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  • Less than 1 percent of all road accidents in Canada involve a moose.
  • India is the only country in the world with a bill of rights for cows.
  • There once were more sea lions than people on Earth .
  • The adult electric eel has enough electrical power in it to fuel a house of about 1,200 square feet. The eel’s average discharge is 400 volts.
  • The owl parrot can’t fly and builds its nest under tree roots.
  • Moisture, not air, causes super glue to dry.
  • Russia built more than 10,000 miles of railroad from 1896-1900.
  • Almost all the helium that exists in the world today is from natural gas wells in the United States.
  • A normal raindrop falls at about 7 miles per hour.
  • Boxing is the most popular sport to create a film about.
  • Olive oil was used to wash the body in the ancient Mediterranean world.
  • John Hancock was the only one of 50 signatories of the Declaration of Independence to actually sign it in July.
  • It took the United States only four days to build a ship during World War II.
  • Celebrating Christmas was once illegal in England.
  • According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.
  • The hula-hoop was the biggest selling toy in 1957.
  • Jeans were named after Genoa, Italy, where the first denim cloth was manufactured.
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