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  • Male sea horses get impregnated rather than females. Males have a pouch on their belly that provides incubation for the female’s eggs and they can have up to 1,500 babies at one time.
  • Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
  • During World War II, Russians used dogs strapped with explosives to blow up German tanks. They trained the dogs to associate the tanks with food and ended up destroying about 25 German tanks using this method.
  • A person who is a specialist in winemaking is called an oenologist.
  • Beethoven used to take hay baths to remedy the swelling he got in his legs.
  • Fear of clowns is called coulrophobia.
  • The adult electric eel can produce a 500-volt shock, which is enough to stun a horse.
  • India has a Bill of Rights for cows.
  • Octopi change colors when they become frightened. Normally they are a brownish color, but they can change to green or blue when fear sets in.
  • Abraham Lincoln’s mother died when she drank the milk of a cow that grazed on poisonous snakeroot.
  • Another word to refer to old age is senectitude.
  • At 120 mph, a Formula One car generates so much down force that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel.
  • The Australian box-jellyfish has eight eyes.
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