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  • A winged penis was the city symbol of Pompeii, the ancient Roman resort town destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
  • A quarter of all mammal species are bats.
  • The average human bladder can hold 13 fluid ounces.
  • The human tooth has about 55 miles of canals in it.
  • A book published in 1940 contained 370 proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem, including one by former President James Garfield.
  • Left-handed people cannot write Mandarin Chinese.
  • Armadillos can walk underwater.
  • “”Dreamt”” is the only word in the English language that ends in the letters “”mt.””
  • If you have three quarters, four dimes and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  • Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.
  • Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name used on state documents is “”Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.””
  • The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
  • The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.
  • There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at 40 million.
  • St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.
  • The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.
  • A car that shifts manually gets two miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.
  • Children grow faster in the spring.
  • Paul Revere rode on a horse that belonged to Deacon Larkin.
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