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    Fast Facts

    The temperature of a lightning strike can reach 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hotter than the sun’s surface.

    The Pacific Ocean covers more of the earth’s surface than all the continents combined.

    The level of the world’s oceans is 500 feet higher than it was 25,000 years ago.

    The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

    Americans eat four million pounds of bacon and 175 million eggs every day.

    Don’t flash the thumbs-up sign to an Aussie. Down Under it means the same as our middle finger signal. In a German beer garden, though, it will get you another beer.

    In Pandhurna, India, people celebrate the new moon by hurling stones at each other.

    The most offensive signal in Ireland? Failing to buy a round of drinks when it’s your turn. Turning down the offer of a drink is almost as bad.

    Belgians once tried to deliver mail using cats.

    Tigers can be taught to use litter boxes – big litter boxes.

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