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    • A species of Australian dragonfly has been clocked traveling at 36 mph.
  • Each anchor chain link on the Titanic weighed about 175 pounds.
  • Crack gets its name because it crackles when you smoke it.
  • There are no penguins at the North Pole. In fact, there are no penguins anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere (outside of zoos). All 17 varieties of the bird are found below the equator, primarily in Antarctica.
  • Lobsters, like grasshoppers, feel no pain. They have a decentralized nervous system with no cerebral cortex, which in humans is where a reaction to painful stimuli proceeds.
  • More than half of Americans believe in the devil.
  • The Chinese, in historic times, used marijuana only as a remedy for dysentery.
  • The magic word abracadabra was originally intended for the specific purpose of curing hay fever.
  • Elizabeth Taylor has appeared on the cover of Life magazine more than anyone else.
  • In ancient Greece, women counted their age from the date they were married.
  • The fastest round of golf (18 holes) by a team was 9 minutes, 28 seconds, a record set in Worcester, Mass., on September 9, 1996, at 10:40 a.m.
  • H2O expands as it freezes and contracts as it melts, displacing the exact same amount of fluid in either state. So if the northern ice cap did melt, it would cause absolutely no rise in the level of the ocean.
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