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  • The storage capacity of a human brain exceeds four terrabytes.
  • It would be possible to boil about eight gallons of water with the heat generated by an average adult each day.
  • The only word in the English language that both begins and ends with the letters “”und”” is underground.
  • The average human produces 50,000 pints of spit in a lifetime-the equivalent of two small swimming pools.
  • In his various palaces, King Louis XIV of France had 413 beds.
  • The oldest tortoise lived to the age of 152.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald was dyslexic.
  • The most commonly used word in English conversation is I.
  • The shortest French word with all five vowels is oiseau, meaning bird.
  • Confucius was the eleventh child of a 70-year-old soldier.
  • Abraham Lincoln was the only president to be awarded a patent. It was for a device to lift boats over shoals without discharging their cargoes.
  • Murphy Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.
  • Hulk Hogan’s real name is Terry Bolle.
  • There is a lawsuit every 30 seconds in the United States.
  • The Queen’s racing colors are red and blue.
  • Americans use 16,000 tons of aspirin each year.
  • Vets at the London Zoo once fitted a snake with a glass eye.
  • The word coffee comes from the Arabic word qahwah, meaning wine.
  • When George Washington was president, there were only 350 or so federal employees.
  • Your right lung takes in more air than your left lung.
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