• Cows moo in regional accents.
• The international dialing code for Russia is 007.
• The water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body.
• Pants are responsible for twice as many accidents as chain saws.
• Saddam Hussein's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker.
• Heroin was originally sold as cough medicine.
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A group of ladybirds is called a loveliness
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Eight billion particles of fog can fit into a teaspoon
People who read books live longer than people who don't
Prince Philip was born on a kitchen table in Corfu
No human beings have ever had sex in space
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