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    • Apple seeds are poisonous because they contain a cyanide compound.
  • Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon show “”Scooby-Doo.”” Kasem, who is a strict vegetarian, requested that Shaggy follow the same diet on the show.
  • Changing a cat’s litter box can be dangerous to pregnant women, as cat feces sometimes carry a parasite that can cause harm to the developing baby.
  • Camel is considered unclean meat in the Bible.
  • A lobster’s blood is colorless. When the blood is exposed to oxygen it becomes a bluish color.
  • A ripe cranberry will bounce. Another name for a cranberry is bounceberry.
  • Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, was afraid of the dark.
  • The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.
  • Botanically speaking, a rhubarb is a vegetable. It was changed to a fruit in 1947 by a U.S. Custom Court.
  • Studies show that couples that smoke during the time of conception have a higher chance of having a girl compared to couples that do not smoke.
  • In 1747, the first American mention of the Christmas tree occurred. However, it was a not a tree but instead a pyramid made out of wood and decorated with apples and evergreen boughs.
  • Depending on its size, it can take an oyster anywhere from few months to many years to form a pearl.
  • The biggest religious building in the world is a Hindu Temple, Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia. It was built at the end of the 11th century.
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