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    • The koala is one of the few animals that does not need to drink water to survive.
  • George Washington’s false teeth were made of whale bone, not wood.
  • Pluto, the astrological sign for death, was directly above Dallas when John F. Kennedy was born.
  • The harmless whale shark holds the title of the largest fish, with the record being a 59-footer captured in Thailand in 1919.
  • Men are 1.6 more likely to undergo bypass surgery than women.
  • The world record for most children born to one mother is 69 children.
    ? Nine percent of Americans report having been in the presence of a ghost.
  • 50 percent of bank robberies take place on Fridays.
  • The odds of being killed by a dog are one in 700,000.
  • Anteaters actually prefer termites to ants. They don’t have any teeth or jaws, and their sticky tongue measures more than a foot long.
  • Terrier is from the Latin word terra meaning “”earth.””
  • Basketball was invented by Canadian James Naismith in 1891.
  • At one point, the Circus Maximus in Rome could hold up to 250,000 people.
  • The English word soup comes from the Middle Ages word sop, which means a slice of bread over which roast drippings were poured.
  • Six words in the English language have the letter combination uu: muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate, duumvir and residuum.
  • Zoophobia is the fear of animals.
  • The movie Paris, Texas was banned in the city of Paris, Texas, shortly after its box-office release.
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