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Sip on some knowledge. These are the Real Facts.

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About 80 women go into labor on NYC subways every year.

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The coldest city in the U.S. is International Falls, Minnesota.

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Christopher Columbus brought the first lemon seeds to America.

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The largest hailstone ever recorded in the U.S. was 17.5 inches around.

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The Statue of Liberty's nose is four feet six inches long.

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The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is as thick as the Alps Mountains are high.

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The deepest place in the ocean is about seven miles deep.

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The largest dog litter was 23 puppies.

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Panda bears eat up to 16 hours a day.

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Approximately 16,500 people in the U.S. go by the last name Lemon.

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Bald eagles can swim using a stroke similar to the butterfly stroke.

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Lifejackets used to be filled with sunflower seeds for flotation.

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Two trees can create enough oxygen for a family of four.

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The T-rex's closest living relative is the chicken.

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Chameleons can move both their eyes in different directions at the same time.

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The most popular pet name in the United States is 'Max.'

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Many butterflies and moths are able to taste with their feet.

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All polar bears are left-handed.

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The smallest mammal in the world is the bumblebee bat, which weighs less than a penny.

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A jiffy is an actual time measurement equaling 1/100th of a second.

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Greyhounds can reach speeds of 45 miles per hour.

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Apples, peaches and raspberries are all members of the rose family.

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U.S. paper currency isn't made of paper - it's actually a blend of cotton and linen.

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The ZIP in the ZIP code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.

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Kangaroos can't walk backwards.

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The Empire State Building has 73 elevators.

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Lemons ripen after you pick them, but oranges do not.

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There are 118 ridges on the edge of a United States dime.

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There are 336 dimples on a regulation American golf ball.

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One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.

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A twit is the technical term for a pregnant goldfish.

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Antarctica holds 90% of the world's fresh water.

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The state of Tennessee was originally called Franklin.

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In the U.S. a pig has to weigh more than 180 lbs to be called a hog.

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Bloodhounds can track a man by smell for up to 100 miles.

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Beavers have orange teeth.

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The woodpecker can hammer wood up to 16 times per second.

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Mount Everest rises a few millimeters every year.

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Snails can sleep for up to three years.

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The pupils in goats' eyes are rectangular.

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Jousting is the official sport in the state of Maryland.

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Bees' wings beat 11,400 times per minute.

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The pound sign, or #, is called an octothorp.

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The Statue of Liberty wears a size 879 sandal.

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If there are two full moons in a month, the second one is called a blue moon.

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You breathe in about 13 pints of air every minute.

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A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.

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The sun evaporates about a trillion tons of water a day.

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Sound travels quicker in water than in air.

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A group of cats is called a clowder.

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Human eyes have over two million working parts.

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There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on your tongue.

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Raindrops can fall as fast as 20 miles per hour.

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Polar bear fur is transparent, not white.

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Lobsters can live up to 50 years.

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About 85% of the world's population is right-handed.

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The first traffic light was in use in London in 1868, before the advent of cars.

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Fresh cranberries can be bounced like a rubber ball.

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A group of a dozen or more cows is called a 'flink.'

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Astronauts actually get taller when in space.

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A fifteen-year-old boy invented earmuffs in 1873.

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There is a ranch in Texas that is bigger than the entire state of Rhode Island.

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The dot over the letter i is called a tittle.

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Cows do not have upper front teeth.

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The great white shark can go up to three months between meals.

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During the Boston Tea Party, 342 chests of tea were thrown into the harbor.

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Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the sun once.

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Camels have three eyelids.

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454 U.S. dollar bills weigh exactly one pound.

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Dairy cows drink up to 50 gallons of water per day.

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The most common name for a pet goldfish is 'Jaws.'

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A nautical mile is 800 feet longer than a land mile.

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Antarctica has as much ice as the Atlantic Ocean has water.

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To temporarily revive your ballpoint pen, dip the tip into hot water for a few seconds.

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Wrapping rubber bands around the ends of hangers can prevent clothes from slipping off.

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Replacing your car's air filter can improve gas mileage by 10 percent.

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A chalkboard eraser is one of the best ways to wipe a foggy windshield.

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Candles will burn longer and drip less if they are placed in the freezer a few hours before using.

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Knots come out easier if you sprinkle talcum powder on them.

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You can tell which day a loaf of bread was baked by the color of its plastic twist tag.

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Over 50 percent of your body heat is lost through your head and neck.

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Dieting by not eating will actually make your body start conserving calories as fat.

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Smile more - every two thousand frowns creates one wrinkle.

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Rinsing bacon under cold water before frying can reduce the amount it shrinks by almost 50 percent.

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Refrigerating apples can help them last up to 10 times longer than those left at room temperature.

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While chopping onions, hold a piece of bread between your lips to keep your eyes from watering.

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Place an apple in the bag with your potatoes to keep them from budding.

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Place a slice of bread in the storage container to keep cookies soft when storing.

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To keep an ice cream cone from dripping, stuff a miniature marshmallow into the bottom of the cone.

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To take lumps out of a bag of sugar, place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

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To remove crayon marks from walls, use a hairdryer to heat the wax.

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To make a zipper slide up and down more smoothly, rub a bar of soap over the teeth.

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Wipe the leaves of your plants with the soft inside of a banana skin to bring up shine and remove dust.

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To clean paint off your hands, use olive oil - it softens the paint and makes it easy to remove.

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To fix a button about to fall off, dab a little clear nail polish over the threads holding it on.

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