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    • One-third of the electricity produced on Earth is used to power electric light bulbs.
  • The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.
  • Most alcoholic beverages contain all 13 minerals necessary to sustain human life.
  • Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th.
  • The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit over the course of the day.
  • In 2003, the U.S. government spent about $2 million on potato research.
  • Eagles mate while airborne.
  • The penguin is the only bird that can swim but cannot fly.
  • It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.
  • People with blue eyes are better able to see in the dark.
  • The oldest pig in the world lived to the age of 68.
  • Author Virginia Woolf wrote all her books while standing.
  • Dentists in medieval Japan extracted teeth by pulling them out with their fingers.
  • A chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After age 50,the chances of having twins is 1 in 9.
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