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How small are redwood seeds?

The seed of the redwood trees are so small that 123,000 of them weigh scarcely a pound.

Who signed the first U.S. passport?

Until the Middle Ages, passports were given only to the privileged well-to-do. In 1215, the Magna Carta established that "All merchants are to be safe and secure in leaving and entering England." One of the earliest U.S. passports on record was issued in France in 1778. It was signed by Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and John Adams.

What is the Bible's shortest verse?

The King James version of the Bible has 50 authors, 66 book, 1,189 chapters, and 31,173 verses. The shortest verse in the Bible consists of two words: "Jesus wept" (John 11:35).

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What do the Japanese use their handkerchief's for?

Blowing your nose in public is considered rude in Japan. The handkerchief is use primarily for wiping the mouth or drying your hands when leaving a restroom.

Do people in India wear their pajamas all day?

In India it is perfectly proper for men to wear pajamas in public. Pajamas are accepted as standard daytime wearing apparel.

Who eats the most cereal?

Ireland boasts the highest per capita consumption of cereal in the world – 15 pounds per person annually.

How many puppies does the U.S. produce?

Every hour, nearly 12,500 puppies are born in the United States. That's 15,600,000 puppies born annually!

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Can gold help with your aches and pains?

Gold salts are sometimes injected into the muscles to relieve arthritis.

Which was the first plastic?

The first plastic ever invented was celluloid. It came about as an alternative for billiard balls made from ivory.

What was David O.'s middle name?

Famous for his pet film project Gone With the Wind (1939), movie executive David O. Selznick’s middle name was Oliver.

How many blood vessels do we have?

If all the blood vessels in a single human body were stretched end to end, they would form a string capable of going around the world.

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When was the Declaration of Independence signed?

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

Would you eat chocolate with insects in it?

You may not have a choice, as the average chocolate bar in the U.S. contains at least 8 pieces of an insect in it. Harvesting of the cacao beans occurs in the tropical countries of South America with low sanitation levels.

Cacao tree beans are cut and piled in the farmer's field where they ferment for 6 days. During this process, children and adults walk over the piles; insects, rodents, small animals and other living things that make their nests in the piles. Actually the The U. S. Department of Health publishes a book entitled "The Food Defect Action Levels" in which they list unavoidable defects in food (insect, rodents etc.) all allowed by FDA.

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How long has the U.S. had a Secretary of Energy?

The United States Secretary of Energy is the head of the United States Department of Energy and is a member of the President's Cabinet, fifteenth in the Presidential line of succession. The post was created with the formation of the Department of Energy on October 1, 1977, after the signing of the Department of Energy Organization Act by President Jimmy Carter.

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How loud do people snore?
According to a 1999 survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, of those people who snore, 19 percent snore so loudly that they can be heard through a closed door.

How sophisticated is the thumb?
The thumb is such a major player in the human body that it has a special section, separate from the area that controls the fingers, reserved for it in the brain.

What did Gay Head get renamed to?
In 1998, Gay Head lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard was changed to its original Native American name, Aquinnah. The lighthouse is the largest on the island and guards treacherous shoals offshore, the Devil's Bridge.

What did Garth do before he became a country music star?
Before he became the reigning male artist in country music, Garth Brooks worked as a sporting goods employee and as a manager of a cowboy-boot store.

How many different figure eights are there?
The International Skating Union recognizes 48 different types of figure eights in competition.

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How did Claudius become emperor?

Claudius was the fourth Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, ruling from January 24, 41 to his death in 54. The first Roman Emperor to be born outside Italy, he was considered a rather unlikely man to become emperor. as he was reportedly afflicted with some type of disability.

However, this infirmity may have saved him from the fate of many other Roman nobles during the purges of Tiberius and Caligula's reigns. His very survival led to his being declared emperor after Caligula's assassination, at which point he was the last adult male of his family. Despite his lack of political experience, Claudius proved to be an able administrator and a great builder of public works. His reign saw an expansion of the empire, including the conquest of Britain.

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Where were the Xanadu houses?

The Xanadu Houses were a series of experimental houses built to showcase computers and automation in the home. The architectural project began in 1979, and during the early 1980s three houses were built in Kissimmee, Florida, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee in the United States.

The houses were notable for being built with polyurethane insulation foam rather than concrete, for easy, fast, and cost-effective construction, as well as for being ergonomically designed, containing some of the earliest home automation systems. The last of the houses were closed and demolished in 2005.


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What powers did Billy Batson gain when he said his magic word?

When newsboy Billy Batson spoke the anagrammatic magic word "Shazam!" to transform himself into the mighty Captain Marvel, he gained the wisdom of Solomon; the strength of Hercules; the stamina of Atlas; the power of Zeus; the courage of Achilles; and the speed of Mercury.

What happened to Thor's Oak?

Thor's Oak was an ancient tree sacred to the Germanic tribe of the Chatti, ancestors of the Hessians, and one of the most important sacred sites of the pagan Germanic peoples.

The tree stood at a location near the village of Geismar, today part of the town of Fritzlar in northern Hessen, and was the main point of veneration of the Germanic deity Thor. Its felling in 723 A.D. marked the beginning of the Christianization of the non-Frankish tribes of northern Germany.


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When was Chinese soap so popular?

A few years back, a Chinese soap hit it big with consumers in Asia. It was claimed in ads that users would lose weight with Seaweed Defat Scented Soap simply by washing with it. The soap was sold in violation to the Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Law and was banned.

Reportedly, the craze for the soap was so great that Japanese tourists from China and Hong Kong brought back large quantities. The product was also in violation of customs regulations. In June and July 1999 alone, over 10,000 bars were seized.

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When is a dresser not a dresser?

A dresser is a piece of furniture, which is similar to a sideboard, but also has shelves above for storing and displaying crockery. This is not to be confused with a chest of drawers, a piece of furniture which has multiple parallel, horizontal drawers stacked one above each other, which is also known (especially in North American English) as dresser or bureau.

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What makes an ale an ale? Ales usually have a fuller flavor and body than lagers or pilsner. The length of time the malt is roasted determines the color and flavor of the ale. Pale ales have malts that are dried rather than roasted. Therefore, they have a light gold or copper color and a crisp, lighter flavor.

Which state is highest in cremations? Hawaii has the highest percentage of cremations of all other U.S. states, with a 60.6 percent preference over burial.
Do bison roam on Catalina Island?Off the coast of southern California, around 200 bison still roam in Catalina Island's hinterlands, descendants of a few brought there in the 1920s for a movie and left there.

How popular was Grapeade? In 1918, Welch's developed its first jam product called "Grapelade." The initial quantity of Grapelade was purchased in its entirety by the U.S. Army. It was an immediate hit in the military lower ranks, and became a demanded product by doughboys when th…

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How long have people worn shoes?Anthropologists believe that people have been making and wearing shoes for more than 10,000 years. The Egyptians wore sandals woven from papyrus leaves.

How did the dashbord get its name?A car's instrument panel is called a dashboard. The term dates back to horse-and-buggy days when dashing horses kicked up mud, splashing the passengers riding behind them. The dashboard was devised to protect them. Where is the time ball?The official time ball for the U.S. is on top of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. As early as 1845, the U.S. Navy dropped a time ball every day at noon from atop a building on a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. People from many miles away could set their watches at noon. Ships anchored in the Potomac River could check their chronometers. How long is a nanosecond?A nanosecond is one billionth of a second. How high is the criminal recividism rate?Nearly 43 percent of convicted criminals servi…