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6245. Animal Facts
An octopus has to turn itself inside out to eat, as its mouth is hidden in between its tentacles.

6246. Fact
The world's deadliest mushroom is the Amanita phalloides, the death cap. The five different poisons contained by the mushroom cause diarrhea and vomiting within 6 to 12 hours of ingestion. This is followed by damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system and, in the majority of cases, coma and death.

6247. Fact
In the United States birds and planes collided more than 22,000 times between the years of 1990 and 1998

6248. Fact
Milton Bradley originally wanted to name the game Twister, Pretzel; but he could not since the name was copyrighted

6249. Fact
The name Santa Claus came from Saint Nicholas who was a bishop in the town of Myra, and was known to be very nice to children

6250. Fact
The name of the character that is behind bars in the Monopoly board game is Jake the Jailbird

6251. Fact
In the dry valleys region of Antarctica, it has not rained in 2 million years according to scientists

6252. Fact
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every fivemust be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips intimes ofwar or other emergencies.

6253. Fact
Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot

6254. Fact
It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

6255. Fact
In 1955, only 330 Volkswagen Beetle's were sold at a price of $1800 each in the United States.

6256. Fact
Seaweed can grow up to 12 inches per day.

6257. Fact
James Madison, 5 feet, 4 inches tall, was the shortest president of the US. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest at six feet, 4 inches.

6258. Fact
Dominique Larrey, Napoleon's chief surgeon, could amputate a leg in 13 seconds.

6259. Fact
The average number of peanuts in a box of Cracker Jacks is 27.

6260. Fact
Real diamonds can be made from peanut butter.

6261. Fact
Australia has had stamps that actually look like gems. In 1995 and 1996 they used a special technology to make the stamps look like diamonds and opals.

6262. Fact
Hannibal, who was a soldier, had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome

6263. Animal Facts
The job of guard termites is to defend the termite nest or mound. Sometimes they explode in their efforts to deter attackers.

6264. Fact
The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis

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