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Sip on some knowledge. These are the Real Facts.

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About 45% of leisure visitors to downtown New York City come from outside the United States.

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New York taxi drivers collectively speak about 60 languages.

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New York City is made up of 50 islands.

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The strike note of The Liberty Bell is E flat.

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Pigs were banished from Philadelphia's city streets in 1710.

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About 40% of America's population lives within a one day drive to Philadelphia.

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It is against the law to put pretzels in bags in Philadelphia.

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One in six doctors in America was trained in Philadelphia.

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The shoreline at Wildwood grows almost 100 feet per year.

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Cape May is the oldest seashore resort in America.

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In the game Monopoly, the properties are named after streets in Atlantic City.

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Long Beach Island was once frequented by pirates.

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There is a town called Jersey Shore in Pennsylvania.

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The Wildwood Boardwalk extends nearly two miles and has more than 70,000 wooden planks.

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The average turtle can't reproduce until it's 25 years old.

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The oldest living animal ever found was a 405 year-old clam, named Ming by researchers.

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More than 180 countries celebrate Earth Day together every April 22nd.

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At 5 feet, the whooping crane is the tallest bird in North America.

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A full-grown tree produces enough oxygen to support a family of four.

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Unlike your housecat, the Siberian tiger actually loves to swim!

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A tiger's night vision is six times better than a human's.

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More Siberian tigers live in zoos than in the wild.

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The jaguar, the largest cat in the Western Hemisphere, once lived all over the southern US.

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The giant panda can eat up to 83 lbs of bamboo a day.

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Wildlife Forever has helped plant more than 132,000 trees in America since its founding in 1987.

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Manhattan Island was once home to as many different species as Yellowstone National Park.

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Dogs can make about 10 sounds, while cats make about 100.

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A Pelican can hold more food in its beak than its belly.

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The average cat can jump 5 times as high as its tail is long.

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Flying fish leap out of the water at 20 mph or more, and can glide for over 500 feet.

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The roadrunner chases after its prey at a blurring speed of up to 25 mph.

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A chameleon shoots out its tongue to catch prey at speeds faster than a fighter jet.

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The archer fish can spit water up to 7 feet to shoot down bugs from overhanging leaves.

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The spotted skunk does a handstand to warn off its enemies before it sprays its stench.

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A male cricket's ear is located on the tibia of its leg.

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Spiny lobsters migrate in groups of 50 or more, forming a conga line on the ocean floor.

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The National Park Service manages over 350 parks on 80 million acres of public land.

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With an average life expectancy of 81.2 years, the people of Okinawa, Japan live the longest.

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Pilates stretches your muscles, improving your posture and helping you appear taller.

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Stepping out for a walk every day can actually help you sleep better at night.

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After working out, it takes 5 hours for your body temperature to return to normal.

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