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  • The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.
  • The ancient Etruscans painted women white and men red in the wall paintings they used to decorate tombs.
  • Ancient Romans believed that birds mated on Feb. 14.
  • During the Middle Ages, it was widely believed that men had one less rib than women. This is because of the story in the Bible that Eve had been created out of Adam’s rib.
  • At room temperature, the average air molecule travels at the speed of a rifle bullet.
  • Assuming Rudolph were in front, there are 40,320 ways to rearrange the other eight reindeer.
  • A gynaephobic man fears women.
  • About 200 babies are born worldwide every minute.
  • According to a market research survey, 68 percent of consumers who receive junk mail actually open the envelopes.
  • “”Tom Sawyer”” was the first novel written on a typewriter.
  • Dennis the Menace’s dog is named Gnasher.
  • Mae West did not utter her infamous line, “”Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”” until her last film, “”Sextette.”” It had been floating around for years and has always been attributed to her, but its exact origins are unknown.
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