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    • President Ulysses S. Grant ate cucumbers for breakfast.
    • Honeybees are deaf. Say what? Yes, and so are turtles.
  • Babies up to 7 months old can breathe and swallow at the same time.
  • Seals have been known to swim for as long as eight months and as far as 6,000 miles without touching land.
  • Honey is used in antifreeze mixes.
  • The dead outnumber the living by more than 30-to-1.
  • A frog has to close its eyes in order to swallow.
  • A college professor conducted a study of fingernail biting in 1978 and found that up to 15 percent of Americans also chewed their toenails.
  • The federal withholding tax taken out of your paycheck was enacted as a “”temporary”” wartime measure.
  • There are five times as many rats in Lima, Peru, as there are people.
  • Walter Cronkite was a college dropout. He left the University of Texas in his junior year to work for the Houston Post.
  • President Andrew Johnson’s wife taught him how to read and write.
  • Rabbits talk to each other by thumping their feet.
  • The oldest known vegetable is the pea, used by the Chinese as far back as 2,000 B.C.
  • Elephants are taught to like peanuts. There are no peanuts in the wild.
  • It takes four hours to hard-boil the 30-pound egg of an ostrich.
  • There are 11 time zones in Russia.
  • A flea can jump more than a foot – comparable to a human leaping over the Washington Monument with plenty to spare.
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