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  • Jumping spiders have been found at a height of 22,000 feet on Mount Everest.
  • The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 square centimeters.
  • In the 1963 film (and its 2006 remake), the Pink Panther was neither a cartoon character nor a colorful feline, but a rare jewel.
  • Irish-born actor Peter O’Toole claims he is never without his emerald green socks.
  • The Nepalese word for the Abominable Snowman is Metohkangmi, which means “”the indescribably filthy man of the snow.””
  • The only river to flow both north and south of the equator is the Congo, which crosses it twice.
  • You are more likely to get stung by a bee in windy weather than in any other weather condition.
  • In 2000, the Times Square “”ball”” dropped on New Year’s was given a name: the Star of Hope.
  • Houdini trained his pet dog to escape from a miniature set of handcuffs.
  • Bees must visit some 5,000 flowers to make a single spoonful of honey.
  • Ants cannot chew their food; they move their jaws sideways like scissors to extract juices from it.
  • New Year’s Eve is the biggest day for parties, followed by Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Each of the sunflowers in Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “”Sunflowers,”” which sold at an auction in 1987, was worth $2.66 million. There are 15 flowers in the painting.
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