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    • Very unusual for carnivores, hyena clans are dominated by females.
  • Of the 226 men who have been pope, 33 have died violently.
  • Long ago, the people of Nicaragua believed that if they threw beautiful young women into a volcano it would stop erupting.
  • In 1989 (14 years prior to the Titanic tragedy), Morgan Robertson wrote a novel called “”Futility.”” The plot of the novel concerned the largest ship ever built hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on a cold April night.
  • The all-time bestselling electronic book is Stephen King’s “”Riding the Bullet.””
  • Mick Jagger attended the London School of Economics for two years.
  • Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball.
  • The five Olympic rings represent the continents.
  • Hot water is heavier than cold water.
  • One hundred and seven incorrect medical procedures will be performed by the end of the day today.
  • The Asiatic elephant takes 608 days to give birth, or just over 20 months.
  • To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
  • Thirteen people a year are killed by vending machines falling on them.
  • Andy Warhol created The Rolling Stones’ emblem depicting the big tongue. It first appeared on the cover of the Sticky Fingers album.
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