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    • The wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any bird and can glide for six days without beating its wings. It can also sleep in midair.
  • Miller Brewing Company donated $150,000 to its Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund in 1993 and spent $300,000 promoting the donation.
  • Thirty-five percent of Americans say a unibrow is a turnoff.
  • Buddhism is the fastest-growing religion in Ireland.
  • Europe is the only continent without a desert.
  • In 1994, Steve Christie kicked the longest field goal, 54 yards, in Super Bowl history.
  • The Library of Congress has 530 miles of bookshelves.
  • Bull sharks have been known to pursue their victims onto land.
  • The Pentagon spends $8,612 every second.
  • Hand surgeons say that if you had to lose a finger, the index finger is the best one to lose.
  • There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald’s Big Mac bun.
  • A 4,770-year-old bristlecone pine named Methuselah is the oldest living thing on Earth.
  • About a third of the human race has 20/20 vision.
  • Coca-Cola was first marketed in 1885 as an over-the-counter remedy for hangovers and headaches.
  • Per capita, Alaskans eat twice as much ice cream as the rest of the nation.
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