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    Fast Facts

    • A bison can jump as high as 6 feet off the ground.
  • There are more donut shops per capita in Canada than in any other country.
  • The letters KGB stand for Komitet
    Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnos.
  • Clinophobia is the fear of beds.
  • A baby caribou is so swift it can easily outrun its mother when it is only three days old.
  • A tornado once swept a toddler out of his bed and set him down safely 50 feet away without removing his blankets.
  • The average length of time a child spends watching an episode of “”Sesame Street”” is 8 minutes.
  • The language of Taki, which is spoken in parts of Guinea, consists of only 340 words.
  • Tibetans drink a tea made of salted rancid yak butter.
  • The calories in a bagel with cream cheese can run an electric toothbrush for 52 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Detroit was the first city in the United States to install a stoplight.
  • Horripilation is the technical term for goose bumps.
  • Some sharks can detect the heartbeats of other fish.
  • Slinkys have been used as makeshift antennae for soldiers during the Vietnam War and as therapeutic tools for stroke victims.
  • The Pentagon spent $50 million on Viagra for American troops and retirees in 1999.
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