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  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  • The stress in Hungarian words always falls on the first syllable.
  • John Tyler, the 10th president, had 15 children.
  • Tuna will suffocate if they ever stop swimming. They need a continual flow of water across their gills to breathe, even while they rest.
  • A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.
  • The great horned owl can turn its head 270 degrees.
  • The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
  • The Queen of England has two birthdays – one real and one official.
  • Silent-film actress Clara Bow was the first so-called “”It Girl,”” or celebrity of the moment.
  • The city of Denver was chosen to host, but then refused, the 1976 Winter Olympics.
  • Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cannot find food.
  • The prehistoric woolly mammoth had tusks almost 16 feet long.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10th of a calorie.
  • Shrimp swim backward.
  • “”The Katzenjammer Kids,”” which debuted in 1897, is the world’s oldest-running comic strip.
  • An estimated 80 percent of all life on Earth lives in the oceans.
  • The giant flying foxes of Indonesia have wingspans of nearly six feet.
  • Every day, more money is printed for the board game Monopoly than for the U.S. Treasury.
  • The people killed most often during bank robberies are the robbers.
  • The word “”sneaker”” was coined by Henry McKinney, an advertising agent for N.W. Ayer & Son.
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