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  • The yo-yo originated in the Philippines, where it was used as a weapon in hunting.
  • In the 1985 Boise, Idaho, mayoral election, there were four write-in-votes for Mr. Potato Head.
  • Jackals have one more pair of chromosomes than dogs or wolves.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • Ten body parts are only three letters long: eye, ear, leg, arm, jaw, gum, toe,
    lip, hip and rib.
  • There was no punctuation until the 15th century.
  • A single violin is made of 70 separate pieces of wood.
  • One-third of 95
    developing countries have a waiting period of six years or more for a telephone connection, compared with less than a month in developed countries.
  • RenǸ Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling.
  • Dr. Seuss coined the word nerd in his 1950 book “”If I Ran the Zoo.””
  • A tea in China called white tea is simply boiled water.
  • According to David Gems, a British geneticist, sex-craved male mice, which spend five to 11 hours per day pursuing female mice, could live years longer if they abstained.
  • Polar bears have more problems with overheating than they do with cold. Even in very cold weather, they quickly overheat when they try to run.
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