”” is “”times gone by.””
  • Women in Guatemala work longer days than any other women in the world with an average of 11 hours a day.
  • In the next 10 seconds, 50 people will be born.
  • King Henry VI banned kissing in England in 1439 because he thought it spread disease.
  • The average American consumes one ton of ice cream in his or her lifetime.
  • One shark can give birth to as many as 70 baby sharks per litter.
  • Marine turtles rid their bodies of excess salt by weeping.
  • Albert Einstein couldn’t read until the age of 9.
  • Mahatma Gandhi is buried in California.
  • There are more than 5,000 islands in the British Isles.
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