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  • Beavers can hold their breath for 45 minutes under water.
  • There is a town called Scrabble in Virginia.
  • Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backward.
  • Tigers have striped skin as well as striped fur.
  • In ancient Peru, when a woman found an “”ugly”” potato, it was custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man.
  • Reindeer eat moss because it contains a chemical that stops their bodies from freezing.
  • Madonna, Gwen Stefani and Celine Dion are all distantly related. Stefani’s great-aunt’s mother-in-law shares the same last name as Madonna (Ciccone), and an ancestor of Madonna’s mother was married to a distant relative of Dion’s dad.
  • Snakes can see through their eyelids.
  • Roger Tullgren, noticeable as a 42-year-old male with long, black hair, tattoos and heavy metal jewelry, attended nearly 300 concerts in 2006.
  • A woodpecker can peck 20 times per second.
  • Mariesa Weber, a 5-foot-3-inch Florida woman, fell behind a 6-foot-tall bookcase in her family’s home and suffocated. She was not discovered for 11 days; her family thought she had been kidnapped.
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