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  • The sloth moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.
  • There are 100 million internet users in China. Some of the sites they can’t access are BBC News, Amnesty International and www.DalaiLama.com.
  • In 1996 a woman was charged with assault when she struck her husband over the head with a Scrabble board.
  • Camels have three eyelids to protect them from blowing sand.
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s Gum.
  • Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  • Many hamsters blink only one eye at a time.
  • In Las Vegas it is illegal to pawn your dentures.
  • Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
  • Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos
  • in the United States.

  • A can of Spam is opened every four seconds.
  • Humans produce an average of 10,000 gallons of saliva during their lifetimes.
  • The strongest animal in the world is the rhinoceros beetle. It can lift 850 times its own weight.
  • Two-hundred million people in China live on less than $1 a day.
  • Penguins can jump 6 feet in the air.
  • Broccoli was first introduced to the United States in the 1920s.
  • In France it was once considered bad luck to cut your fingernails on Friday.
  • If a cow eats onions, its milk will taste like onions.
  • Danny DeVito once studied to be a hairdresser.
  • Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.
  • During 33 seasons on the air, Mister Roger’s trolley traveled more than 100 miles on its track.
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