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8855. Fact
For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America

8856. Fact
The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.

8857. Fact
The smile is the most frequently used facial expression. A smile can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles

8858. Fact
Irish Wolfhound dogs have a short lifespan and live about 7-8 years

8859. Fact
The first television show to show any portion of a toilet was on Leave it to Beaver. After fighting for ten weeks to show the toilet, CBS would only allow the producers to show the toilet tank, and not the whole toilet

8860. Fact
An office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet

8861. Fact
The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear

8862. Fact
Montreal has an underground city, which has over 2,000 shops and 26 kilometres of walkways. This is the largest underground network for any city

8863. Fact
The country with the highest rate of cremations is Japan. In 1996, 98.7% of all deaths were cremated.

8864. Fact
Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters mt

8865. Fact
An albatross can sleep while it flies. It apparently dozes while cruising at 25 mph.

8866. Fact
In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is

8867. Fact
In ancient times, any Japanese who tried to leave his homeland was put to death.

8868. Fact
The first patented condom was meant to be reused.

8869. Fact
Oral-B is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B, which stands for the word better

8870. Fact
Many men masturbate daily, or even more frequently, well into their 20s and sometimes far beyond.

8871. Fact
Every second, 630 steel cans are recycled

8872. Fact
The pet ferret was domesticated more than 500 years before the house cat.

8873. Fact
Soldiers disease' is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts.

8874. Fact
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.


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