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  • The Arctic tern flies from the North Pole to the South Pole and then back again to spend summer in both places.
  • People with wooden floors are good at Scrabble, according to Ikea.
  • Seventy percent of the world’s pirated goods come from China.
  • The Basenji is the only dog that doesn’t bark.
  • People spend about two weeks of their lives at traffic lights.
  • Only 7 percent of homes in Afghanistan have flushing toilets, but 19 percent have a television.
  • The chameleon can focus its eyes separately to watch two objects at once.
  • The odds are 1 in 10,000 that you will get injured by a toilet this year.
  • Sheryl Crow’s front two teeth are fake – she knocked them out when she tripped on the stage earlier in her career.
  • The kangaroo’s ancestors lived in trees. Today there are eight different species of tree kangaroos.
  • When Albert Einstein died, his final words died with him. The nurse at his side didn’t understand German.
  • Einstein was once offered the presidency of Israel. He declined, saying he had no head for problems.
  • Many snakes never stop growing. That’s one reason they must shed their skin.
  • The streets of ancient Mesopotamia became literally knee-deep in rubbish. They never put a proper trash-removal system in place.
  • Woodpeckers don’t get headaches from all that pecking. Their skulls have air pockets to cushion the brain.
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