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  • “”Utopia”” is an ancient Greek word meaning “”nowhere.””
  • Dolphins have bigger brains than humans.
  • The almost extinct giant tortoise of the Galapagos Islands lives longer than any other animal. The 600-pounder can live to be 200 years old.
  • Presidents Grant, Taft, Hoover and Eisenhower never held any other elected office.
  • Rabbits talk to each other by thumping their feet.
  • In Washington, D.C., no building can be constructed taller than the Capitol.
  • The oldest known vegetable is the pea, used by the Chinese as far back as 2,000 B.C.
  • The banister of a staircase is not the handrail. A banister is one of the upright wooden poles that support the handrail. The entire structure that you might slide down is called the balustrade.
  • Beavers can swim underwater for 15 minutes.
  • Llamas have extremely bad breath.
  • Some grasshoppers and crickets have hearing organs on their legs.
  • Fish can become seasick if kept on board a ship.
  • Hugh Hefner was going to call his magazine Stag Party but a friend convinced him to name it Playboy.
  • We may see a man in the moon but the Chinese think they see a rabbit.
  • President Zachary Taylor never voted in a presidential election – not even his own.
  • The odds against a flipped coin coming up with the same side showing 10 times in a row are 1,023 to 1.
  • It cost a penny for a man to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge when it opened May 21, 1883. There was a 2-cent charge for sheep.
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