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    Fast Facts

    • Pumice is the only rock that floats in water.
  • The great white shark is the only shark that can hold its head above water to observe activity on the surface.
  • The pineapple is neither a pine nor an apple. It’s actually a very big berry.
  • Cockroaches can flatten themselves
    almost to the thinness of a piece of paper to slide into tiny cracks; they can be frozen for weeks and then thawed with no ill
    effect; and they can withstand 126 g’s of pressure with no problem (people get squished at 18 g’s).
  • The CIA once called one of its assassination teams the Health Alteration Committee.
  • Green cards, as permanent resident IDs for the United States, are called, are
    yellow.
  • Polo players are not allowed to play left-handed – it’s too dangerous.
  • The average dog in America will cost its owner approximately $14,600 over its lifetime.
  • Bees are born fully grown.
  • The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the United States.
  • A 4-year-old child asks about 437 questions a day.
  • The northern fur seal averages 40-60 mates per season.
  • Ernest Hemingway’s rules for manhood are plant a tree, fight a bull, write a book and have a son.
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