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    • There are more sweat glands on the soles of your feet than any other part of your body.
    • African elephants stay on their feet for 30 or 40 years. It’s no wonder they suffer from flat feet.
    • After a decade of research, the Goodyear Rubber Company concluded that shoes wear out faster on the right foot than on the left.
    • In one day, the average person takes about 18,000 steps. In an average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of almost three times around the world.
    • A hummingbird can’t stand on its own two feet. They’re not strong enough to hold up the bird on a flat surface.
    • Feet swell during the day and can become as much as 5 to 10 percent bigger at the end of the day than they were in the morning.
    • It is a misdemeanor to kill or threaten a butterfly in Pacific Grove, Calif., according to City Ordinance No. 352.
    • Folding money, invented by the Chinese, was first made of deerskin.
    • The left bank of a river is the left side as one looks downstream.
    • The heaviest snowfall in the United States was in 1921, when 76 inches fell on the town of Silver Lake, Colo.
    • A Chinese checkerboard has 121 holes.
    • A secretary’s left hand does 56 percent of the typing.
    • A female African elephant can be pregnant for almost two years.
    • A cow can give 100 quarts of milk per week.
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