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  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
  • When you cross cattle with buffalo you get a beefalo.
  • Ninety-nine percent of the buildings in Reykjavik, Iceland, are heated by natural hot springs.
  • Camel milk is the only milk that doesn’t curdle when boiled.
  • The largest Catholic church in the United States is the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
  • Spider monkeys like banana daiquiris.
  • Ninety percent of the world’s ice is contained in the Antarctic ice sheet.
  • Every species of insect, without exception, has six legs.
  • The Beatles song, “”Martha My Dear,”” was written by Paul McCartney about his sheepdog.
  • Shrews and platypuses are the only mammals that are poisonous.
  • Richard II once had to pawn his crown because he was such a spendthrift.
  • Only one woman, Tracy Reed, appeared in Stanley Kubrick’s 1963 film “”Dr. Strangelove.””
  • Birmingham, England, has more miles of canal than Venice, Italy.
  • The world’s fastest racquet sport is badminton–the shuttlecock reaches speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour.
  • Inspector Clouseau of the “”Pink Panther”” movies, the part made famous by Peter Sellers, was originally to be played by Peter Ustinov.
  • Rabbits can run at up to 45 miles per hour.
  • Researchers believe that at least 60 percent of all e-mails are spam.
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