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    • A squirrel cannot contract or carry the rabies virus.
  • In Oklahoma, it is against the law to hunt a whale.
  • It has been calculated that in the last 3,500 years, there have been only 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world.
  • The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. There were named by former mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.
  • On the stone temples of Madura in southern India, there are more than 30 million carved images of gods and goddesses.
  • The first U.S. coin to bear the words United States of America was a penny made in 1727. It was also inscribed with the plain-spoken motto “”Mind your own business.””
  • Experts at Intel say that microprocessor speed will double every 18 months for at least 10 years.
  • A temperature of 70 million degrees Celsius was generated at Princeton University in 1978. This was during a fusion experiment and is the highest man-made temperature ever.
  • Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.
  • Small cockroaches are more likely to die on their backs than large cockroaches.
  • An iguana can stay underwater for 28 minutes.
  • The mouse in the most common mammal in the U.S.
  • Bill Gates’ first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines that recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
  • Before Mickey Mouse, Felix the Cat was the most popular cartoon character. He was the first cartoon character to ever have been made into a balloon for a parade.
  • The only real food U.S. astronauts are allowed to eat in space are pecan nuts.
  • A baseball has exactly 108 stitches.
  • A top freestyle swimmer achieves a speed of only 4 mph. Fish, in contrast, have been clocked at 68 mph.
  • The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most well-known player on the market was the Victrola, so the company called itself Motorola.
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