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    I love banana!
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    The modeling compound Play-Doh started out in the 1950s as a wallpaper cleaner for coal residue. Sales began to fall as coal was used less frequently in furnaces, but the owner's sister-in-law, a preschool teacher, suggested it be used as a children's toy.
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    Japan is currently considered the skinniest industrialized nation in the world, and there’s a very good reason for that—it’s against the law to be fat. Japanese law dictates that a male over the age of 40 can’t have a waistline larger than 33.5 inches (85 cm). Women are given a little more leeway with 35.4 inches (90 cm).( According to http://listverse.com/ )
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    There's enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a standard highway from San Francisco to New York City.
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    There are only 5 countries in the world that still use the Fahrenheit scale to measure temperature. They are; the Bahamas, Belize, the Caymen Islands, Palau, and the United States.
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    Why? Why do these countries still use that measurment scale?
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    Daniel Radcliffe needed 60 - 70 wands and about 160 pairs of glasses during the making of all the Harry Potter films.
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    Cheesecake was invented in ancient Greece and served to the athletes at the very first Olympic Games.
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    China has built a skyscraper every 5 days, more than 30 airports, metros in 25 cities, the world's 3 longest bridges, more than 26,000 miles of motorway, over the last few years.
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    Among non-human species, bottlenose dolphins have the longest memory. They can recognize their companion's whistles after being separated for more than 20 years.
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    Australia was actually given its name before it was even discovered by Europeans. Rumors of Terra Australis ("land to the south") persisted for centuries until the Dutch confirmed its existence in 1616.
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    A man from California had bought a set of photograph negatives from a garage sale for 45 $. It turned out years later that they are worth 200 million $, because they were created by Ansel Adams.
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    I believe I saw this on tv or read it in the news...I can't remember which. Pretty amazing though! :)
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    The scent of grapefruit on women make them seem about six years younger to men. Several middle-aged women were smeared with different subjects, such as brokkoli, banana and lavender. None of these made a difference, but when men had to estimate the age of women with grapefruit odor, it was considerably less than in reality.
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    Dimples are an inherited genetic flaw. They are caused by a fibrous band of tissue that connects the skin to an underlying bone.
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    We'll all be diving into a pool of fresh grapefruit juice soon, eh?? :)
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    I suppose I should start using it. :D
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    In July 2008, a beach (approximately 500 truckloads of white sand) was stolen in Jamaica. The theft was considered so important that the police had to carry out forensic tests on other beaches to find out if any of it matched the stolen sand. The sand still is missing.
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    I wonder if they investigated if there was someone wealthy living nearby who owned a lot of cats;)
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    The Hell's Canyon is the deepest gorge in the US at a depth of about 7993 feet.

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