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  • The “”save”” icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backward.
  • The country with the biggest percentage of female heads of household is Botswana.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • A group of rhinos is called a crash.
  • An average human drinks about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
  • Grabatology is the collecting of ties.
  • There is a Historical Museum of Spaghetti in Pontedassio, Italy.
  • The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
  • “”Typewriter”” is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
  • King George VI competed at Wimbledon in 1926 when he was duke of York. The left-hander lost his first-round doubles match.
  • Science-fiction writer Harlan Ellison once mailed a dead gopher to a publishing executive who refused to relinquish the rights to one of his books.
  • The word “”pornography”” is from the Greek pornographus, meaning “”writing about prostitutes.””
  • Sylvester Stallone once expressed the wish to be reincarnated as a paintbrush.
  • Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
  • Rock English, a mixture of Spanish and English, is the local language spoken in Gibraltar.
  • Humphrey Bogart’s last words were “”I should never have switched from scotch to martinis.””
  • Nose prints are the most reliable way of identifying dogs.
  • Armadillos and humans are the only animals that can get leprosy.
  • The heaviest organs in the human body are the lungs, which together weigh about 42 ounces.
  • Attila the Hun died of a nosebleed on his wedding night in 452 A.D.
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