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    • A giraffe can kill a lion with one swift kick.
  • Pablo Diego Jose Francisco do Paula Juan Nepomuceno Cipriano de la Santissima Trinidad painted under his mother’s name – Picasso.
  • An electric eel will short-circuit itself if it is put into salt water.
  • Baboons cannot throw overhand.
  • The face of comic-book hero Captain Marvel was modeled after Fred MacMurray.
  • A spider has transparent blood.
  • Octavio Guillen and Adriana Martinez were married in Mexico City in 1969 after a world record engagement of 67 years.
  • Annie Oakley’s nickname was Little Sure Shot.
  • There were no significant historical accomplishments during the Millard Fillmore administration. He did, however, negotiate a deal with Peru over the use of guano – bird droppings.
  • A duck frequently swims while sleeping.
  • The Suez Canal was originally slated to be the site for the Statue of Liberty.
  • Western Europe is sinking at the rate of 1 inch every 10 years.
  • “”Gymnasium”” stems from the Greek word “”gymnos”” meaning “”naked,”” which is how the ancient Greek athletes practiced.
  • The most widespread disease in the world is tooth decay.
  • The average office chair on wheels travels about 8 miles per year.
  • Because she wrote for up to 14 hours a day, Little Women author Louisa May Alcott alternated writing with her right and left hand to avoid writer’s cramp.
  • A cow spends an average of 18 hours a day chewing.
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