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8289. Fact
There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.

8290. Fact
Urban birds have developed a short, fast rap style of singing, different from their rural counterparts.

8291. Fact
The words abstemioius, and facetious both have all the five vowels in them in order

8292. Fact
The most common speed limit sign in the United States is 25 m.p.h.

8293. Fact
The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw

8294. Animal Facts
Body lice love dirty places they were very common in the old days when people didn't wash much, and they often infested soldiers who had to live in dirty conditions. They are most likely to live on your tummy or your bottom.

8295. Fact
The more a person struggles to get out of quicksand the faster they will sink. Staying still, and being calm will actually make the body float in the quicksand because the body is less dense than the quicksand is

8296. Fact
Butterflies taste with their feet. (Something I always wanted to know.)

8297. Fact
There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since it came out in 1952

8298. Fact
Jupiter has the shortest day of all the planets. Although it has a circumference of 280,000 miles compared with Earth's 25,000 Jupiter manages to make one turn in 9 hours and 55 minutes.

8299. Fact
Proctor & Gamble originally manufactured candles before moving on to soap.

8300. Fact
In Israel, religious law forbids picking your nose on Sabbath

8301. Fact
Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons.

8302. Fact
On average, Americans eat one hundred acres of pizza a day. This amounts to about three hundred fifty slices per second

8303. Animal Facts
Crocodiles can't bite and chew. Instead, they hold their prey under water to drown it, then twist their bodies around to tear chunks off the victim.

8304. Fact
Babies that wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to get a diaper rash than babies wearing a cotton diaper

8305. Fact
85% of weddings are held in a synagogue or church

8306. Fact
The mating call of a male toadfish, who are underwater, is so loud that it can be heard by humans above water

8307. Fact
The state law of Pennsylvania prohibits singing in the bathtub.

8308. Fact
The average lifespan of a human taste bud is ten days

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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.      .. More >>
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